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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 376 102 28.3 22.4-34.9 274 71.7 65.1-77.6
GENDER
Male 129 30 18.9 12.3-27.9 99 81.1 72.1-87.7
Female 247 72 35.3 27.3-44.3 175 64.7 55.7-72.7
RACE
White 216 66 32.5 24.2-42.1 150 67.5 57.9-75.8
Other 155 34 22.1 15.3-30.8 121 77.9 69.2-84.7
AGE
18-44 129 44 35.1 25.6-46.0 85 64.9 54.0-74.4
45+ 244 57 19.6 14.8-25.5 187 80.4 74.5-85.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 146 38 28.6 18.7-41.0 108 71.4 59.0-81.3
Some College + 230 64 28.1 21.3-36.0 166 71.9 64.0-78.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 196 56 31.7 22.8-42.2 140 68.3 57.8-77.2
$50,000+ 134 33 25.1 17.5-34.6 101 74.9 65.4-82.5

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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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