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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: Wayne 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
-Wayne County 343 7 3.0 0.9- 9.6 111 35.7 28.7-43.3 119 35.2 28.4-42.6 106 26.2 20.7-32.5
GENDER
Male 122 2 3.6 0.6-19.3 29 31.4 20.8-44.3 50 40.4 29.3-52.6 41 24.7 16.8-34.6
Female 221 5 2.3 0.8- 6.4 82 40.5 32.7-48.7 69 29.3 22.7-36.9 65 27.9 21.1-35.9
RACE
White 231 6 3.9 1.0-14.3 84 39.7 30.8-49.5 81 34.3 25.9-43.7 60 22.1 15.8-29.9
Other 111 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7 27 28.1 18.3-40.7 38 36.9 26.1-49.3 45 33.6 24.0-44.9
AGE
18-44 99 3 4.6 1.0-18.5 38 40.9 29.0-54.0 32 34.4 23.2-47.5 26 20.1 12.8-30.3
45+ 243 4 1.3 0.4- 4.1 73 30.4 24.2-37.4 86 35.6 29.0-42.8 80 32.7 25.9-40.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 180 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 52 36.5 26.2-48.1 66 34.5 24.9-45.5 61 28.9 21.0-38.2
Some College + 163 6 6.1 1.8-19.1 59 34.8 26.2-44.5 53 35.9 26.8-46.1 45 23.2 16.1-32.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 185 5 4.5 1.1-17.3 49 31.7 22.9-42.1 61 31.0 23.1-40.3 70 32.7 24.4-42.2
$50,000+ 100 2 1.9 0.4- 9.1 41 35.1 24.6-47.4 36 44.5 31.5-58.3 21 18.5 11.5-28.4

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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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