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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Risk Factors

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Body Mass Index Grouping-Underweight, Recommended Range, Overweight and 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 3,038 46 1.3 0.9- 1.8 1,251 39.9 37.9-42.0 1,101 37.2 35.2-39.2 640 21.6 20.0-23.4
GENDER
Male 1,245 8 0.7 0.3- 1.4 417 33.7 30.7-36.8 550 43.6 40.6-46.8 270 22.0 19.5-24.6
Female 1,793 38 1.9 1.3- 2.6 834 45.8 43.1-48.5 551 31.0 28.6-33.5 370 21.3 19.1-23.6
RACE
White 2,283 39 1.5 1.1- 2.2 1,017 42.6 40.3-44.9 826 38.1 35.9-40.4 401 17.7 16.0-19.5
African American 633 5 0.4 0.2- 1.2 179 30.8 26.4-35.5 234 34.6 30.4-39.0 215 34.2 30.0-38.7
Other Minorities 93 2 2.1 0.4- 9.3 43 47.8 36.2-59.7 27 33.5 23.1-45.9 21 16.6 10.2-25.9
HISPANIC
Yes 78 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 35 47.3 34.1-60.8 30 41.9 29.4-55.6 12 10.6 5.3-20.0
No 2,941 45 1.3 1.0- 1.8 1,208 39.6 37.6-41.7 1,063 37.0 35.0-39.0 625 22.0 20.4-23.8
AGE
18-24 269 11 3.3 1.8- 6.1 156 60.1 53.2-66.6 72 25.1 19.8-31.3 30 11.4 7.7-16.7
25-34 577 9 1.1 0.6- 2.2 244 38.2 33.7-42.9 211 39.0 34.4-43.8 113 21.7 17.8-26.1
35-44 645 10 1.2 0.6- 2.2 265 38.3 34.3-42.5 228 37.1 32.9-41.4 142 23.4 19.9-27.4
45-54 600 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 221 33.1 29.0-37.5 223 40.2 35.6-44.9 155 26.6 22.7-30.9
55-64 409 2 0.3 0.1- 1.1 149 33.7 29.0-38.7 152 39.1 34.1-44.5 106 26.9 22.5-31.9
65+ 500 11 1.8 1.0- 3.4 197 38.1 33.5-42.8 200 40.5 35.9-45.3 92 19.6 16.0-23.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 402 8 1.6 0.7- 3.3 136 33.7 28.1-39.8 149 37.3 31.8-43.1 109 27.4 22.5-32.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 916 13 0.9 0.5- 1.7 346 36.6 33.1-40.2 339 38.2 34.6-41.9 218 24.3 21.2-27.6
Some Post-H.S. 856 13 1.4 0.8- 2.6 345 39.6 35.7-43.6 311 36.5 32.8-40.3 187 22.5 19.4-25.8
College Graduate 859 12 1.4 0.8- 2.6 423 47.9 44.2-51.6 300 36.5 33.0-40.2 124 14.2 11.8-16.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 290 4 1.1 0.4- 2.9 115 42.3 35.1-49.9 86 31.3 25.0-38.5 85 25.3 20.1-31.3
$15,000- 24,999 509 10 1.4 0.7- 2.9 193 37.9 32.6-43.5 181 35.2 30.3-40.4 125 25.5 21.2-30.5
$25,000- 34,999 453 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 174 35.7 30.8-40.9 182 39.9 34.8-45.2 95 24.0 19.5-29.2
$35,000- 49,999 521 7 1.3 0.6- 2.9 227 41.7 37.1-46.4 183 36.0 31.5-40.7 104 21.0 17.4-25.2
$50,000+ 844 12 1.4 0.8- 2.5 372 40.7 37.1-44.3 314 39.8 36.2-43.6 146 18.1 15.4-21.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 194 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0 81 42.0 34.6-49.8 66 34.5 27.4-42.3 43 22.4 16.5-29.6
Appalachia II 371 4 1.5 0.6- 4.1 168 41.5 36.1-47.3 134 39.4 33.7-45.3 65 17.6 13.5-22.5
Appalachia III 211 5 2.4 0.9- 5.9 85 38.4 31.6-45.7 83 38.4 31.6-45.7 38 20.8 15.2-27.9
Catawba 190 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 74 41.9 32.7-51.7 70 36.4 28.3-45.2 45 21.4 15.6-28.6
Edisto 89 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 22 23.7 15.1-35.2 34 39.0 27.6-51.8 32 36.9 26.2-49.0
Low Country 140 3 1.6 0.4- 5.6 67 46.4 37.3-55.7 42 31.2 23.3-40.2 28 20.8 14.2-29.5
Palmetto 477 7 1.2 0.5- 2.6 205 43.2 38.1-48.4 186 38.9 34.0-44.2 79 16.7 13.1-21.1
Pee Dee 209 2 0.9 0.2- 3.8 79 34.4 27.8-41.7 72 37.8 30.7-45.6 56 26.9 20.7-34.1
Savannah 137 3 1.7 0.5- 5.5 53 35.9 27.5-45.2 53 42.5 33.5-52.0 28 19.9 13.4-28.6
Trident 390 6 1.5 0.6- 3.5 169 43.9 38.0-50.0 133 33.0 27.8-38.6 82 21.6 17.0-26.9
Upper Savannah 170 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 72 38.6 30.8-47.0 56 35.0 27.3-43.6 41 25.9 19.2-33.9
Waccamaw 232 6 2.1 0.9- 5.0 96 40.8 33.8-48.3 73 31.8 25.4-39.0 57 25.3 19.5-32.1
Wateree 180 2 0.8 0.2- 3.4 63 31.3 24.1-39.5 76 43.5 35.4-52.0 39 24.4 17.5-33.0

* Body mass index is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared:(kg/ m2). BMI is an intermediate variable used in calculating these measures. Underweight=BMI less than 18.5, Recommended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=BMI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese= BMI greater than 29.9.

#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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