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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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 15,135 234 1.5 1.2- 1.9 4,937 32.7 31.6-34.0 5,587 36.2 35.1-37.4 4,377 29.5 28.4-30.7
-Buncombe County 334 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0 120 33.1 27.3-39.5 138 45.0 38.2-51.9 73 21.3 16.2-27.5
GENDER
Male 127 0 0.0 . - . 33 23.6 16.2-33.0 68 56.6 45.8-66.8 26 19.8 12.3-30.2
Female 207 3 1.1 0.3- 3.6 87 41.0 32.9-49.6 70 35.4 27.2-44.5 47 22.5 16.1-30.5
RACE
White 301 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 110 33.3 27.2-40.1 126 45.5 38.4-52.8 62 20.5 15.2-27.1
Other 31 0 0.0 . - . 9 30.7 15.0-52.8 11 39.9 20.2-63.4 11 29.4 14.9-49.7
AGE
18-44 72 0 0.0 . - . 26 31.0 20.7-43.7 33 50.6 37.2-63.9 13 18.4 9.7-32.2
45+ 261 3 1.0 0.3- 3.3 94 34.6 28.5-41.3 104 41.1 34.5-48.0 60 23.3 18.0-29.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 110 3 1.8 0.6- 6.0 37 28.8 19.8-39.8 41 44.9 33.0-57.4 29 24.5 15.8-36.0
Some College + 224 0 0.0 . - . 83 35.3 28.1-43.2 97 45.0 36.9-53.3 44 19.7 13.8-27.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 179 3 1.2 0.4- 4.0 63 33.0 25.2-41.9 67 41.5 32.1-51.5 46 24.3 17.3-32.9
$50,000+ 122 0 0.0 . - . 39 30.8 22.1-41.1 62 54.4 44.0-64.4 21 14.8 9.4-22.5

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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 cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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