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2007 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 14,090 253 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
-Rowan County 433 8 2.0 0.7- 5.4 118 26.0 20.9-31.9 165 35.8 30.0-42.0 142 36.2 30.2-42.7
GENDER
Male 186 3 2.3 0.5-10.4 37 20.8 14.1-29.7 81 37.1 29.0-46.0 65 39.8 30.9-49.4
Female 247 5 1.6 0.6- 4.3 81 31.5 24.2-39.9 84 34.4 26.4-43.4 77 32.5 25.0-41.0
RACE
White 369 6 1.1 0.4- 2.7 107 27.1 21.7-33.3 140 37.5 31.1-44.3 116 34.4 28.1-41.2
Other 62 2 5.8 1.1-25.3 11 22.1 10.4-40.9 23 27.2 16.0-42.3 26 44.9 29.3-61.5
AGE
18-44 127 3 2.8 0.7-10.4 39 29.9 21.2-40.4 39 28.9 20.0-39.9 46 38.3 28.3-49.4
45+ 302 5 1.1 0.4- 2.9 78 22.1 17.3-27.8 123 42.2 36.0-48.7 96 34.6 28.6-41.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 205 4 2.3 0.5-10.1 55 26.9 19.3-36.1 78 33.4 25.7-42.1 68 37.4 28.6-47.1
Some College + 228 4 1.6 0.5- 4.6 63 25.1 18.7-32.7 87 38.4 30.1-47.3 74 35.0 27.3-43.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 254 7 3.1 1.0- 9.0 71 24.8 18.4-32.6 96 35.0 27.3-43.5 80 37.1 29.3-45.8
$50,000+ 131 0 0.0 . - . 34 25.8 17.3-36.7 48 34.7 25.6-45.0 49 39.5 29.0-51.1

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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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