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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 254 5 0.8 0.3- 2.0 85 41.2 31.6-51.6 101 34.7 26.9-43.4 63 23.3 16.8-31.3
GENDER
Male 94 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 30 42.4 27.0-59.5 48 38.4 25.5-53.3 15 18.6 9.8-32.4
Female 160 4 1.1 0.4- 2.9 55 40.0 29.7-51.3 53 30.8 22.6-40.4 48 28.1 20.2-37.7
RACE
White 212 4 0.7 0.3- 2.0 74 35.7 27.7-44.5 86 39.5 31.5-48.0 48 24.1 17.1-32.9
Other 42 1 0.8 0.1- 6.0 11 53.8 31.2-75.0 15 23.9 10.3-46.1 15 21.4 10.2-39.5
AGE
18-44 56 0 0.0 . - . 23 57.2 40.4-72.4 18 20.2 11.5-33.0 15 22.7 12.2-38.3
45+ 198 5 1.5 0.6- 3.7 62 27.1 20.5-34.9 83 47.6 38.5-56.9 48 23.8 17.4-31.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 133 5 1.3 0.5- 3.3 41 44.9 31.0-59.7 56 33.7 22.8-46.6 31 20.1 12.5-30.7
Some College + 121 0 0.0 . - . 44 35.7 26.1-46.6 45 36.3 26.8-46.9 32 28.1 18.5-40.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 135 4 1.2 0.4- 3.4 40 33.6 23.2-45.9 55 38.4 27.4-50.8 36 26.7 18.1-37.6
$50,000+ 77 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 28 31.8 21.3-44.5 31 42.3 30.0-55.6 17 25.1 14.3-40.2

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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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