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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 371 7 4.8 1.9-11.6 125 34.3 28.2-40.9 136 32.2 26.5-38.5 103 28.8 23.1-35.2
GENDER
Male 134 2 3.2 0.8-11.7 39 31.4 22.2-42.4 54 35.4 26.0-46.2 39 30.0 21.0-40.9
Female 237 5 6.3 1.9-18.7 86 36.9 29.5-45.0 82 29.2 23.1-36.2 64 27.6 21.1-35.2
RACE
White 314 6 5.4 2.0-13.9 111 35.1 28.6-42.2 112 31.8 25.6-38.8 85 27.7 21.6-34.7
Other 56 1 2.5 0.3-15.6 14 31.3 17.5-49.4 23 33.0 20.6-48.4 18 33.2 20.2-49.4
AGE
18-44 114 5 7.7 2.7-20.3 45 39.4 29.1-50.8 29 24.4 16.1-35.3 35 28.4 19.5-39.5
45+ 257 2 1.8 0.3- 9.3 80 29.0 23.2-35.5 107 40.2 33.7-47.1 68 29.1 23.0-36.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 190 4 7.7 2.6-20.6 58 31.0 22.8-40.6 75 32.6 25.0-41.3 53 28.7 20.8-38.0
Some College + 180 3 1.8 0.4- 7.3 67 37.7 29.2-47.0 60 31.6 23.5-41.0 50 28.9 21.2-38.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 197 5 4.5 1.6-11.7 58 31.2 23.1-40.7 82 38.2 29.7-47.5 52 26.1 19.0-34.7
$50,000+ 117 0 0.0 . - . 44 38.6 29.1-49.0 36 25.3 18.0-34.3 37 36.2 26.4-47.2

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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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