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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Firearms

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,178 1,974 45.6 43.5-47.6 2,204 54.4 52.4-56.5
GENDER
Male 1,602 948 54.1 50.8-57.3 654 45.9 42.7-49.2
Female 2,576 1,026 37.9 35.5-40.4 1,550 62.1 59.6-64.5
RACE
White 3,138 1,686 53.3 51.0-55.6 1,452 46.7 44.4-49.0
African American 909 241 25.4 21.6-29.7 668 74.6 70.3-78.4
Other Minorities 93 31 33.7 21.3-48.9 62 66.3 51.1-78.7
HISPANIC
Yes 90 36 32.7 20.1-48.5 54 67.3 51.5-79.9
No 4,023 1,907 46.1 44.0-48.1 2,116 53.9 51.9-56.0
AGE
18-24 299 117 39.7 32.8-47.1 182 60.3 52.9-67.2
25-34 700 280 39.8 35.0-44.8 420 60.2 55.2-65.0
35-44 814 380 44.3 39.9-48.7 434 55.7 51.3-60.1
45-54 831 422 50.3 45.8-54.8 409 49.7 45.2-54.2
55-64 664 374 56.1 51.2-60.9 290 43.9 39.1-48.8
65+ 845 392 45.0 40.8-49.2 453 55.0 50.8-59.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 643 299 45.3 39.7-51.0 344 54.7 49.0-60.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,312 633 46.6 42.9-50.5 679 53.4 49.5-57.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,044 505 45.2 41.3-49.3 539 54.8 50.7-58.7
College Graduate 1,175 535 44.8 41.2-48.4 640 55.2 51.6-58.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 564 179 32.8 27.0-39.1 385 67.2 60.9-73.0
$15,000- 24,999 745 281 33.0 28.4-38.0 464 67.0 62.0-71.6
$25,000- 34,999 549 259 44.4 38.9-50.0 290 55.6 50.0-61.1
$35,000- 49,999 679 347 50.1 44.9-55.3 332 49.9 44.7-55.1
$50,000+ 1,168 689 57.4 53.8-60.9 479 42.6 39.1-46.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 176 94 58.2 49.8-66.1 82 41.8 33.9-50.2
Appalachia II 341 148 42.4 36.6-48.4 193 57.6 51.6-63.4
Appalachia III 250 134 54.0 46.9-61.0 116 46.0 39.0-53.1
Catawba 193 89 48.7 40.0-57.5 104 51.3 42.5-60.0
Edisto 88 36 43.5 31.8-55.9 52 56.5 44.1-68.2
Low Country 179 74 41.7 33.7-50.2 105 58.3 49.8-66.3
Palmetto 454 188 39.5 34.3-44.9 266 60.5 55.1-65.7
Pee Dee 1,266 645 48.6 44.7-52.5 621 51.4 47.5-55.3
Savannah 144 81 52.8 43.0-62.4 63 47.2 37.6-57.0
Trident 389 138 34.7 29.5-40.3 251 65.3 59.7-70.5
Upper Savannah 274 141 47.8 39.6-56.1 133 52.2 43.9-60.4
Waccamaw 246 116 51.5 43.2-59.7 130 48.5 40.3-56.8
Wateree 140 74 54.2 43.8-64.1 66 45.8 35.9-56.2

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
Palmetto: Fairfield,Lexington,Newberry,Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield,Darlington,Dillon,Florence,Marion,Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley,Charleston,Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville,Edgefield,Greenwood,Laurens,McCormick,Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown,Horry,Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon,Kershaw,Lee,Sumter

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