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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Pitt 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
-Pitt County 370 6 1.2 0.4- 3.1 96 29.2 22.8-36.6 147 39.0 32.2-46.2 121 30.6 24.8-37.2
GENDER
Male 120 0 0.0 . - . 30 26.4 16.7-39.1 57 48.1 36.0-60.4 33 25.5 16.9-36.6
Female 250 6 2.1 0.8- 5.6 66 31.6 23.7-40.7 90 31.3 24.9-38.5 88 34.9 27.6-43.0
RACE
White 259 5 1.2 0.4- 3.6 75 29.7 22.2-38.6 110 43.6 35.2-52.4 69 25.5 19.3-32.8
Other 107 1 1.2 0.2- 7.9 19 25.8 14.9-40.8 36 29.8 19.8-42.3 51 43.2 30.9-56.4
AGE
18-44 104 2 1.7 0.4- 6.5 29 31.1 20.0-44.9 35 35.7 24.0-49.3 38 31.5 21.4-43.9
45+ 264 4 0.7 0.3- 2.0 65 27.4 20.9-34.9 112 41.9 35.1-49.1 83 30.0 24.0-36.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 134 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4 32 29.3 18.3-43.6 49 37.3 24.6-52.0 51 32.8 22.2-45.4
Some College + 234 4 1.5 0.5- 4.7 64 29.4 22.0-38.1 96 39.5 32.1-47.3 70 29.6 22.9-37.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 188 4 1.4 0.4- 4.6 43 27.0 18.0-38.4 68 32.5 24.3-41.9 73 39.2 29.7-49.5
$50,000+ 147 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 38 25.5 17.9-34.9 70 49.1 38.5-59.7 38 24.5 17.3-33.5

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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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