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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 420 170 41.7 36.4-47.3 250 58.3 52.7-63.6
GENDER
Male 153 50 38.2 29.8-47.4 103 61.8 52.6-70.2
Female 267 120 45.0 38.5-51.7 147 55.0 48.3-61.5
RACE
White 352 144 40.8 35.1-46.8 208 59.2 53.2-64.9
Other 66 25 46.3 32.6-60.5 41 53.7 39.5-67.4
AGE
18-44 161 70 46.8 38.2-55.6 91 53.2 44.4-61.8
45+ 259 100 37.8 31.2-44.8 159 62.2 55.2-68.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 229 100 45.7 38.2-53.4 129 54.3 46.6-61.8
Some College + 191 70 36.5 29.4-44.4 121 63.5 55.6-70.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 242 102 44.5 37.3-52.0 140 55.5 48.0-62.7
$50,000+ 99 41 42.8 32.5-53.7 58 57.2 46.3-67.5

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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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