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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 397 148 35.0 28.5-42.2 249 65.0 57.8-71.5
GENDER
Male 160 45 27.1 18.8-37.5 115 72.9 62.5-81.2
Female 237 103 41.9 32.3-52.2 134 58.1 47.8-67.7
RACE
White 247 109 43.7 35.8-51.9 138 56.3 48.1-64.2
Other 146 38 29.4 20.2-40.8 108 70.6 59.2-79.8
AGE
18-44 131 48 34.5 24.5-46.1 83 65.5 53.9-75.5
45+ 260 95 35.0 28.4-42.2 165 65.0 57.8-71.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 103 34 29.1 17.2-44.8 69 70.9 55.2-82.8
Some College + 293 114 38.3 31.4-45.8 179 61.7 54.2-68.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 156 58 27.8 19.0-38.8 98 72.2 61.2-81.0
$50,000+ 193 68 34.6 26.9-43.2 125 65.4 56.8-73.1

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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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