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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Wayne 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
-Wayne County 348 12 2.8 1.2- 6.2 96 26.8 20.5-34.3 133 43.2 35.2-51.7 107 27.2 21.1-34.3
GENDER
Male 118 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7 28 24.3 15.4-36.1 52 47.2 34.7-60.1 37 27.2 17.8-39.3
Female 230 11 4.4 1.8-10.1 68 29.6 21.6-39.0 81 38.9 29.6-49.1 70 27.2 20.6-34.9
RACE
White 228 7 1.4 0.6- 3.4 70 31.2 23.0-40.7 80 36.0 27.6-45.3 71 31.5 23.5-40.7
Other 116 5 4.9 1.6-13.9 24 20.4 11.9-32.8 51 53.3 38.9-67.1 36 21.4 13.2-32.8
AGE
18-44 74 4 4.3 1.3-13.0 19 29.2 17.5-44.5 34 47.5 32.6-62.9 17 19.0 10.1-32.8
45+ 272 8 1.6 0.7- 3.7 77 25.2 19.4-32.0 99 40.3 32.1-49.1 88 32.9 25.8-40.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 182 7 3.7 1.3-10.5 46 25.6 17.3-36.1 65 41.1 30.0-53.2 64 29.6 21.4-39.3
Some College + 166 5 1.7 0.6- 4.9 50 28.1 19.2-39.2 68 45.5 34.1-57.4 43 24.7 16.1-35.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 183 8 3.9 1.5-10.1 47 26.0 18.3-35.6 66 38.5 28.7-49.4 62 31.5 23.6-40.6
$50,000+ 96 3 3.2 0.7-13.4 28 24.4 15.7-35.8 39 46.0 31.6-61.1 26 26.4 15.3-41.7

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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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