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2010 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 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
-Forsyth County 267 3 1.0 0.3- 3.6 103 38.9 31.0-47.5 96 34.5 27.1-42.7 65 25.6 18.6-34.1
GENDER
Male 111 1 1.1 0.2- 7.5 28 27.6 17.7-40.3 54 42.5 30.8-55.1 28 28.8 18.3-42.2
Female 156 2 0.9 0.2- 3.7 75 52.0 41.2-62.7 42 25.3 17.7-34.8 37 21.8 14.2-32.1
RACE
White 206 2 1.0 0.2- 5.3 84 41.7 32.4-51.6 79 36.5 28.4-45.4 41 20.8 13.3-31.1
Other 58 1 1.0 0.1- 6.6 17 28.8 16.5-45.2 16 31.4 16.4-51.6 24 38.9 23.9-56.3
AGE
18-44 59 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7 24 42.0 27.5-58.1 23 32.0 19.5-47.8 11 24.7 12.9-42.2
45+ 207 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2 79 36.5 29.4-44.3 72 36.3 29.1-44.2 54 26.4 20.1-33.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 88 1 0.7 0.1- 5.2 43 47.5 32.9-62.4 22 26.5 14.3-43.7 22 25.3 14.0-41.3
Some College + 179 2 1.1 0.2- 5.7 60 34.0 24.8-44.7 74 39.2 30.4-48.7 43 25.7 17.5-36.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 113 2 1.0 0.2- 4.4 40 36.2 24.9-49.2 40 38.2 25.8-52.4 31 24.6 15.7-36.3
$50,000+ 105 1 1.4 0.2- 9.6 38 36.3 24.5-50.0 42 37.8 27.2-49.8 24 24.5 15.4-36.6

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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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