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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 557 208 35.8 30.8-41.1 349 64.2 58.9-69.2
GENDER
Male 238 58 23.3 17.2-30.9 180 76.7 69.1-82.8
Female 319 150 48.5 41.4-55.6 169 51.5 44.4-58.6
RACE
White 418 163 37.2 31.4-43.5 255 62.8 56.5-68.6
Other 138 44 31.0 22.3-41.3 94 69.0 58.7-77.7
AGE
18-44 196 80 41.1 33.0-49.8 116 58.9 50.2-67.0
45+ 359 127 29.6 24.7-35.1 232 70.4 64.9-75.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 130 48 35.7 25.4-47.5 82 64.3 52.5-74.6
Some College + 426 159 35.7 30.2-41.7 267 64.3 58.3-69.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 199 68 32.0 23.6-41.8 131 68.0 58.2-76.4
$50,000+ 302 118 38.1 31.6-45.1 184 61.9 54.9-68.4

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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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