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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus 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
-Cabarrus County 368 125 36.6 30.3-43.3 243 63.4 56.7-69.7
GENDER
Male 131 34 30.3 21.2-41.4 97 69.7 58.6-78.8
Female 237 91 42.1 34.1-50.6 146 57.9 49.4-65.9
RACE
White 316 113 38.5 31.7-45.9 203 61.5 54.1-68.3
Other 52 12 27.9 15.3-45.3 40 72.1 54.7-84.7
AGE
18-44 121 53 46.1 35.7-56.8 68 53.9 43.2-64.3
45+ 247 72 26.3 20.8-32.8 175 73.7 67.2-79.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 164 59 39.2 29.4-49.9 105 60.8 50.1-70.6
Some College + 203 66 34.5 26.8-43.2 137 65.5 56.8-73.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 181 56 34.1 25.5-43.9 125 65.9 56.1-74.5
$50,000+ 136 46 34.9 25.8-45.2 90 65.1 54.8-74.2

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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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