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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Guilford 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
-Guilford County 406 2 0.9 0.2- 5.4 150 38.2 31.2-45.7 145 32.8 26.9-39.2 109 28.1 22.1-35.0
GENDER
Male 161 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 44 33.5 23.3-45.6 72 39.0 29.8-49.1 44 27.2 19.6-36.5
Female 245 1 1.6 0.2-10.7 106 42.5 33.2-52.3 73 26.9 19.8-35.4 65 29.0 20.4-39.4
RACE
White 306 2 1.5 0.2- 8.1 128 44.0 35.6-52.7 101 27.2 21.3-34.1 75 27.3 19.9-36.3
Other 98 0 0.0 . - . 22 28.1 16.7-43.2 42 41.9 30.1-54.6 34 30.0 20.4-41.8
AGE
18-44 103 1 1.8 0.3-11.7 35 39.3 26.8-53.4 41 33.6 23.3-45.6 26 25.4 15.6-38.4
45+ 300 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 115 37.7 31.4-44.4 101 31.1 25.3-37.5 83 31.1 24.8-38.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 153 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 46 36.9 24.1-51.8 65 34.9 24.3-47.2 41 28.0 17.4-41.8
Some College + 252 1 1.4 0.2- 9.4 104 39.1 31.8-46.9 79 31.2 24.6-38.5 68 28.3 21.9-35.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 181 2 2.3 0.4-12.4 52 27.1 17.4-39.5 76 42.1 32.0-53.0 51 28.5 20.2-38.6
$50,000+ 173 0 0.0 . - . 71 37.3 28.3-47.2 54 29.7 22.0-38.7 48 33.0 23.6-44.1

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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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