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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Orange 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
-Orange County 350 172 53.5 46.4-60.6 178 46.5 39.4-53.6
GENDER
Male 140 63 55.9 44.7-66.6 77 44.1 33.4-55.3
Female 210 109 50.9 42.8-58.9 101 49.1 41.1-57.2
RACE
White 299 152 53.2 46.1-60.3 147 46.8 39.7-53.9
Other 50 19 54.1 34.1-72.8 31 45.9 27.2-65.9
AGE
18-44 123 68 63.3 52.3-73.0 55 36.7 27.0-47.7
45+ 226 104 42.0 35.1-49.2 122 58.0 50.8-64.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 82 29 47.4 30.9-64.5 53 52.6 35.5-69.1
Some College + 267 142 56.3 49.1-63.2 125 43.7 36.8-50.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 119 54 43.3 32.2-55.1 65 56.7 44.9-67.8
$50,000+ 197 98 54.8 45.2-64.1 99 45.2 35.9-54.8

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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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