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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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  Total
Respond.#
Doctor's Office Clinic or Health Center Outpatient Dept. ER or Urgent Care Center Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,477 3,671 77.6 75.7-79.3 136 3.7 3.0- 4.7 75 1.9 1.4- 2.5 310 9.0 7.8-10.3 285 7.9 6.8- 9.1
GENDER
Male 1,734 1,343 73.3 70.2-76.1 49 3.2 2.3- 4.5 43 2.5 1.7- 3.6 139 10.2 8.3-12.5 160 10.9 9.0-13.2
Female 2,743 2,328 81.5 79.2-83.5 87 4.2 3.1- 5.8 32 1.3 0.9- 2.0 171 7.9 6.5- 9.5 125 5.1 4.1- 6.3
RACE
White 3,339 2,841 81.6 79.7-83.4 75 2.9 2.1- 4.0 36 1.2 0.8- 1.8 173 6.7 5.6- 8.0 214 7.7 6.5- 9.0
African American 996 738 70.4 66.1-74.3 51 5.5 3.8- 7.9 36 3.7 2.5- 5.4 125 15.0 11.9-18.8 46 5.4 3.7- 7.8
Other Minorities 99 65 55.9 42.4-68.7 9 8.2 3.6-17.6 2 1.4 0.3- 5.9 4 8.5 3.0-21.6 19 25.9 14.9-41.1
HISPANIC
Yes 98 80 74.9 58.9-86.1 4 4.4 1.3-14.4 2 0.9 0.2- 5.0 7 6.3 2.4-15.5 5 13.5 4.9-32.1
No 4,308 3,534 77.8 76.0-79.6 129 3.7 2.9- 4.7 72 1.9 1.4- 2.5 300 9.1 7.9-10.5 273 7.5 6.5- 8.7
AGE
18-24 311 221 66.6 59.4-73.2 11 5.2 2.3-11.0 6 1.3 0.5- 3.4 42 16.1 11.3-22.3 31 10.8 7.3-15.6
25-34 742 564 70.3 65.4-74.8 27 4.6 3.0- 7.2 14 1.7 0.9- 3.0 59 9.9 7.3-13.4 78 13.5 10.0-17.9
35-44 891 719 78.3 74.5-81.7 26 2.6 1.5- 4.5 7 0.8 0.4- 1.8 71 9.7 7.3-12.8 68 8.6 6.5-11.2
45-54 884 740 80.6 76.7-84.1 29 3.9 2.5- 6.0 16 3.2 1.7- 5.7 56 7.5 5.3-10.4 43 4.9 3.2- 7.2
55-64 717 611 82.1 78.1-85.6 21 4.2 2.5- 7.0 18 2.8 1.6- 4.8 36 5.4 3.6- 8.0 31 5.5 3.7- 8.1
65+ 896 785 86.9 83.6-89.6 21 2.5 1.4- 4.3 14 1.7 0.9- 3.1 42 5.2 3.4- 7.8 34 3.8 2.5- 5.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 686 507 65.3 59.5-70.7 41 7.5 5.0-11.0 17 2.6 1.5- 4.6 83 17.1 13.0-22.1 38 7.5 4.4-12.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,425 1,142 75.1 71.6-78.3 51 4.8 3.2- 7.3 25 2.1 1.3- 3.3 122 10.2 8.2-12.8 85 7.8 6.0-10.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,113 939 80.6 77.1-83.6 25 2.2 1.4- 3.6 14 1.6 0.8- 3.2 66 7.8 5.9-10.3 69 7.8 5.8-10.3
College Graduate 1,249 1,079 84.1 81.1-86.7 19 1.9 1.1- 3.3 19 1.4 0.9- 2.4 39 4.3 2.7- 6.7 93 8.3 6.5-10.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 599 437 65.5 59.4-71.1 37 7.0 4.7-10.4 21 3.2 1.7- 6.1 65 16.5 12.1-22.1 39 7.8 5.1-11.7
$15,000- 24,999 790 583 63.9 58.8-68.7 45 7.2 5.0-10.4 17 2.9 1.8- 4.9 85 14.1 10.9-18.1 60 11.8 8.4-16.3
$25,000- 34,999 578 455 74.8 69.5-79.4 13 2.8 1.4- 5.7 13 1.8 0.9- 3.2 48 9.6 6.7-13.5 49 11.1 7.9-15.4
$35,000- 49,999 726 622 81.6 76.6-85.8 14 3.5 1.5- 7.9 10 1.8 0.8- 4.1 36 7.2 4.5-11.2 44 5.9 4.1- 8.4
$50,000+ 1,229 1,109 88.3 85.7-90.4 15 1.4 0.8- 2.7 10 1.1 0.6- 2.2 37 3.8 2.6- 5.5 58 5.4 3.9- 7.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 193 164 83.4 76.2-88.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 0 0.0 . - . 14 8.0 4.6-13.4 14 8.4 4.6-14.9
Appalachia II 373 314 80.7 75.2-85.3 12 4.8 2.6- 8.7 4 0.7 0.2- 2.0 23 8.1 5.1-12.5 20 5.7 3.5- 9.3
Appalachia III 273 220 77.9 71.4-83.2 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5 5 1.8 0.7- 4.3 21 8.2 4.9-13.4 25 11.2 7.5-16.6
Catawba 206 175 83.4 76.5-88.5 6 2.3 0.9- 5.7 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7 15 8.2 4.8-13.7 9 5.7 2.8-11.3
Edisto 94 75 78.7 67.0-87.0 8 8.2 3.7-17.4 1 3.3 0.5-19.8 6 5.5 2.3-12.5 4 4.2 1.5-11.6
Low Country 180 126 67.4 58.7-75.1 11 6.9 3.2-14.2 3 2.3 0.7- 7.4 16 10.6 6.1-17.8 24 12.8 8.2-19.5
Palmetto 476 373 73.8 68.2-78.8 15 3.1 1.7- 5.6 15 3.2 1.8- 5.6 42 13.1 9.1-18.6 31 6.7 4.5- 9.9
Pee Dee 1,341 1,154 82.6 79.2-85.6 31 2.8 1.9- 4.2 16 1.8 0.9- 3.9 79 7.5 5.6- 9.9 61 5.3 3.5- 7.7
Savannah 156 130 82.8 74.7-88.8 9 5.1 2.4-10.7 2 1.7 0.4- 6.5 9 7.5 3.7-14.8 6 2.9 1.1- 7.2
Trident 411 324 75.6 70.1-80.3 9 2.5 1.1- 5.7 12 2.9 1.6- 5.3 27 8.3 5.5-12.3 39 10.7 7.5-15.0
Upper Savannah 298 248 81.8 74.8-87.2 9 3.5 1.4- 8.2 3 0.2 0.1- 0.5 17 6.3 3.4-11.4 21 8.3 4.8-14.0
Waccamaw 265 206 72.5 63.8-79.8 11 6.8 2.8-15.8 8 2.1 1.0- 4.3 22 8.9 5.5-14.0 18 9.7 4.8-18.5
Wateree 156 116 70.3 60.5-78.6 12 6.9 3.5-13.2 4 2.5 0.9- 6.6 14 11.2 6.1-19.8 10 9.1 4.6-17.2

#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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