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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 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 4,140 683 15.3 14.0-16.7 77 1.9 1.4- 2.6 91 2.4 1.8- 3.3 3,289 80.4 78.7-81.9
GENDER
Male 1,601 203 11.8 10.0-13.9 18 1.4 0.7- 2.4 36 2.1 1.4- 3.3 1,344 84.7 82.3-86.8
Female 2,539 480 18.4 16.5-20.4 59 2.4 1.7- 3.3 55 2.7 1.8- 4.0 1,945 76.5 74.3-78.7
RACE
White 3,151 460 14.2 12.7-15.8 65 2.1 1.5- 2.9 60 2.0 1.4- 2.9 2,566 81.7 79.9-83.4
African American 864 201 18.7 15.7-22.2 11 1.6 0.7- 3.4 28 3.3 2.0- 5.3 624 76.4 72.5-79.9
Other Minorities 87 12 12.2 6.5-21.9 1 1.1 0.1- 7.2 3 6.0 1.8-17.9 71 80.7 68.9-88.8
HISPANIC
Yes 91 8 8.2 3.5-18.1 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.0 0.7-11.3 81 88.8 78.3-94.5
No 3,990 670 15.6 14.3-17.1 76 2.0 1.5- 2.7 89 2.4 1.8- 3.3 3,155 79.9 78.3-81.5
AGE
18-24 286 29 7.2 4.5-11.4 14 4.5 2.4- 8.4 7 2.5 1.1- 5.7 236 85.8 80.3-89.9
25-34 675 118 16.0 12.9-19.6 8 1.2 0.5- 2.8 12 2.0 1.0- 3.8 537 80.8 77.0-84.2
35-44 816 126 13.5 10.9-16.6 14 1.5 0.7- 3.0 19 3.5 1.8- 6.9 657 81.5 77.7-84.8
45-54 822 176 20.9 17.4-24.9 11 1.5 0.7- 3.2 20 2.6 1.3- 4.9 615 75.0 70.8-78.8
55-64 673 120 17.9 14.6-21.8 8 0.9 0.3- 2.5 15 1.6 0.8- 3.2 530 79.6 75.5-83.1
65+ 842 108 15.0 12.1-18.5 21 2.3 1.4- 3.7 18 2.1 1.2- 3.6 695 80.6 77.0-83.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 613 90 11.7 9.0-15.2 17 3.7 1.9- 7.1 7 1.5 0.5- 4.0 499 83.1 78.7-86.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,297 203 14.8 12.4-17.5 31 2.5 1.6- 4.0 38 3.0 1.9- 4.6 1,025 79.7 76.6-82.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,041 185 16.8 14.1-19.9 16 1.1 0.6- 2.0 20 2.6 1.3- 5.1 820 79.5 76.0-82.6
College Graduate 1,186 205 16.3 13.9-18.9 13 1.1 0.6- 2.0 26 2.1 1.3- 3.5 942 80.5 77.7-83.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 541 108 17.3 13.3-22.1 18 3.9 1.9- 7.7 13 2.9 1.3- 6.3 402 76.0 70.3-80.8
$15,000- 24,999 726 100 12.5 9.7-16.0 12 1.4 0.7- 3.0 21 3.4 1.9- 6.0 593 82.6 78.6-86.0
$25,000- 34,999 536 100 17.4 13.7-21.8 10 1.2 0.5- 2.8 9 1.6 0.6- 4.3 417 79.8 75.1-83.8
$35,000- 49,999 674 116 16.1 12.9-19.8 8 0.8 0.3- 1.9 8 1.3 0.6- 2.7 542 81.9 78.0-85.3
$50,000+ 1,169 197 15.8 13.5-18.4 14 2.0 1.1- 3.6 27 2.9 1.6- 5.1 931 79.4 76.3-82.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 172 25 16.7 10.9-24.7 3 1.3 0.4- 4.8 5 2.8 1.1- 7.2 139 79.2 71.0-85.5
Appalachia II 353 53 14.9 11.3-19.4 10 4.2 2.0- 8.3 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9 287 80.0 74.8-84.4
Appalachia III 251 38 14.6 10.5-20.1 5 2.1 0.8- 5.2 4 1.2 0.4- 3.3 204 82.1 76.3-86.7
Catawba 189 32 13.3 9.1-19.0 4 2.4 0.8- 6.8 0 0.0 . - . 153 84.4 78.1-89.1
Edisto 86 20 18.0 11.1-27.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 65 81.4 71.5-88.4
Low Country 174 30 18.9 13.0-26.7 3 1.6 0.5- 5.2 2 0.8 0.2- 3.5 139 78.7 70.8-84.9
Palmetto 449 89 17.3 13.8-21.4 3 0.5 0.1- 1.7 11 3.0 1.5- 5.8 346 79.2 74.7-83.1
Pee Dee 1,237 195 15.3 12.9-18.1 23 1.3 0.9- 2.1 32 2.4 1.6- 3.8 987 80.9 77.9-83.6
Savannah 146 19 11.1 6.2-18.9 6 3.7 1.5- 8.6 3 3.5 1.1-10.7 118 81.7 72.9-88.1
Trident 388 65 16.5 12.8-21.1 7 2.3 1.0- 5.1 13 5.1 2.5-10.3 303 76.1 70.4-81.0
Upper Savannah 264 49 10.8 7.2-15.9 5 1.8 0.5- 5.6 7 2.8 1.1- 7.0 203 84.6 78.5-89.2
Waccamaw 246 40 13.2 9.3-18.5 4 1.8 0.5- 6.0 2 1.6 0.4- 6.3 200 83.4 77.4-88.1
Wateree 142 21 16.8 10.4-25.9 4 1.4 0.5- 4.2 7 4.8 2.2-10.0 110 77.0 67.7-84.3

#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 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
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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