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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 349 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9 134 42.4 35.1-50.0 122 31.0 25.4-37.2 89 26.0 20.7-32.2
GENDER
Male 136 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 41 40.2 28.0-53.7 58 33.4 24.6-43.7 36 25.8 17.7-35.9
Female 213 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9 93 44.4 36.4-52.8 64 28.7 21.8-36.7 53 26.3 19.8-34.0
RACE
White 317 4 0.7 0.2- 2.2 120 39.2 32.6-46.2 110 31.3 25.7-37.6 83 28.7 23.1-35.2
Other 28 0 0.0 . - . 11 57.4 31.1-80.0 11 30.1 13.4-54.5 6 12.5 4.4-30.7
AGE
18-44 74 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 32 53.4 39.1-67.1 22 25.6 16.1-38.2 19 20.7 12.5-32.3
45+ 274 3 0.8 0.2- 3.0 101 34.8 28.7-41.4 100 34.7 28.8-41.1 70 29.7 23.7-36.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 172 3 1.1 0.3- 3.7 62 41.2 29.5-54.1 62 32.3 23.6-42.5 45 25.4 17.8-34.9
Some College + 176 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1 72 43.7 35.3-52.5 59 29.3 22.6-37.1 44 26.8 19.9-35.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 189 4 1.3 0.4- 3.8 68 41.6 30.1-53.9 72 34.7 25.9-44.7 45 22.5 15.8-31.0
$50,000+ 120 0 0.0 . - . 44 40.7 30.9-51.3 39 27.1 19.6-36.2 37 32.2 23.4-42.4

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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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