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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wayne 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
-Wayne County 425 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1 130 38.8 31.0-47.2 157 31.2 25.4-37.6 137 29.9 23.6-37.0
GENDER
Male 141 0 0.0 . - . 46 45.4 31.8-59.7 54 27.3 18.9-37.7 41 27.4 17.4-40.3
Female 284 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 84 33.0 25.9-41.0 103 34.6 27.6-42.4 96 32.1 25.2-39.8
RACE
White 271 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 102 49.0 38.8-59.2 100 28.3 21.3-36.5 68 22.6 16.0-30.8
Other 152 0 0.0 . - . 27 19.9 12.8-29.7 56 36.1 26.9-46.5 69 43.9 33.1-55.4
AGE
18-44 118 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 44 47.8 34.8-61.2 38 23.4 15.5-33.8 35 28.5 18.5-41.0
45+ 303 0 0.0 . - . 84 28.3 23.0-34.4 118 40.0 33.8-46.5 101 31.7 26.1-37.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 207 0 0.0 . - . 57 36.1 23.9-50.4 80 30.7 22.2-40.7 70 33.2 23.0-45.3
Some College + 217 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 73 41.8 32.7-51.6 76 31.0 23.6-39.5 67 26.8 20.1-34.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 234 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 61 34.5 24.5-46.1 86 32.9 24.7-42.2 86 32.3 23.7-42.3
$50,000+ 137 0 0.0 . - . 51 38.1 28.8-48.3 51 33.6 25.1-43.4 35 28.3 18.9-40.0

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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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