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Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2000 - Analysis

RSNOBESE

Do you think most obese people are seriously overweight mainly because of bad diet and exercise habits, or are they seriously overweight mainly because of things they can't control such as their inherited metabolism?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) Because of bad diet and exercise habits56856.1%56.1%-0.74
2) Because of things they can't control21220.9%77.0%0.25
3) Both (volunteered)18318.1%95.1%1.23
4) It depends (volunteered)181.8%96.8%2.21
5) Don't know/No answer323.2%100.0%3.19





Age (I-AGE)

 18-24 years old25-44 years old45-64 years old65 years or olderMissingTotal
Because of bad diet and exercise habits48.6%
51
59.0%
235
55.9%
185
53.5%
91
656.0%
562
Because of things they can't control33.3%
35
17.3%
69
22.1%
73
19.4%
33
220.9%
210
Both (volunteered)12.4%
13
20.9%
83
17.2%
57
17.1%
29
118.1%
182
It depends (volunteered)2.9%
3
1.3%
5
1.8%
6
2.4%
4
01.8%
18
Don't know/No answer2.9%
3
1.5%
6
3.0%
10
7.6%
13
03.2%
32
Missing000090
Total 100%
105
100%
398
100%
331
100%
170
   
1004

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome collegeCollege graduateAdvanced degreeMissingTotal
Because of bad diet and exercise habits46.3%
50
53.4%
142
59.4%
177
57.8%
126
59.8%
70
356.1%
565
Because of things they can't control38.0%
41
28.9%
77
15.1%
45
14.7%
32
12.8%
15
220.9%
210
Both (volunteered)12.0%
13
12.0%
32
20.5%
61
22.0%
48
23.9%
28
118.1%
182
It depends (volunteered)0.9%
1
2.3%
6
1.7%
5
2.3%
5
0.9%
1
01.8%
18
Don't know/No answer2.8%
3
3.4%
9
3.4%
10
3.2%
7
2.6%
3
03.2%
32
Missing0000060
Total 100%
108
100%
266
100%
298
100%
218
100%
117
   
1007

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Because of bad diet and exercise habits58.4%
251
54.4%
317
056.1%
568
Because of things they can't control19.5%
84
22.0%
128
020.9%
212
Both (volunteered)17.7%
76
18.4%
107
018.1%
183
It depends (volunteered)1.2%
5
2.2%
13
01.8%
18
Don't know/No answer3.3%
14
3.1%
18
03.2%
32
Missing0000
Total 100%
430
100%
583
   
1013

Household income (I-INCOME)

 Less than $20,000$20,000 up to $39,999$40,000 up to $79,999$80,000 or moreMissingTotal
Because of bad diet and exercise habits55.8%
63
55.5%
126
58.1%
179
61.5%
80
12057.6%
448
Because of things they can't control27.4%
31
22.0%
50
19.8%
61
13.1%
17
5320.4%
159
Both (volunteered)12.4%
14
17.6%
40
18.5%
57
21.5%
28
4417.9%
139
It depends (volunteered)1.8%
2
2.6%
6
1.3%
4
0.8%
1
51.7%
13
Don't know/No answer2.7%
3
2.2%
5
2.3%
7
3.1%
4
132.4%
19
Missing00002350
Total 100%
113
100%
227
100%
308
100%
130
   
778

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorcedSeparatedWidowedHave you never been marriedMissingTotal
Because of bad diet and exercise habits54.7%
292
68.0%
100
61.1%
11
53.8%
57
52.2%
107
156.1%
567
Because of things they can't control20.8%
111
12.2%
18
27.8%
5
23.6%
25
25.9%
53
021.0%
212
Both (volunteered)20.0%
107
17.7%
26
0.0%
0
15.1%
16
16.6%
34
018.1%
183
It depends (volunteered)1.5%
8
0.7%
1
5.6%
1
2.8%
3
2.4%
5
01.8%
18
Don't know/No answer3.0%
16
1.4%
2
5.6%
1
4.7%
5
2.9%
6
23.0%
30
Missing0000030
Total 100%
534
100%
147
100%
18
100%
106
100%
205
   
1010

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackNative AmericanAsianOtherMissingTotal
Because of bad diet and exercise habits56.5%
434
59.1%
78
50.0%
7
30.0%
3
54.2%
39
756.3%
561
Because of things they can't control19.4%
149
25.8%
34
28.6%
4
50.0%
5
23.6%
17
321.0%
209
Both (volunteered)19.3%
148
10.6%
14
7.1%
1
10.0%
1
19.4%
14
517.9%
178
It depends (volunteered)1.8%
14
2.3%
3
7.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
01.8%
18
Don't know/No answer3.0%
23
2.3%
3
7.1%
1
10.0%
1
2.8%
2
23.0%
30
Missing00000170
Total 100%
768
100%
132
100%
14
100%
10
100%
72
   
996

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