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2010 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 11,534 3,971 34.7 33.2-36.2 7,563 65.3 63.8-66.8
-Forsyth County 267 106 39.9 31.9-48.5 161 60.1 51.5-68.1
GENDER
Male 111 29 28.7 18.7-41.4 82 71.3 58.6-81.3
Female 156 77 52.9 42.0-63.5 79 47.1 36.5-58.0
RACE
White 206 86 42.7 33.4-52.6 120 57.3 47.4-66.6
Other 58 18 29.7 17.3-46.2 40 70.3 53.8-82.7
AGE
18-44 59 25 43.3 28.6-59.3 34 56.7 40.7-71.4
45+ 207 81 37.3 30.1-45.0 126 62.7 55.0-69.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 88 44 48.2 33.6-63.2 44 51.8 36.8-66.4
Some College + 179 62 35.2 25.8-45.8 117 64.8 54.2-74.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 113 42 37.2 25.8-50.2 71 62.8 49.8-74.2
$50,000+ 105 39 37.7 25.8-51.3 66 62.3 48.7-74.2

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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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