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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Orange 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
-Orange County 367 8 2.3 1.0- 5.1 175 48.0 40.9-55.3 100 29.1 23.2-35.9 84 20.6 16.0-26.0
GENDER
Male 149 3 2.6 0.8- 8.5 64 44.3 32.7-56.5 51 34.7 24.9-46.0 31 18.4 11.9-27.2
Female 218 5 1.9 0.7- 5.0 111 52.1 44.1-59.9 49 23.1 17.1-30.4 53 22.9 17.3-29.6
RACE
White 299 7 3.0 1.3- 6.8 150 52.1 44.0-60.0 82 27.1 21.2-34.0 60 17.9 13.4-23.4
Other 67 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 25 37.1 23.9-52.5 18 35.1 21.4-51.7 23 27.6 16.9-41.7
AGE
18-44 88 2 2.6 0.6-10.4 46 55.2 41.0-68.6 27 31.6 20.3-45.6 13 10.6 5.3-20.0
45+ 274 6 2.1 0.9- 5.0 126 42.5 36.1-49.2 71 27.1 21.5-33.6 71 28.2 22.5-34.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 81 5 5.1 1.9-12.8 33 37.1 24.4-52.0 15 30.3 16.8-48.3 28 27.5 17.9-39.8
Some College + 285 3 1.4 0.4- 5.5 141 51.2 43.0-59.3 85 28.9 22.7-36.0 56 18.5 13.5-24.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 134 4 3.1 1.1- 8.6 61 40.5 30.5-51.2 30 28.7 18.2-42.0 39 27.8 19.7-37.7
$50,000+ 191 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 92 47.7 39.2-56.3 65 35.8 28.2-44.3 32 15.9 10.5-23.4

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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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