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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 394 8 1.2 0.6- 2.6 130 34.6 27.9-42.0 152 35.3 28.9-42.2 104 28.8 23.1-35.3
GENDER
Male 168 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 41 27.9 18.5-39.6 76 36.3 27.3-46.4 50 35.4 26.2-45.9
Female 226 7 2.1 0.9- 4.6 89 41.5 32.5-51.0 76 34.3 25.7-44.0 54 22.2 16.3-29.4
RACE
White 339 8 1.6 0.7- 3.2 120 37.3 30.4-44.8 131 36.8 29.8-44.4 80 24.3 19.0-30.5
Other 55 0 0.0 . - . 10 24.6 9.6-49.8 21 29.7 17.3-46.1 24 45.7 28.3-64.2
AGE
18-44 105 2 0.7 0.2- 2.9 39 41.2 29.3-54.3 35 32.4 21.8-45.2 29 25.6 16.7-37.1
45+ 287 6 1.7 0.7- 4.0 90 28.3 22.9-34.4 117 38.3 32.2-44.9 74 31.6 25.4-38.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 209 6 1.6 0.7- 3.8 73 37.3 27.8-48.0 73 32.3 23.6-42.4 57 28.7 20.7-38.3
Some College + 184 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1 56 31.3 22.7-41.5 79 38.9 30.1-48.4 47 29.0 21.4-38.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 208 6 2.0 0.9- 4.6 70 38.1 28.2-49.0 74 28.0 21.1-36.2 58 31.9 23.4-41.9
$50,000+ 122 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 37 32.7 22.7-44.5 53 36.2 27.2-46.4 31 30.5 21.4-41.4

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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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