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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 666 262 40.2 34.6-45.9 404 59.8 54.1-65.4
GENDER
Male 252 70 32.7 24.0-42.8 182 67.3 57.2-76.0
Female 414 192 47.7 41.4-54.2 222 52.3 45.8-58.6
RACE
White 493 211 43.0 37.3-48.8 282 57.0 51.2-62.7
Other 165 50 36.9 25.7-49.6 115 63.1 50.4-74.3
AGE
18-44 221 94 45.2 36.7-53.9 127 54.8 46.1-63.3
45+ 442 167 33.4 28.3-38.8 275 66.6 61.2-71.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 157 63 47.0 33.6-60.8 94 53.0 39.2-66.4
Some College + 509 199 37.5 32.2-43.1 310 62.5 56.9-67.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 229 85 38.1 27.3-50.2 144 61.9 49.8-72.7
$50,000+ 358 139 39.1 32.9-45.7 219 60.9 54.3-67.1

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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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