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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Onslow 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
-Onslow County 371 6 1.3 0.5- 3.2 115 28.5 22.9-34.7 139 43.2 36.7-49.9 111 27.1 22.1-32.8
GENDER
Male 125 3 1.5 0.4- 4.9 29 23.0 14.6-34.2 57 52.4 41.1-63.5 36 23.1 16.0-32.3
Female 246 3 1.1 0.3- 4.4 86 32.3 25.6-39.9 82 36.6 29.5-44.3 75 30.0 23.6-37.2
RACE
White 295 4 0.9 0.3- 2.8 102 29.9 23.8-36.8 101 40.6 33.2-48.5 88 28.6 22.7-35.2
Other 74 2 2.3 0.5-10.2 13 24.8 14.1-39.7 38 51.4 38.1-64.6 21 21.5 13.1-33.4
AGE
18-44 122 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7 36 29.1 20.4-39.7 57 50.4 39.9-60.9 28 19.6 13.1-28.4
45+ 247 5 1.7 0.7- 4.5 78 27.8 21.9-34.5 82 35.6 28.6-43.2 82 34.9 28.3-42.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 152 5 2.1 0.8- 5.5 43 26.4 18.1-36.7 57 42.3 32.1-53.2 47 29.2 21.2-38.7
Some College + 218 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9 72 29.8 22.8-37.9 82 43.8 35.6-52.3 63 25.7 19.5-32.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 198 4 1.3 0.4- 3.9 61 30.0 21.9-39.6 69 38.9 30.0-48.7 64 29.7 22.4-38.3
$50,000+ 129 1 1.2 0.2- 7.8 40 28.6 20.8-37.9 51 44.0 34.7-53.7 37 26.2 18.9-35.1

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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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