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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Guilford 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
-Guilford County 411 5 0.6 0.2- 1.5 154 41.9 34.0-50.3 143 35.2 28.5-42.5 109 22.3 17.6-27.8
GENDER
Male 167 0 0.0 . - . 52 39.9 27.4-53.9 76 42.1 31.0-54.0 39 18.0 12.0-26.1
Female 244 5 1.4 0.6- 3.5 102 44.5 37.0-52.3 67 26.4 20.0-33.9 70 27.7 21.6-34.8
RACE
White 297 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0 111 38.1 31.6-45.0 108 38.5 31.9-45.5 76 22.9 17.8-29.0
Other 108 3 0.9 0.3- 3.0 39 48.6 32.7-64.8 33 27.3 17.0-40.7 33 23.2 14.7-34.6
AGE
18-44 95 0 0.0 . - . 36 45.9 30.5-62.1 37 38.0 25.1-53.0 22 16.1 9.5-25.9
45+ 310 5 1.1 0.4- 2.8 115 38.6 32.3-45.2 105 33.6 27.8-39.9 85 26.8 21.5-32.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 144 2 0.7 0.2- 2.9 50 39.7 23.7-58.2 44 35.0 22.4-50.3 48 24.6 15.9-36.0
Some College + 266 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9 103 43.2 35.8-50.9 99 35.4 28.7-42.8 61 20.9 15.8-27.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 196 3 0.9 0.3- 2.8 70 34.1 26.1-43.2 62 34.3 25.0-45.0 61 30.7 23.0-39.6
$50,000+ 163 2 0.6 0.1- 2.8 55 40.2 30.9-50.2 65 38.2 29.7-47.4 41 21.0 14.9-28.7

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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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