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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance 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 15,135 5,171 34.3 33.1-35.5 9,964 65.7 64.5-66.9
-Alamance County 371 132 37.5 30.4-45.2 239 62.5 54.8-69.6
GENDER
Male 119 35 32.7 20.6-47.5 84 67.3 52.5-79.4
Female 252 97 41.4 34.0-49.1 155 58.6 50.9-66.0
RACE
White 296 113 42.1 33.6-51.1 183 57.9 48.9-66.4
Other 74 19 22.5 13.2-35.6 55 77.5 64.4-86.8
AGE
18-44 99 37 39.1 26.5-53.3 62 60.9 46.7-73.5
45+ 270 95 36.7 30.2-43.8 175 63.3 56.2-69.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 164 55 36.3 25.1-49.2 109 63.7 50.8-74.9
Some College + 206 77 38.8 30.9-47.4 129 61.2 52.6-69.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 183 62 34.6 26.7-43.4 121 65.4 56.6-73.3
$50,000+ 131 46 36.2 25.0-49.2 85 63.8 50.8-75.0

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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 cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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