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

Weight Control  

Are you now trying to maintain your current weight, that is, to keep from gaining 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

6156

63.2

61.7-64.6

36.8

35.4-38.3

 

Weight maintenance by Age

Age Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

18-24

349

51.7

45.8-57.6

48.3

42.4-54.2

25-34

942

63.1

59.4-66.7

36.9

33.3-40.6

35-44

1307

64.6

61.7-67.6

35.3

32.4-38.3

45-54

1145

67.0

63.6-70.4

33.0

29.6-36.4

55-64

789

68.0

64.2-71.8

32.0

28.2-35.8

65+

1523

62.8

59.9-65.7

37.2

34.3-40.1

 

Weight maintenance by Sex

Gender Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Male

2783

58.8

56.5-61.0

41.2

39.0-43.5

Female

3373

68.2

66.4-70.1

31.8

29.9-33.6

 

Weight maintenance by Income

Income Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

< $15,000

392

58.8

52.4-65.1

41.2

34.9-47.6

$15,000-24,999

830

60.2

56.0-64.4

39.8

35.6-44.0

$25,000-34,999

557

60.3

55.3-65.3

39.7

34.7-44.7

$35,000-49,999

788

57.0

52.7-61.3

43.0

38.7-47.3

$50,000-74,999

834

64.8

61.0-68.7

35.2

31.3-39.0

$75,000+

1790

69.8

67.3-72.4

30.1

27.6-32.7

 

Weight maintenance by Education

Education Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Less than H.S.

525

59.2

53.9-64.5

40.8

35.5-46.1

H.S. or G.E.D.

1701

58.3

55.4-61.2

41.7

38.8-44.6

Some Post-H.S.

1349

58.8

55.6-62.1

41.2

37.9-44.4

College Graduate

2557

70.4

68.3-72.5

29.6

27.5-31.7

 

Weight maintenance by Race/Ethnicity

Racial/ Ethnic Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

White/Non-Hispanic

4599

65.0

63.4-66.7

35.0

33.3-36.6

Black or African American/Non-Hispanic

570

55.7

50.9-60.6

44.3

39.4-49.1

Other Race/Non-Hispanic

338

60.1

54.0-66.2

39.9

33.8-46.0

Multiracial/Non-Hispanic

34

60.6

41.9-79.3

39.4

20.7-58.1

Hispanic

522

63.1

58.2-68.1

36.9

31.9-41.8

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

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