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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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
-Buncombe County 386 184 45.4 39.2-51.7 202 54.6 48.3-60.8
GENDER
Male 144 54 38.0 28.7-48.3 90 62.0 51.7-71.3
Female 242 130 52.2 44.4-59.8 112 47.8 40.2-55.6
RACE
White 354 169 45.4 39.1-51.8 185 54.6 48.2-60.9
Other 29 13 41.7 20.0-67.2 16 58.3 32.8-80.0
AGE
18-44 104 50 46.8 36.1-57.9 54 53.2 42.1-63.9
45+ 281 133 43.9 37.6-50.4 148 56.1 49.6-62.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 114 45 39.5 28.4-51.9 69 60.5 48.1-71.6
Some College + 271 138 46.9 39.8-54.2 133 53.1 45.8-60.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 186 88 44.8 35.9-54.1 98 55.2 45.9-64.1
$50,000+ 155 76 45.1 36.1-54.4 79 54.9 45.6-63.9

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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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