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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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 11,534 3,971 34.7 33.2-36.2 7,563 65.3 63.8-66.8
-Buncombe County 245 97 38.0 30.6-46.0 148 62.0 54.0-69.4
GENDER
Male 99 34 29.1 19.4-41.2 65 70.9 58.8-80.6
Female 146 63 47.4 37.7-57.4 83 52.6 42.6-62.3
RACE
White 232 93 40.1 32.5-48.2 139 59.9 51.8-67.5
Other 10 3 10.8 2.1-40.8 7 89.2 59.2-97.9
AGE
18-44 49 22 38.8 25.2-54.4 27 61.2 45.6-74.8
45+ 193 72 36.6 29.1-44.7 121 63.4 55.3-70.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 89 28 30.3 19.3-44.1 61 69.7 55.9-80.7
Some College + 156 69 43.3 34.2-52.8 87 56.7 47.2-65.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 132 49 38.1 27.9-49.6 83 61.9 50.4-72.1
$50,000+ 79 35 42.8 30.7-55.8 44 57.2 44.2-69.3

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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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