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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1996

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1996

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
Are you eating fewer calories to lose weight or maintain your current weight?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Yes, fewer calories 4.9 2.3 4.8 5.0 5.0 7.9 4.2
Yes, less fat 39.6 31.2 43.4 42.1 38.5 39.3 37.8
Yes, both 34.5 35.3 28.2 35.0 39.4 38.1 32.0
No 19.8 28.3 23.1 16.3 16.6 14.7 24.2
Don't know/Not sure 1.2 2.9 .5 1.7 .5
1.8
Male Yes, fewer calories 4.8 1.7 6.6 3.0 3.7 11.6 3.7
Yes, less fat 34.1 20.3 42.6 34.8 29.9 36.8 34.3
Yes, both 35.4 30.5 25.0 37.9 41.7 38.9 32.8
No 24.5 45.8 25.0 21.7 23.5 12.6 28.4
Don't know/Not sure 1.2 1.7 .7 2.5 1.1
.7
Female Yes, fewer calories 5.0 2.6 3.8 6.2 6.0 5.7 4.4
Yes, less fat 43.0 36.8 43.9 46.5 45.3 40.8 39.6
Yes, both 34.0 37.7 30.0 33.2 37.6 37.6 31.6
No 16.9 19.3 21.9 12.9 11.1 15.9 22.0
Don't know/Not sure 1.1 3.5 .4 1.2

2.4
Denominator is: All survey respondents who reported trying to lose weight or maintain weight



Are you eating fewer calories to lose weight or maintain your current weight?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 2126 173 373 523 421 252 384
Yes, fewer calories 105 4 18 26 21 20 16
Yes, less fat 842 54 162 220 162 99 145
Yes, both 734 61 105 183 166 96 123
No 420 49 86 85 70 37 93
Don't know/Not sure 25 5 2 9 2
7
Male Total 809 59 136 198 187 95 134
Yes, fewer calories 39 1 9 6 7 11 5
Yes, less fat 276 12 58 69 56 35 46
Yes, both 286 18 34 75 78 37 44
No 198 27 34 43 44 12 38
Don't know/Not sure 10 1 1 5 2
1
Female Total 1317 114 237 325 234 157 250
Yes, fewer calories 66 3 9 20 14 9 11
Yes, less fat 566 42 104 151 106 64 99
Yes, both 448 43 71 108 88 59 79
No 222 22 52 42 26 25 55
Don't know/Not sure 15 4 1 4

6
Denominator is: All survey respondents who reported trying to lose weight or maintain weight
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