Three categories of Body Mass Index Calculated Variable
Kentucky BRFSS 2003


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Neither overweight nor obese
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Overweight
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Obese
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7164 2637  36.9  (35.2-38.7) 2649  37.4  (35.7-39.2) 1878  25.6  (24.1-27.3)
     GENDER        
Male 2522  672  28.7  (26.1-31.5) 1145  43.8  (41.0-46.7)  705  27.4  (25.0-30.0)
Female 4642 1965  45.0  (42.7-47.2) 1504  31.2  (29.2-33.2) 1173  23.9  (22.0-25.8)
   RACE/ETHNICITY        
White/NH 6715 2503  36.9  (35.1-38.8) 2468  37.5  (35.7-39.3) 1744  25.6  (24.0-27.2)
African American/NH  229   51  32.9  (23.7-43.5)   96  34.1  (26.2-43.0)   82  33.0  (25.0-42.2)
Hispanic   95   34  39.1  (24.9-55.5)   34  41.7  (27.3-57.8)   27  19.1  ( 9.9-33.8)
       AGE        
18-24  387  193  49.0  (42.0-56.1)  119  28.3  (22.5-34.8)   75  22.7  (17.2-29.4)
25-34  989  384  40.4  (35.9-45.0)  351  37.2  (32.8-41.8)  254  22.4  (19.0-26.3)
35-44 1261  484  34.7  (31.0-38.7)  436  38.6  (34.6-42.8)  341  26.6  (23.2-30.4)
45-54 1412  437  30.1  (26.7-33.7)  549  38.7  (35.1-42.3)  426  31.2  (27.8-34.8)
55-64 1268  366  26.8  (23.5-30.3)  502  41.3  (37.5-45.2)  400  32.0  (28.4-35.7)
65+ 1835  768  41.7  (38.4-45.0)  688  39.1  (35.9-42.5)  379  19.2  (16.7-21.9)
     EDUCATION        
Less Than H.S. 1523  543  35.9  (32.3-39.8)  573  37.3  (33.7-41.0)  407  26.8  (23.5-30.4)
H.S. or G.E.D. 2765  987  35.6  (32.7-38.5) 1002  36.4  (33.7-39.2)  776  28.0  (25.5-30.7)
Some Post-H.S. 1637  609  36.1  (32.5-39.8)  609  38.1  (34.5-41.9)  419  25.8  (22.5-29.3)
College Graduate 1230  493  41.4  (37.3-45.6)  461  38.7  (34.7-42.8)  276  20.0  (17.0-23.3)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME        
Less than $15,000 1091  378  37.0  (32.5-41.8)  367  31.5  (27.6-35.7)  346  31.4  (27.4-35.8)
$15,000- 24,999 1181  414  34.5  (30.3-38.9)  404  34.8  (30.5-39.3)  363  30.7  (26.8-34.9)
$25,000- 34,999  781  279  35.8  (30.8-41.2)  296  39.0  (34.0-44.2)  206  25.2  (20.6-30.3)
$35,000- 49,999  877  311  37.4  (32.9-42.1)  334  35.5  (31.2-40.0)  232  27.1  (23.1-31.4)
$50,000 - 74,999  738  240  32.0  (27.0-37.5)  322  46.1  (40.6-51.6)  176  21.9  (17.8-26.6)
$75,000 +  598  239  36.3  (30.7-42.4)  236  40.7  (34.9-46.7)  123  23.0  (18.2-28.5)

Neither overweight nor obese : BMI<25
Overweight: 25<=BMI<30
Obese: BMI>=30
# The CDC strongly urges all data users to follow the general rule of not reporting or interpreting percentages
based upon a denominator with fewer than 50 unweighted respondents or confidence intervals with a half-width
of > 10.
N = Cell Size, NH = Non-Hispanic, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability
level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.
Unless stated differently above, Missing, 'Don't know', and Refused responses are excluded.