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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance 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 12,649 4,417 34.6 33.1-36.2 8,232 65.4 63.8-66.9
-Alamance County 339 111 32.4 24.8-41.1 228 67.6 58.9-75.2
GENDER
Male 122 34 29.5 18.2-44.0 88 70.5 56.0-81.8
Female 217 77 34.7 24.9-46.0 140 65.3 54.0-75.1
RACE
White 280 98 31.6 23.4-41.1 182 68.4 58.9-76.6
Other 57 13 37.1 20.7-57.2 44 62.9 42.8-79.3
AGE
18-44 81 30 37.8 23.4-54.6 51 62.2 45.4-76.6
45+ 255 80 27.4 21.8-33.8 175 72.6 66.2-78.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 157 44 26.7 17.9-37.9 113 73.3 62.1-82.1
Some College + 182 67 36.8 25.4-50.0 115 63.2 50.0-74.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 185 59 28.4 19.7-39.1 126 71.6 60.9-80.3
$50,000+ 113 36 30.7 19.6-44.6 77 69.3 55.4-80.4

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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=BMI 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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