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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Onslow 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
-Onslow County 381 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 130 34.1 28.1-40.6 142 39.0 32.8-45.7 106 26.1 20.7-32.4
GENDER
Male 145 0 0.0 . - . 37 25.1 17.2-35.1 69 47.9 37.7-58.4 39 26.9 18.5-37.5
Female 236 3 1.4 0.5- 4.3 93 43.4 35.5-51.6 73 29.9 23.3-37.3 67 25.3 19.3-32.4
RACE
White 300 3 0.9 0.3- 2.7 106 35.3 28.4-42.8 111 38.1 31.1-45.7 80 25.7 19.5-33.1
Other 80 0 0.0 . - . 23 28.8 18.3-42.2 31 43.1 30.2-57.0 26 28.1 18.3-40.5
AGE
18-44 153 3 1.1 0.4- 3.6 62 37.9 29.0-47.6 52 36.6 27.7-46.6 36 24.4 16.7-34.0
45+ 227 0 0.0 . - . 68 28.5 22.4-35.5 89 42.5 35.3-49.9 70 29.1 23.0-36.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 163 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 47 32.3 23.3-42.7 58 39.2 29.3-50.0 57 28.1 20.5-37.3
Some College + 217 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5 83 35.7 28.0-44.2 83 38.8 31.0-47.2 49 24.7 17.4-33.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 211 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 68 31.4 24.2-39.6 79 38.9 31.0-47.4 63 29.3 21.6-38.4
$50,000+ 121 2 1.5 0.4- 5.8 42 32.4 22.9-43.5 46 41.5 30.9-53.1 31 24.6 16.6-34.9

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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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