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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Guilford 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
-Guilford County 406 152 39.1 32.1-46.6 254 60.9 53.4-67.9
GENDER
Male 161 45 33.7 23.5-45.8 116 66.3 54.2-76.5
Female 245 107 44.1 34.7-54.0 138 55.9 46.0-65.3
RACE
White 306 130 45.4 37.0-54.2 176 54.6 45.8-63.0
Other 98 22 28.1 16.7-43.2 76 71.9 56.8-83.3
AGE
18-44 103 36 41.1 28.5-55.0 67 58.9 45.0-71.5
45+ 300 116 37.9 31.6-44.6 184 62.1 55.4-68.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 153 47 37.1 24.3-52.0 106 62.9 48.0-75.7
Some College + 252 105 40.5 33.1-48.4 147 59.5 51.6-66.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 181 54 29.3 19.4-41.8 127 70.7 58.2-80.6
$50,000+ 173 71 37.3 28.3-47.2 102 62.7 52.8-71.7

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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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