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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Robeson 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
-Robeson County 380 5 3.2 1.1- 9.0 88 20.6 15.6-26.7 139 33.1 26.4-40.5 148 43.1 34.5-52.1
GENDER
Male 133 1 2.7 0.4-16.6 29 18.2 10.9-28.8 64 41.7 28.7-55.9 39 37.5 22.4-55.5
Female 247 4 3.7 1.1-11.8 59 23.0 17.3-30.0 75 24.7 19.3-31.0 109 48.6 40.9-56.3
RACE
White 125 1 0.9 0.1- 6.7 30 14.3 8.1-24.2 60 41.3 24.8-59.9 34 43.4 23.2-66.2
Other 253 4 4.2 1.3-12.7 58 23.7 17.6-31.1 79 29.7 23.0-37.5 112 42.4 34.8-50.3
AGE
18-44 118 3 5.2 1.5-16.6 27 22.0 13.8-33.2 37 28.4 18.4-41.0 51 44.5 29.8-60.2
45+ 260 2 1.0 0.2- 4.1 60 19.0 14.4-24.7 101 38.2 31.5-45.5 97 41.7 34.7-49.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 241 4 4.3 1.3-13.1 56 19.4 13.6-26.9 83 29.6 21.7-39.0 98 46.6 35.1-58.5
Some College + 139 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 32 23.0 14.7-34.1 56 40.1 29.8-51.4 50 35.9 26.6-46.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 265 4 3.3 0.9-11.2 54 19.4 14.2-26.1 95 34.8 27.7-42.7 112 42.5 35.0-50.3
$50,000+ 62 0 0.0 . - . 19 28.5 16.1-45.3 26 39.4 25.0-55.9 17 32.1 19.6-47.8

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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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