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

Weight Control  

In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse or other health professional given you advice about your weight?

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

 

Total # of Respondents

Yes, lose wt

C.I.

Yes, gain wt

C.I.

Yes, keep current wt

C.I.

No

C.I.

All Adults

11294

15.3

14.5-16.1

1.3

1.05-1.55

2.9

2.45-3.27

80.5

79.7-81.4

 

Advice about weight by Age

Age Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes, lose wt

C.I.

Yes, gain wt

C.I.

Yes, keep current wt

C.I.

No

C.I.

18-24

557

6.2

4.08-8.28

2.0

0.72-3.22

2.8

1.26-4.40

89.0

86.1-91.9

25-34

1562

9.6

7.98-11.2

1.7

0.88-2.52

3.3

2.07-4.47

85.5

83.4-87.5

35-44

2444

15.3

13.6-17.0

0.9

0.47-1.33

2.4

1.66-3.22

81.4

79.5-83.2

45-54

2356

20.0

18.0-22.0

1.1

0.68-1.50

2.5

1.66-3.38

76.4

74.3-78.5

55-64

1703

22.6

20.3-25.0

0.9

0.43-1.33

2.0

1.29-2.77

74.4

72.0-76.8

65+

2478

16.5

14.8-18.2

1.4

0.90-2.00

3.7

2.77-4.61

78.4

76.5-80.3

 

Advice about weight by Sex

Gender Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes, lose wt

C.I.

Yes, gain wt

C.I.

Yes, keep current wt

C.I.

No

C.I.

Male

4504

14.0

12.8-15.1

1.1

0.75-1.45

2.9

2.30-3.60

82.0

80.7-83.3

Female

6790

16.5

15.5-17.5

1.5

1.11-1.85

2.8

2.26-3.28

79.3

78.1-80.4

 

Advice about weight by Income

Income Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes, lose wt

C.I.

Yes, gain wt

C.I.

Yes, keep current wt

C.I.

No

C.I.

< $15,000

710

20.6

16.8-24.3

2.5

1.37-3.73

3.1

1.36-4.78

73.8

69.7-77.9

$15,000-24,999

1435

15.0

12.9-17.2

1.3

0.70-1.96

3.5

2.35-4.59

80.2

77.7-82.6

$25,000-34,999

1003

15.4

12.9-17.9

1.4

0.39-2.35

4.2

2.32-6.04

79.1

76.0-82.1

$35,000-49,999

1462

15.6

13.5-17.7

1.8

0.84-2.68

2.8

1.72-3.92

79.8

77.4-82.2

$50,000-74,999

1655

16.4

14.3-18.5

0.8

0.24-1.42

2.4

1.59-3.19

80.4

78.2-82.6

$75,000+

3396

14.9

13.5-16.3

0.7

0.45-1.03

2.4

1.76-3.06

81.9

80.5-83.4

 

Advice about weight by Education

Education Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes, lose wt

C.I.

Yes, gain wt

C.I.

Yes, keep current wt

C.I.

No

C.I.

Less than H.S.

890

14.7

12.1-17.3

1.2

0.30-2.02

3.6

1.89-5.27

80.5

77.5-83.6

H.S. or G.E.D.

3086

16.1

14.6-17.7

1.7

1.15-2.33

2.9

2.15-3.75

79.2

77.4-80.9

Some Post-H.S.

2635

15.9

14.3-17.5

1.4

0.82-1.92

2.2

1.53-2.91

80.5

78.8-82.3

College Graduate

4640

14.5

13.3-15.6

1.0

0.68-1.30

3.0

2.36-3.62

81.6

80.3-82.9

 

Advice about weight by Race/Ethnicity

Racial/ Ethnic Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes, lose wt

C.I.

Yes, gain wt

C.I.

Yes, keep current wt

C.I.

No

C.I.

White/Non-Hispanic

8520

14.7

13.9-15.6

1.3

1.02-1.60

2.4

2.03-2.81

81.5

80.6-82.5

Black or African American/Non-Hispanic

1030

19.0

16.4-21.6

2.2

1.04-3.40

3.8

2.14-5.36

75.0

72.0-78.1

Other Race/Non-Hispanic

532

12.8

9.45-16.2

1.2

0.07-2.35

3.2

1.32-5.12

82.8

78.9-86.6

Multiracial/Non-Hispanic

61

22.4

10.2-34.7

 

-

7.1

-1.7-15.9

70.4

56.7-84.2

Hispanic

998

16.5

13.9-19.1

0.7

0.20-1.18

3.8

2.34-5.24

79.0

76.1-82.0

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

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