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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 350 114 32.1 25.5-39.5 236 67.9 60.5-74.5
GENDER
Male 139 33 27.8 18.5-39.5 106 72.2 60.5-81.5
Female 211 81 35.9 27.0-45.8 130 64.1 54.2-73.0
RACE
White 304 103 33.5 26.2-41.7 201 66.5 58.3-73.8
Other 45 11 25.6 12.6-45.3 34 74.4 54.7-87.4
AGE
18-44 75 22 32.9 21.0-47.5 53 67.1 52.5-79.0
45+ 273 92 31.6 25.6-38.3 181 68.4 61.7-74.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 167 47 27.0 17.9-38.6 120 73.0 61.4-82.1
Some College + 183 67 36.9 28.0-46.7 116 63.1 53.3-72.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 207 64 24.8 17.8-33.5 143 75.2 66.5-82.2
$50,000+ 92 34 38.0 26.2-51.5 58 62.0 48.5-73.8

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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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