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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Orange 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
-Orange County 367 183 50.3 43.2-57.5 184 49.7 42.5-56.8
GENDER
Male 149 67 46.9 35.3-58.9 82 53.1 41.1-64.7
Female 218 116 54.0 46.1-61.7 102 46.0 38.3-53.9
RACE
White 299 157 55.0 47.2-62.7 142 45.0 37.3-52.8
Other 67 26 37.4 24.2-52.8 41 62.6 47.2-75.8
AGE
18-44 88 48 57.8 43.6-70.8 40 42.2 29.2-56.4
45+ 274 132 44.6 38.1-51.3 142 55.4 48.7-61.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 81 38 42.2 28.8-57.0 43 57.8 43.0-71.2
Some College + 285 144 52.6 44.5-60.6 141 47.4 39.4-55.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 134 65 43.5 33.2-54.4 69 56.5 45.6-66.8
$50,000+ 191 94 48.2 39.7-56.8 97 51.8 43.2-60.3

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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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