Two categories of Body Mass Index Calculated Variable
Kentucky BRFSS 2003


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Neigher overweight nor obese
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Overweight or Obese
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7164 2637  36.9  (35.2-38.7) 4527  63.1  (61.3-64.8)
     GENDER      
Male 2522  672  28.7  (26.1-31.5) 1850  71.3  (68.5-73.9)
Female 4642 1965  45.0  (42.7-47.2) 2677  55.0  (52.8-57.3)
   RACE/ETHNICITY      
White/NH 6715 2503  36.9  (35.1-38.8) 4212  63.1  (61.2-64.9)
African American/NH  229   51  32.9  (23.7-43.5)  178  67.1  (56.5-76.3)
Hispanic   95   34  39.1  (24.9-55.5)   61  60.9  (44.5-75.1)
       AGE      
18-24  387  193  49.0  (42.0-56.1)  194  51.0  (43.9-58.0)
25-34  989  384  40.4  (35.9-45.0)  605  59.6  (55.0-64.1)
35-44 1261  484  34.7  (31.0-38.7)  777  65.3  (61.3-69.0)
45-54 1412  437  30.1  (26.7-33.7)  975  69.9  (66.3-73.3)
55-64 1268  366  26.8  (23.5-30.3)  902  73.2  (69.7-76.5)
65+ 1835  768  41.7  (38.4-45.0) 1067  58.3  (55.0-61.6)
     EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S. 1523  543  35.9  (32.3-39.8)  980  64.1  (60.2-67.7)
H.S. or G.E.D. 2765  987  35.6  (32.7-38.5) 1778  64.4  (61.5-67.3)
Some Post-H.S. 1637  609  36.1  (32.5-39.8) 1028  63.9  (60.2-67.5)
College Graduate 1230  493  41.4  (37.3-45.6)  737  58.6  (54.4-62.7)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000 1091  378  37.0  (32.5-41.8)  713  63.0  (58.2-67.5)
$15,000- 24,999 1181  414  34.5  (30.3-38.9)  767  65.5  (61.1-69.7)
$25,000- 34,999  781  279  35.8  (30.8-41.2)  502  64.2  (58.8-69.2)
$35,000- 49,999  877  311  37.4  (32.9-42.1)  566  62.6  (57.9-67.1)
$50,000 - 74,999  738  240  32.0  (27.0-37.5)  498  68.0  (62.5-73.0)
$75,000 +  598  239  36.3  (30.7-42.4)  359  63.7  (57.6-69.3)

Neither overweight nor obese : BMI<25
Overweight or Obese: BMI>=25
# 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.