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Body Mass Index Grouping - Underweight, Recommended Range,Overweight and Obese*


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Underweight
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Recomended Range
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Overweight
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Obese
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2875 71   2.1  ( 1.6- 2.7) 1137  38.7  (36.7-40.9) 1026  37.4  (35.3-39.5) 641  21.8  (20.1-23.5)
GENDER          
Male 1136 14   1.2  ( 0.7- 2.0)  344  31.6  (28.5-34.9)  525  46.1  (42.7-49.5) 253  21.1  (18.7-23.9)
Female 1739 57   3.0  ( 2.3- 4.0)  793  45.7  (43.0-48.4)  501  28.9  (26.6-31.4) 388  22.4  (20.2-24.7)
RACE          
White 2209 58   2.2  ( 1.6- 2.9)  930  40.6  (38.3-43.0)  799  37.8  (35.4-40.2) 422  19.4  (17.6-21.4)
African American  564 11   1.7  ( 0.9- 3.2)  162  30.3  (25.4-35.6)  189  34.9  (30.3-39.9) 202  33.1  (28.7-37.7)
AGE          
18-24  238 14   4.0  ( 2.3- 6.9)  146  60.1  (52.1-67.6)   45  21.8  (15.6-29.7)  33  14.1  ( 9.6-20.3)
25-34  519 12   1.4  ( 0.8- 2.6)  232  41.3  (36.6-46.1)  176  39.1  (34.2-44.2)  99  18.2  (14.9-22.2)
35-44  591 10   1.4  ( 0.8- 2.8)  228  35.5  (31.4-39.9)  212  38.5  (34.1-43.0) 141  24.6  (20.9-28.7)
45-54  524  9   1.8  ( 0.9- 3.6)  179  33.0  (28.6-37.8)  198  39.2  (34.5-44.1) 138  26.0  (22.0-30.4)
55-64  395  5   1.0  ( 0.4- 2.7)  123  28.6  (24.1-33.5)  152  40.2  (35.0-45.6) 115  30.2  (25.4-35.4)
65+  597 21   3.2  ( 2.0- 5.1)  219  35.4  (31.4-39.7)  242  43.1  (38.8-47.5) 115  18.3  (15.2-21.8)
EDUCATION          
Less Than H.S.  486 13   2.6  ( 1.5- 4.5)  146  30.3  (25.4-35.7)  196  39.7  (34.5-45.1) 131  27.4  (22.9-32.5)
H.S. or G.E.D.  898 20   1.8  ( 1.1- 3.0)  345  37.6  (34.1-41.3)  313  37.0  (33.4-40.6) 220  23.6  (20.7-26.8)
Some Post-H.S.  723 21   2.3  ( 1.4- 3.8)  282  39.7  (35.5-44.1)  255  35.7  (31.6-39.9) 165  22.3  (19.0-25.9)
College Graduate  763 17   1.8  ( 1.1- 3.0)  363  44.9  (40.9-49.0)  260  38.1  (34.1-42.4) 123  15.1  (12.5-18.1)
HOUSEHOLD INCOME          
Less than $15,000  323  6   1.5  ( 0.6- 3.3)  108  37.0  (30.9-43.5)  126  39.7  (33.7-46.1)  83  21.8  (17.4-26.9)
$15,000- 24,999  540 17   2.8  ( 1.6- 4.7)  218  36.7  (32.2-41.5)  159  33.3  (28.4-38.5) 146  27.2  (23.0-31.9)
$25,000- 34,999  405 16   3.4  ( 2.0- 5.8)  171  42.6  (37.0-48.4)  131  31.5  (26.6-36.8)  87  22.5  (18.0-27.7)
$35,000- 49,999  429  6   1.0  ( 0.4- 2.3)  149  34.1  (29.1-39.6)  166  39.4  (34.0-44.9) 108  25.5  (21.1-30.5)
$50,000+  746 13   1.5  ( 0.8- 2.8)  313  39.7  (35.7-43.9)  285  41.2  (37.1-45.5) 135  17.5  (14.7-20.7)

*Body mass index is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared:(kg/m2). BMI is an intermediate variable used in calculating these measures. Underweight=BMI less than 18.5, Recomended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=BMI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese= BMI greater than 29.9.
#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.