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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 614 247 38.2 33.3-43.3 367 61.8 56.7-66.7
GENDER
Male 222 51 22.9 16.7-30.5 171 77.1 69.5-83.3
Female 392 196 52.3 46.1-58.4 196 47.7 41.6-53.9
RACE
White 458 192 38.7 32.9-44.7 266 61.3 55.3-67.1
Other 150 51 36.1 27.1-46.2 99 63.9 53.8-72.9
AGE
18-44 252 105 40.2 32.9-48.0 147 59.8 52.0-67.1
45+ 358 141 35.3 30.1-41.0 217 64.7 59.0-69.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 123 40 27.8 19.3-38.4 83 72.2 61.6-80.7
Some College + 490 206 40.8 35.2-46.6 284 59.2 53.4-64.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 241 80 27.6 21.3-34.9 161 72.4 65.1-78.7
$50,000+ 303 132 40.9 34.8-47.2 171 59.1 52.8-65.2

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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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