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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 428 152 38.0 32.1-44.3 276 62.0 55.7-67.9
GENDER
Male 171 42 28.0 19.9-37.9 129 72.0 62.1-80.1
Female 257 110 47.1 39.0-55.4 147 52.9 44.6-61.0
RACE
White 345 123 37.4 30.8-44.4 222 62.6 55.6-69.2
Other 81 28 39.6 27.1-53.6 53 60.4 46.4-72.9
AGE
18-44 124 59 49.3 38.4-60.3 65 50.7 39.7-61.6
45+ 302 91 27.7 22.6-33.5 211 72.3 66.5-77.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 230 74 35.4 27.8-43.7 156 64.6 56.3-72.2
Some College + 196 77 40.5 31.6-50.0 119 59.5 50.0-68.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 274 86 34.6 27.4-42.5 188 65.4 57.5-72.6
$50,000+ 104 41 39.7 28.7-51.8 63 60.3 48.2-71.3

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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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