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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 802 11 1.1 0.6- 2.1 330 41.7 37.0-46.5 282 35.8 31.5-40.3 179 21.4 17.9-25.5
GENDER
Male 289 0 0.0 . - . 97 37.6 30.0-46.0 131 41.9 34.7-49.6 61 20.4 14.8-27.4
Female 513 11 2.3 1.2- 4.3 233 45.9 41.0-50.9 151 29.3 25.0-34.1 118 22.5 18.6-26.9
RACE
White 557 10 1.8 0.9- 3.4 256 45.5 40.3-50.9 195 36.5 31.6-41.8 96 16.2 12.9-20.1
Other 242 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 73 35.7 27.1-45.3 87 34.9 27.5-43.1 81 29.3 22.0-37.8
AGE
18-44 318 5 1.3 0.5- 3.1 136 43.3 36.1-50.8 109 35.7 29.3-42.7 68 19.7 14.5-26.2
45+ 480 6 0.9 0.4- 2.1 191 39.2 34.2-44.3 173 36.2 31.4-41.3 110 23.8 19.6-28.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 197 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 69 39.4 29.2-50.5 67 31.4 23.4-40.6 60 29.0 20.3-39.7
Some College + 603 10 1.5 0.8- 2.9 260 42.5 37.4-47.7 215 37.5 32.7-42.7 118 18.5 15.1-22.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 315 5 1.0 0.3- 2.8 105 33.1 26.1-41.0 118 38.9 31.5-46.9 87 26.9 20.2-35.0
$50,000+ 388 6 1.5 0.7- 3.3 171 43.4 37.2-49.8 139 37.6 31.9-43.6 72 17.6 13.8-22.2

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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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