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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for Wake County

Weight Control

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 6,308 132 2.1 1.6- 2.8 2,583 38.8 37.0-40.7 2,225 35.5 33.7-37.3 1,368 23.5 21.9-25.2
Wake County 398 8 3.1 1.4- 6.9 171 42.3 36.6-48.2 143 35.5 30.2-41.2 76 19.1 14.6-24.6
GENDER
Male 175 3 3.6 1.2-10.8 60 34.7 26.9-43.5 80 42.3 34.2-50.9 32 19.3 12.8-28.2
Female 223 5 2.5 0.8- 7.2 111 51.3 43.7-58.9 63 27.4 21.2-34.6 44 18.8 13.6-25.5
RACE
White 295 6 3.4 1.3- 8.4 133 46.0 39.4-52.8 108 35.7 29.8-42.1 48 14.9 11.0-20.0
Other 102 2 2.4 0.5-12.0 38 33.1 23.4-44.5 34 34.7 24.3-46.7 28 29.8 19.0-43.5
AGE
18-44 221 6 3.8 1.4- 9.7 96 43.6 35.9-51.6 78 34.8 27.9-42.4 41 17.8 12.2-25.3
45+ 173 2 2.0 0.4- 9.0 72 39.8 31.9-48.2 64 36.5 28.8-45.1 35 21.7 14.9-30.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 92 5 10.0 3.8-24.1 38 38.6 27.7-50.8 29 31.3 21.4-43.2 20 20.1 12.2-31.2
Some College + 306 3 1.1 0.3- 4.4 133 43.4 36.9-50.2 114 36.7 30.7-43.2 56 18.8 13.7-25.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 143 6 5.2 1.9-13.0 59 42.4 32.8-52.6 42 28.2 20.5-37.5 36 24.2 16.6-33.9
$50,000+ 173 0 0.0 . - . 75 40.7 32.6-49.3 72 42.3 34.0-50.9 26 17.1 10.6-26.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 390 7 1.4 0.7- 3.0 161 40.0 34.4-45.8 139 35.3 29.9-41.0 83 23.3 18.6-28.8
Forsyth 443 13 2.4 1.3- 4.5 172 36.0 31.1-41.3 174 41.2 35.8-46.8 84 20.3 16.2-25.2
Guilford 391 8 2.0 0.9- 4.3 168 42.5 36.5-48.7 137 35.2 29.7-41.1 78 20.4 15.9-25.7
Henderson/Transylvania 452 8 1.5 0.7- 3.4 196 41.7 35.7-48.0 159 36.0 30.5-41.9 89 20.8 16.5-25.8
Mecklenburg 409 9 3.1 1.3- 7.5 174 44.4 38.0-50.9 131 31.9 26.6-37.7 95 20.6 16.4-25.4
Orange 420 13 2.9 1.5- 5.5 214 48.9 41.6-56.2 138 31.5 25.6-38.0 55 16.7 9.4-27.8
Pitt 394 5 1.2 0.4- 3.1 168 42.7 36.1-49.5 126 31.3 26.1-36.9 95 24.9 19.7-30.8
Randolph 399 7 1.7 0.7- 4.1 170 42.2 35.1-49.7 141 33.7 27.7-40.2 81 22.4 17.8-27.8
Robeson 416 6 1.3 0.5- 3.3 130 33.2 27.3-39.6 161 38.6 33.0-44.6 119 26.9 21.9-32.5
Western NC 617 16 2.3 1.3- 4.1 251 40.4 35.8-45.1 225 36.8 32.4-41.4 125 20.6 17.1-24.6
Piedmont NC 825 15 1.5 0.8- 2.8 324 35.6 31.6-39.8 291 36.6 32.5-40.9 195 26.4 22.6-30.5
Eastern NC 754 17 2.3 1.3- 4.3 284 37.7 33.6-42.0 260 34.6 30.7-38.8 193 25.3 21.9-29.1

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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 calculating these measures. 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 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.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Person, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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