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2008 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 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
-Cabarrus County 361 7 1.3 0.6- 2.9 136 42.9 35.5-50.6 131 35.6 29.2-42.4 87 20.2 15.8-25.5
GENDER
Male 138 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2 39 35.1 24.6-47.4 67 47.4 36.8-58.2 30 16.7 10.9-24.6
Female 223 5 1.8 0.7- 4.6 97 49.7 40.0-59.4 64 25.2 18.5-33.5 57 23.3 17.1-30.8
RACE
White 300 6 1.3 0.6- 3.1 119 45.9 37.5-54.5 106 34.0 27.1-41.7 69 18.8 14.2-24.5
Other 60 1 1.5 0.2- 9.7 16 28.8 16.5-45.1 25 42.9 29.0-58.0 18 26.9 16.0-41.5
AGE
18-44 106 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 43 51.9 39.6-63.9 37 31.1 21.5-42.6 25 16.5 10.6-24.8
45+ 252 6 2.2 0.9- 5.0 91 33.4 26.8-40.7 93 40.2 33.0-47.9 62 24.2 18.5-31.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 145 4 2.5 0.9- 6.5 51 33.3 23.6-44.8 55 39.6 29.5-50.7 35 24.6 16.7-34.6
Some College + 215 3 0.8 0.2- 2.7 84 47.6 38.1-57.3 76 33.6 25.8-42.3 52 18.0 13.1-24.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 171 5 2.4 0.9- 5.9 56 33.0 23.8-43.8 65 38.7 29.4-49.0 45 25.9 18.5-34.9
$50,000+ 147 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 64 49.1 37.9-60.4 46 33.3 24.2-43.9 35 16.6 11.4-23.7

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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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