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2007 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 14,090 4,839 35.4 34.2-36.7 9,251 64.6 63.3-65.8
-Rowan County 433 126 28.0 22.6-34.0 307 72.0 66.0-77.4
GENDER
Male 186 40 23.1 15.9-32.3 146 76.9 67.7-84.1
Female 247 86 33.1 25.7-41.5 161 66.9 58.5-74.3
RACE
White 369 113 28.2 22.7-34.4 256 71.8 65.6-77.3
Other 62 13 27.9 14.5-46.8 49 72.1 53.2-85.5
AGE
18-44 127 42 32.7 23.6-43.4 85 67.3 56.6-76.4
45+ 302 83 23.2 18.3-28.9 219 76.8 71.1-81.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 205 59 29.2 21.3-38.6 146 70.8 61.4-78.7
Some College + 228 67 26.7 20.1-34.4 161 73.3 65.6-79.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 254 78 27.9 21.0-36.0 176 72.1 64.0-79.0
$50,000+ 131 34 25.8 17.3-36.7 97 74.2 63.3-82.7

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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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