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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 431 115 25.7 20.2-32.1 316 74.3 67.9-79.8
GENDER
Male 172 29 20.0 12.7-30.2 143 80.0 69.8-87.3
Female 259 86 31.9 24.4-40.3 173 68.1 59.7-75.6
RACE
White 351 103 29.3 23.1-36.4 248 70.7 63.6-76.9
Other 78 12 18.1 8.8-33.7 66 81.9 66.3-91.2
AGE
18-44 96 27 28.9 18.7-41.8 69 71.1 58.2-81.3
45+ 334 87 23.2 18.0-29.3 247 76.8 70.7-82.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 215 54 26.3 18.1-36.4 161 73.7 63.6-81.9
Some College + 216 61 25.1 18.7-32.7 155 74.9 67.3-81.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 247 60 22.5 15.6-31.1 187 77.5 68.9-84.4
$50,000+ 127 31 27.1 17.7-39.0 96 72.9 61.0-82.3

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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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