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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 371 132 39.1 32.6-46.0 239 60.9 54.0-67.4
GENDER
Male 134 41 34.5 24.9-45.6 93 65.5 54.4-75.1
Female 237 91 43.2 35.0-51.7 146 56.8 48.3-65.0
RACE
White 314 117 40.5 33.4-48.0 197 59.5 52.0-66.6
Other 56 15 33.8 19.6-51.6 41 66.2 48.4-80.4
AGE
18-44 114 50 47.1 36.1-58.5 64 52.9 41.5-63.9
45+ 257 82 30.7 24.7-37.6 175 69.3 62.4-75.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 190 62 38.7 29.3-49.0 128 61.3 51.0-70.7
Some College + 180 70 39.5 30.8-48.9 110 60.5 51.1-69.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 197 63 35.7 27.1-45.4 134 64.3 54.6-72.9
$50,000+ 117 44 38.6 29.1-49.0 73 61.4 51.0-70.9

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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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