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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wayne 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
-Wayne County 425 131 38.9 31.1-47.4 294 61.1 52.6-68.9
GENDER
Male 141 46 45.4 31.8-59.7 95 54.6 40.3-68.2
Female 284 85 33.3 26.2-41.3 199 66.7 58.7-73.8
RACE
White 271 103 49.2 39.0-59.4 168 50.8 40.6-61.0
Other 152 27 19.9 12.8-29.7 125 80.1 70.3-87.2
AGE
18-44 118 45 48.1 35.1-61.4 73 51.9 38.6-64.9
45+ 303 84 28.3 23.0-34.4 219 71.7 65.6-77.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 207 57 36.1 23.9-50.4 150 63.9 49.6-76.1
Some College + 217 74 42.1 33.0-51.9 143 57.9 48.1-67.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 234 62 34.8 24.8-46.4 172 65.2 53.6-75.2
$50,000+ 137 51 38.1 28.8-48.3 86 61.9 51.7-71.2

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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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