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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 349 138 43.0 35.7-50.6 211 57.0 49.4-64.3
GENDER
Male 136 42 40.8 28.6-54.2 94 59.2 45.8-71.4
Female 213 96 45.0 37.0-53.4 117 55.0 46.6-63.0
RACE
White 317 124 39.9 33.3-46.9 193 60.1 53.1-66.7
Other 28 11 57.4 31.1-80.0 17 42.6 20.0-68.9
AGE
18-44 74 33 53.7 39.5-67.4 41 46.3 32.6-60.5
45+ 274 104 35.6 29.4-42.2 170 64.4 57.8-70.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 172 65 42.3 30.6-55.0 107 57.7 45.0-69.4
Some College + 176 73 43.9 35.5-52.7 103 56.1 47.3-64.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 189 72 42.8 31.4-55.0 117 57.2 45.0-68.6
$50,000+ 120 44 40.7 30.9-51.3 76 59.3 48.7-69.1

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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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