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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Iredell 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
-Iredell County 418 151 39.4 33.1-46.0 267 60.6 54.0-66.9
GENDER
Male 159 48 36.3 26.4-47.5 111 63.7 52.5-73.6
Female 259 103 42.6 35.5-50.1 156 57.4 49.9-64.5
RACE
White 347 127 39.7 32.7-47.0 220 60.3 53.0-67.3
Other 68 23 38.8 25.0-54.8 45 61.2 45.2-75.0
AGE
18-44 141 62 43.4 33.0-54.3 79 56.6 45.7-67.0
45+ 274 89 35.5 29.1-42.5 185 64.5 57.5-70.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 206 65 35.2 26.7-44.8 141 64.8 55.2-73.3
Some College + 212 86 43.9 35.2-53.0 126 56.1 47.0-64.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 224 73 36.7 28.7-45.6 151 63.3 54.4-71.3
$50,000+ 136 54 34.8 26.4-44.4 82 65.2 55.6-73.6

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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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