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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 382 163 43.3 36.5-50.4 219 56.7 49.6-63.5
GENDER
Male 157 55 38.2 28.0-49.4 102 61.8 50.6-72.0
Female 225 108 50.1 42.3-57.8 117 49.9 42.2-57.7
RACE
White 224 113 56.5 47.8-64.8 111 43.5 35.2-52.2
Other 155 50 32.3 23.4-42.6 105 67.7 57.4-76.6
AGE
18-44 157 72 45.9 35.9-56.3 85 54.1 43.7-64.1
45+ 222 89 39.0 31.9-46.5 133 61.0 53.5-68.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 111 34 29.9 20.0-42.0 77 70.1 58.0-80.0
Some College + 271 129 51.8 43.8-59.7 142 48.2 40.3-56.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 190 75 40.5 30.8-51.0 115 59.5 49.0-69.2
$50,000+ 144 62 44.3 33.8-55.4 82 55.7 44.6-66.2

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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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