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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

Family Planning Created Variables

Birth control use to prevent pregnancy among all men (18-59) and women (18-44) of reproductive age *

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  Total
Respond.#
Users Non users at risk Non users not at risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,354 1,384 58.3 55.5-61.0 254 12.4 10.7-14.5 716 29.3 26.8-31.9
GENDER
Male 1,238 704 56.7 53.0-60.4 142 13.6 11.1-16.5 392 29.7 26.4-33.3
Female 1,116 680 60.6 56.7-64.4 112 10.7 8.6-13.4 324 28.6 25.2-32.4
RACE
White 1,703 1,024 61.4 58.3-64.4 162 10.0 8.3-11.9 517 28.6 25.9-31.5
African American 562 320 53.8 47.9-59.5 81 17.4 13.4-22.4 161 28.8 23.7-34.6
Other Minorities 68 31 40.2 26.4-55.8 7 18.1 7.4-38.2 30 41.6 27.8-56.9
HISPANIC
Yes 54 28 53.8 36.3-70.3 5 14.1 4.4-37.1 21 32.1 18.8-49.1
No 2,287 1,349 58.5 55.7-61.2 249 12.4 10.7-14.4 689 29.1 26.6-31.7
AGE
18-24 307 191 56.7 49.3-63.8 25 7.7 4.7-12.5 91 35.5 28.7-43.0
25-34 722 453 62.0 57.1-66.7 100 16.6 12.9-21.1 169 21.4 17.8-25.5
35-44 846 511 60.6 56.3-64.8 86 13.2 10.3-16.7 249 26.2 22.7-30.1
45-54 320 172 56.0 48.9-62.9 29 11.4 7.4-17.1 119 32.6 26.5-39.4
55-64 159 57 38.1 29.2-47.9 14 8.3 4.6-14.5 88 53.6 43.8-63.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 239 117 48.8 40.0-57.7 33 17.2 10.5-26.8 89 34.0 26.4-42.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 760 451 57.7 52.6-62.5 75 10.8 8.2-14.2 234 31.5 27.0-36.4
Some Post-H.S. 642 383 60.3 55.1-65.3 79 13.4 10.1-17.5 180 26.3 22.1-31.1
College Graduate 711 432 60.9 56.1-65.4 67 11.5 8.8-14.7 212 27.7 23.6-32.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 219 106 47.4 37.8-57.3 22 11.6 6.3-20.3 91 40.9 31.4-51.2
$15,000- 24,999 408 217 53.2 46.4-59.9 44 14.2 9.5-20.7 147 32.6 26.8-39.0
$25,000- 34,999 334 208 64.4 57.5-70.8 34 10.3 6.7-15.6 92 25.2 19.7-31.7
$35,000- 49,999 467 266 55.6 49.1-61.9 60 16.2 12.1-21.5 141 28.1 22.6-34.4
$50,000+ 746 490 65.9 61.5-70.1 84 12.3 9.6-15.5 172 21.8 18.3-25.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 98 58 55.7 44.3-66.5 12 14.3 8.0-24.4 28 30.0 20.4-41.7
Appalachia II 212 125 59.4 51.6-66.7 19 10.2 6.5-15.7 68 30.4 23.7-38.1
Appalachia III 130 73 57.5 47.7-66.7 15 12.3 7.2-20.1 42 30.2 22.2-39.7
Catawba 128 73 53.4 42.7-63.8 10 6.5 3.3-12.4 45 40.1 29.8-51.3
Edisto 48 34 70.5 53.4-83.2 2 6.4 1.2-28.0 12 23.2 12.6-38.7
Low Country 79 43 57.3 44.5-69.2 15 21.3 12.2-34.4 21 21.4 13.2-32.8
Palmetto 269 157 57.8 50.6-64.7 36 15.6 10.9-21.8 76 26.6 20.9-33.2
Pee Dee 699 412 61.1 56.0-65.9 69 9.7 7.3-12.7 218 29.2 24.8-34.1
Savannah 73 36 50.5 37.2-63.7 10 13.3 7.0-23.9 27 36.1 24.2-50.1
Trident 242 144 60.5 53.2-67.4 36 16.9 12.0-23.3 62 22.6 17.3-29.0
Upper Savannah 150 95 62.2 50.7-72.4 12 8.5 4.0-17.0 43 29.4 20.1-40.8
Waccamaw 124 75 55.5 42.9-67.4 12 14.7 6.8-29.0 37 29.8 20.1-41.7
Wateree 76 44 59.1 45.0-71.9 5 5.9 2.0-16.1 27 35.0 22.9-49.4

* Users: Individuals who reported the use of a method of birth control to prevent pregnancy

* Non Users At-risk for Pregnancy: Individuals who reported that they were not using birth control to prevent pregnancy and who did not fall in one of the categories below.

* Non Users Not At-risk for Pregnancy: 1. Individual/partner hysterectomy 2. Not sexually active 3. Belief that individual or partner is too old to get pregnant 4. Same sex partner 5. Currently pregnant/partner pregnant

#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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