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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Iredell 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
-Iredell County 418 8 1.9 0.8- 4.2 143 37.5 31.3-44.2 149 34.3 28.5-40.6 118 26.3 21.1-32.2
GENDER
Male 159 0 0.0 . - . 48 36.3 26.4-47.5 65 37.5 28.2-47.8 46 26.2 18.4-35.9
Female 259 8 3.9 1.7- 8.5 95 38.8 31.9-46.2 84 31.1 24.6-38.4 72 26.3 20.2-33.4
RACE
White 347 8 2.4 1.0- 5.3 119 37.3 30.4-44.7 131 35.7 29.3-42.7 89 24.6 19.0-31.3
Other 68 0 0.0 . - . 23 38.8 25.0-54.8 17 28.3 16.3-44.5 28 32.8 21.2-47.1
AGE
18-44 141 4 2.4 0.8- 7.2 58 41.0 30.8-52.0 41 31.8 22.7-42.5 38 24.8 16.8-35.0
45+ 274 4 1.3 0.5- 3.7 85 34.2 27.8-41.2 105 36.3 30.1-42.9 80 28.2 22.6-34.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 206 4 1.3 0.4- 3.5 61 33.9 25.5-43.6 75 33.8 25.8-43.0 66 30.9 23.0-40.3
Some College + 212 4 2.6 0.8- 7.6 82 41.4 32.7-50.6 74 34.9 26.9-43.7 52 21.2 15.5-28.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 224 3 1.0 0.3- 3.4 70 35.7 27.7-44.5 76 33.9 26.2-42.7 75 29.4 22.7-37.0
$50,000+ 136 2 1.3 0.3- 5.0 52 33.5 25.2-43.0 53 40.5 30.8-51.1 29 24.6 15.8-36.2

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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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