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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 565 11 1.3 0.7- 2.6 213 39.4 33.6-45.5 194 32.6 27.3-38.4 147 26.7 22.0-32.0
GENDER
Male 198 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6 51 27.8 19.7-37.6 75 35.3 26.5-45.3 70 36.2 27.8-45.6
Female 367 9 1.9 0.9- 4.1 162 49.3 42.1-56.6 119 30.2 24.4-36.8 77 18.5 14.2-23.7
RACE
White 392 9 1.7 0.8- 3.6 166 42.1 35.3-49.2 137 34.2 28.1-40.9 80 22.0 16.6-28.5
Other 170 2 0.7 0.1- 3.3 45 35.2 25.1-46.8 57 30.5 21.3-41.5 66 33.6 25.2-43.2
AGE
18-44 144 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6 61 45.2 35.1-55.7 43 30.7 21.9-41.2 38 23.5 16.4-32.6
45+ 419 9 2.1 1.0- 4.4 151 33.6 28.5-39.0 150 34.3 29.3-39.7 109 30.1 24.9-35.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 149 4 1.3 0.4- 4.1 49 46.6 34.3-59.3 52 25.6 17.4-36.0 44 26.5 18.1-36.9
Some College + 414 7 1.3 0.6- 3.0 164 36.3 30.4-42.6 140 35.4 29.1-42.3 103 27.0 21.5-33.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 208 5 1.8 0.6- 4.9 69 31.2 22.2-41.9 67 28.9 21.5-37.7 67 38.1 29.3-47.8
$50,000+ 273 4 1.1 0.4- 3.4 110 44.7 36.8-52.9 99 31.0 24.6-38.2 60 23.2 17.1-30.6

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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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