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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 254 90 42.0 32.4-52.3 164 58.0 47.7-67.6
GENDER
Male 94 31 42.9 27.5-59.8 63 57.1 40.2-72.5
Female 160 59 41.1 30.7-52.3 101 58.9 47.7-69.3
RACE
White 212 78 36.4 28.4-45.3 134 63.6 54.7-71.6
Other 42 12 54.7 32.1-75.5 30 45.3 24.5-67.9
AGE
18-44 56 23 57.2 40.4-72.4 33 42.8 27.6-59.6
45+ 198 67 28.6 21.8-36.5 131 71.4 63.5-78.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 133 46 46.2 32.4-60.7 87 53.8 39.3-67.6
Some College + 121 44 35.7 26.1-46.6 77 64.3 53.4-73.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 135 44 34.9 24.3-47.1 91 65.1 52.9-75.7
$50,000+ 77 29 32.6 22.0-45.3 48 67.4 54.7-78.0

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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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