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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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Weight Control

Are you now trying to maintain your current weight, that is, to keep from gaining weight? *

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,323 2,938 65.0 63.2-66.9 1,385 35.0 33.1-36.8
GENDER
Male 1,933 1,276 63.0 60.2-65.7 657 37.0 34.3-39.8
Female 2,390 1,662 67.4 65.1-69.7 728 32.6 30.3-34.9
RACE
White 3,307 2,278 66.4 64.4-68.4 1,029 33.6 31.6-35.6
African American 873 573 61.6 57.2-65.9 300 38.4 34.1-42.8
Other 111 68 66.0 55.0-75.5 43 34.0 24.5-45.0
HISPANIC
Yes 66 38 55.0 40.5-68.7 28 45.0 31.3-59.5
No 4,176 2,856 65.5 63.6-67.3 1,320 34.5 32.7-36.4
AGE
18-24 229 128 53.6 46.1-60.8 101 46.4 39.2-53.9
25-34 504 306 57.8 52.8-62.5 198 42.2 37.5-47.2
35-44 728 502 69.0 65.2-72.6 226 31.0 27.4-34.8
45-54 749 546 72.0 68.2-75.5 203 28.0 24.5-31.8
55-64 744 544 71.8 67.9-75.3 200 28.2 24.7-32.1
65+ 1,337 894 66.8 63.9-69.6 443 33.2 30.4-36.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 646 382 59.0 53.8-64.0 264 41.0 36.0-46.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,423 942 63.0 59.6-66.2 481 37.0 33.8-40.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,027 691 63.1 59.1-66.8 336 36.9 33.2-40.9
College Graduate 1,213 919 73.2 70.1-76.0 294 26.8 24.0-29.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 522 314 60.0 54.2-65.5 208 40.0 34.5-45.8
$15,000- $24,999 694 450 63.3 58.5-67.8 244 36.7 32.2-41.5
$25,000- $34,999 513 343 63.9 58.3-69.1 170 36.1 30.9-41.7
$35,000- $49,999 634 450 67.4 62.8-71.7 184 32.6 28.3-37.2
$50,000+ 1,331 991 70.5 67.4-73.5 340 29.5 26.5-32.6
Health District**
Appalachia I 267 199 72.1 65.1-78.1 68 27.9 21.9-34.9
Appalachia II 492 345 65.9 59.6-71.6 147 34.1 28.4-40.4
Appalachia III 364 230 60.3 54.0-66.3 134 39.7 33.7-46.0
Catawba 277 178 61.7 54.6-68.3 99 38.3 31.7-45.4
Edisto Savannah 330 235 73.2 66.4-79.0 95 26.8 21.0-33.6
Low Country 239 173 68.3 59.8-75.8 66 31.7 24.2-40.2
Palmetto 616 414 65.1 60.2-69.7 202 34.9 30.3-39.8
Pee Dee 381 254 63.1 56.6-69.1 127 36.9 30.9-43.4
Trident 490 329 62.2 56.6-67.6 161 37.8 32.4-43.4
Upper Savannah 239 166 67.1 59.5-73.9 73 32.9 26.1-40.5
Waccamaw 356 244 67.6 61.2-73.3 112 32.4 26.7-38.8
Wateree 215 140 61.0 52.7-68.8 75 39.0 31.2-47.3
Region***
Region I 506 365 69.6 64.5-74.3 141 30.4 25.7-35.5
Region II 856 575 63.6 59.1-67.8 281 36.4 32.2-40.9
Region III 893 592 64.0 60.0-67.9 301 36.0 32.1-40.0
Region IV 596 394 62.3 57.3-67.2 202 37.7 32.8-42.7
Region V 330 235 73.2 66.4-79.0 95 26.8 21.0-33.6
Region VI 356 244 67.6 61.2-73.3 112 32.4 26.7-38.8
Region VII 490 329 62.2 56.6-67.6 161 37.8 32.4-43.4
Region VIII 239 173 68.3 59.8-75.8 66 31.7 24.2-40.2

*This question was only asked of the respondents who are not trying to lose 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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