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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Johnston 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
-Johnston County 454 135 30.7 24.8-37.4 319 69.3 62.6-75.2
GENDER
Male 179 37 19.1 13.1-27.1 142 80.9 72.9-86.9
Female 275 98 41.7 33.0-51.0 177 58.3 49.0-67.0
RACE
White 366 119 33.0 26.0-40.7 247 67.0 59.3-74.0
Other 84 15 22.9 13.3-36.6 69 77.1 63.4-86.7
AGE
18-44 147 50 36.5 26.6-47.8 97 63.5 52.2-73.4
45+ 304 83 24.5 19.2-30.7 221 75.5 69.3-80.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 192 58 32.7 23.5-43.4 134 67.3 56.6-76.5
Some College + 260 75 28.9 21.6-37.6 185 71.1 62.4-78.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 221 60 26.6 19.5-35.1 161 73.4 64.9-80.5
$50,000+ 183 55 32.6 23.8-42.8 128 67.4 57.2-76.2

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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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