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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 314 7 2.8 1.1- 7.4 113 32.4 26.1-39.4 122 41.1 34.2-48.3 72 23.7 18.1-30.4
GENDER
Male 115 2 1.4 0.3- 6.9 32 26.3 17.7-37.1 60 52.5 41.3-63.5 21 19.8 12.1-30.8
Female 199 5 4.3 1.3-13.1 81 38.4 30.0-47.5 62 29.7 22.1-38.6 51 27.6 20.3-36.2
RACE
White 261 6 2.0 0.8- 5.2 98 34.2 27.2-42.0 105 43.1 35.7-50.8 52 20.6 15.1-27.5
Other 53 1 5.9 0.8-31.4 15 25.3 13.9-41.5 17 33.1 17.7-53.2 20 35.8 20.6-54.4
AGE
18-44 68 2 4.3 0.9-17.4 26 33.7 22.1-47.7 20 35.5 23.4-49.7 20 26.6 16.3-40.2
45+ 244 5 1.9 0.7- 5.5 86 31.4 24.9-38.7 101 44.6 36.9-52.6 52 22.1 16.2-29.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 94 2 5.1 1.0-23.0 31 29.0 18.9-41.7 35 32.1 21.4-45.0 26 33.9 21.5-49.0
Some College + 220 5 1.9 0.7- 5.4 82 33.7 26.3-42.0 87 44.5 36.3-53.0 46 19.8 14.4-26.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 155 3 0.9 0.3- 2.7 51 31.7 22.6-42.5 58 40.2 30.1-51.1 43 27.3 19.2-37.1
$50,000+ 108 1 1.5 0.2-10.0 42 30.8 22.3-40.9 46 49.1 38.1-60.2 19 18.6 11.4-28.8

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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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