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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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
-Buncombe County 334 123 33.7 27.9-40.1 211 66.3 59.9-72.1
GENDER
Male 127 33 23.6 16.2-33.0 94 76.4 67.0-83.8
Female 207 90 42.1 33.9-50.7 117 57.9 49.3-66.1
RACE
White 301 113 34.0 27.9-40.8 188 66.0 59.2-72.1
Other 31 9 30.7 15.0-52.8 22 69.3 47.2-85.0
AGE
18-44 72 26 31.0 20.7-43.7 46 69.0 56.3-79.3
45+ 261 97 35.6 29.5-42.4 164 64.4 57.6-70.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 110 40 30.6 21.4-41.7 70 69.4 58.3-78.6
Some College + 224 83 35.3 28.1-43.2 141 64.7 56.8-71.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 179 66 34.2 26.3-43.2 113 65.8 56.8-73.7
$50,000+ 122 39 30.8 22.1-41.1 83 69.2 58.9-77.9

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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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