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2008 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 15,135 5,171 34.3 33.1-35.5 9,964 65.7 64.5-66.9
-Cabarrus County 361 143 44.2 36.9-51.9 218 55.8 48.1-63.1
GENDER
Male 138 41 35.9 25.3-48.1 97 64.1 51.9-74.7
Female 223 102 51.5 41.8-61.0 121 48.5 39.0-58.2
RACE
White 300 125 47.2 38.9-55.7 175 52.8 44.3-61.1
Other 60 17 30.2 17.8-46.4 43 69.8 53.6-82.2
AGE
18-44 106 44 52.4 40.1-64.4 62 47.6 35.6-59.9
45+ 252 97 35.6 28.8-42.9 155 64.4 57.1-71.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 145 55 35.8 25.8-47.1 90 64.2 52.9-74.2
Some College + 215 87 48.4 38.9-58.0 128 51.6 42.0-61.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 171 61 35.4 26.0-46.0 110 64.6 54.0-74.0
$50,000+ 147 66 50.0 38.9-61.2 81 50.0 38.8-61.1

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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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