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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 388 148 35.6 29.8-42.0 240 64.4 58.0-70.2
GENDER
Male 159 42 27.7 19.3-37.9 117 72.3 62.1-80.7
Female 229 106 44.6 37.0-52.6 123 55.4 47.4-63.0
RACE
White 296 117 36.7 30.0-44.0 179 63.3 56.0-70.0
Other 92 31 33.1 22.2-46.2 61 66.9 53.8-77.8
AGE
18-44 103 32 33.4 23.0-45.6 71 66.6 54.4-77.0
45+ 282 114 37.0 30.7-43.7 168 63.0 56.3-69.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 126 42 32.9 22.5-45.4 84 67.1 54.6-77.5
Some College + 262 106 36.9 30.0-44.3 156 63.1 55.7-70.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 167 62 38.1 28.3-48.8 105 61.9 51.2-71.7
$50,000+ 176 65 31.4 23.9-40.0 111 68.6 60.0-76.1

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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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