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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Davidson 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
-Davidson County 407 11 2.9 1.4- 5.8 128 31.6 25.7-38.1 148 35.6 30.0-41.7 120 30.0 24.7-35.8
GENDER
Male 165 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 36 23.7 15.5-34.3 75 43.3 34.2-52.9 53 32.4 24.3-41.6
Female 242 10 5.1 2.4-10.8 92 39.8 32.0-48.1 73 27.7 21.5-34.8 67 27.5 21.1-34.9
RACE
White 355 9 2.8 1.2- 6.3 115 30.0 24.6-36.1 130 37.6 31.6-44.0 101 29.6 24.2-35.6
Other 52 2 3.2 0.8-12.5 13 38.4 20.2-60.5 18 26.8 15.1-43.1 19 31.6 17.5-50.2
AGE
18-44 135 4 2.9 0.9- 9.1 47 35.5 25.8-46.6 45 32.3 23.7-42.4 39 29.3 21.1-39.0
45+ 270 7 2.8 1.3- 6.1 80 27.3 21.7-33.7 102 38.9 32.5-45.8 81 30.9 24.9-37.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 216 6 2.6 1.1- 6.1 66 31.6 23.2-41.5 77 34.4 26.6-43.1 67 31.4 24.0-39.9
Some College + 191 5 3.2 1.0- 9.6 62 31.5 23.9-40.2 71 37.1 29.2-45.7 53 28.2 21.1-36.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 232 5 2.1 0.8- 5.6 67 29.9 21.9-39.2 79 34.0 26.4-42.4 81 34.0 26.6-42.4
$50,000+ 118 2 1.1 0.3- 4.3 41 27.7 19.8-37.2 47 42.2 32.2-52.9 28 29.1 20.3-39.7

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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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