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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 594 10 1.6 0.7- 3.8 210 39.0 33.3-45.1 200 32.9 27.4-39.0 174 26.4 21.8-31.7
GENDER
Male 199 2 1.9 0.5- 7.4 53 34.2 25.0-44.8 91 39.9 30.7-49.9 53 24.0 16.9-32.8
Female 395 8 1.3 0.6- 2.9 157 43.7 37.1-50.5 109 26.2 20.2-33.2 121 28.8 23.2-35.0
RACE
White 369 7 1.8 0.6- 5.9 145 44.0 37.2-51.0 136 35.9 29.8-42.5 81 18.2 13.9-23.5
Other 223 3 1.4 0.4- 4.9 64 33.7 24.8-44.0 63 29.8 20.8-40.7 93 35.1 26.7-44.5
AGE
18-44 175 3 1.9 0.6- 6.3 79 43.9 34.8-53.5 50 31.9 23.4-41.9 43 22.2 15.8-30.4
45+ 415 7 1.2 0.5- 2.5 130 32.4 27.2-38.1 147 33.9 28.8-39.4 131 32.5 27.0-38.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 151 2 0.7 0.2- 2.7 45 29.2 18.9-42.3 47 34.8 22.0-50.2 57 35.3 24.5-47.9
Some College + 443 8 2.0 0.7- 5.1 165 42.8 36.3-49.5 153 32.2 26.7-38.3 117 23.0 18.2-28.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 228 8 2.6 1.0- 6.4 73 32.5 23.7-42.6 67 33.1 22.7-45.4 80 31.9 23.6-41.6
$50,000+ 299 1 1.0 0.1- 6.8 112 43.0 35.6-50.7 110 33.3 27.0-40.3 76 22.7 17.0-29.6

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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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