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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Johnston 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
-Johnston County 454 6 1.2 0.5- 3.0 129 29.5 23.6-36.2 161 33.7 28.1-39.7 158 35.6 29.5-42.3
GENDER
Male 179 3 0.9 0.3- 2.7 34 18.3 12.3-26.2 83 42.2 33.1-51.8 59 38.7 29.1-49.4
Female 275 3 1.5 0.4- 5.3 95 40.2 31.5-49.6 78 25.6 19.3-33.0 99 32.7 25.9-40.4
RACE
White 366 6 1.5 0.6- 3.8 113 31.5 24.6-39.2 129 34.4 28.1-41.3 118 32.6 25.8-40.2
Other 84 0 0.0 . - . 15 22.9 13.3-36.6 32 31.8 20.7-45.6 37 45.2 32.4-58.8
AGE
18-44 147 2 1.3 0.3- 5.5 48 35.2 25.4-46.5 45 29.8 21.5-39.6 52 33.7 24.4-44.4
45+ 304 4 1.0 0.4- 2.8 79 23.5 18.2-29.6 116 38.0 31.3-45.2 105 37.6 30.3-45.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 192 2 1.3 0.3- 6.2 56 31.4 22.3-42.2 73 32.0 24.0-41.2 61 35.3 25.7-46.2
Some College + 260 4 1.0 0.4- 3.0 71 27.9 20.6-36.6 88 35.0 27.6-43.2 97 36.0 28.4-44.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 221 2 1.3 0.3- 6.2 58 25.3 18.4-33.6 76 32.2 24.8-40.7 85 41.2 32.1-51.0
$50,000+ 183 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 54 32.1 23.3-42.3 66 33.8 25.8-42.9 62 33.6 25.1-43.3

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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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