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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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 12,649 216 1.7 1.3- 2.2 4,201 32.9 31.4-34.5 4,557 35.3 33.8-36.8 3,675 30.1 28.6-31.6
-Buncombe County 386 5 1.2 0.4- 3.4 179 44.1 38.0-50.5 124 34.6 28.7-40.9 78 20.1 15.6-25.5
GENDER
Male 144 0 0.0 . - . 54 38.0 28.7-48.3 61 41.5 31.9-51.7 29 20.5 13.7-29.6
Female 242 5 2.4 0.9- 6.4 125 49.8 42.1-57.4 63 28.2 21.6-35.9 49 19.6 14.3-26.4
RACE
White 354 4 0.8 0.3- 2.5 165 44.5 38.3-50.9 111 32.6 26.9-38.8 74 22.1 17.1-27.9
Other 29 1 4.9 0.7-28.3 12 36.8 16.6-62.9 12 54.0 29.2-77.0 4 4.3 1.3-13.3
AGE
18-44 104 2 1.5 0.3- 6.3 48 45.3 34.7-56.4 32 34.5 24.6-45.8 22 18.7 11.8-28.4
45+ 281 3 1.0 0.3- 3.7 130 42.9 36.7-49.4 92 34.7 28.8-41.2 56 21.4 16.3-27.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 114 3 2.8 0.8- 9.9 42 36.7 25.8-49.2 35 32.6 22.3-45.0 34 27.9 18.7-39.3
Some College + 271 2 0.6 0.1- 2.8 136 46.3 39.2-53.6 89 35.9 29.1-43.4 44 17.1 12.3-23.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 186 2 0.7 0.2- 3.3 86 44.1 35.2-53.4 61 33.9 25.8-43.0 37 21.3 14.5-30.0
$50,000+ 155 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3 75 44.3 35.4-53.7 46 32.8 24.3-42.6 33 22.1 15.4-30.7

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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=BMI 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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