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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 376 5 1.7 0.6- 4.3 97 26.6 20.9-33.2 130 34.9 28.8-41.6 144 36.8 30.7-43.3
GENDER
Male 129 0 0.0 . - . 30 18.9 12.3-27.9 53 47.7 36.8-58.8 46 33.4 23.8-44.6
Female 247 5 2.9 1.1- 7.5 67 32.4 24.4-41.5 77 25.3 19.6-32.0 98 39.4 31.9-47.4
RACE
White 216 3 1.7 0.5- 5.6 63 30.8 22.6-40.5 81 34.7 26.7-43.6 69 32.8 24.9-41.9
Other 155 2 1.7 0.4- 7.8 32 20.4 13.9-28.9 48 36.0 26.8-46.3 73 41.9 32.9-51.5
AGE
18-44 129 2 1.9 0.5- 7.3 42 33.2 23.9-44.1 41 33.6 24.3-44.4 44 31.3 22.6-41.5
45+ 244 3 1.5 0.4- 4.7 54 18.1 13.6-23.8 87 36.2 29.4-43.7 100 44.2 36.8-51.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 146 3 2.7 0.8- 8.8 35 25.9 16.4-38.5 52 33.2 23.8-44.1 56 38.2 28.1-49.5
Some College + 230 2 1.1 0.2- 4.8 62 27.0 20.4-34.8 78 36.0 28.3-44.5 88 35.9 28.6-44.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 196 4 3.4 1.2- 9.2 52 28.3 19.7-39.0 64 29.5 22.2-38.1 76 38.8 29.9-48.6
$50,000+ 134 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1 32 24.7 17.1-34.2 49 39.8 29.8-50.7 52 35.1 26.3-45.0

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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=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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