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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Weight Control

In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse or other health professional given you advice about your weight?

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes, lose weight Yes, gain weight Yes, maintain current weight No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,913 849 13.9 12.9-15.0 94 1.5 1.1- 1.8 137 2.2 1.8- 2.7 4,833 82.4 81.2-83.5
GENDER
Male 2,239 283 12.4 10.9-14.1 25 1.0 0.6- 1.6 50 2.0 1.4- 2.6 1,881 84.6 82.8-86.3
Female 3,674 566 15.3 14.0-16.7 69 1.8 1.4- 2.4 87 2.5 1.9- 3.2 2,952 80.4 78.8-81.8
RACE
White 4,603 603 12.2 11.3-13.3 76 1.5 1.1- 1.9 92 1.9 1.6- 2.4 3,832 84.4 83.2-85.5
African American 1,105 222 19.5 16.9-22.6 17 1.7 1.0- 3.0 41 3.2 2.2- 4.5 825 75.5 72.3-78.5
Other 157 12 7.2 3.9-13.2 0 0.0 . - . 4 1.9 0.6- 5.9 141 90.8 84.6-94.7
HISPANIC
Yes 148 25 14.3 9.0-21.8 3 1.2 0.4- 4.0 5 3.3 1.2- 8.4 115 81.3 73.2-87.3
No 5,713 815 13.9 12.8-15.0 89 1.5 1.1- 1.9 130 2.2 1.8- 2.6 4,679 82.5 81.3-83.6
AGE
18-24 383 29 7.0 4.5-10.7 8 1.6 0.8- 3.3 7 1.4 0.6- 3.2 339 90.0 86.1-92.9
25-34 947 113 12.0 9.8-14.7 18 1.6 0.8- 2.9 27 2.8 1.8- 4.4 789 83.5 80.6-86.1
35-44 1,128 167 14.9 12.6-17.5 16 0.9 0.5- 1.5 21 1.7 1.1- 2.8 924 82.5 79.8-84.9
45-54 1,191 202 17.3 15.0-19.9 19 1.7 1.0- 2.7 27 2.1 1.4- 3.1 943 79.0 76.2-81.5
55-64 997 181 18.6 16.0-21.6 8 0.8 0.4- 1.6 23 2.5 1.6- 4.0 785 78.1 75.0-80.9
65+ 1,210 150 13.2 11.1-15.6 23 2.0 1.3- 3.2 29 2.6 1.7- 3.8 1,008 82.2 79.5-84.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 724 108 16.2 13.1-19.9 15 1.9 1.1- 3.5 14 1.5 0.8- 2.8 587 80.3 76.4-83.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,817 241 12.9 11.1-14.9 29 1.6 1.0- 2.5 41 2.1 1.5- 3.0 1,506 83.4 81.2-85.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,530 244 14.2 12.4-16.2 25 1.4 0.9- 2.2 37 2.0 1.4- 2.8 1,224 82.4 80.2-84.4
College Graduate 1,831 256 13.8 12.1-15.7 25 1.1 0.7- 1.6 45 2.9 2.1- 4.1 1,505 82.1 80.0-84.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 713 135 20.0 16.4-24.2 20 2.1 1.3- 3.6 17 2.2 1.3- 3.9 541 75.6 71.3-79.5
$15,000- $24,999 1,000 142 13.4 11.1-16.1 15 1.5 0.8- 2.6 25 1.9 1.2- 2.9 818 83.2 80.3-85.7
$25,000- $34,999 739 85 11.0 8.7-13.8 13 1.6 0.8- 2.9 20 2.6 1.5- 4.2 621 84.9 81.7-87.6
$35,000- $49,999 874 147 15.4 13.0-18.2 15 1.8 1.0- 3.5 13 1.7 0.9- 3.3 699 81.0 77.8-83.8
$50,000+ 1,852 263 13.7 12.1-15.6 19 0.9 0.5- 1.4 41 2.2 1.6- 3.1 1,529 83.2 81.2-85.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 370 55 13.9 10.5-18.3 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 7 1.5 0.6- 3.6 305 83.8 79.3-87.6
Appalachia II 695 97 12.2 9.8-15.0 15 2.0 1.1- 3.6 13 1.7 0.9- 3.2 570 84.1 80.9-86.9
Appalachia III 478 70 13.5 10.4-17.3 14 3.3 1.7- 6.5 6 1.2 0.5- 2.8 388 82.0 77.6-85.7
Catawba 388 59 14.2 10.8-18.6 8 1.7 0.8- 3.5 8 2.3 1.0- 5.1 313 81.8 77.1-85.7
Edisto Savannah 455 69 17.6 13.2-23.0 9 1.9 0.9- 4.0 13 2.9 1.5- 5.4 364 77.7 72.1-82.4
Low Country 292 36 13.7 9.0-20.3 2 0.6 0.2- 2.6 7 3.2 1.3- 7.4 247 82.6 75.7-87.8
Palmetto 891 139 14.4 12.0-17.3 15 1.6 0.9- 2.9 23 2.0 1.3- 3.2 714 81.9 78.8-84.6
Pee Dee 423 61 13.0 9.8-17.0 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4 10 2.6 1.3- 4.9 349 84.1 79.8-87.6
Trident 745 101 12.5 10.2-15.3 4 0.4 0.1- 1.2 15 1.9 1.1- 3.2 625 85.2 82.2-87.7
Upper Savannah 293 36 17.5 12.3-24.3 9 2.9 1.5- 5.6 10 2.4 1.3- 4.6 238 77.2 70.4-82.8
Waccamaw 513 73 12.5 9.8-15.9 6 0.8 0.4- 2.0 13 2.5 1.4- 4.5 421 84.1 80.4-87.2
Wateree 307 48 16.6 12.3-22.1 5 1.4 0.5- 3.4 9 2.8 1.4- 5.7 245 79.2 73.5-83.9

#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 I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
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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