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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 462 136 30.6 25.2-36.6 326 69.4 63.4-74.8
GENDER
Male 164 29 17.4 11.2-26.0 135 82.6 74.0-88.8
Female 298 107 43.1 36.0-50.5 191 56.9 49.5-64.0
RACE
White 269 86 30.2 23.1-38.5 183 69.8 61.5-76.9
Other 191 50 31.3 23.4-40.5 141 68.7 59.5-76.6
AGE
18-44 147 60 38.4 28.9-48.9 87 61.6 51.1-71.1
45+ 311 74 21.7 17.0-27.2 237 78.3 72.8-83.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 201 55 27.6 19.4-37.8 146 72.4 62.2-80.6
Some College + 260 81 33.1 26.3-40.6 179 66.9 59.4-73.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 263 78 30.4 22.9-39.1 185 69.6 60.9-77.1
$50,000+ 150 39 25.2 17.9-34.3 111 74.8 65.7-82.1

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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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