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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 363 123 34.6 27.8-42.0 240 65.4 58.0-72.2
GENDER
Male 138 33 28.8 19.0-41.1 105 71.2 58.9-81.0
Female 225 90 39.8 31.2-49.1 135 60.2 50.9-68.8
RACE
White 276 104 38.3 30.7-46.5 172 61.7 53.5-69.3
Other 84 17 26.5 14.6-43.1 67 73.5 56.9-85.4
AGE
18-44 93 35 42.4 30.1-55.8 58 57.6 44.2-69.9
45+ 268 87 27.7 22.3-33.8 181 72.3 66.2-77.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 108 33 37.6 24.4-53.0 75 62.4 47.0-75.6
Some College + 255 90 33.4 25.9-41.7 165 66.6 58.3-74.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 133 36 30.5 19.6-44.1 97 69.5 55.9-80.4
$50,000+ 178 61 32.6 24.4-42.0 117 67.4 58.0-75.6

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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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