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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba County

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Body Mass Index Grouping-Underweight, Recommended Range, Overweight and Obese*

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  Total
Respond.^
Underweight Recommended Range Overweight Obese
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,883 262 2.0 1.7- 2.5 5,052 35.1 33.9-36.2 5,349 36.2 35.1-37.4 4,220 26.6 25.7-27.6
-Catawba County 385 5 1.7 0.4- 7.0 137 40.0 32.8-47.7 151 35.8 29.7-42.4 92 22.5 17.5-28.4
GENDER
Male 139 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 40 36.0 25.4-48.2 61 35.4 26.4-45.5 37 28.4 19.6-39.2
Female 246 4 2.8 0.6-12.2 97 43.2 33.8-53.0 90 36.1 28.1-45.0 55 18.0 13.1-24.1
RACE
White 340 5 1.9 0.4- 8.0 124 42.1 34.3-50.4 130 35.6 29.0-42.8 81 20.3 15.8-25.9
Other 42 0 0.0 . - . 12 27.7 14.0-47.5 21 40.0 23.8-58.8 9 32.3 15.1-56.1
AGE
18-44 112 1 2.5 0.3-15.4 50 48.1 35.8-60.7 39 31.2 21.6-42.7 22 18.2 11.0-28.6
45+ 270 4 0.9 0.3- 2.3 86 31.8 25.7-38.6 111 40.7 34.3-47.4 69 26.6 21.0-33.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 188 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5 62 41.5 29.9-54.2 71 29.9 21.9-39.3 51 27.7 19.5-37.7
Some College + 197 1 2.3 0.3-14.6 75 38.7 30.5-47.7 80 41.0 32.6-49.9 41 18.0 12.4-25.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 229 4 2.7 0.6-11.9 74 38.2 27.9-49.6 92 35.0 26.8-44.2 59 24.1 17.1-32.8
$50,000+ 102 0 0.0 . - . 44 46.6 35.6-58.1 35 31.5 22.2-42.5 23 21.9 14.2-32.1

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*Body mass index is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared:(kg/ m2).
BMI is an intermediate variable used in defining overweight and obesity. Underweight=BMI less than 18.5, Recommended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=B MI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese= BMI greater than 30.0

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.


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