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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 462 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3 133 30.2 24.8-36.2 176 33.7 28.2-39.7 150 35.7 29.3-42.7
GENDER
Male 164 0 0.0 . - . 29 17.4 11.2-26.0 77 38.3 28.9-48.7 58 44.3 33.4-55.8
Female 298 3 0.7 0.2- 2.5 104 42.4 35.2-49.8 99 29.3 23.6-35.8 92 27.6 22.1-33.8
RACE
White 269 2 0.3 0.1- 1.1 84 29.9 22.8-38.2 108 34.2 27.0-42.2 75 35.6 26.4-46.1
Other 191 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 49 30.9 23.0-40.0 67 33.2 25.1-42.5 74 35.5 27.4-44.5
AGE
18-44 147 0 0.0 . - . 60 38.4 28.9-48.9 46 27.7 19.7-37.6 41 33.9 23.4-46.2
45+ 311 3 0.8 0.2- 2.7 71 20.9 16.3-26.4 129 40.5 34.3-47.1 108 37.8 31.6-44.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 201 0 0.0 . - . 55 27.6 19.4-37.8 74 29.8 22.1-38.9 72 42.6 31.5-54.4
Some College + 260 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3 78 32.4 25.7-40.0 102 37.0 29.8-44.7 77 30.0 23.4-37.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 263 2 0.3 0.1- 1.1 76 30.1 22.6-38.8 94 31.2 23.8-39.7 91 38.5 29.1-48.8
$50,000+ 150 0 0.0 . - . 39 25.2 17.9-34.3 67 41.0 32.1-50.6 44 33.7 25.1-43.6

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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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