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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 416 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2 117 31.4 25.4-38.0 163 39.1 33.1-45.4 134 29.3 23.9-35.3
GENDER
Male 141 0 0.0 . - . 31 27.1 18.1-38.5 71 46.8 36.5-57.4 39 26.1 17.7-36.5
Female 275 2 0.5 0.1- 2.4 86 35.4 28.3-43.3 92 31.7 25.5-38.6 95 32.3 26.1-39.2
RACE
White 246 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 77 33.1 25.0-42.3 98 41.6 33.3-50.4 69 24.8 18.0-33.2
Other 166 0 0.0 . - . 39 29.4 21.0-39.4 64 35.9 27.8-45.0 63 34.7 26.7-43.7
AGE
18-44 168 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 53 34.9 26.0-45.0 63 38.7 30.0-48.2 51 26.0 18.6-35.1
45+ 243 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 63 26.9 20.9-34.0 98 39.1 32.3-46.2 81 33.8 27.2-41.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 175 0 0.0 . - . 50 36.7 26.5-48.2 73 35.4 26.6-45.4 52 27.9 19.3-38.4
Some College + 241 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 67 27.3 20.8-34.9 90 41.9 34.2-49.9 82 30.4 24.0-37.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 243 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 73 33.8 26.1-42.6 84 35.7 28.1-44.1 85 30.4 23.8-37.8
$50,000+ 117 0 0.0 . - . 28 22.0 14.3-32.4 53 46.1 34.7-58.1 36 31.8 20.8-45.4

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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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