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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Risk Factors

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Overweight or Obese*

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  Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,038 1,266 40.2 38.2-42.3 1,772 59.8 57.7-61.8
GENDER
Male 1,245 417 33.8 30.8-36.9 828 66.2 63.1-69.2
Female 1,793 849 46.4 43.7-49.1 944 53.6 50.9-56.3
RACE
White 2,283 1,031 43.1 40.8-45.4 1,252 56.9 54.6-59.2
African American 633 179 30.5 26.2-35.2 454 69.5 64.8-73.8
Other Minorities 93 44 48.6 37.0-60.4 49 51.4 39.6-63.0
HISPANIC
Yes 78 35 45.3 32.3-59.0 43 54.7 41.0-67.7
No 2,941 1,223 40.0 38.0-42.1 1,718 60.0 57.9-62.0
AGE
18-24 269 165 62.5 55.7-68.9 104 37.5 31.1-44.3
25-34 577 247 38.2 33.7-42.8 330 61.8 57.2-66.3
35-44 645 270 38.8 34.8-43.0 375 61.2 57.0-65.2
45-54 600 215 32.4 28.3-36.7 385 67.6 63.3-71.7
55-64 409 148 33.1 28.5-38.1 261 66.9 61.9-71.5
65+ 500 200 38.3 33.7-43.0 300 61.7 57.0-66.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 402 141 34.4 28.8-40.4 261 65.6 59.6-71.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 916 347 36.3 32.8-39.9 569 63.7 60.1-67.2
Some Post-H.S. 856 351 40.4 36.5-44.4 505 59.6 55.6-63.5
College Graduate 859 426 48.2 44.5-51.9 433 51.8 48.1-55.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 290 117 42.6 35.4-50.2 173 57.4 49.8-64.6
$15,000- 24,999 509 193 37.2 32.0-42.8 316 62.8 57.2-68.0
$25,000- 34,999 453 174 35.8 30.9-41.0 279 64.2 59.0-69.1
$35,000- 49,999 521 231 42.4 37.8-47.2 290 57.6 52.8-62.2
$50,000+ 844 377 41.3 37.7-44.9 467 58.7 55.1-62.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 194 85 43.1 35.7-50.9 109 56.9 49.1-64.3
Appalachia II 371 166 41.8 36.3-47.5 205 58.2 52.5-63.7
Appalachia III 211 89 40.2 33.3-47.5 122 59.8 52.5-66.7
Catawba 190 73 41.4 32.2-51.2 117 58.6 48.8-67.8
Edisto 89 23 24.1 15.4-35.6 66 75.9 64.4-84.6
Low Country 140 70 48.0 38.8-57.3 70 52.0 42.7-61.2
Palmetto 477 206 43.4 38.3-48.6 271 56.6 51.4-61.7
Pee Dee 209 79 34.6 27.9-41.9 130 65.4 58.1-72.1
Savannah 137 54 36.2 27.8-45.5 83 63.8 54.5-72.2
Trident 390 173 44.7 38.8-50.8 217 55.3 49.2-61.2
Upper Savannah 170 70 36.8 29.2-45.2 100 63.2 54.8-70.8
Waccamaw 232 98 41.3 34.2-48.7 134 58.7 51.3-65.8
Wateree 180 64 31.6 24.4-39.7 116 68.4 60.3-75.6

*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. No=BMI less than 24.9, and Yes= BMI greater than 24.9.

#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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