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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 428 10 2.1 1.0- 4.1 142 36.0 30.2-42.2 156 32.6 27.2-38.6 120 29.4 23.9-35.5
GENDER
Male 171 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 41 27.3 19.2-37.2 76 37.5 29.5-46.3 53 34.5 26.0-44.0
Female 257 9 3.3 1.5- 6.8 101 43.8 35.9-52.2 80 28.2 21.0-36.6 67 24.7 18.3-32.6
RACE
White 345 6 1.7 0.7- 4.1 117 35.7 29.2-42.7 130 34.6 28.3-41.5 92 28.0 22.1-34.8
Other 81 4 3.5 1.2-10.1 24 36.1 23.8-50.4 25 25.4 16.3-37.3 28 35.0 23.1-49.1
AGE
18-44 124 3 1.4 0.3- 5.7 56 47.9 37.0-59.0 29 20.0 12.2-31.0 36 30.7 21.3-42.0
45+ 302 7 2.6 1.2- 5.7 84 25.1 20.2-30.7 127 44.0 37.8-50.4 84 28.3 22.9-34.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 230 6 2.3 1.0- 5.5 68 33.0 25.6-41.4 86 33.3 26.5-40.9 70 31.3 24.2-39.5
Some College + 196 4 1.8 0.5- 5.6 73 38.7 30.0-48.2 69 31.9 23.7-41.4 50 27.6 19.8-37.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 274 6 1.8 0.8- 4.3 80 32.8 25.7-40.7 103 34.0 26.8-42.0 85 31.4 24.3-39.6
$50,000+ 104 2 2.4 0.5-10.3 39 37.3 26.5-49.5 38 32.5 23.4-43.1 25 27.9 18.8-39.2

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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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