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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: Pitt 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
-Pitt County 356 5 1.6 0.5- 4.6 109 33.3 26.8-40.5 114 32.7 26.7-39.3 128 32.5 26.8-38.8
GENDER
Male 134 1 1.5 0.2- 9.9 37 33.3 23.3-45.1 50 34.8 25.6-45.4 46 30.3 21.9-40.3
Female 222 4 1.6 0.6- 4.3 72 33.3 26.1-41.3 64 30.2 23.4-38.1 82 34.9 28.0-42.5
RACE
White 247 5 2.5 0.8- 7.3 89 37.5 29.5-46.3 81 32.7 25.8-40.5 72 27.3 21.0-34.6
Other 109 0 0.0 . - . 20 26.2 16.5-39.0 33 32.6 22.4-44.7 56 41.2 30.6-52.7
AGE
18-44 105 3 2.4 0.6- 9.2 41 41.0 29.7-53.3 28 29.8 20.2-41.6 33 26.8 18.2-37.6
45+ 249 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1 67 25.7 20.1-32.3 86 35.6 29.2-42.5 94 37.9 31.4-44.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 134 3 3.1 0.8-11.1 30 31.6 21.0-44.7 43 31.4 21.9-42.7 58 33.9 24.9-44.2
Some College + 222 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 79 34.4 26.8-43.0 71 33.5 26.2-41.8 70 31.6 24.4-39.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 181 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 40 26.6 18.4-36.8 58 33.3 24.8-43.1 82 39.6 31.2-48.7
$50,000+ 132 4 3.4 1.0-11.0 54 36.3 26.7-47.0 39 32.5 23.6-42.9 35 27.8 19.4-38.3

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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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