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

Weight Control  

Are you using physical activity or exercise 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

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

All Adults

9076

66.7

65.5-67.9

33.3

32.1-34.5

 

Means of weight loss by Age

Age Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

18-24

395

75.1

70.2-79.9

24.9

20.1-29.8

25-34

1217

72.2

69.1-75.2

27.8

24.8-30.9

35-44

1983

70.0

67.6-72.4

30.0

27.6-32.3

45-54

1990

66.5

64.0-69.0

33.5

31.0-36.0

55-64

1439

66.9

64.1-69.8

33.1

30.2-35.9

65+

1897

52.4

49.8-55.0

47.6

45.0-50.2

 

Means of weight loss by Sex

Gender Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Male

3393

68.5

66.6-70.3

31.5

29.7-33.4

Female

5683

65.3

63.8-66.7

34.7

33.3-36.2

 

Means of weight loss by Income

Income Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

< $15,000

533

50.3

44.7-55.8

49.7

44.2-55.3

$15,000-24,999

1096

55.4

51.7-59.0

44.6

41.0-48.3

$25,000-34,999

782

60.6

56.5-64.7

39.4

35.3-43.5

$35,000-49,999

1153

66.1

62.8-69.3

33.9

30.7-37.2

$50,000-74,999

1377

71.0

68.2-73.8

29.0

26.2-31.8

$75,000+

2874

76.0

74.3-77.8

23.9

22.2-25.7

 

Means of weight loss by Education

Education Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Less than H.S.

659

49.3

44.5-54.1

50.7

45.9-55.5

H.S. or G.E.D.

2393

60.3

57.9-62.6

39.7

37.4-42.1

Some Post-H.S.

2108

69.3

66.9-71.6

30.8

28.4-33.1

College Graduate

3882

73.6

72.0-75.3

26.3

24.7-28.0

 

Means of weight loss by Race/Ethnicity

Racial/ Ethnic Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

White/ Non-Hispanic

6943

68.4

67.2-69.7

31.5

30.3-32.8

Black or African American/ Non-Hispanic

777

68.6

64.7-72.5

31.4

27.5-35.3

Other Race/ Non-Hispanic

396

66.5

61.2-71.8

33.5

28.2-38.8

Multiracial/ Non-Hispanic

48

62.0

45.7-78.2

38.0

21.8-54.3

Hispanic

804

57.0

53.0-61.0

43.0

39.0-47.0

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

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