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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Obesity Risk Factors

Risk factor for Overweight or Obese*

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  Total #
Respondents
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,666 3,128 34.1 32.5-35.9 6,538 65.9 64.1-67.5
GENDER
Male 3,653 940 28.7 26.2-31.5 2,713 71.3 68.5-73.8
Female 6,013 2,188 39.4 37.3-41.6 3,825 60.6 58.4-62.7
RACE
White 6,378 2,337 37.1 35.1-39.2 4,041 62.9 60.8-64.9
African American 2,563 555 26.3 23.2-29.7 2,008 73.7 70.3-76.8
Other 460 145 33.4 26.0-41.6 315 66.6 58.4-74.0
HISPANIC
Yes 171 53 26.2 16.9-38.3 118 73.8 61.7-83.1
No 9,270 2,996 34.4 32.6-36.1 6,274 65.6 63.9-67.4
AGE
18-24 314 148 44.8 36.9-53.0 166 55.2 47.0-63.1
25-34 817 311 42.3 37.5-47.3 506 57.7 52.7-62.5
35-44 1,320 400 29.6 26.2-33.3 920 70.4 66.7-73.8
45-54 1,903 545 29.0 26.0-32.1 1,358 71.0 67.9-74.0
55-64 2,149 575 26.2 23.6-29.0 1,574 73.8 71.0-76.4
65+ 3,163 1,149 35.7 33.3-38.2 2,014 64.3 61.8-66.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,297 393 33.1 28.6-38.0 904 66.9 62.0-71.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,252 953 32.4 29.4-35.6 2,299 67.6 64.4-70.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,353 750 32.7 29.4-36.2 1,603 67.3 63.8-70.6
College Graduate 2,755 1,029 37.7 34.8-40.7 1,726 62.3 59.3-65.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,168 345 31.4 27.0-36.2 823 68.6 63.8-73.0
$15,000- $24,999 1,604 452 30.2 26.0-34.8 1,152 69.8 65.2-74.0
$25,000- $34,999 1,056 312 30.5 25.3-36.3 744 69.5 63.7-74.7
$35,000- $49,999 1,265 343 26.2 22.3-30.4 922 73.8 69.6-77.7
$50,000+ 3,184 1,128 36.4 33.8-39.1 2,056 63.6 60.9-66.2
Health District**
Appalachia I 408 118 27.1 22.0-32.9 290 72.9 67.1-78.0
Appalachia II 642 242 35.6 30.3-41.4 400 64.4 58.6-69.7
Appalachia III 535 200 33.9 27.3-41.2 335 66.1 58.8-72.7
Catawba 245 89 40.5 32.7-48.7 156 59.5 51.3-67.3
Edisto Savannah 1,182 333 29.3 25.4-33.6 849 70.7 66.4-74.6
Low Country 1,169 417 36.6 32.6-40.8 752 63.4 59.2-67.4
Palmetto 1,023 352 33.0 28.1-38.4 671 67.0 61.6-71.9
Pee Dee 635 170 33.0 27.6-38.8 465 67.0 61.2-72.4
Trident 1,136 378 37.2 32.6-42.0 758 62.8 58.0-67.4
Upper Savannah 891 277 36.0 29.9-42.5 614 64.0 57.5-70.1
Waccamaw 1,186 374 32.7 28.6-37.1 812 67.3 62.9-71.4
Wateree 528 145 28.3 22.9-34.3 383 71.7 65.7-77.1
Region***
Region I 1,299 395 31.2 27.1-35.6 904 68.8 64.4-72.9
Region II 1,177 442 34.9 30.7-39.4 735 65.1 60.6-69.3
Region III 1,268 441 35.5 31.2-40.0 827 64.5 60.0-68.8
Region IV 1,163 315 31.1 27.2-35.4 848 68.9 64.6-72.8
Region V 1,182 333 29.3 25.4-33.6 849 70.7 66.4-74.6
Region VI 1,186 374 32.7 28.6-37.1 812 67.3 62.9-71.4
Region VII 1,136 378 37.2 32.6-42.0 758 62.8 58.0-67.4
Region VIII 1,169 417 36.6 32.6-40.8 752 63.4 59.2-67.4

*Not At Risk corresponds to BMI<25

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50 and confidence intervals with width greater than 20. 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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