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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 388 4 1.1 0.4- 2.9 144 34.6 28.7-40.9 152 42.0 35.8-48.5 88 22.4 17.7-27.9
GENDER
Male 159 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 41 27.1 18.8-37.4 85 52.5 42.7-62.1 32 19.9 13.4-28.4
Female 229 3 1.7 0.5- 5.4 103 42.9 35.4-50.9 67 30.2 22.9-38.7 56 25.2 19.0-32.5
RACE
White 296 3 1.1 0.3- 3.6 114 35.6 28.9-42.8 124 43.9 36.8-51.1 55 19.5 14.3-25.9
Other 92 1 1.0 0.1- 6.6 30 32.1 21.3-45.3 28 37.3 25.1-51.4 33 29.6 20.1-41.2
AGE
18-44 103 2 1.4 0.3- 5.7 30 32.0 21.8-44.3 48 44.7 33.6-56.3 23 21.9 14.1-32.4
45+ 282 2 0.8 0.2- 3.4 112 36.2 30.0-42.9 103 40.1 33.3-47.4 65 22.8 17.7-29.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 126 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 41 32.0 21.7-44.6 55 43.5 32.4-55.3 29 23.6 15.0-34.9
Some College + 262 3 1.2 0.4- 3.7 103 35.7 28.9-43.2 97 41.3 33.9-49.1 59 21.8 16.5-28.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 167 0 0.0 . - . 62 38.1 28.3-48.8 57 32.5 23.4-43.2 48 29.4 21.0-39.5
$50,000+ 176 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8 63 30.2 22.8-38.8 75 47.2 38.6-56.0 36 21.4 15.3-29.1

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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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