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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Weight Control

Are you now trying to maintain your 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 3,491 2,225 61.0 58.9-62.9 1,266 39.0 37.1-41.1
GENDER
Male 1,505 888 57.2 54.2-60.1 617 42.8 39.9-45.8
Female 1,986 1,337 65.4 62.9-67.8 649 34.6 32.2-37.1
RACE
White 2,760 1,779 62.3 60.1-64.4 981 37.7 35.6-39.9
African American 601 381 60.9 56.1-65.6 220 39.1 34.4-43.9
Other 97 49 47.9 36.4-59.6 48 52.1 40.4-63.6
HISPANIC
Yes 78 49 56.1 42.4-68.9 29 43.9 31.1-57.6
No 3,376 2,155 61.2 59.2-63.2 1,221 38.8 36.8-40.8
AGE
18-24 249 133 49.7 42.7-56.7 116 50.3 43.3-57.3
25-34 562 347 58.8 53.9-63.5 215 41.2 36.5-46.1
35-44 627 396 62.5 58.1-66.8 231 37.5 33.2-41.9
45-54 653 444 68.1 63.9-72.0 209 31.9 28.0-36.1
55-64 548 381 67.8 63.2-72.1 167 32.2 27.9-36.8
65+ 816 504 59.7 55.8-63.6 312 40.3 36.4-44.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 479 259 49.6 44.1-55.1 220 50.4 44.9-55.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,083 648 58.3 54.6-61.8 435 41.7 38.2-45.4
Some Post-H.S. 865 553 60.9 56.8-64.8 312 39.1 35.2-43.2
College Graduate 1,053 758 70.7 67.4-73.8 295 29.3 26.2-32.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 440 253 54.8 48.7-60.7 187 45.2 39.3-51.3
$15,000- $24,999 601 382 59.8 54.9-64.5 219 40.2 35.5-45.1
$25,000- $34,999 443 280 61.7 55.9-67.3 163 38.3 32.7-44.1
$35,000- $49,999 486 299 58.6 53.2-63.9 187 41.4 36.1-46.8
$50,000+ 1,054 742 67.5 64.1-70.6 312 32.5 29.4-35.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 212 144 62.9 54.2-70.9 68 37.1 29.1-45.8
Appalachia II 404 264 58.8 52.5-64.8 140 41.2 35.2-47.5
Appalachia III 305 186 57.9 50.9-64.6 119 42.1 35.4-49.1
Catawba 228 143 64.4 57.2-70.9 85 35.6 29.1-42.8
Edisto Savannah 251 144 55.6 48.2-62.7 107 44.4 37.3-51.8
Low Country 176 121 63.8 54.2-72.5 55 36.2 27.5-45.8
Palmetto 518 342 63.9 58.7-68.8 176 36.1 31.2-41.3
Pee Dee 266 161 56.0 48.6-63.2 105 44.0 36.8-51.4
Trident 411 268 63.6 58.0-68.8 143 36.4 31.2-42.0
Upper Savannah 183 121 64.7 55.9-72.5 62 35.3 27.5-44.1
Waccamaw 300 191 61.8 54.9-68.3 109 38.2 31.7-45.1
Wateree 191 117 60.4 51.6-68.6 74 39.6 31.4-48.4

* This question was asked of those 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 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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