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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Onslow 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
-Onslow County 396 6 0.9 0.4- 2.4 113 30.1 24.3-36.5 155 41.2 34.9-47.8 122 27.8 22.7-33.5
GENDER
Male 168 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 38 24.0 16.2-34.2 82 51.3 41.4-61.0 47 24.2 17.6-32.5
Female 228 5 1.4 0.5- 4.1 75 36.2 28.5-44.7 73 30.9 23.8-39.0 75 31.4 24.3-39.5
RACE
White 304 5 0.9 0.3- 2.4 91 34.3 27.4-42.0 112 36.0 29.4-43.2 96 28.8 23.0-35.4
Other 87 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 21 19.0 11.0-30.6 39 52.8 38.8-66.4 26 27.0 17.1-40.0
AGE
18-44 147 3 1.2 0.4- 3.8 53 35.5 26.8-45.2 56 42.0 32.8-51.9 35 21.3 14.9-29.6
45+ 249 3 0.6 0.2- 1.7 60 21.9 16.7-28.1 99 39.9 33.0-47.2 87 37.7 30.9-45.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 168 4 1.7 0.5- 5.1 43 24.9 16.9-35.2 73 43.6 33.5-54.2 48 29.8 21.5-39.7
Some College + 228 2 0.4 0.1- 2.0 70 33.8 26.2-42.3 82 39.4 31.6-47.9 74 26.3 20.4-33.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 199 3 1.2 0.3- 4.2 56 29.7 21.5-39.6 77 41.4 32.1-51.5 63 27.7 20.6-36.0
$50,000+ 150 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 43 31.0 22.6-40.9 64 42.9 33.7-52.6 42 25.6 18.4-34.5

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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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