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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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 14,090 4,839 35.4 34.2-36.7 9,251 64.6 63.3-65.8
-Forsyth County 362 131 35.2 28.7-42.3 231 64.8 57.7-71.3
GENDER
Male 141 39 28.0 18.9-39.3 102 72.0 60.7-81.1
Female 221 92 43.7 35.5-52.2 129 56.3 47.8-64.5
RACE
White 267 106 37.0 29.3-45.3 161 63.0 54.7-70.7
Other 95 25 31.6 20.3-45.5 70 68.4 54.5-79.7
AGE
18-44 110 44 37.0 26.3-49.2 66 63.0 50.8-73.7
45+ 251 87 33.4 27.1-40.3 164 66.6 59.7-72.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 141 49 36.4 26.1-48.2 92 63.6 51.8-73.9
Some College + 221 82 34.5 26.4-43.6 139 65.5 56.4-73.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 164 52 27.5 19.0-38.1 112 72.5 61.9-81.0
$50,000+ 152 51 31.0 23.2-40.0 101 69.0 60.0-76.8

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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=B MI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese= BMI greater than 30.0

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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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