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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus 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 14,090 4,839 35.4 34.2-36.7 9,251 64.6 63.3-65.8
-Cabarrus County 340 119 36.2 28.5-44.7 221 63.8 55.3-71.5
GENDER
Male 119 34 28.8 19.4-40.5 85 71.2 59.5-80.6
Female 221 85 42.3 31.7-53.7 136 57.7 46.3-68.3
RACE
White 281 103 39.6 30.7-49.3 178 60.4 50.7-69.3
Other 59 16 27.2 15.3-43.6 43 72.8 56.4-84.7
AGE
18-44 108 38 38.3 25.8-52.6 70 61.7 47.4-74.2
45+ 231 81 33.9 26.7-42.0 150 66.1 58.0-73.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 153 56 36.8 26.7-48.2 97 63.2 51.8-73.3
Some College + 187 63 35.7 24.7-48.3 124 64.3 51.7-75.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 152 42 27.3 18.5-38.5 110 72.7 61.5-81.5
$50,000+ 137 49 40.9 28.3-54.7 88 59.1 45.3-71.7

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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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