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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 380 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0 158 37.1 31.1-43.5 139 38.0 31.7-44.9 79 23.7 17.9-30.7
GENDER
Male 122 0 0.0 . - . 40 29.4 20.0-41.0 53 42.6 31.1-54.9 29 28.0 17.6-41.5
Female 258 4 2.1 0.8- 5.4 118 43.6 36.9-50.5 86 34.2 27.8-41.3 50 20.1 14.9-26.5
RACE
White 326 3 1.0 0.3- 3.0 145 39.3 33.2-45.8 122 39.6 33.0-46.5 56 20.1 14.7-26.9
Other 54 1 1.8 0.2-11.9 13 27.7 13.0-49.6 17 31.4 15.7-52.9 23 39.1 21.0-60.7
AGE
18-44 99 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 45 36.9 25.9-49.3 29 33.7 22.3-47.3 24 28.8 17.8-43.2
45+ 278 3 1.6 0.5- 4.7 111 36.9 31.0-43.2 109 41.5 35.3-48.0 55 20.0 15.3-25.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 112 2 1.9 0.5- 7.2 33 25.5 15.5-39.0 39 32.9 21.7-46.4 38 39.8 26.4-54.8
Some College + 268 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1 125 42.9 35.9-50.1 100 40.6 33.3-48.2 41 15.8 11.2-21.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 172 3 1.9 0.6- 6.0 71 37.7 27.9-48.7 58 36.5 26.1-48.4 40 23.8 14.9-35.8
$50,000+ 161 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 67 38.4 30.4-47.1 63 39.1 30.9-47.9 30 21.9 15.0-30.9

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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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