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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Adults who have a body mass index greater than 25.00 (Overweight or Obese)*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,883 5,314 37.1 36.0-38.3 9,569 62.9 61.7-64.0
-Alamance County 375 132 37.3 30.6-44.5 243 62.7 55.5-69.4
GENDER
Male 147 42 33.2 23.0-45.2 105 66.8 54.8-77.0
Female 228 90 41.8 33.9-50.0 138 58.2 50.0-66.1
RACE
White 294 108 35.5 28.5-43.1 186 64.5 56.9-71.5
Other 81 24 42.2 27.3-58.6 57 57.8 41.4-72.7
AGE
18-44 111 41 44.3 32.3-57.0 70 55.7 43.0-67.7
45+ 259 89 30.7 24.9-37.2 170 69.3 62.8-75.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 179 62 38.9 28.9-49.9 117 61.1 50.1-71.1
Some College + 194 68 35.3 26.7-44.9 126 64.7 55.1-73.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 230 84 36.7 28.3-46.0 146 63.3 54.0-71.7
$50,000+ 91 25 38.1 25.7-52.4 66 61.9 47.6-74.3

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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. Underweight=BMI less than 18.5, Recommended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=B MI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese= BMI greater than 30.0

^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.


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