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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Iredell 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
-Iredell County 416 143 33.8 28.3-39.9 273 66.2 60.1-71.7
GENDER
Male 147 37 24.8 17.2-34.3 110 75.2 65.7-82.8
Female 269 106 41.0 33.6-48.8 163 59.0 51.2-66.4
RACE
White 363 134 36.4 30.3-43.0 229 63.6 57.0-69.7
Other 51 9 19.9 9.9-36.0 42 80.1 64.0-90.1
AGE
18-44 122 43 33.8 24.9-43.9 79 66.2 56.1-75.1
45+ 292 100 34.2 27.7-41.2 192 65.8 58.8-72.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 182 57 27.9 20.8-36.4 125 72.1 63.6-79.2
Some College + 232 85 37.9 30.1-46.2 147 62.1 53.8-69.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 195 68 31.0 23.8-39.4 127 69.0 60.6-76.2
$50,000+ 159 53 35.8 26.8-46.0 106 64.2 54.0-73.2

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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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