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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Orange 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
-Orange County 350 4 1.7 0.6- 4.9 168 51.9 44.7-59.0 99 26.3 21.0-32.3 79 20.2 15.6-25.7
GENDER
Male 140 0 0.0 . - . 63 55.9 44.7-66.6 51 30.0 21.6-40.0 26 14.1 9.0-21.3
Female 210 4 3.5 1.2-10.0 105 47.3 39.4-55.4 48 22.0 16.1-29.3 53 27.1 20.2-35.4
RACE
White 299 3 1.3 0.4- 4.8 149 51.9 44.7-59.0 84 27.4 21.8-33.8 63 19.4 14.5-25.3
Other 50 1 2.9 0.4-18.1 18 51.2 31.1-70.9 15 22.5 11.3-39.8 16 23.4 12.4-39.7
AGE
18-44 123 3 2.6 0.7- 8.6 65 60.7 49.5-70.9 33 22.0 14.9-31.3 22 14.8 8.9-23.5
45+ 226 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 103 41.4 34.6-48.7 65 31.2 24.6-38.7 57 26.8 20.8-33.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 82 2 1.3 0.3- 5.5 27 46.1 29.6-63.5 27 26.3 15.9-40.4 26 26.2 15.8-40.2
Some College + 267 2 1.8 0.5- 6.9 140 54.5 47.2-61.5 72 26.2 20.6-32.8 53 17.5 12.9-23.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 119 3 3.0 0.8-10.4 51 40.3 29.4-52.2 29 26.6 17.5-38.2 36 30.2 20.8-41.6
$50,000+ 197 0 0.0 . - . 98 54.8 45.2-64.1 60 29.0 21.9-37.4 39 16.1 11.2-22.8

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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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