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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 434 7 2.4 0.7- 8.1 154 35.9 30.0-42.1 163 37.1 31.6-42.9 110 24.6 19.9-30.2
GENDER
Male 177 3 3.8 0.8-16.3 45 25.5 17.9-35.0 82 44.7 35.9-53.9 47 26.0 18.7-34.9
Female 257 4 1.0 0.4- 2.8 109 46.1 38.3-54.2 81 29.5 23.2-36.7 63 23.3 17.6-30.2
RACE
White 381 6 2.7 0.7- 9.9 137 34.8 28.8-41.4 139 36.6 30.8-42.8 99 25.9 20.8-31.7
Other 51 1 1.3 0.2- 9.1 16 39.7 24.1-57.8 23 39.4 25.2-55.6 11 19.5 8.7-38.1
AGE
18-44 120 1 3.2 0.5-19.2 45 40.7 30.4-51.9 49 35.2 26.3-45.4 25 20.8 13.4-30.9
45+ 312 6 1.7 0.7- 3.9 107 31.3 25.8-37.5 114 38.9 32.7-45.4 85 28.1 22.6-34.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 187 3 4.2 0.9-17.9 56 27.5 20.2-36.4 76 41.1 32.5-50.2 52 27.1 20.0-35.6
Some College + 247 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5 98 42.6 34.5-51.1 87 33.9 27.0-41.5 58 22.6 16.5-30.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 236 4 3.8 0.9-15.6 83 34.8 27.0-43.5 83 36.6 29.0-45.0 66 24.7 18.6-32.2
$50,000+ 152 2 0.8 0.2- 3.0 52 32.4 24.4-41.5 64 40.4 31.7-49.7 34 26.5 18.5-36.5

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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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