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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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Weight Control

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes, lose weight Yes,gain weight Yes,maintain weight No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,078 1,364 16.2 15.3-17.2 109 1.5 1.2- 1.9 188 2.2 1.8- 2.6 6,417 80.1 79.0-81.1
GENDER
Male 3,170 499 14.2 12.9-15.7 38 1.3 0.9- 2.0 60 1.7 1.2- 2.3 2,573 82.7 81.1-84.2
Female 4,908 865 18.1 16.8-19.4 71 1.7 1.3- 2.3 128 2.6 2.1- 3.2 3,844 77.6 76.2-79.0
RACE
White 6,131 953 15.0 14.0-16.0 79 1.4 1.0- 1.8 119 1.8 1.4- 2.2 4,980 81.9 80.7-82.9
African American 1,700 376 19.8 17.6-22.2 27 1.9 1.2- 3.1 62 3.1 2.3- 4.2 1,235 75.2 72.6-77.6
Other 196 28 14.2 8.9-22.0 3 1.5 0.5- 4.7 4 1.6 0.5- 5.0 161 82.6 74.8-88.4
HISPANIC
Yes 114 11 12.4 6.3-23.0 2 2.8 0.6-11.7 4 4.7 1.6-13.0 97 80.2 68.8-88.1
No 7,832 1,335 16.3 15.4-17.3 103 1.5 1.2- 1.9 180 2.1 1.8- 2.5 6,214 80.1 79.0-81.1
AGE
18-24 381 31 7.6 5.1-11.2 15 3.9 2.3- 6.6 11 2.7 1.5- 5.0 324 85.8 81.5-89.2
25-34 975 150 14.4 12.2-16.9 9 0.7 0.4- 1.5 18 1.7 1.0- 2.8 798 83.2 80.5-85.6
35-44 1,419 244 18.5 16.2-21.1 13 0.9 0.5- 1.5 32 1.8 1.2- 2.7 1,130 78.8 76.2-81.2
45-54 1,624 346 20.9 18.7-23.1 17 0.8 0.5- 1.4 28 1.7 1.1- 2.6 1,233 76.6 74.2-78.8
55-64 1,575 325 20.7 18.5-23.0 18 1.5 0.9- 2.5 31 2.0 1.4- 3.0 1,201 75.8 73.3-78.1
65+ 2,041 258 13.6 12.0-15.5 36 1.9 1.4- 2.8 67 3.3 2.5- 4.3 1,680 81.1 79.1-83.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,080 155 14.5 12.1-17.3 21 2.1 1.2- 3.8 26 2.5 1.6- 3.8 878 80.9 77.7-83.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,540 424 16.4 14.7-18.3 35 1.7 1.1- 2.5 51 2.0 1.4- 2.9 2,030 79.8 77.8-81.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,049 364 16.2 14.4-18.1 26 1.4 0.9- 2.3 49 2.3 1.6- 3.2 1,610 80.1 78.0-82.1
College Graduate 2,389 416 16.8 15.2-18.6 26 1.1 0.7- 1.8 60 2.1 1.6- 2.7 1,887 80.0 78.2-81.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 974 177 18.7 15.6-22.2 26 3.2 2.0- 5.2 25 2.4 1.6- 3.8 746 75.6 71.8-79.1
$15,000- $24,999 1,265 222 16.3 13.9-19.0 22 1.8 1.1- 2.9 25 2.0 1.2- 3.2 996 80.0 77.1-82.6
$25,000- $34,999 941 162 16.9 14.2-20.0 17 1.6 0.9- 2.8 23 2.2 1.3- 3.8 739 79.2 75.9-82.2
$35,000- $49,999 1,204 207 16.9 14.5-19.6 10 1.1 0.5- 2.4 29 2.5 1.7- 3.8 958 79.5 76.5-82.1
$50,000+ 2,627 456 16.3 14.8-17.9 16 0.7 0.4- 1.4 55 1.9 1.4- 2.6 2,100 81.1 79.4-82.7
Health District**
Appalachia I 510 86 17.9 14.3-22.2 6 1.5 0.5- 3.9 14 2.3 1.3- 4.1 404 78.4 73.8-82.3
Appalachia II 911 153 15.2 12.7-18.1 9 0.7 0.4- 1.5 17 1.2 0.7- 2.1 732 82.8 79.8-85.4
Appalachia III 675 130 17.4 14.5-20.9 12 2.1 1.1- 4.2 15 2.6 1.3- 5.2 518 77.8 73.9-81.3
Catawba 526 90 16.8 13.4-20.8 8 1.5 0.7- 3.5 13 2.9 1.5- 5.2 415 78.8 74.5-82.6
Edisto Savannah 603 107 16.5 13.2-20.5 4 0.4 0.1- 1.0 12 1.7 0.9- 3.2 480 81.4 77.3-84.9
Low Country 430 58 12.5 9.2-16.7 4 1.7 0.6- 4.9 11 2.3 1.1- 4.6 357 83.5 78.8-87.4
Palmetto 1,227 233 17.7 15.3-20.4 15 1.6 0.8- 3.0 31 2.2 1.4- 3.2 948 78.5 75.7-81.2
Pee Dee 660 86 13.1 10.3-16.5 8 1.0 0.4- 2.1 19 3.1 1.8- 5.3 547 82.9 79.1-86.1
Trident 946 154 15.4 12.8-18.5 20 2.3 1.4- 3.7 18 1.7 1.0- 3.0 754 80.6 77.3-83.5
Upper Savannah 441 77 17.8 14.0-22.4 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 13 3.6 1.9- 6.5 349 78.1 73.2-82.3
Waccamaw 646 100 16.5 13.0-20.7 9 1.4 0.6- 3.0 12 1.5 0.8- 2.7 525 80.7 76.3-84.4
Wateree 403 74 18.4 14.2-23.5 7 2.4 0.9- 6.3 10 2.6 1.3- 5.0 312 76.6 71.0-81.4
Region***
Region I 951 163 17.9 15.2-20.9 8 1.0 0.4- 2.3 27 2.9 1.9- 4.4 753 78.2 75.0-81.2
Region II 1,586 283 16.2 14.2-18.3 21 1.3 0.8- 2.2 32 1.8 1.1- 2.9 1,250 80.7 78.4-82.9
Region III 1,753 323 17.4 15.4-19.6 23 1.5 0.9- 2.6 44 2.4 1.7- 3.3 1,363 78.6 76.3-80.8
Region IV 1,063 160 15.1 12.6-17.9 15 1.5 0.8- 2.9 29 2.9 1.9- 4.4 859 80.5 77.4-83.3
Region V 603 107 16.5 13.2-20.5 4 0.4 0.1- 1.0 12 1.7 0.9- 3.2 480 81.4 77.3-84.9
Region VI 646 100 16.5 13.0-20.7 9 1.4 0.6- 3.0 12 1.5 0.8- 2.7 525 80.7 76.3-84.4
Region VII 946 154 15.4 12.8-18.5 20 2.3 1.4- 3.7 18 1.7 1.0- 3.0 754 80.6 77.3-83.5
Region VIII 430 58 12.5 9.2-16.7 4 1.7 0.6- 4.9 11 2.3 1.1- 4.6 357 83.5 78.8-87.4

#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

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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