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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Orange 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 10,303 3,485 33.5 32.0-35.1 6,818 66.5 64.9-68.0
-Orange County 279 123 46.8 38.5-55.3 156 53.2 44.7-61.5
GENDER
Male 104 40 43.3 30.3-57.2 64 56.7 42.8-69.7
Female 175 83 50.4 40.7-60.1 92 49.6 39.9-59.3
RACE
White 227 110 53.8 44.7-62.6 117 46.2 37.4-55.3
Other 50 13 24.8 12.9-42.4 37 75.2 57.6-87.1
AGE
18-44 78 34 48.4 33.8-63.2 44 51.6 36.8-66.2
45+ 201 89 45.4 37.3-53.6 112 54.6 46.4-62.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 55 18 34.5 19.9-52.7 37 65.5 47.3-80.1
Some College + 224 105 49.7 40.3-59.0 119 50.3 41.0-59.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 93 24 30.4 15.9-50.2 69 69.6 49.8-84.1
$50,000+ 151 80 56.5 46.6-65.9 71 43.5 34.1-53.4

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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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