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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 394 7 1.1 0.5- 2.5 165 41.5 35.3-47.9 121 31.8 26.3-37.8 101 25.7 20.8-31.3
GENDER
Male 166 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 59 37.8 28.5-48.1 60 35.8 27.4-45.3 46 26.0 19.1-34.5
Female 228 6 2.1 0.8- 5.1 106 46.0 38.6-53.5 61 26.8 20.6-33.9 55 25.2 18.9-32.7
RACE
White 289 7 1.6 0.7- 3.6 139 48.3 40.8-55.9 81 29.5 23.1-36.7 62 20.7 15.5-27.0
Other 104 0 0.0 . - . 26 25.2 16.4-36.8 39 36.4 26.5-47.7 39 38.3 28.0-49.8
AGE
18-44 122 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 58 48.4 37.7-59.2 34 28.6 20.0-39.2 29 22.5 15.3-31.8
45+ 271 6 1.7 0.7- 4.2 106 34.7 28.7-41.1 87 34.9 28.6-41.7 72 28.7 22.7-35.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 161 5 1.8 0.7- 5.0 60 41.7 31.4-52.7 47 24.7 17.7-33.4 49 31.8 23.3-41.7
Some College + 230 2 0.6 0.1- 2.5 105 41.7 34.2-49.5 73 37.0 29.6-45.2 50 20.7 15.3-27.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 181 3 0.8 0.2- 2.7 66 39.7 30.3-50.0 54 26.9 20.0-35.2 58 32.6 24.6-41.6
$50,000+ 149 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 70 43.6 34.3-53.5 50 37.4 28.2-47.6 28 18.5 12.4-26.6

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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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