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

Weight Control  

Are you eating fewer calories to lose weight or keep from gaining weight?

Denominator excludes respondents not trying to lose or maintain weight, respondents with do not know/refused/missing responses.
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.  

 

Total # of Respondents

Few calories

C.I.

Less fat

C.I.

Fewer calories and less fat

C.I.

No

C.I.

All Adults

8938

14.9

14.1-15.8

22.6

21.6-23.7

34.8

33.6-35.9

27.7

26.5-28.8

 

Fewer Calories by Age

Age Group

Total # of Respondents

Few calories

C.I.

Less fat

C.I.

Fewer calories and less fat

C.I.

No

C.I.

18-24

388

10.3

6.90-13.7

23.4

18.6-28.1

32.0

26.9-37.2

34.3

29.0-39.6

25-34

1202

14.4

12.2-16.6

19.4

16.9-21.9

30.9

28.0-33.9

35.3

32.1-38.5

35-44

1958

14.8

13.0-16.5

24.4

22.3-26.6

34.6

32.3-37.0

26.2

23.9-28.5

45-54

1965

16.8

14.8-18.8

23.5

21.2-25.8

36.1

33.7-38.6

23.6

21.4-25.8

55-64

1416

15.3

13.2-17.3

22.6

19.9-25.3

40.4

37.5-43.4

21.7

19.2-24.2

65+

1862

15.5

13.7-17.4

22.9

20.8-25.1

33.6

31.2-36.1

27.9

25.6-30.2

 

Fewer Calories by Sex

Gender Group

Total # of Respondents

Few calories

C.I.

Less fat

C.I.

Fewer calories and less fat

C.I.

No

C.I.

Male

3334

15.3

13.9-16.7

20.6

19.0-22.3

32.6

30.8-34.5

31.4

29.6-33.3

Female

5604

14.6

13.5-15.7

24.3

22.9-25.6

36.5

35.0-38.0

24.6

23.3-26.0

 

Fewer Calories by Income

Income Group

Total # of respondents

Few calories

C.I.

Less fat

C.I.

Fewer calories and less fat

C.I.

No

C.I.

< $15,000

522

13.1

9.60-16.7

25.1

20.1-30.2

36.7

31.4-42.0

25.0

20.2-29.8

$15,000-24,999

1078

12.0

9.77-14.3

27.0

23.7-30.2

32.2

28.8-35.6

28.8

25.3-32.3

$25,000-34,999

774

15.5

12.6-18.5

24.6

21.0-28.3

34.2

30.2-38.2

25.6

21.7-29.6

$35,000-49,999

1129

16.6

14.0-19.1

24.3

21.3-27.4

34.0

30.9-37.0

25.1

22.1-28.1

$50,000-74,999

1367

14.5

12.4-16.6

23.7

21.0-26.4

34.8

32.0-37.7

27.0

24.1-29.8

$75,000+

2847

17.2

15.6-18.8

18.5

16.9-20.1

36.9

34.9-39.0

27.4

25.5-29.3

 

Fewer Calories by Education

Education Group

Total # of Respondents

Few calories

C.I.

Less fat

C.I.

Fewer calories and less fat

C.I.

No

C.I.

Less than H.S.

644

11.8

9.12-14.6

24.6

20.6-28.6

33.0

28.5-37.5

30.6

26.0-35.2

H.S. or G.E.D.

2345

14.1

12.5-15.7

27.3

25.2-29.5

31.9

29.7-34.1

26.6

24.5-28.8

Some Post-H.S.

2085

16.0

14.1-18.0

22.3

20.1-24.5

37.5

35.0-39.9

24.2

21.9-26.4

College Graduate

3831

15.4

14.1-16.7

19.2

17.7-20.6

35.8

34.0-37.5

29.6

27.9-31.3

 

Fewer Calories by Race/Ethnicity

Racial/ Ethnic Group

Total # of Respondents

Fewer calories

C.I.

Less fat

C.I.

Fewer calories and less fat

C.I.

No

C.I.

White/Non-Hispanic

6839

16.1

15.1-17.1

20.6

19.5-21.7

36.0

34.7-37.3

27.3

26.1-28.6

Black or African American/ Non-Hispanic

762

15.5

12.6-18.4

25.7

21.9-29.5

35.0

31.1-38.9

23.8

20.2-27.5

Other Race/Non-Hispanic

392

12.0

8.42-15.6

24.5

19.6-29.3

29.2

24.3-34.1

34.3

28.8-39.8

Multiracial/ Non-Hispanic

48

19.0

5.04-33.0

24.3

9.25-39.4

18.5

6.74-30.2

38.2

21.7-54.7

Hispanic

791

10.3

7.98-12.7

29.8

26.2-33.4

31.5

27.7-35.3

28.4

24.6-32.2

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

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