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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 380 162 38.3 32.2-44.7 218 61.7 55.3-67.8
GENDER
Male 122 40 29.4 20.0-41.0 82 70.6 59.0-80.0
Female 258 122 45.7 38.9-52.6 136 54.3 47.4-61.1
RACE
White 326 148 40.3 34.1-46.8 178 59.7 53.2-65.9
Other 54 14 29.5 14.4-51.1 40 70.5 48.9-85.6
AGE
18-44 99 46 37.5 26.5-49.9 53 62.5 50.1-73.5
45+ 278 114 38.4 32.5-44.8 164 61.6 55.2-67.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 112 35 27.4 17.0-40.8 77 72.6 59.2-83.0
Some College + 268 127 43.6 36.7-50.8 141 56.4 49.2-63.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 172 74 39.7 29.6-50.7 98 60.3 49.3-70.4
$50,000+ 161 68 39.0 31.0-47.7 93 61.0 52.3-69.0

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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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