Body Mass Index Grouping-Underweight, Recommended Range,Overweight and Obese*
Kentucky BRFSS 2002


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Underweight
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Recommended Range
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Overweight
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Obese
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6679 130   1.4  ( 1.1- 1.8) 2412  36.1  (34.2-38.0) 2507  38.1  (36.2-40.0) 1630  24.4  (22.6-26.2)
     GENDER          
Male 2343  17   0.5  ( 0.3- 1.0)  629  28.8  (26.0-31.7) 1131  46.5  (43.4-49.5)  566  24.2  (21.7-26.9)
Female 4336 113   2.3  ( 1.7- 3.0) 1783  43.2  (40.8-45.7) 1376  30.0  (27.8-32.2) 1064  24.5  (22.2-27.1)
   RACE/ETHNICITY          
White/NH 6256 121   1.4  ( 1.1- 1.9) 2281  36.8  (34.9-38.8) 2352  38.1  (36.2-40.1) 1502  23.6  (21.8-25.5)
African American/NH  206   1   0.2  ( 0.0- 1.6)   52  28.0  (19.5-38.4)   72  33.2  (24.5-43.1)   81  38.7  (29.4-48.8)
       AGE          
18-24  421  20   2.4  ( 1.4- 4.3)  236  50.0  (42.2-57.9)  106  32.9  (25.8-40.9)   59  14.6  ( 8.7-23.5)
25-34  918  14   1.4  ( 0.6- 3.1)  361  38.7  (33.8-43.9)  311  33.0  (28.5-37.9)  232  26.9  (22.4-31.8)
35-44 1200  23   1.5  ( 0.9- 2.7)  439  35.0  (31.2-39.1)  424  35.6  (31.7-39.7)  314  27.8  (24.0-31.9)
45-54 1269  13   0.6  ( 0.3- 1.1)  390  29.1  (25.5-32.9)  502  42.7  (38.6-46.9)  364  27.7  (24.1-31.5)
55-64 1106   8   0.5  ( 0.2- 1.0)  348  32.2  (28.1-36.6)  467  43.1  (38.8-47.6)  283  24.2  (20.7-28.2)
65+ 1747  52   2.2  ( 1.5- 3.0)  627  33.9  (30.9-37.0)  694  41.9  (38.7-45.2)  374  22.0  (19.3-25.0)
     EDUCATION          
Less Than H.S. 1546  45   2.6  ( 1.6- 4.3)  516  34.0  (29.9-38.4)  569  36.8  (32.7-41.0)  416  26.6  (23.4-30.2)
H.S. or G.E.D. 2599  42   1.2  ( 0.8- 1.7)  919  34.4  (31.5-37.4)  994  39.0  (35.9-42.2)  644  25.4  (22.4-28.7)
Some Post-H.S. 1505  30   1.2  ( 0.7- 1.9)  564  36.0  (32.3-39.8)  547  37.9  (34.1-41.9)  364  25.0  (21.6-28.7)
College Graduate 1015  12   1.0  ( 0.5- 2.0)  405  42.1  (37.4-47.0)  396  38.1  (33.7-42.6)  202  18.8  (15.3-22.9)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME          
Less than $15,000  910  29   2.6  ( 1.5- 4.5)  308  31.1  (26.0-36.6)  300  32.4  (26.7-38.6)  273  33.9  (26.7-42.0)
$15,000- 24,999 1047  27   2.7  ( 1.5- 4.9)  363  35.3  (30.8-40.0)  375  35.3  (30.7-40.1)  282  26.8  (22.8-31.1)
$25,000- 34,999  710  15   1.4  ( 0.8- 2.6)  249  35.5  (30.1-41.3)  257  35.0  (29.8-40.5)  189  28.1  (23.2-33.7)
$35,000- 49,999  822   6   0.9  ( 0.3- 2.4)  310  36.4  (31.7-41.3)  318  37.9  (33.2-42.8)  188  24.9  (20.3-30.1)
$50,000 - 74,999  695   8   0.5  ( 0.2- 1.1)  253  37.3  (31.9-43.1)  289  42.0  (36.5-47.6)  145  20.2  (16.4-24.7)
$75,000 +  459   5   1.1  ( 0.4- 3.0)  183  40.8  (34.3-47.6)  202  40.9  (34.5-47.7)   69  17.2  (12.0-24.1)

*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 or equal to 30.
#Use caution in interpreting data for total respondents less than 50. 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.