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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Robeson 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
-Robeson County 375 5 2.3 0.7- 7.5 93 23.0 17.4-29.7 139 40.2 33.7-47.1 138 34.6 28.7-40.9
GENDER
Male 151 1 2.6 0.4-15.9 27 13.9 9.1-20.5 75 54.6 44.6-64.1 48 29.0 21.2-38.3
Female 224 4 2.0 0.6- 6.5 66 32.6 23.5-43.2 64 24.9 18.9-32.2 90 40.5 32.2-49.3
RACE
White 151 4 4.7 1.1-18.4 47 29.1 18.7-42.3 56 40.7 29.9-52.6 44 25.4 17.7-34.9
Other 224 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 46 19.2 13.6-26.4 83 39.8 31.9-48.4 94 40.1 32.5-48.3
AGE
18-44 128 3 4.1 1.1-14.2 32 23.9 14.9-36.0 45 39.2 28.7-50.7 48 32.9 24.0-43.2
45+ 247 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5 61 22.0 16.9-28.1 94 41.3 34.3-48.6 90 36.4 29.8-43.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 227 3 2.4 0.4-12.3 59 24.9 17.2-34.6 75 39.1 30.4-48.6 90 33.6 26.3-41.8
Some College + 148 2 2.1 0.5- 8.6 34 19.7 13.5-27.8 64 41.9 32.9-51.6 48 36.2 27.2-46.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 257 2 0.9 0.2- 4.8 60 22.1 15.1-31.1 94 40.7 32.7-49.1 101 36.4 29.2-44.2
$50,000+ 66 2 8.0 1.6-31.7 15 17.1 9.7-28.4 31 52.0 36.7-66.8 18 23.0 13.8-35.8

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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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