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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Hypertension Awareness

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,376 1,144 80.6 77.6-83.4 232 19.4 16.6-22.4
GENDER
Male 539 422 78.1 73.4-82.1 117 21.9 17.9-26.6
Female 837 722 82.9 78.7-86.5 115 17.1 13.5-21.3
RACE
White 974 811 81.3 78.0-84.2 163 18.7 15.8-22.0
African American 369 307 79.2 72.2-84.8 62 20.8 15.2-27.8
Other Minorities 12 10 90.1 59.9-98.2 2 9.9 1.8-40.1
HISPANIC
Yes 14 13 90.4 54.1-98.7 1 9.6 1.3-45.9
No 1,332 1,104 80.3 77.2-83.1 228 19.7 16.9-22.8
AGE
18-24 18 3 11.5 2.8-36.9 15 88.5 63.1-97.2
25-34 80 40 50.7 37.5-63.7 40 49.3 36.3-62.5
35-44 144 93 67.3 56.8-76.3 51 32.7 23.7-43.2
45-54 285 234 79.3 71.8-85.1 51 20.7 14.9-28.2
55-64 333 294 89.1 84.6-92.5 39 10.9 7.5-15.4
65+ 510 474 91.9 87.6-94.7 36 8.1 5.3-12.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 312 275 84.6 77.4-89.9 37 15.4 10.1-22.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 456 378 79.2 73.3-84.1 78 20.8 15.9-26.7
Some Post-H.S. 326 263 78.9 72.4-84.1 63 21.1 15.9-27.6
College Graduate 280 226 81.0 74.8-86.0 54 19.0 14.0-25.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 273 245 88.3 81.3-92.9 28 11.7 7.1-18.7
$15,000- 24,999 248 200 72.7 63.4-80.3 48 27.3 19.7-36.6
$25,000- 34,999 180 145 76.3 66.9-83.7 35 23.7 16.3-33.1
$35,000- 49,999 203 162 81.0 73.8-86.6 41 19.0 13.4-26.2
$50,000+ 277 220 79.9 73.7-84.9 57 20.1 15.1-26.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 66 49 72.7 58.5-83.4 17 27.3 16.6-41.5
Appalachia II 105 85 79.4 69.0-87.0 20 20.6 13.0-31.0
Appalachia III 83 72 85.0 73.9-91.9 11 15.0 8.1-26.1
Catawba 67 54 78.8 65.6-87.9 13 21.2 12.1-34.4
Edisto 31 27 80.2 54.3-93.3 4 19.8 6.7-45.7
Low Country 59 49 77.7 62.3-88.0 10 22.3 12.0-37.7
Palmetto 137 114 83.0 74.1-89.3 23 17.0 10.7-25.9
Pee Dee 431 368 81.8 76.3-86.3 63 18.2 13.7-23.7
Savannah 55 44 78.1 59.5-89.6 11 21.9 10.4-40.5
Trident 98 81 83.3 71.8-90.7 17 16.7 9.3-28.2
Upper Savannah 98 82 82.0 69.9-89.9 16 18.0 10.1-30.1
Waccamaw 87 67 76.4 64.4-85.3 20 23.6 14.7-35.6
Wateree 45 40 87.1 70.3-95.0 5 12.9 5.0-29.7

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported having had high blood pressure.

#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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