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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus 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
-Cabarrus County 336 4 1.4 0.5- 3.9 99 31.3 24.1-39.6 115 34.2 27.2-41.9 118 33.1 26.5-40.3
GENDER
Male 127 0 0.0 . - . 33 31.0 19.6-45.3 47 34.8 24.3-47.0 47 34.2 23.9-46.3
Female 209 4 3.0 1.1- 7.9 66 31.6 24.1-40.2 68 33.6 25.1-43.3 71 31.9 24.6-40.1
RACE
White 274 4 2.0 0.7- 5.3 85 33.0 25.0-42.0 91 32.9 25.5-41.2 94 32.2 25.1-40.2
Other 56 0 0.0 . - . 12 26.4 12.4-47.5 20 37.1 21.4-56.1 24 36.5 22.0-54.0
AGE
18-44 110 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1 35 33.0 21.9-46.3 41 36.9 26.0-49.4 33 29.2 19.8-40.9
45+ 224 3 2.2 0.7- 6.7 63 28.9 22.0-37.1 74 30.8 24.4-38.1 84 38.1 31.0-45.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 143 3 2.1 0.7- 6.6 31 25.4 15.1-39.4 55 38.8 27.4-51.5 54 33.7 23.7-45.5
Some College + 193 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 68 36.0 26.7-46.5 60 30.6 22.4-40.2 64 32.5 24.3-42.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 165 2 1.3 0.3- 5.2 44 24.6 17.0-34.1 57 32.8 23.9-43.0 62 41.4 31.9-51.5
$50,000+ 118 1 1.0 0.1- 7.0 41 39.5 27.5-52.9 41 32.5 22.7-44.2 35 27.0 18.2-38.1

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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=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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