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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Davidson 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
-Davidson County 390 11 1.9 1.0- 3.6 111 28.3 22.5-34.9 161 42.1 35.7-48.8 107 27.8 22.5-33.6
GENDER
Male 162 4 1.7 0.6- 4.9 33 19.4 12.7-28.4 78 48.4 38.9-58.1 47 30.5 22.6-39.7
Female 228 7 2.0 0.9- 4.5 78 37.0 28.4-46.4 83 35.9 27.7-45.1 60 25.1 18.8-32.7
RACE
White 357 10 2.0 1.0- 3.9 103 29.0 23.0-35.9 148 41.0 34.6-47.7 96 28.0 22.6-34.1
Other 30 1 1.3 0.2- 9.4 7 25.5 10.2-50.6 11 43.6 21.8-68.3 11 29.6 13.7-52.7
AGE
18-44 84 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9 26 34.0 22.7-47.4 31 41.6 29.4-54.9 26 23.6 15.5-34.3
45+ 304 9 2.1 1.1- 4.3 85 24.4 19.5-30.2 130 42.7 36.4-49.3 80 30.7 24.6-37.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 217 5 1.7 0.7- 4.1 65 30.4 22.5-39.7 87 39.6 31.1-48.8 60 28.3 21.3-36.5
Some College + 173 6 2.1 0.8- 5.3 46 25.7 18.0-35.3 74 45.1 35.7-54.9 47 27.1 19.8-35.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 232 8 2.3 1.0- 5.0 68 29.6 21.7-38.8 97 44.8 35.7-54.2 59 23.4 17.1-31.0
$50,000+ 111 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 26 23.0 14.9-33.8 48 41.9 31.8-52.7 36 34.5 25.1-45.3

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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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