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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Pitt 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
-Pitt County 370 102 30.4 23.9-37.8 268 69.6 62.2-76.1
GENDER
Male 120 30 26.4 16.7-39.1 90 73.6 60.9-83.3
Female 250 72 33.7 25.8-42.7 178 66.3 57.3-74.2
RACE
White 259 80 30.9 23.3-39.8 179 69.1 60.2-76.7
Other 107 20 27.0 16.0-41.9 87 73.0 58.1-84.0
AGE
18-44 104 31 32.8 21.5-46.4 73 67.2 53.6-78.5
45+ 264 69 28.1 21.6-35.6 195 71.9 64.4-78.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 134 34 29.9 18.8-44.1 100 70.1 55.9-81.2
Some College + 234 68 30.9 23.4-39.5 166 69.1 60.5-76.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 188 47 28.4 19.3-39.7 141 71.6 60.3-80.7
$50,000+ 147 39 26.4 18.7-35.9 108 73.6 64.1-81.3

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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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