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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Weight Control

Are you using physical activity or exercise to lose weight or keep from gaining weight?*

  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,358 2,120 66.2 64.1-68.3 1,238 33.8 31.7-35.9
GENDER
Male 1,240 809 67.3 63.8-70.6 431 32.7 29.4-36.2
Female 2,118 1,311 65.4 62.7-67.9 807 34.6 32.1-37.3
RACE
White 2,571 1,598 65.6 63.3-67.9 973 34.4 32.1-36.7
African American 699 461 67.3 62.2-71.9 238 32.7 28.1-37.8
Other Minorities 62 47 73.4 56.3-85.5 15 26.6 14.5-43.7
HISPANIC
Yes 73 51 76.1 62.3-86.0 22 23.9 14.0-37.7
No 3,242 2,053 66.1 64.0-68.2 1,189 33.9 31.8-36.0
AGE
18-24 199 150 79.3 71.5-85.4 49 20.7 14.6-28.5
25-34 548 412 74.8 69.8-79.2 136 25.2 20.8-30.2
35-44 666 470 73.1 68.6-77.2 196 26.9 22.8-31.4
45-54 718 468 62.7 57.8-67.3 250 37.3 32.7-42.2
55-64 558 307 56.2 51.0-61.3 251 43.8 38.7-49.0
65+ 651 305 52.3 47.5-57.2 346 47.7 42.8-52.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 440 207 51.9 45.2-58.6 233 48.1 41.4-54.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,033 628 64.5 60.4-68.4 405 35.5 31.6-39.6
Some Post-H.S. 859 546 67.4 63.3-71.2 313 32.6 28.8-36.7
College Graduate 1,022 735 72.5 69.1-75.7 287 27.5 24.3-30.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 431 206 52.9 45.7-60.0 225 47.1 40.0-54.3
$15,000- 24,999 551 336 61.9 56.2-67.3 215 38.1 32.7-43.8
$25,000- 34,999 442 269 64.7 58.6-70.4 173 35.3 29.6-41.4
$35,000- 49,999 567 396 72.2 67.3-76.7 171 27.8 23.3-32.7
$50,000+ 1,002 717 70.8 67.2-74.2 285 29.2 25.8-32.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 141 88 66.3 57.3-74.3 53 33.7 25.7-42.7
Appalachia II 278 179 66.3 59.9-72.1 99 33.7 27.9-40.1
Appalachia III 197 113 60.7 52.9-68.0 84 39.3 32.0-47.1
Catawba 148 99 71.0 62.0-78.7 49 29.0 21.3-38.0
Edisto 70 49 69.4 55.3-80.6 21 30.6 19.4-44.7
Low Country 134 88 68.4 59.2-76.4 46 31.6 23.6-40.8
Palmetto 382 247 63.8 57.8-69.4 135 36.2 30.6-42.2
Pee Dee 1,004 602 63.2 59.0-67.2 402 36.8 32.8-41.0
Savannah 115 74 62.7 51.9-72.4 41 37.3 27.6-48.1
Trident 329 233 72.2 66.4-77.3 96 27.8 22.7-33.6
Upper Savannah 220 132 66.9 58.1-74.6 88 33.1 25.4-41.9
Waccamaw 197 126 65.5 57.0-73.2 71 34.5 26.8-43.0
Wateree 109 69 63.2 51.7-73.4 40 36.8 26.6-48.3

*This question was asked only of respondents who reported trying to lose weight or maintain 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 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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