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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 329 9 4.7 1.8-11.5 112 38.0 29.8-46.9 122 38.4 30.0-47.6 86 19.0 14.4-24.6
GENDER
Male 139 3 3.6 0.8-14.6 33 24.9 16.0-36.7 58 48.0 34.6-61.7 45 23.4 15.9-33.0
Female 190 6 5.5 1.6-17.2 79 48.9 37.8-60.2 64 30.3 21.9-40.3 41 15.3 10.1-22.4
RACE
White 296 9 5.4 2.1-13.1 105 42.2 33.8-51.0 104 32.7 25.9-40.3 78 19.7 14.9-25.6
Other 32 0 0.0 . - . 7 10.9 3.6-28.4 17 74.9 49.1-90.2 8 14.2 5.0-34.3
AGE
18-44 90 4 6.5 2.0-19.2 39 46.8 33.0-61.1 29 33.9 20.8-49.9 18 12.8 7.4-21.2
45+ 238 5 2.3 0.8- 6.3 72 26.4 20.5-33.4 93 44.3 36.9-51.9 68 27.0 21.0-33.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 126 5 4.5 1.2-15.3 38 37.3 23.3-53.8 49 42.4 26.9-59.6 34 15.8 9.6-25.1
Some College + 202 4 4.8 1.3-16.4 74 38.7 29.7-48.5 72 35.2 27.1-44.1 52 21.3 15.5-28.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 130 4 6.9 1.6-24.9 42 33.0 20.3-48.8 46 40.9 24.5-59.6 38 19.2 12.1-29.1
$50,000+ 145 2 1.7 0.4- 6.8 48 33.3 24.8-43.1 63 43.8 34.6-53.5 32 21.2 14.3-30.2

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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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