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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Weight Control

Are you eating either fewer calories or less fat ...to lose 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 4,584 851 18.5 17.2-19.9 1,214 25.8 24.4-27.4 1,415 29.9 28.4-31.5 1,104 25.7 24.2-27.3
GENDER
Male 1,590 316 18.6 16.6-20.9 351 22.4 20.1-25.0 452 27.8 25.2-30.5 471 31.1 28.5-33.9
Female 2,994 535 18.5 16.9-20.1 863 28.5 26.7-30.4 963 31.6 29.7-33.5 633 21.4 19.8-23.2
RACE
White 3,573 653 18.5 17.1-20.0 918 25.2 23.7-26.8 1,107 29.5 27.8-31.2 895 26.8 25.1-28.5
African American 873 173 19.4 16.4-22.7 264 28.8 25.3-32.5 268 30.1 26.6-33.9 168 21.8 18.5-25.4
Other 105 18 13.8 8.1-22.7 21 17.6 9.9-29.2 31 35.3 24.0-48.4 35 33.3 23.2-45.3
HISPANIC
Yes 118 24 20.3 12.9-30.7 37 25.6 17.9-35.2 29 30.5 20.3-43.2 28 23.5 15.6-33.9
No 4,431 823 18.5 17.2-19.9 1,169 25.9 24.4-27.4 1,374 29.8 28.3-31.5 1,065 25.8 24.2-27.4
AGE
18-24 266 32 10.8 7.4-15.4 61 22.0 16.8-28.4 77 29.4 23.5-36.2 96 37.7 31.2-44.7
25-34 723 135 18.4 15.4-21.9 203 27.9 24.3-31.8 189 25.9 22.3-29.9 196 27.8 24.2-31.7
35-44 890 168 20.2 17.2-23.5 225 24.3 21.3-27.6 274 29.6 26.3-33.1 223 25.9 22.7-29.3
45-54 974 193 20.3 17.5-23.4 248 25.6 22.6-28.8 333 33.7 30.4-37.2 200 20.3 17.6-23.4
55-64 816 166 21.1 18.1-24.4 206 24.2 21.1-27.6 285 34.3 30.7-38.1 159 20.4 17.4-23.7
65+ 874 151 18.0 15.1-21.2 259 30.5 27.0-34.2 240 25.8 22.8-29.1 224 25.8 22.6-29.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 493 89 18.1 14.4-22.5 161 31.7 27.0-36.7 111 22.8 18.6-27.6 132 27.5 23.0-32.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,354 245 18.2 15.9-20.8 381 27.2 24.4-30.2 415 29.6 26.7-32.6 313 25.0 22.2-28.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,209 218 18.5 16.0-21.2 325 25.6 22.9-28.4 367 29.0 26.0-32.1 299 27.0 24.0-30.2
College Graduate 1,522 299 19.2 17.0-21.5 345 22.4 20.1-24.8 520 34.0 31.3-36.8 358 24.4 22.0-27.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 511 99 19.8 15.8-24.6 141 25.2 20.9-30.2 149 29.5 24.7-34.9 122 25.4 20.7-30.7
$15,000- $24,999 767 131 16.4 13.6-19.6 235 29.7 26.0-33.7 231 29.7 25.9-33.9 170 24.2 20.6-28.2
$25,000- $34,999 569 104 19.0 15.3-23.3 155 25.9 22.0-30.3 179 28.5 24.4-33.0 131 26.6 22.3-31.5
$35,000- $49,999 682 140 19.2 16.0-22.9 175 25.7 22.1-29.6 214 30.5 26.7-34.7 153 24.6 20.9-28.7
$50,000+ 1,527 279 18.6 16.5-20.9 370 24.0 21.7-26.5 486 30.6 28.0-33.3 392 26.8 24.3-29.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 297 49 18.0 13.4-23.7 78 22.6 18.0-28.1 89 29.6 23.6-36.3 81 29.9 23.9-36.6
Appalachia II 546 122 22.8 19.0-27.1 122 21.9 18.1-26.1 165 29.6 25.3-34.5 137 25.7 21.6-30.2
Appalachia III 353 59 14.8 11.1-19.3 116 32.2 26.7-38.3 103 29.5 23.9-35.8 75 23.6 18.4-29.7
Catawba 298 45 17.1 12.4-23.0 94 30.6 24.9-37.0 93 30.3 24.7-36.7 66 22.0 17.1-27.7
Edisto Savannah 344 49 12.3 9.0-16.5 101 27.1 22.0-32.7 112 33.4 27.6-39.8 82 27.2 21.3-34.1
Low Country 235 39 15.5 10.9-21.6 53 28.4 21.3-36.8 79 31.1 24.5-38.5 64 25.0 19.1-32.1
Palmetto 708 151 21.5 18.0-25.5 172 22.8 19.4-26.6 225 29.8 25.9-33.9 160 25.9 22.0-30.1
Pee Dee 313 59 18.7 14.2-24.3 77 23.1 18.3-28.8 97 30.9 25.2-37.3 80 27.3 21.7-33.7
Trident 593 110 18.8 15.5-22.7 148 24.4 20.4-28.9 197 31.1 26.9-35.6 138 25.7 21.7-30.2
Upper Savannah 226 49 21.9 16.3-28.7 72 30.2 23.9-37.3 54 24.9 18.6-32.5 51 23.0 17.3-30.0
Waccamaw 403 72 17.8 13.8-22.7 115 29.5 24.5-35.0 119 26.9 22.3-32.1 97 25.8 20.8-31.5
Wateree 230 37 16.2 10.9-23.4 55 24.7 18.8-31.7 72 31.2 24.7-38.5 66 27.9 21.8-34.9

* This question was asked of respondents not trying to maintain their 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 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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