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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Overweight or Obese*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,228 5,351 36.9 35.9-37.9 8,877 63.1 62.1-64.1
-Alamance County 383 135 35.1 29.9-40.7 248 64.9 59.3-70.1
GENDER
Male 121 32 27.0 19.3-36.5 89 73.0 63.5-80.7
Female 262 103 41.3 34.8-48.1 159 58.7 51.9-65.2
RACE
White 306 119 39.1 33.1-45.4 187 60.9 54.6-66.9
Other 76 15 21.6 12.5-34.6 61 78.4 65.4-87.5
AGE
18-44 133 53 38.2 29.4-47.9 80 61.8 52.1-70.6
45+ 249 82 33.1 26.9-39.9 167 66.9 60.1-73.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 185 56 29.4 22.5-37.4 129 70.6 62.6-77.5
Some College + 197 78 40.2 32.7-48.1 119 59.8 51.9-67.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 233 84 37.0 30.1-44.4 149 63.0 55.6-69.9
$50,000+ 79 26 28.8 19.4-40.4 53 71.2 59.6-80.6

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*Body mass index is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared:(kg/ m2).
BMI is an intermediate variable used in defining overweight and obesity. No=BMI less than 25.0, and Yes= BMI greater than 25.0.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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