Dataset: The Health of Houston Survey 2010

Variable adbmicat: Adult BMI category [C]

Literal Question

The variable was created from multiple survey questions, specifically D1. and D2.

Descriptive Text

The adult BMI variable was calculated from height and weight variables provided by respondents (if in metric converted to US measurements) using the following equation: BMI= (mass (lbs)*703)/(height (in)^2). This value was then used to categorize individuals as Normal (BMI<25), Overweight (BMI>=25 & BMI<30), and Obese (BMI>=30). The universe for this variable includes all adult respondents age 18 and older.

Values Categories N NW
1 Normal weight 1875 907,079.9
2 Overweight 1610 990,649.1
3 Obese 1472 880,969.5
9 Refused 159 118,196.8
0 NIU - child 1378 1,188,993.7

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 5116 2896895.301
Missing cases 1378 1188993.699
This variable is numeric


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