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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Davidson 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
-Davidson County 387 7 2.4 0.8- 7.1 126 29.8 24.0-36.2 143 38.3 31.6-45.4 111 29.6 23.8-36.0
GENDER
Male 162 0 0.0 . - . 39 25.0 16.9-35.4 75 45.8 36.2-55.7 48 29.2 21.3-38.6
Female 225 7 4.7 1.5-13.4 87 34.3 26.5-43.1 68 31.1 22.2-41.7 63 29.9 22.1-39.1
RACE
White 353 7 2.7 0.9- 8.1 115 30.2 24.0-37.2 129 38.1 31.1-45.8 102 28.9 23.0-35.7
Other 32 0 0.0 . - . 10 25.6 12.5-45.4 13 39.3 22.0-59.7 9 35.1 18.1-56.9
AGE
18-44 104 4 4.2 1.2-14.1 38 32.9 22.9-44.8 29 33.3 22.4-46.4 33 29.6 20.3-40.9
45+ 282 3 0.6 0.2- 2.2 88 26.8 21.5-32.8 113 43.0 36.1-50.1 78 29.6 23.5-36.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 224 4 1.5 0.5- 4.4 74 29.9 22.5-38.5 82 38.1 30.0-47.0 64 30.5 23.3-38.8
Some College + 163 3 3.7 0.7-17.2 52 29.6 21.1-39.9 61 38.5 27.7-50.5 47 28.2 19.4-39.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 234 4 3.0 0.7-11.8 79 29.8 22.6-38.2 90 41.0 31.9-50.8 61 26.2 19.4-34.3
$50,000+ 108 2 1.8 0.4- 7.4 26 25.1 15.3-38.4 42 35.2 25.1-46.8 38 37.9 26.7-50.6

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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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