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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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 11,534 205 1.4 1.2- 1.7 3,766 33.2 31.8-34.7 4,269 36.7 35.3-38.2 3,294 28.6 27.3-30.0
-Buncombe County 245 4 1.2 0.4- 3.6 93 36.8 29.5-44.8 86 31.8 24.9-39.5 62 30.3 22.6-39.2
GENDER
Male 99 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 33 28.6 18.9-40.7 36 32.0 21.8-44.3 29 38.9 26.6-52.8
Female 146 3 1.9 0.5- 7.1 60 45.5 35.8-55.5 50 31.5 23.3-41.0 33 21.1 14.1-30.4
RACE
White 232 4 1.3 0.4- 4.0 89 38.8 31.3-46.9 81 33.2 26.1-41.1 58 26.7 20.0-34.7
Other 10 0 0.0 . - . 3 10.8 2.1-40.8 4 18.9 4.1-56.0 3 70.3 30.5-92.7
AGE
18-44 49 0 0.0 . - . 22 38.8 25.2-54.4 14 25.8 14.6-41.2 13 35.5 21.3-52.7
45+ 193 4 2.1 0.7- 6.2 68 34.5 27.3-42.5 72 36.6 29.1-44.7 49 26.9 19.6-35.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 89 2 2.0 0.5- 8.8 26 28.2 17.6-42.1 31 28.9 18.3-42.3 30 40.9 27.1-56.2
Some College + 156 2 0.6 0.1- 2.3 67 42.7 33.7-52.2 55 33.8 25.5-43.1 32 23.0 15.3-33.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 132 2 1.0 0.2- 3.9 47 37.1 26.9-48.6 43 24.0 17.0-32.8 40 37.8 27.2-49.7
$50,000+ 79 0 0.0 . - . 35 42.8 30.7-55.8 30 35.0 24.1-47.8 14 22.2 12.3-36.7

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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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