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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Guilford 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
-Guilford County 428 174 39.9 34.1-45.9 254 60.1 54.1-65.9
GENDER
Male 175 64 37.9 29.3-47.4 111 62.1 52.6-70.7
Female 253 110 42.1 35.0-49.5 143 57.9 50.5-65.0
RACE
White 294 128 40.2 33.7-47.0 166 59.8 53.0-66.3
Other 134 46 39.5 29.1-50.9 88 60.5 49.1-70.9
AGE
18-44 143 57 42.7 33.3-52.7 86 57.3 47.3-66.7
45+ 282 116 37.2 30.8-44.1 166 62.8 55.9-69.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 163 66 41.6 32.2-51.5 97 58.4 48.5-67.8
Some College + 264 107 38.3 31.2-45.9 157 61.7 54.1-68.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 202 80 42.6 33.6-52.2 122 57.4 47.8-66.4
$50,000+ 162 65 35.7 27.6-44.7 97 64.3 55.3-72.4

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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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