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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 385 142 41.7 34.5-49.3 243 58.3 50.7-65.5
GENDER
Male 139 41 36.3 25.6-48.4 98 63.7 51.6-74.4
Female 246 101 45.9 36.5-55.6 145 54.1 44.4-63.5
RACE
White 340 129 44.1 36.2-52.2 211 55.9 47.8-63.8
Other 42 12 27.7 14.0-47.5 30 72.3 52.5-86.0
AGE
18-44 112 51 50.6 38.2-62.9 61 49.4 37.1-61.8
45+ 270 90 32.7 26.6-39.5 180 67.3 60.5-73.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 188 66 42.4 30.9-54.9 122 57.6 45.1-69.1
Some College + 197 76 41.1 32.5-50.2 121 58.9 49.8-67.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 229 78 40.9 30.5-52.1 151 59.1 47.9-69.5
$50,000+ 102 44 46.6 35.6-58.1 58 53.4 41.9-64.4

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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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