Body Mass Index Grouping-Normal/Underweight, Overweight *
Kentucky BRFSS 2002


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Normal or Underweight
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Overweight
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6679 2542  37.5  (35.6-39.4) 4137  62.5  (60.6-64.4)
     GENDER      
Male 2343  646  29.3  (26.5-32.3) 1697  70.7  (67.7-73.5)
Female 4336 1896  45.5  (43.0-48.0) 2440  54.5  (52.0-57.0)
   RACE/ETHNICITY      
White/NH 6256 2402  38.3  (36.3-40.3) 3854  61.7  (59.7-63.7)
African American/NH  206   53  28.2  (19.7-38.6)  153  71.8  (61.4-80.3)
       AGE      
18-24  421  256  52.5  (44.4-60.3)  165  47.5  (39.7-55.6)
25-34  918  375  40.1  (35.2-45.2)  543  59.9  (54.8-64.8)
35-44 1200  462  36.6  (32.7-40.7)  738  63.4  (59.3-67.3)
45-54 1269  403  29.6  (26.0-33.5)  866  70.4  (66.5-74.0)
55-64 1106  356  32.6  (28.5-37.1)  750  67.4  (62.9-71.5)
65+ 1747  679  36.1  (33.0-39.2) 1068  63.9  (60.8-67.0)
     EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S. 1546  561  36.6  (32.4-41.0)  985  63.4  (59.0-67.6)
H.S. or G.E.D. 2599  961  35.6  (32.7-38.6) 1638  64.4  (61.4-67.3)
Some Post-H.S. 1505  594  37.1  (33.4-41.0)  911  62.9  (59.0-66.6)
College Graduate 1015  417  43.1  (38.4-48.0)  598  56.9  (52.0-61.6)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000  910  337  33.7  (28.4-39.5)  573  66.3  (60.5-71.6)
$15,000- 24,999 1047  390  38.0  (33.4-42.8)  657  62.0  (57.2-66.6)
$25,000- 34,999  710  264  36.9  (31.5-42.7)  446  63.1  (57.3-68.5)
$35,000- 49,999  822  316  37.2  (32.5-42.2)  506  62.8  (57.8-67.5)
$50,000 - 74,999  695  261  37.8  (32.3-43.6)  434  62.2  (56.4-67.7)
$75,000 +  459  188  41.9  (35.3-48.7)  271  58.1  (51.3-64.7)

*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. Normal/Underweight=BMI less than 25.0, Overweight=BMI
greater than or equal to 25.0 .
#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.