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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 647 276 39.4 34.8-44.2 371 60.6 55.8-65.2
GENDER
Male 270 78 24.7 19.2-31.2 192 75.3 68.8-80.8
Female 377 198 55.2 48.7-61.5 179 44.8 38.5-51.3
RACE
White 446 210 44.7 39.1-50.3 236 55.3 49.7-60.9
Other 200 65 31.8 24.2-40.4 135 68.2 59.6-75.8
AGE
18-44 195 87 41.0 33.2-49.2 108 59.0 50.8-66.8
45+ 447 186 37.7 32.7-42.9 261 62.3 57.1-67.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 169 62 31.2 22.7-41.1 107 68.8 58.9-77.3
Some College + 477 213 42.9 37.6-48.3 264 57.1 51.7-62.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 251 96 34.5 26.9-43.1 155 65.5 56.9-73.1
$50,000+ 313 134 40.3 34.3-46.6 179 59.7 53.4-65.7

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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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