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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Weight Control

Are you eating either fewer calories or less fat to lose weight or keep from gaining weight?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes, fewer calories Yes, less fat Yes, fewer calories and less fat No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,331 494 13.9 12.4-15.5 780 21.9 20.2-23.8 1,379 42.6 40.3-44.8 678 21.6 19.7-23.6
GENDER
Male 1,218 162 12.0 9.8-14.7 270 20.2 17.5-23.3 470 40.3 36.7-44.0 316 27.4 24.2-30.9
Female 2,113 332 15.4 13.5-17.5 510 23.3 21.0-25.7 909 44.4 41.6-47.2 362 16.9 14.9-19.1
RACE
White 2,554 368 14.2 12.5-16.1 579 20.5 18.6-22.5 1,068 42.8 40.3-45.3 539 22.5 20.4-24.7
African American 688 118 14.6 11.5-18.3 176 25.0 20.8-29.8 277 42.1 36.9-47.5 117 18.3 14.4-22.9
Other Minorities 62 5 3.9 1.4-10.2 17 28.7 17.0-44.1 24 44.2 29.5-60.0 16 23.2 12.9-38.2
HISPANIC
Yes 73 10 11.2 3.0-34.4 17 19.8 10.5-34.1 28 37.2 24.2-52.3 18 31.8 18.9-48.4
No 3,216 476 14.0 12.6-15.6 752 21.9 20.1-23.8 1,340 42.8 40.6-45.2 648 21.2 19.4-23.2
AGE
18-24 198 26 11.9 7.4-18.6 33 15.0 9.8-22.1 83 45.6 36.6-54.9 56 27.6 20.6-35.9
25-34 545 78 15.6 11.7-20.6 116 19.8 15.9-24.3 213 36.4 31.5-41.6 138 28.2 23.3-33.6
35-44 664 88 11.1 8.6-14.1 162 24.8 20.8-29.3 276 42.3 37.6-47.2 138 21.8 18.0-26.2
45-54 711 114 14.5 11.6-18.0 171 23.4 19.6-27.7 317 44.6 39.9-49.5 109 17.4 13.9-21.5
55-64 552 88 13.3 10.4-17.0 130 21.7 17.8-26.3 237 47.9 42.7-53.2 97 17.0 13.1-21.7
65+ 643 98 17.0 13.5-21.2 164 24.4 20.3-29.0 245 40.2 35.6-45.1 136 18.3 15.1-22.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 433 74 12.7 9.4-16.9 122 29.7 23.9-36.3 149 37.9 31.4-44.9 88 19.7 14.9-25.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,026 158 13.2 10.8-16.1 263 23.4 20.2-27.0 392 40.2 35.9-44.6 213 23.1 19.7-27.0
Some Post-H.S. 854 132 15.6 12.4-19.4 200 21.4 18.1-25.0 346 41.3 37.1-45.7 176 21.7 18.2-25.6
College Graduate 1,014 129 13.5 11.1-16.4 195 17.9 15.2-21.1 489 47.9 44.1-51.7 201 20.7 17.7-24.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 423 63 14.4 10.1-19.9 122 29.0 23.0-35.9 170 42.2 35.0-49.7 68 14.5 10.3-19.9
$15,000- 24,999 549 101 18.4 14.0-23.9 127 21.4 17.3-26.3 212 39.8 34.3-45.7 109 20.3 16.1-25.3
$25,000- 34,999 440 67 13.6 10.2-18.0 106 19.4 15.2-24.4 173 42.2 36.1-48.6 94 24.7 19.3-31.2
$35,000- 49,999 562 70 10.1 7.5-13.3 145 25.1 20.8-30.1 239 43.4 37.7-49.3 108 21.4 16.9-26.7
$50,000+ 995 138 13.0 10.7-15.8 199 19.2 16.4-22.4 449 44.8 41.0-48.5 209 23.0 19.9-26.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 139 19 13.0 7.8-20.9 27 19.1 12.9-27.3 65 44.4 35.2-53.9 28 23.5 15.7-33.6
Appalachia II 274 45 17.1 12.6-22.8 55 18.2 13.7-23.7 133 48.1 41.5-54.7 41 16.6 12.0-22.5
Appalachia III 194 32 15.9 11.0-22.3 49 26.2 19.8-33.8 69 34.1 27.2-41.8 44 23.9 17.2-32.1
Catawba 148 21 15.5 9.8-23.6 35 20.7 14.5-28.7 58 41.7 32.1-52.0 34 22.1 15.3-31.0
Edisto 69 13 16.8 9.2-28.8 12 18.2 9.4-32.2 23 28.0 18.2-40.4 21 37.0 24.3-51.9
Low Country 134 16 9.8 5.7-16.3 21 12.4 7.8-19.0 65 54.5 44.9-63.8 32 23.3 16.1-32.4
Palmetto 379 63 16.7 12.3-22.3 89 23.7 19.1-29.0 158 41.9 36.1-47.9 69 17.7 13.8-22.5
Pee Dee 1,004 164 17.1 13.8-21.0 259 24.7 21.1-28.7 389 37.2 33.2-41.2 192 21.0 17.5-24.9
Savannah 113 13 10.7 5.8-18.8 28 21.5 14.5-30.5 46 41.3 31.3-52.1 26 26.5 18.1-37.1
Trident 327 36 9.5 6.7-13.4 79 24.6 19.6-30.3 142 43.9 37.9-50.2 70 22.0 17.2-27.6
Upper Savannah 213 28 12.5 7.8-19.3 47 20.1 13.9-28.2 87 47.7 38.3-57.3 51 19.7 13.0-28.8
Waccamaw 196 27 11.8 7.8-17.3 49 22.7 16.4-30.5 77 39.9 30.8-49.6 43 25.6 18.5-34.4
Wateree 108 13 8.9 4.9-15.8 24 24.7 15.3-37.3 49 47.3 36.2-58.8 22 19.1 11.9-29.2

*This question was asked only of respondents who reported trying to lose weight or maintain current weight

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
Palmetto: Fairfield,Lexington,Newberry,Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield,Darlington,Dillon,Florence,Marion,Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley,Charleston,Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville,Edgefield,Greenwood,Laurens,McCormick,Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown,Horry,Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon,Kershaw,Lee,Sumter

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