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2010 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 11,534 3,971 34.7 33.2-36.2 7,563 65.3 63.8-66.8
-Durham County 594 220 40.7 34.8-46.8 374 59.3 53.2-65.2
GENDER
Male 199 55 36.1 26.8-46.6 144 63.9 53.4-73.2
Female 395 165 45.1 38.4-51.9 230 54.9 48.1-61.6
RACE
White 369 152 45.8 39.0-52.8 217 54.2 47.2-61.0
Other 223 67 35.1 26.0-45.4 156 64.9 54.6-74.0
AGE
18-44 175 82 45.9 36.6-55.4 93 54.1 44.6-63.4
45+ 415 137 33.6 28.3-39.3 278 66.4 60.7-71.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 151 47 29.9 19.5-42.9 104 70.1 57.1-80.5
Some College + 443 173 44.7 38.2-51.4 270 55.3 48.6-61.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 228 81 35.0 26.0-45.3 147 65.0 54.7-74.0
$50,000+ 299 113 44.0 36.6-51.7 186 56.0 48.3-63.4

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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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