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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 350 142 42.1 34.6-50.0 208 57.9 50.0-65.4
GENDER
Male 142 44 37.2 25.4-50.8 98 62.8 49.2-74.6
Female 208 98 47.7 39.4-56.1 110 52.3 43.9-60.6
RACE
White 303 125 41.1 33.6-49.0 178 58.9 51.0-66.4
Other 44 17 47.7 26.0-70.3 27 52.3 29.7-74.0
AGE
18-44 74 39 48.8 34.9-62.9 35 51.2 37.1-65.1
45+ 274 103 37.8 29.6-46.8 171 62.2 53.2-70.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 99 43 48.6 33.0-64.4 56 51.4 35.6-67.0
Some College + 251 99 39.5 31.3-48.4 152 60.5 51.6-68.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 158 56 38.2 26.7-51.2 102 61.8 48.8-73.3
$50,000+ 151 67 41.1 32.5-50.3 84 58.9 49.7-67.5

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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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