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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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
-Buncombe County 344 145 43.3 36.7-50.2 199 56.7 49.8-63.3
GENDER
Male 127 47 39.5 29.3-50.7 80 60.5 49.3-70.7
Female 217 98 46.9 38.6-55.4 119 53.1 44.6-61.4
RACE
White 308 133 42.9 36.0-50.1 175 57.1 49.9-64.0
Other 33 11 47.7 27.5-68.7 22 52.3 31.3-72.5
AGE
18-44 101 52 52.9 41.1-64.3 49 47.1 35.7-58.9
45+ 243 93 34.5 28.2-41.4 150 65.5 58.6-71.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 124 47 38.4 27.2-50.9 77 61.6 49.1-72.8
Some College + 219 98 46.4 38.5-54.6 121 53.6 45.4-61.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 191 88 48.6 39.3-58.1 103 51.4 41.9-60.7
$50,000+ 105 35 33.5 23.9-44.6 70 66.5 55.4-76.1

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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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