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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus 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 14,090 253 1.8 1.5- 2.2 4,586 33.6 32.3-34.8 5,176 35.9 34.7-37.1 4,075 28.7 27.5-29.9
-Cabarrus County 340 5 0.8 0.3- 2.1 114 35.4 27.7-43.9 111 31.1 24.8-38.2 110 32.7 25.7-40.5
GENDER
Male 119 0 0.0 . - . 34 28.8 19.4-40.5 50 37.8 27.2-49.8 35 33.3 22.0-47.0
Female 221 5 1.4 0.5- 3.8 80 40.9 30.2-52.5 61 25.5 18.7-33.8 75 32.2 24.2-41.3
RACE
White 281 4 0.8 0.2- 2.5 99 38.9 29.9-48.6 93 31.2 24.4-38.9 85 29.2 22.6-36.7
Other 59 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4 15 26.4 14.7-42.8 18 30.9 18.0-47.7 25 41.9 25.6-60.2
AGE
18-44 108 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 37 37.9 25.4-52.2 34 28.4 19.1-39.9 36 33.3 22.1-46.8
45+ 231 4 1.2 0.4- 3.7 77 32.7 25.5-40.8 76 34.0 26.8-42.0 74 32.1 25.4-39.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 153 4 1.0 0.3- 3.1 52 35.8 25.8-47.1 51 33.1 23.5-44.3 46 30.1 19.6-43.4
Some College + 187 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 62 35.1 24.2-47.9 60 29.4 21.5-38.8 64 34.9 26.1-44.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 152 2 0.7 0.1- 3.0 40 26.7 17.9-37.8 53 35.4 25.3-47.0 57 37.3 25.9-50.2
$50,000+ 137 1 0.6 0.1- 4.5 48 40.2 27.7-54.2 45 29.3 20.5-40.1 43 29.8 20.9-40.6

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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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