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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Robeson 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
-Robeson County 380 93 23.8 18.1-30.6 287 76.2 69.4-81.9
GENDER
Male 133 30 20.8 12.5-32.6 103 79.2 67.4-87.5
Female 247 63 26.7 20.2-34.4 184 73.3 65.6-79.8
RACE
White 125 31 15.3 8.7-25.6 94 84.7 74.4-91.3
Other 253 62 27.9 21.0-36.1 191 72.1 63.9-79.0
AGE
18-44 118 30 27.2 17.4-39.8 88 72.8 60.2-82.6
45+ 260 62 20.0 15.3-25.8 198 80.0 74.2-84.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 241 60 23.7 16.6-32.7 181 76.3 67.3-83.4
Some College + 139 33 23.9 15.5-35.0 106 76.1 65.0-84.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 265 58 22.7 16.6-30.2 207 77.3 69.8-83.4
$50,000+ 62 19 28.5 16.1-45.3 43 71.5 54.7-83.9

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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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