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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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Weight Control

Are you eating either fewer calories or less fat to lose weight or keep from gaining weight? *

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes,fewer calories Yes,less fat Yes,fewer cal & less fat No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,583 1,347 20.9 19.7-22.2 1,785 26.2 24.9-27.5 2,172 31.6 30.2-32.9 1,279 21.3 20.1-22.6
GENDER
Male 2,455 494 20.0 18.1-22.1 624 24.5 22.5-26.6 737 29.4 27.3-31.7 600 26.1 23.9-28.4
Female 4,128 853 21.7 20.1-23.3 1,161 27.6 26.0-29.3 1,435 33.3 31.7-35.0 679 17.4 16.0-18.8
RACE
White 5,022 1,017 20.5 19.2-21.9 1,284 23.9 22.6-25.3 1,702 33.3 31.8-34.8 1,019 22.3 20.9-23.8
African American 1,375 289 21.9 19.1-24.9 456 32.2 29.1-35.4 418 28.2 25.2-31.3 212 17.8 15.1-20.9
Other 149 37 23.8 15.7-34.3 35 26.3 17.9-36.8 36 21.4 14.8-29.9 41 28.5 20.6-38.1
HISPANIC
Yes 86 23 19.8 11.8-31.3 27 31.7 20.8-45.1 17 19.6 11.6-31.0 19 28.9 18.0-42.8
No 6,412 1,305 20.9 19.7-22.2 1,726 26.0 24.7-27.3 2,135 31.9 30.5-33.3 1,246 21.2 19.9-22.5
AGE
18-24 281 60 23.3 18.0-29.6 67 24.0 18.9-30.0 69 22.6 17.5-28.6 85 30.1 24.3-36.6
25-34 763 149 20.1 17.0-23.6 156 21.2 18.1-24.8 266 33.8 30.2-37.7 192 24.8 21.6-28.4
35-44 1,186 245 20.8 18.3-23.5 283 23.2 20.6-25.9 401 32.8 29.9-35.8 257 23.3 20.6-26.2
45-54 1,406 305 21.3 19.0-23.7 373 28.4 25.7-31.2 490 33.0 30.3-35.9 238 17.3 15.2-19.7
55-64 1,351 279 20.3 18.1-22.7 373 26.7 24.2-29.4 515 39.2 36.4-42.1 184 13.7 11.8-15.9
65+ 1,549 305 20.6 18.4-22.9 521 33.6 31.0-36.2 413 25.4 23.1-27.8 310 20.5 18.3-22.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 781 170 20.9 17.7-24.6 268 33.0 29.0-37.2 192 23.6 20.1-27.5 151 22.5 18.4-27.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,019 414 21.2 18.9-23.7 623 28.7 26.3-31.2 600 29.4 26.9-32.0 382 20.7 18.6-23.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,697 346 21.7 19.2-24.3 443 25.7 23.2-28.4 602 33.1 30.4-35.8 306 19.5 17.3-22.1
College Graduate 2,076 415 20.0 18.1-22.0 449 21.3 19.3-23.4 773 35.6 33.3-37.9 439 23.2 21.0-25.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 731 140 19.5 15.7-23.9 239 30.5 26.2-35.0 216 29.7 25.1-34.8 136 20.3 16.1-25.4
$15,000- $24,999 1,007 217 23.5 20.1-27.3 305 29.0 25.5-32.8 303 27.4 24.1-31.1 182 20.0 17.0-23.4
$25,000- $34,999 763 175 21.2 18.0-24.8 218 27.2 23.6-31.3 217 26.2 22.6-30.1 153 25.4 21.4-29.9
$35,000- $49,999 1,014 201 20.2 17.2-23.5 269 25.8 22.7-29.1 353 34.8 31.3-38.3 191 19.3 16.6-22.3
$50,000+ 2,269 446 19.6 17.8-21.5 515 22.0 20.1-23.9 853 36.1 33.9-38.4 455 22.3 20.3-24.5
Health District**
Appalachia I 433 82 20.0 15.7-25.2 126 28.7 24.0-33.9 142 31.5 26.5-36.8 83 19.8 15.7-24.7
Appalachia II 749 148 19.8 16.6-23.5 205 26.0 22.4-30.0 246 31.6 27.8-35.7 150 22.6 18.9-26.7
Appalachia III 537 94 17.6 14.0-21.8 167 28.9 24.6-33.5 176 31.0 26.6-35.7 100 22.6 18.2-27.7
Catawba 421 95 21.0 16.9-25.8 111 25.8 21.1-31.3 142 33.6 28.6-39.0 73 19.6 15.4-24.5
Edisto Savannah 497 110 23.2 18.2-29.0 124 25.4 20.7-30.8 156 30.6 25.3-36.5 107 20.8 16.6-25.7
Low Country 352 78 19.9 15.6-25.0 88 23.0 18.1-28.7 121 34.4 28.3-41.0 65 22.7 16.4-30.6
Palmetto 1,012 191 18.4 15.7-21.4 266 24.5 21.4-27.9 349 32.0 28.6-35.6 206 25.1 21.6-28.9
Pee Dee 523 103 18.6 14.9-23.1 141 27.1 22.5-32.3 166 31.1 26.4-36.3 113 23.1 19.0-27.8
Trident 779 176 24.7 20.9-29.0 223 28.4 24.6-32.5 233 27.6 24.1-31.4 147 19.3 16.1-23.0
Upper Savannah 362 68 20.6 15.9-26.2 95 26.1 21.1-31.7 134 34.2 28.8-40.1 65 19.1 14.5-24.7
Waccamaw 523 114 24.8 20.1-30.1 132 24.2 20.1-28.9 179 32.2 27.7-37.1 98 18.8 15.1-23.2
Wateree 324 72 23.5 17.9-30.2 92 28.1 22.6-34.4 105 32.4 26.7-38.8 55 16.0 11.9-21.1
Region***
Region I 795 150 20.3 17.0-24.0 221 27.5 24.0-31.2 276 32.8 29.1-36.7 148 19.5 16.3-23.1
Region II 1,286 242 18.9 16.5-21.6 372 27.2 24.4-30.2 422 31.3 28.4-34.4 250 22.6 19.7-25.7
Region III 1,433 286 19.1 16.9-21.7 377 24.9 22.3-27.8 491 32.5 29.7-35.4 279 23.4 20.7-26.5
Region IV 847 175 20.5 17.2-24.2 233 27.5 23.9-31.4 271 31.6 27.9-35.6 168 20.4 17.4-23.9
Region V 497 110 23.2 18.2-29.0 124 25.4 20.7-30.8 156 30.6 25.3-36.5 107 20.8 16.6-25.7
Region VI 523 114 24.8 20.1-30.1 132 24.2 20.1-28.9 179 32.2 27.7-37.1 98 18.8 15.1-23.2
Region VII 779 176 24.7 20.9-29.0 223 28.4 24.6-32.5 233 27.6 24.1-31.4 147 19.3 16.1-23.0
Region VIII 352 78 19.9 15.6-25.0 88 23.0 18.1-28.7 121 34.4 28.3-41.0 65 22.7 16.4-30.6

*This question was asked only of the respondents who are now trying to lose or maintain their 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

*** 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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