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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Risk Factors

Overweight or Obese*

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  Total
Respond.#
Underweight Recommended Range Overweight Obese
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,686 120 2.3 1.8- 2.9 2,168 37.5 36.0-39.0 2,026 35.8 34.3-37.3 1,372 24.5 23.2-25.8
GENDER
Male 2,215 15 1.3 0.7- 2.4 681 31.9 29.6-34.3 996 43.6 41.1-46.1 523 23.2 21.2-25.3
Female 3,471 105 3.2 2.5- 4.0 1,487 42.9 41.0-44.8 1,030 28.3 26.6-30.0 849 25.6 24.0-27.4
RACE
White 4,436 98 2.3 1.8- 3.0 1,831 41.9 40.2-43.6 1,589 35.4 33.8-37.0 918 20.4 19.1-21.7
African American 1,058 13 1.1 0.6- 2.0 272 26.6 23.5-30.0 358 34.5 31.0-38.1 415 37.8 34.4-41.3
Other 151 8 7.8 3.4-17.1 53 29.8 22.1-38.9 62 46.0 36.3-56.0 28 16.4 10.8-24.0
HISPANIC
Yes 140 8 10.6 4.6-22.2 42 26.6 19.0-35.7 52 37.9 28.4-48.6 38 24.9 17.3-34.6
No 5,501 111 1.9 1.5- 2.5 2,110 37.9 36.4-39.5 1,958 35.7 34.2-37.3 1,322 24.4 23.1-25.8
AGE
18-24 369 21 6.5 3.9-10.5 192 50.9 45.1-56.8 104 29.1 24.0-34.9 52 13.5 10.0-17.8
25-34 912 32 2.9 1.9- 4.3 371 37.7 34.1-41.3 282 34.3 30.7-38.1 227 25.1 22.0-28.6
35-44 1,092 19 1.4 0.9- 2.2 413 35.5 32.4-38.7 361 34.3 31.0-37.6 299 28.9 25.9-32.2
45-54 1,163 13 0.9 0.5- 1.6 400 32.6 29.7-35.7 426 37.4 34.3-40.7 324 29.1 26.2-32.2
55-64 951 12 1.1 0.6- 1.9 317 31.3 28.2-34.7 375 39.8 36.4-43.4 247 27.8 24.6-31.2
65+ 1,165 23 1.7 1.1- 2.6 457 38.7 35.5-41.9 466 39.4 36.2-42.7 219 20.3 17.6-23.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 688 8 1.6 0.8- 3.5 225 33.2 29.1-37.6 258 36.8 32.5-41.3 197 28.3 24.5-32.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,753 37 2.1 1.3- 3.1 613 34.8 32.1-37.6 608 34.2 31.5-37.0 495 28.9 26.4-31.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,474 34 2.6 1.7- 4.1 562 38.1 35.2-41.1 522 35.9 33.0-39.0 356 23.4 21.0-25.9
College Graduate 1,765 41 2.5 1.6- 3.8 764 42.2 39.6-44.8 636 37.0 34.4-39.6 324 18.3 16.4-20.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 689 20 3.5 1.9- 6.4 220 33.5 29.1-38.3 230 31.1 26.9-35.7 219 31.9 27.6-36.5
$15,000- $24,999 973 23 2.5 1.4- 4.6 333 34.6 31.1-38.3 326 33.0 29.6-36.7 291 29.9 26.5-33.4
$25,000- $34,999 724 19 2.9 1.7- 4.7 265 36.1 32.0-40.5 276 37.9 33.6-42.4 164 23.1 19.7-27.0
$35,000- $49,999 854 15 1.4 0.8- 2.6 319 36.3 32.6-40.2 309 38.5 34.5-42.5 211 23.8 20.7-27.2
$50,000+ 1,801 32 1.7 1.1- 2.6 736 39.3 36.8-41.8 664 37.7 35.2-40.3 369 21.3 19.2-23.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 357 6 3.1 0.9- 9.9 143 39.1 33.2-45.4 119 33.6 28.0-39.7 89 24.2 19.5-29.7
Appalachia II 667 15 3.2 1.5- 6.6 255 39.3 34.8-43.9 250 36.0 31.8-40.5 147 21.5 18.1-25.3
Appalachia III 456 11 2.9 1.4- 5.6 177 38.6 33.3-44.3 170 36.7 31.5-42.2 98 21.8 17.7-26.6
Catawba 373 10 3.0 1.5- 6.0 139 33.7 28.6-39.2 124 36.2 30.7-42.1 100 27.0 22.1-32.6
Edisto Savannah 442 6 1.5 0.6- 3.7 141 31.0 26.0-36.4 166 37.9 32.5-43.6 129 29.6 24.7-35.0
Low Country 288 8 1.6 0.7- 3.3 121 36.7 30.4-43.6 101 35.8 29.2-43.0 58 25.9 19.5-33.5
Palmetto 861 21 2.3 1.2- 4.2 338 38.8 35.0-42.8 290 34.4 30.7-38.4 212 24.5 21.2-28.1
Pee Dee 400 7 1.7 0.8- 3.6 137 37.2 31.5-43.3 142 35.2 29.8-41.0 114 25.9 21.3-31.0
Trident 715 13 1.3 0.7- 2.3 296 42.3 38.1-46.6 246 34.6 30.4-39.0 160 21.9 18.6-25.5
Upper Savannah 283 5 1.7 0.6- 5.3 96 31.9 26.1-38.3 108 37.2 30.8-44.0 74 29.2 23.3-35.9
Waccamaw 500 10 2.0 0.9- 4.2 200 37.6 32.9-42.7 168 34.5 29.5-39.9 122 25.9 21.6-30.8
Wateree 293 6 2.5 1.0- 6.0 101 34.1 28.0-40.8 125 41.7 35.2-48.6 61 21.7 16.7-27.6

* Underweight corresponds to BMI<18.5
Recommended Range corresponds to 18.5<=BMI<25
Overweight correponds to 25<=BMI<30
Obese corresponds to 30<=BMI<99.

#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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