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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 647 12 2.6 1.1- 6.0 264 36.8 32.4-41.5 218 33.7 29.3-38.4 153 26.8 22.5-31.7
GENDER
Male 270 3 2.0 0.5- 7.7 75 22.7 17.6-28.8 118 43.5 36.5-50.7 74 31.8 25.2-39.3
Female 377 9 3.2 1.1- 9.1 189 51.9 45.5-58.4 100 23.3 18.6-28.7 79 21.5 16.4-27.8
RACE
White 446 6 1.4 0.6- 3.2 204 43.3 37.8-49.0 147 33.6 28.5-39.2 89 21.7 17.0-27.3
Other 200 6 4.4 1.4-13.1 59 27.4 20.6-35.4 71 33.9 26.4-42.4 64 34.3 26.4-43.1
AGE
18-44 195 6 4.5 1.6-11.5 81 36.6 29.3-44.5 67 32.6 25.5-40.6 41 26.4 19.3-35.0
45+ 447 6 0.9 0.4- 2.1 180 36.8 31.9-42.0 150 34.9 29.9-40.3 111 27.4 22.6-32.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 169 6 3.9 1.2-12.4 56 27.2 19.4-36.7 51 26.6 19.0-36.0 56 42.2 32.4-52.7
Some College + 477 6 2.0 0.6- 6.5 207 40.9 35.7-46.2 167 36.9 31.7-42.3 97 20.2 16.1-25.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 251 7 5.4 1.8-14.7 89 29.2 22.5-36.9 86 35.2 27.7-43.6 69 30.2 22.6-39.1
$50,000+ 313 2 0.6 0.2- 2.4 132 39.6 33.7-45.9 112 35.2 29.3-41.5 67 24.6 19.1-31.0

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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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