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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 350 6 1.6 0.7- 4.1 108 30.5 23.9-37.9 120 36.4 29.6-43.8 116 31.5 25.5-38.2
GENDER
Male 139 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2 31 27.0 17.8-38.7 50 40.5 30.2-51.7 56 31.7 23.4-41.4
Female 211 4 2.4 0.8- 7.0 77 33.5 24.8-43.4 70 32.8 24.1-42.9 60 31.3 23.2-40.7
RACE
White 304 5 1.6 0.6- 4.3 98 32.0 24.8-40.1 102 35.3 28.1-43.4 99 31.1 24.8-38.2
Other 45 1 2.1 0.3-13.8 10 23.5 11.0-43.4 18 42.0 24.9-61.3 16 32.3 17.8-51.4
AGE
18-44 75 2 2.0 0.5- 8.0 20 30.9 19.2-45.6 28 38.5 26.1-52.6 25 28.6 18.7-41.1
45+ 273 4 1.3 0.5- 3.8 88 30.2 24.3-36.9 90 34.4 28.0-41.5 91 34.0 27.8-40.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 167 4 2.1 0.6- 6.8 43 24.9 16.0-36.5 54 35.1 24.8-47.1 66 37.9 28.4-48.4
Some College + 183 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8 65 35.7 26.9-45.5 66 37.6 29.1-46.9 50 25.6 18.5-34.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 207 3 1.1 0.3- 4.1 61 23.7 16.8-32.3 62 35.4 25.8-46.3 81 39.8 30.9-49.4
$50,000+ 92 2 1.6 0.4- 6.3 32 36.4 24.7-50.0 34 36.7 25.6-49.4 24 25.3 16.0-37.5

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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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