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New Jersey Behavioral Risk Factor Survey
CDC Summary Prevalence Tables, 2003

Weight Control  

Are you now trying to lose weight?

Denominator includes all respondents except those with do not know/refused/missing responses.
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.  

 

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

All Adults

11286

43.2

42.1-44.3

56.8

55.7-57.9

Weight loss by Age

Age Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

18-24

560

36.8

32.3-41.4

63.2

58.6-67.7

25-34

1561

36.9

34.2-39.7

63.0

60.3-65.8

35-44

2443

45.2

43.0-47.5

54.8

52.5-57.0

45-54

2357

49.1

46.6-51.5

50.9

48.5-53.4

55-64

1698

52.4

49.6-55.3

47.5

44.7-50.4

65+

2474

37.7

35.5-39.9

62.3

60.1-64.5

 

Weight loss by Sex

Gender Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Male

4499

36.3

34.6-38.0

63.7

62.0-65.4

Female

6787

49.5

48.1-51.0

50.5

49.0-51.9

 

Weight loss by Income

Income Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

< $15,000

710

44.8

40.0-49.6

55.2

50.4-60.0

$15,000-24,999

1434

40.5

37.3-43.7

59.5

56.3-62.7

$25,000-34,999

1003

41.6

37.9-45.3

58.4

54.7-62.1

$35,000-49,999

1461

42.8

39.8-45.7

57.3

54.2-60.3

$50,000-74,999

1654

47.9

45.1-50.7

52.1

49.3-54.9

$75,000+

3393

44.7

42.8-46.7

55.3

53.3-57.2

 

Weight loss by Education

Education Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Less than H.S.

886

38.8

34.8-42.8

61.2

57.2-65.3

H.S. or G.E.D.

3082

43.3

41.2-45.4

56.7

54.6-58.8

Some Post-H.S.

2634

45.9

43.5-48.2

54.1

51.8-56.5

College Graduate

4642

42.7

41.1-44.4

57.3

55.6-58.9

 

Weight loss by Race/Ethnicity

Racial/ Ethnic Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

White/Non-Hispanic

8516

44.2

42.9-45.4

55.8

54.6-57.1

Black or African American/Non-Hispanic

1028

41.8

38.2-45.4

58.2

54.6-61.8

Other Race/Non-Hispanic

534

34.8

30.1-39.5

65.2

60.5-69.9

Multiracial/Non-Hispanic

61

43.5

28.9-58.1

56.5

41.9-71.1

Hispanic

995

44.4

40.7-48.0

55.6

52.0-59.3

C.I = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level)

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