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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 394 138 35.9 29.1-43.2 256 64.1 56.8-70.9
GENDER
Male 168 42 28.2 18.9-39.9 126 71.8 60.1-81.1
Female 226 96 43.6 34.6-53.0 130 56.4 47.0-65.4
RACE
White 339 128 38.9 31.9-46.3 211 61.1 53.7-68.1
Other 55 10 24.6 9.6-49.8 45 75.4 50.2-90.4
AGE
18-44 105 41 42.0 30.0-55.0 64 58.0 45.0-70.0
45+ 287 96 30.0 24.5-36.2 191 70.0 63.8-75.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 209 79 39.0 29.3-49.6 130 61.0 50.4-70.7
Some College + 184 58 32.1 23.5-42.2 126 67.9 57.8-76.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 208 76 40.1 30.2-50.8 132 59.9 49.2-69.8
$50,000+ 122 38 33.2 23.3-45.0 84 66.8 55.0-76.7

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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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