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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Weight Control

Are you now trying to maintain you current weight, that is to keep from gaining weight?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,220 1,460 62.6 59.8-65.4 760 37.4 34.6-40.2
GENDER
Male 973 621 60.3 56.0-64.4 352 39.7 35.6-44.0
Female 1,247 839 65.2 61.5-68.7 408 34.8 31.3-38.5
RACE
White 1,688 1,127 64.7 61.5-67.7 561 35.3 32.3-38.5
African American 456 291 59.4 52.7-65.7 165 40.6 34.3-47.3
Other Minorities 52 28 47.0 30.8-63.8 24 53.0 36.2-69.2
HISPANIC
Yes 52 34 56.7 37.9-73.8 18 43.3 26.2-62.1
No 2,131 1,404 62.9 60.0-65.7 727 37.1 34.3-40.0
AGE
18-24 184 96 50.8 41.6-59.8 88 49.2 40.2-58.4
25-34 354 228 61.9 55.2-68.2 126 38.1 31.8-44.8
35-44 420 274 60.9 54.4-67.0 146 39.1 33.0-45.6
45-54 367 266 70.5 63.7-76.5 101 29.5 23.5-36.3
55-64 349 237 68.4 61.2-74.7 112 31.6 25.3-38.8
65+ 533 353 65.6 60.3-70.5 180 34.4 29.5-39.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 375 209 51.2 43.9-58.5 166 48.8 41.5-56.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 711 457 61.7 56.6-66.6 254 38.3 33.4-43.4
Some Post-H.S. 529 349 64.0 58.3-69.5 180 36.0 30.5-41.7
College Graduate 603 443 69.2 63.8-74.2 160 30.8 25.8-36.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 290 180 57.7 49.1-65.9 110 42.3 34.1-50.9
$15,000- 24,999 417 246 53.2 46.6-59.7 171 46.8 40.3-53.4
$25,000- 34,999 288 197 67.8 60.0-74.7 91 32.2 25.3-40.0
$35,000- 49,999 347 241 65.7 58.0-72.6 106 34.3 27.4-42.0
$50,000+ 594 432 71.6 66.5-76.2 162 28.4 23.8-33.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 91 60 66.4 54.8-76.3 31 33.6 23.7-45.2
Appalachia II 194 119 60.6 52.5-68.2 75 39.4 31.8-47.5
Appalachia III 144 92 60.9 51.4-69.6 52 39.1 30.4-48.6
Catawba 103 64 54.2 42.0-66.0 39 45.8 34.0-58.0
Edisto 45 30 73.1 57.5-84.5 15 26.9 15.5-42.5
Low Country 101 61 57.3 45.7-68.1 40 42.7 31.9-54.3
Palmetto 221 157 68.5 60.0-75.9 64 31.5 24.1-40.0
Pee Dee 678 454 64.3 58.7-69.6 224 35.7 30.4-41.3
Savannah 83 53 61.4 47.9-73.3 30 38.6 26.7-52.1
Trident 184 125 61.7 52.6-70.2 59 38.3 29.8-47.4
Upper Savannah 144 99 66.2 54.7-76.0 45 33.8 24.0-45.3
Waccamaw 128 83 66.3 56.0-75.3 45 33.7 24.7-44.0
Wateree 80 47 51.0 37.7-64.2 33 49.0 35.8-62.3

*This question was asked only of respondents who reported not trying to lose 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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