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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 329 121 42.7 34.2-51.6 208 57.3 48.4-65.8
GENDER
Male 139 36 28.6 18.7-41.0 103 71.4 59.0-81.3
Female 190 85 54.4 43.5-64.9 105 45.6 35.1-56.5
RACE
White 296 114 47.6 39.2-56.1 182 52.4 43.9-60.8
Other 32 7 10.9 3.6-28.4 25 89.1 71.6-96.4
AGE
18-44 90 43 53.3 38.9-67.3 47 46.7 32.7-61.1
45+ 238 77 28.7 22.5-35.9 161 71.3 64.1-77.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 126 43 41.8 27.1-58.1 83 58.2 41.9-72.9
Some College + 202 78 43.5 34.1-53.4 124 56.5 46.6-65.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 130 46 39.9 25.4-56.5 84 60.1 43.5-74.6
$50,000+ 145 50 35.0 26.3-44.8 95 65.0 55.2-73.7

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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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