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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Guilford 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
-Guilford County 428 9 1.5 0.6- 3.5 165 38.4 32.7-44.5 146 32.8 27.3-38.8 108 27.3 22.3-32.9
GENDER
Male 175 0 0.0 . - . 64 37.9 29.3-47.4 69 36.6 27.9-46.2 42 25.5 18.6-33.9
Female 253 9 3.1 1.3- 7.2 101 39.0 32.1-46.3 77 28.6 22.6-35.5 66 29.3 22.6-37.0
RACE
White 294 7 1.2 0.6- 2.7 121 38.9 32.5-45.8 104 32.4 26.4-38.9 62 27.5 21.3-34.7
Other 134 2 1.8 0.4- 8.5 44 37.6 27.4-49.1 42 33.5 23.4-45.4 46 27.0 19.3-36.5
AGE
18-44 143 2 1.5 0.3- 6.8 55 41.2 31.9-51.2 42 27.8 19.9-37.4 44 29.5 21.6-38.9
45+ 282 7 1.5 0.7- 3.2 109 35.7 29.4-42.6 103 37.6 30.6-45.3 63 25.2 19.4-32.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 163 5 3.0 1.0- 8.6 61 38.5 29.4-48.5 55 34.6 25.6-44.9 42 23.8 17.0-32.3
Some College + 264 4 0.5 0.2- 1.5 103 37.8 30.7-45.4 91 32.0 25.2-39.6 66 29.7 23.1-37.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 202 5 2.3 0.7- 7.1 75 40.4 31.5-50.0 65 30.2 22.2-39.5 57 27.2 20.2-35.6
$50,000+ 162 2 0.6 0.1- 2.7 63 35.1 27.1-44.0 55 32.6 24.2-42.3 42 31.7 23.5-41.2

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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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