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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 548 255 44.2 39.5-49.0 293 55.8 51.0-60.5
GENDER
Male 222 77 34.1 27.6-41.3 145 65.9 58.7-72.4
Female 326 178 55.0 48.8-61.1 148 45.0 38.9-51.2
RACE
White 408 208 48.9 43.5-54.4 200 51.1 45.6-56.5
Other 135 44 32.5 24.0-42.3 91 67.5 57.7-76.0
AGE
18-44 300 158 51.6 45.1-58.1 142 48.4 41.9-54.9
45+ 246 96 34.2 28.0-41.1 150 65.8 58.9-72.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 136 49 35.1 26.5-44.8 87 64.9 55.2-73.5
Some College + 412 206 47.6 42.1-53.1 206 52.4 46.9-57.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 196 92 46.1 37.9-54.4 104 53.9 45.6-62.1
$50,000+ 234 100 38.7 32.1-45.7 134 61.3 54.3-67.9

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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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