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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 374 9 4.3 1.4-12.3 146 37.6 31.3-44.3 137 38.0 31.6-44.9 82 20.1 15.6-25.5
GENDER
Male 129 2 5.7 1.1-24.2 42 31.7 22.5-42.6 59 43.3 32.6-54.5 26 19.3 12.4-28.8
Female 245 7 3.0 1.1- 8.1 104 43.1 35.4-51.2 78 33.0 26.0-40.9 56 20.9 15.7-27.2
RACE
White 319 6 2.0 0.7- 6.0 128 37.9 31.5-44.9 118 41.6 34.5-49.0 67 18.5 14.1-23.8
Other 55 3 12.9 2.6-44.8 18 36.3 20.7-55.3 19 24.7 13.8-40.2 15 26.1 13.9-43.7
AGE
18-44 136 6 7.8 2.4-22.0 61 41.4 31.5-52.1 39 32.0 23.2-42.4 30 18.8 12.4-27.4
45+ 237 3 0.5 0.2- 1.6 85 33.6 26.6-41.4 97 44.2 35.8-52.9 52 21.7 16.0-28.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 174 4 6.8 1.6-24.8 57 31.0 22.2-41.5 69 38.9 29.6-49.1 44 23.2 16.1-32.3
Some College + 200 5 2.2 0.7- 7.4 89 43.0 34.6-51.9 68 37.2 28.6-46.8 38 17.5 12.2-24.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 160 5 6.9 1.6-25.4 56 35.4 25.6-46.6 59 34.8 25.5-45.5 40 22.9 15.6-32.5
$50,000+ 156 2 0.7 0.2- 3.2 65 40.6 31.8-50.2 57 39.3 30.1-49.2 32 19.4 13.3-27.4

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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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