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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 370 4 0.9 0.2- 3.2 116 28.4 22.1-35.7 144 39.6 33.0-46.7 106 31.1 24.9-38.0
GENDER
Male 143 0 0.0 . - . 40 25.0 15.6-37.5 69 46.1 35.2-57.3 34 29.0 19.7-40.3
Female 227 4 2.0 0.5- 6.8 76 32.5 25.4-40.4 75 32.0 25.1-39.8 72 33.6 26.4-41.5
RACE
White 217 3 0.8 0.2- 2.7 83 33.9 26.9-41.7 87 40.1 32.4-48.2 44 25.2 17.7-34.6
Other 150 1 1.0 0.1- 6.8 31 22.8 13.6-35.6 57 40.1 29.9-51.2 61 36.1 26.7-46.8
AGE
18-44 127 0 0.0 . - . 37 29.3 19.5-41.5 46 36.9 26.9-48.1 44 33.8 24.2-45.0
45+ 243 4 2.1 0.6- 7.2 79 27.2 21.6-33.7 98 43.2 35.9-50.8 62 27.5 21.1-34.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 104 2 1.9 0.3- 9.8 26 16.3 10.0-25.6 31 40.2 27.7-54.2 45 41.5 29.5-54.7
Some College + 266 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 90 34.6 26.3-43.9 113 39.3 31.9-47.3 61 25.7 18.9-33.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 156 3 1.6 0.3- 7.1 45 24.8 15.5-37.2 46 33.8 23.3-46.1 62 39.8 29.0-51.7
$50,000+ 179 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 57 25.3 19.1-32.6 86 50.0 41.5-58.6 35 24.3 17.2-33.2

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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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