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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 374 155 41.9 35.2-48.9 219 58.1 51.1-64.8
GENDER
Male 129 44 37.5 26.9-49.3 85 62.5 50.7-73.1
Female 245 111 46.1 38.3-54.1 134 53.9 45.9-61.7
RACE
White 319 134 40.0 33.4-47.0 185 60.0 53.0-66.6
Other 55 21 49.2 31.3-67.3 34 50.8 32.7-68.7
AGE
18-44 136 67 49.2 38.7-59.8 69 50.8 40.2-61.3
45+ 237 88 34.1 27.1-41.9 149 65.9 58.1-72.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 174 61 37.8 27.6-49.3 113 62.2 50.7-72.4
Some College + 200 94 45.3 36.7-54.2 106 54.7 45.8-63.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 160 61 42.3 31.3-54.0 99 57.7 46.0-68.7
$50,000+ 156 67 41.4 32.5-50.9 89 58.6 49.1-67.5

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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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