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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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Weight Control

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

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,666 4,307 68.4 67.0-69.7 2,359 31.6 30.3-33.0
GENDER
Male 2,492 1,660 70.3 68.1-72.4 832 29.7 27.6-31.9
Female 4,174 2,647 66.8 65.1-68.4 1,527 33.2 31.6-34.9
RACE
White 5,080 3,267 67.6 66.1-69.1 1,813 32.4 30.9-33.9
African American 1,395 917 69.9 66.8-72.8 478 30.1 27.2-33.2
Other 152 101 73.1 64.7-80.2 51 26.9 19.8-35.3
HISPANIC
Yes 86 57 70.8 58.2-80.9 29 29.2 19.1-41.8
No 6,489 4,207 68.6 67.2-69.9 2,282 31.4 30.1-32.8
AGE
18-24 282 235 83.7 78.0-88.2 47 16.3 11.8-22.0
25-34 773 589 77.7 74.4-80.7 184 22.3 19.3-25.6
35-44 1,194 861 72.4 69.4-75.1 333 27.6 24.9-30.6
45-54 1,420 970 68.1 65.2-70.8 450 31.9 29.2-34.8
55-64 1,371 842 61.6 58.8-64.4 529 38.4 35.6-41.2
65+ 1,577 772 48.8 46.1-51.6 805 51.2 48.4-53.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 805 396 52.6 48.1-57.0 409 47.4 43.0-51.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,051 1,227 65.4 62.9-67.9 824 34.6 32.1-37.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,711 1,169 73.0 70.5-75.4 542 27.0 24.6-29.5
College Graduate 2,089 1,509 73.6 71.4-75.8 580 26.4 24.2-28.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 753 379 56.2 51.2-61.1 374 43.8 38.9-48.8
$15,000- $24,999 1,019 603 64.2 60.4-67.8 416 35.8 32.2-39.6
$25,000- $34,999 772 495 65.9 61.7-69.8 277 34.1 30.2-38.3
$35,000- $49,999 1,017 683 70.1 66.8-73.2 334 29.9 26.8-33.2
$50,000+ 2,284 1,675 75.0 72.9-76.9 609 25.0 23.1-27.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 441 257 64.7 59.6-69.5 184 35.3 30.5-40.4
Appalachia II 760 495 69.3 65.4-72.9 265 30.7 27.1-34.6
Appalachia III 541 366 70.0 65.2-74.4 175 30.0 25.6-34.8
Catawba 426 291 70.4 65.2-75.1 135 29.6 24.9-34.8
Edisto Savannah 504 316 68.2 62.9-73.1 188 31.8 26.9-37.1
Low Country 360 251 69.2 61.9-75.6 109 30.8 24.4-38.1
Palmetto 1,019 652 69.0 65.7-72.2 367 31.0 27.8-34.3
Pee Dee 533 323 66.9 62.1-71.5 210 33.1 28.5-37.9
Trident 787 541 70.8 66.8-74.5 246 29.2 25.5-33.2
Upper Savannah 366 226 66.8 61.2-72.0 140 33.2 28.0-38.8
Waccamaw 529 344 67.8 62.9-72.3 185 32.2 27.7-37.1
Wateree 326 194 61.5 55.0-67.6 132 38.5 32.4-45.0
Region***
Region I 807 483 65.7 61.9-69.2 324 34.3 30.8-38.1
Region II 1,301 861 69.6 66.6-72.4 440 30.4 27.6-33.4
Region III 1,445 943 69.4 66.6-72.1 502 30.6 27.9-33.4
Region IV 859 517 64.9 61.0-68.6 342 35.1 31.4-39.0
Region V 504 316 68.2 62.9-73.1 188 31.8 26.9-37.1
Region VI 529 344 67.8 62.9-72.3 185 32.2 27.7-37.1
Region VII 787 541 70.8 66.8-74.5 246 29.2 25.5-33.2
Region VIII 360 251 69.2 61.9-75.6 109 30.8 24.4-38.1

*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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