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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Davidson 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
-Davidson County 387 133 32.1 26.1-38.8 254 67.9 61.2-73.9
GENDER
Male 162 39 25.0 16.9-35.4 123 75.0 64.6-83.1
Female 225 94 39.0 30.4-48.3 131 61.0 51.7-69.6
RACE
White 353 122 32.9 26.4-40.1 231 67.1 59.9-73.6
Other 32 10 25.6 12.5-45.4 22 74.4 54.6-87.5
AGE
18-44 104 42 37.1 26.5-49.2 62 62.9 50.8-73.5
45+ 282 91 27.4 22.1-33.4 191 72.6 66.6-77.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 224 78 31.3 23.8-39.9 146 68.7 60.1-76.2
Some College + 163 55 33.3 23.9-44.3 108 66.7 55.7-76.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 234 83 32.8 25.0-41.6 151 67.2 58.4-75.0
$50,000+ 108 28 26.9 16.8-40.1 80 73.1 59.9-83.2

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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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