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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 431 6 0.8 0.3- 2.0 109 24.9 19.4-31.3 188 42.3 35.6-49.3 128 32.0 25.4-39.4
GENDER
Male 172 0 0.0 . - . 29 20.0 12.7-30.2 86 47.4 36.8-58.3 57 32.6 23.1-43.7
Female 259 6 1.7 0.7- 4.2 80 30.1 22.8-38.6 102 36.8 29.3-45.0 71 31.3 22.7-41.4
RACE
White 351 5 1.0 0.4- 2.8 98 28.3 22.2-35.4 146 37.1 30.7-44.1 102 33.5 26.4-41.6
Other 78 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 11 17.7 8.4-33.4 41 53.9 37.8-69.2 25 28.0 15.5-45.3
AGE
18-44 96 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7 26 28.2 18.2-41.1 43 44.4 32.0-57.6 26 26.7 16.6-39.9
45+ 334 5 0.9 0.4- 2.3 82 22.3 17.2-28.3 145 40.8 34.0-47.9 102 36.0 28.2-44.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 215 5 1.3 0.5- 3.6 49 25.0 16.9-35.2 97 41.6 31.9-52.1 64 32.1 22.3-43.8
Some College + 216 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 60 24.8 18.5-32.5 91 43.1 34.6-52.1 64 31.8 24.3-40.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 247 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 58 22.1 15.4-30.8 110 43.4 34.0-53.4 77 34.1 24.7-44.9
$50,000+ 127 2 1.5 0.4- 6.3 29 25.5 16.4-37.5 57 41.9 31.5-53.1 39 31.1 22.3-41.5

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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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