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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 363 4 0.5 0.2- 1.5 119 34.1 27.4-41.6 146 37.8 31.7-44.3 94 27.6 22.0-34.0
GENDER
Male 138 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 32 28.5 18.7-40.9 69 42.6 32.9-52.8 36 28.6 20.1-39.1
Female 225 3 0.7 0.2- 2.5 87 39.1 30.5-48.5 77 33.6 26.1-41.9 58 26.6 19.9-34.7
RACE
White 276 4 0.7 0.2- 2.2 100 37.6 30.0-45.8 114 40.6 33.6-48.0 58 21.1 15.8-27.5
Other 84 0 0.0 . - . 17 26.5 14.6-43.1 31 32.4 21.5-45.6 36 41.1 28.5-55.0
AGE
18-44 93 0 0.0 . - . 35 42.4 30.1-55.8 31 30.4 20.9-41.9 27 27.2 17.9-39.0
45+ 268 4 0.9 0.3- 2.7 83 26.8 21.5-32.9 114 44.2 37.6-51.1 67 28.1 22.1-34.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 108 2 1.2 0.3- 5.0 31 36.4 23.2-52.0 43 36.8 25.7-49.6 32 25.5 16.8-36.9
Some College + 255 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8 88 33.2 25.7-41.5 103 38.2 31.1-45.9 62 28.4 21.7-36.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 133 2 0.6 0.2- 2.6 34 29.9 19.0-43.6 49 34.4 24.8-45.6 48 35.1 25.3-46.2
$50,000+ 178 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 60 32.2 24.0-41.6 78 42.1 33.6-51.0 39 25.4 18.0-34.5

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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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