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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: Wayne 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
-Wayne County 343 118 38.6 31.4-46.4 225 61.4 53.6-68.6
GENDER
Male 122 31 34.9 23.7-48.1 91 65.1 51.9-76.3
Female 221 87 42.8 34.9-51.0 134 57.2 49.0-65.1
RACE
White 231 90 43.6 34.3-53.4 141 56.4 46.6-65.7
Other 111 28 29.4 19.4-42.0 83 70.6 58.0-80.6
AGE
18-44 99 41 45.5 33.1-58.5 58 54.5 41.5-66.9
45+ 243 77 31.7 25.4-38.8 166 68.3 61.2-74.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 180 53 36.6 26.4-48.3 127 63.4 51.7-73.6
Some College + 163 65 40.9 31.3-51.2 98 59.1 48.8-68.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 185 54 36.3 26.7-47.1 131 63.7 52.9-73.3
$50,000+ 100 43 37.0 26.2-49.4 57 63.0 50.6-73.8

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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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