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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 314 120 35.2 28.7-42.3 194 64.8 57.7-71.3
GENDER
Male 115 34 27.7 18.9-38.6 81 72.3 61.4-81.1
Female 199 86 42.7 33.9-51.9 113 57.3 48.1-66.1
RACE
White 261 104 36.3 29.2-44.0 157 63.7 56.0-70.8
Other 53 16 31.1 17.4-49.2 37 68.9 50.8-82.6
AGE
18-44 68 28 38.0 25.7-52.0 40 62.0 48.0-74.3
45+ 244 91 33.3 26.6-40.7 153 66.7 59.3-73.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 94 33 34.1 22.6-47.8 61 65.9 52.2-77.4
Some College + 220 87 35.6 28.1-43.9 133 64.4 56.1-71.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 155 54 32.6 23.4-43.3 101 67.4 56.7-76.6
$50,000+ 108 43 32.3 23.5-42.6 65 67.7 57.4-76.5

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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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