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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 393 8 1.8 0.8- 4.4 133 37.4 30.7-44.6 137 34.7 28.3-41.7 115 26.1 20.8-32.3
GENDER
Male 149 3 1.9 0.5- 7.1 29 28.4 18.7-40.5 71 44.1 33.5-55.3 46 25.6 17.6-35.6
Female 244 5 1.7 0.6- 5.0 104 47.5 39.6-55.6 66 24.0 18.4-30.7 69 26.8 20.5-34.2
RACE
White 330 6 1.2 0.4- 3.1 114 39.7 32.4-47.6 115 32.8 26.8-39.6 95 26.3 20.8-32.6
Other 61 2 4.3 1.0-16.6 18 29.4 16.8-46.2 22 42.2 24.8-61.8 19 24.1 11.8-42.9
AGE
18-44 131 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 55 46.8 35.6-58.4 35 27.1 17.8-39.0 40 25.4 17.3-35.7
45+ 260 7 3.2 1.2- 8.3 77 26.4 20.8-32.8 101 43.3 36.1-50.8 75 27.1 21.2-33.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 140 4 2.2 0.5- 8.7 38 34.4 22.6-48.6 50 35.4 23.5-49.3 48 28.0 18.4-40.2
Some College + 253 4 1.6 0.5- 4.7 95 39.3 31.8-47.2 87 34.2 27.4-41.7 67 24.9 19.0-31.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 158 6 3.2 1.0- 9.4 47 35.6 24.2-49.0 56 36.8 25.1-50.2 49 24.4 15.7-35.9
$50,000+ 178 2 1.3 0.3- 5.3 58 32.8 25.4-41.2 63 38.4 30.5-47.1 55 27.4 20.8-35.1

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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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