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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 393 141 39.2 32.5-46.4 252 60.8 53.6-67.5
GENDER
Male 149 32 30.3 20.5-42.3 117 69.7 57.7-79.5
Female 244 109 49.2 41.3-57.2 135 50.8 42.8-58.7
RACE
White 330 120 40.9 33.5-48.7 210 59.1 51.3-66.5
Other 61 20 33.7 19.9-50.9 41 66.3 49.1-80.1
AGE
18-44 131 56 47.5 36.3-59.0 75 52.5 41.0-63.7
45+ 260 84 29.6 23.6-36.4 176 70.4 63.6-76.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 140 42 36.6 24.5-50.6 98 63.4 49.4-75.5
Some College + 253 99 40.9 33.4-48.8 154 59.1 51.2-66.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 158 53 38.8 27.1-52.1 105 61.2 47.9-72.9
$50,000+ 178 60 34.2 26.6-42.6 118 65.8 57.4-73.4

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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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