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Table 2 Age-standardized percentages of overweight/obese adults who attempted to lose weight by adopting a low fat/low calorie diet and/or engaging in physical activity, by BMI and hypertension/diabetes status, BRFSS 2003

From: Weight control behaviors in overweight/obese U.S. adults with diagnosed hypertension and diabetes

  HTN/DM (n = 6,909) HTN (n = 22,910) DM (n = 3,015) Neither (n = 45,612) Total (n = 78,446)
% (SE) % (SE) % (SE) % (SE) % (SE)
Adopting a LF/LC diet and engaging in physical activity
BMI (kg/m2)      
25-<30 73.8 (2.3) 65.3 (1.2) 58.7 (4.9) 66.5 (0.6) 65.9 (0.5)
≥ 30 60.6 (2.4) 59.2 (1.2) 63.5 (2.7) 61.3 (0.7) 60.9 (0.5)
total 63.2 (2.0) 61.9 (0.9) 62.4 (2.4) 64.5 (0.5) 63.5 (0.4)
Adopting a LF/LC diet only
BMI (kg/m2)      
25-<30 18.1 (2.0) 18.6 (0.8) 29.0 (5.1) 16.5 (0.4) 17.7 (0.4)
≥ 30 30.0 (2.0) 26.9 (1.1) 22.0 (1.8) 23.0 (0.7) 24.7 (0.4)
total 27.6 (1.7) 23.3 (0.8) 23.9 (2.1) 19.0 (0.4) 21.0 (0.3)
Engaging in physical activity only
BMI (kg/m2)      
25-<30 5.0 (1.1) 11.7 (1.0) 7.7 (1.6) 12.8 (0.4) 12.2 (0.4)
≥ 30 6.5 (1.4) 9.0 (0.8) 9.5 (2.3) 10.4 (0.4) 9.5 (0.3)
total 6.3 (1.2) 10.2 (0.6) 9.0 (1.8) 11.8 (0.3) 10.9 (0.2)
  1. BRFSS: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; SE: standard error; HTN/DM: having both hypertension (HTN) and diabetes (DM); LF/LC: low fat/low calorie