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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Onslow 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
-Onslow County 396 119 31.0 25.3-37.5 277 69.0 62.5-74.7
GENDER
Male 168 39 24.5 16.6-34.6 129 75.5 65.4-83.4
Female 228 80 37.7 29.9-46.1 148 62.3 53.9-70.1
RACE
White 304 96 35.2 28.3-42.8 208 64.8 57.2-71.7
Other 87 22 20.2 11.9-32.0 65 79.8 68.0-88.1
AGE
18-44 147 56 36.7 28.0-46.4 91 63.3 53.6-72.0
45+ 249 63 22.4 17.2-28.6 186 77.6 71.4-82.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 168 47 26.6 18.4-36.8 121 73.4 63.2-81.6
Some College + 228 72 34.2 26.6-42.7 156 65.8 57.3-73.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 199 59 30.9 22.6-40.7 140 69.1 59.3-77.4
$50,000+ 150 44 31.5 23.1-41.4 106 68.5 58.6-76.9

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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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