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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Guilford 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
-Guilford County 411 159 42.5 34.6-50.9 252 57.5 49.1-65.4
GENDER
Male 167 52 39.9 27.4-53.9 115 60.1 46.1-72.6
Female 244 107 45.9 38.4-53.6 137 54.1 46.4-61.6
RACE
White 297 113 38.6 32.1-45.5 184 61.4 54.5-67.9
Other 108 42 49.5 33.7-65.4 66 50.5 34.6-66.3
AGE
18-44 95 36 45.9 30.5-62.1 59 54.1 37.9-69.5
45+ 310 120 39.7 33.4-46.3 190 60.3 53.7-66.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 144 52 40.4 24.4-58.7 92 59.6 41.3-75.6
Some College + 266 106 43.7 36.3-51.4 160 56.3 48.6-63.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 196 73 35.0 26.9-44.0 123 65.0 56.0-73.1
$50,000+ 163 57 40.8 31.5-50.8 106 59.2 49.2-68.5

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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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