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


Geographic
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)
       ADDs          
Barren River  447   7   0.9  ( 0.4- 2.1)  190  40.4  (34.8-46.3)  170  40.0  (34.2-46.1)   80  18.7  (14.1-24.2)
Big Sandy  375   7   1.3  ( 0.5- 3.1)  116  30.9  (25.5-37.0)  131  35.7  (30.2-41.7)  121  32.0  (26.7-37.9)
Bluegrass  439   8   1.5  ( 0.6- 3.5)  182  39.6  (33.7-45.7)  155  38.9  (32.9-45.2)   94  20.1  (15.8-25.3)
Buffalo Trace  372   4   0.5  ( 0.2- 1.4)  141  39.0  (32.5-45.9)  138  37.5  (31.5-44.0)   89  23.0  (18.0-28.9)
Cumberland Valley  452   9   2.0  ( 1.0- 4.2)  144  30.8  (25.8-36.3)  176  38.8  (33.5-44.4)  123  28.4  (23.4-33.9)
FIVCO  455  13   2.2  ( 1.2- 4.1)  140  30.7  (25.7-36.2)  176  40.5  (35.0-46.3)  126  26.6  (21.8-31.9)
Gateway  509   8   1.8  ( 0.8- 3.7)  189  36.6  (31.0-42.6)  190  35.4  (29.8-41.4)  122  26.3  (21.0-32.3)
Green River  454  12   2.4  ( 0.9- 6.2)  179  40.1  (34.6-46.0)  157  34.7  (29.5-40.1)  106  22.8  (18.5-27.9)
Kentucky River  447  13   2.3  ( 1.2- 4.3)  140  31.5  (26.4-37.2)  178  41.2  (35.6-47.0)  116  24.9  (20.1-30.5)
KIPDA  489   5   0.6  ( 0.2- 1.5)  183  36.2  (30.9-42.0)  183  37.4  (32.0-43.1)  118  25.8  (20.4-32.0)
Lake Cumberland  440  13   3.0  ( 1.6- 5.5)  163  32.0  (26.8-37.6)  155  38.7  (32.9-44.9)  109  26.3  (21.2-32.1)
Lincoln Trail  428   7   1.2  ( 0.5- 2.5)  152  36.0  (30.5-41.9)  176  40.8  (35.1-46.7)   93  22.0  (17.7-27.1)
Northern Kentucky  462   5   1.4  ( 0.5- 3.7)  166  35.2  (29.9-40.8)  175  35.3  (30.3-40.7)  116  28.2  (23.3-33.7)
Pennyrile  471  11   1.9  ( 1.0- 3.7)  165  34.4  (28.9-40.4)  169  37.7  (31.5-44.3)  126  26.0  (21.4-31.2)
Purchase  439   8   1.0  ( 0.5- 2.0)  162  38.0  (32.7-43.6)  178  41.5  (36.2-47.1)   91  19.5  (15.5-24.2)

*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.