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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 382 11 3.1 1.5- 6.1 152 40.2 33.5-47.4 129 34.3 27.8-41.5 90 22.4 17.7-27.9
GENDER
Male 157 4 3.3 1.2- 8.9 51 34.8 24.9-46.3 66 41.9 31.7-52.9 36 19.9 13.7-28.0
Female 225 7 2.7 1.2- 6.0 101 47.3 39.7-55.2 63 24.3 18.4-31.5 54 25.6 19.4-33.0
RACE
White 224 5 1.7 0.6- 4.6 108 54.8 46.0-63.3 72 26.2 19.9-33.6 39 17.3 12.2-24.0
Other 155 6 4.3 1.8-10.0 44 28.0 19.6-38.2 55 41.2 30.9-52.3 50 26.5 19.2-35.4
AGE
18-44 157 6 3.5 1.4- 8.3 66 42.4 32.5-53.0 44 32.7 23.3-43.6 41 21.4 15.1-29.4
45+ 222 5 2.4 0.8- 6.6 84 36.6 29.7-44.0 84 36.8 30.0-44.2 49 24.3 18.4-31.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 111 6 5.3 2.1-12.7 28 24.6 15.6-36.4 41 46.5 34.0-59.4 36 23.7 15.9-33.8
Some College + 271 5 1.6 0.6- 4.4 124 50.2 42.2-58.2 88 26.6 20.9-33.3 54 21.5 16.0-28.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 190 5 2.7 0.9- 8.2 70 37.8 28.3-48.3 65 37.7 27.9-48.6 50 21.8 15.6-29.6
$50,000+ 144 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 61 43.6 33.1-54.8 46 27.1 19.5-36.4 36 28.6 20.3-38.5

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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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