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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 565 224 40.7 34.9-46.8 341 59.3 53.2-65.1
GENDER
Male 198 53 28.4 20.3-38.2 145 71.6 61.8-79.7
Female 367 171 51.2 44.0-58.4 196 48.8 41.6-56.0
RACE
White 392 175 43.8 37.0-50.9 217 56.2 49.1-63.0
Other 170 47 35.9 25.8-47.5 123 64.1 52.5-74.2
AGE
18-44 144 63 45.8 35.6-56.3 81 54.2 43.7-64.4
45+ 419 160 35.6 30.5-41.1 259 64.4 58.9-69.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 149 53 47.9 35.7-60.4 96 52.1 39.6-64.3
Some College + 414 171 37.6 31.7-43.9 243 62.4 56.1-68.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 208 74 33.0 23.9-43.5 134 67.0 56.5-76.1
$50,000+ 273 114 45.8 37.9-53.9 159 54.2 46.1-62.1

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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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