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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Onslow 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
-Onslow County 381 133 34.8 28.8-41.3 248 65.2 58.7-71.2
GENDER
Male 145 37 25.1 17.2-35.1 108 74.9 64.9-82.8
Female 236 96 44.8 36.9-52.9 140 55.2 47.1-63.1
RACE
White 300 109 36.1 29.3-43.6 191 63.9 56.4-70.7
Other 80 23 28.8 18.3-42.2 57 71.2 57.8-81.7
AGE
18-44 153 65 39.0 30.1-48.7 88 61.0 51.3-69.9
45+ 227 68 28.5 22.4-35.5 159 71.5 64.5-77.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 163 48 32.7 23.8-43.2 115 67.3 56.8-76.2
Some College + 217 85 36.5 28.8-45.0 132 63.5 55.0-71.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 211 69 31.8 24.6-40.0 142 68.2 60.0-75.4
$50,000+ 121 44 33.8 24.2-45.0 77 66.2 55.0-75.8

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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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