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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 394 172 42.6 36.4-49.0 222 57.4 51.0-63.6
GENDER
Male 166 60 38.1 28.8-48.4 106 61.9 51.6-71.2
Female 228 112 48.0 40.6-55.6 116 52.0 44.4-59.4
RACE
White 289 146 49.9 42.3-57.4 143 50.1 42.6-57.7
Other 104 26 25.2 16.4-36.8 78 74.8 63.2-83.6
AGE
18-44 122 59 48.9 38.2-59.7 63 51.1 40.3-61.8
45+ 271 112 36.4 30.3-42.9 159 63.6 57.1-69.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 161 65 43.5 33.3-54.4 96 56.5 45.6-66.7
Some College + 230 107 42.2 34.8-50.0 123 57.8 50.0-65.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 181 69 40.5 31.1-50.7 112 59.5 49.3-68.9
$50,000+ 149 71 44.2 34.8-54.0 78 55.8 46.0-65.2

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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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