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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Risk Factors

Risk Factor for having visited a dentist, dental hygenist or dental clinic*

  Total
Respond.#
Not At Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,481 3,175 70.9 69.1-72.7 1,306 29.1 27.3-30.9
GENDER
Male 1,738 1,207 71.4 68.5-74.2 531 28.6 25.8-31.5
Female 2,743 1,968 70.4 68.1-72.7 775 29.6 27.3-31.9
RACE
White 3,342 2,425 71.6 69.5-73.6 917 28.4 26.4-30.5
African American 994 657 68.9 64.8-72.8 337 31.1 27.2-35.2
Other Minorities 101 68 74.3 63.0-83.1 33 25.7 16.9-37.0
HISPANIC
Yes 99 67 64.4 50.2-76.6 32 35.6 23.4-49.8
No 4,311 3,066 71.4 69.5-73.2 1,245 28.6 26.8-30.5
AGE
18-24 311 242 78.5 71.8-83.9 69 21.5 16.1-28.2
25-34 744 533 69.2 64.6-73.5 211 30.8 26.5-35.4
35-44 895 655 72.7 68.6-76.4 240 27.3 23.6-31.4
45-54 887 643 71.3 67.1-75.2 244 28.7 24.8-32.9
55-64 720 491 66.1 61.4-70.5 229 33.9 29.5-38.6
65+ 888 584 67.2 63.1-71.0 304 32.8 29.0-36.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 680 318 49.2 43.6-54.8 362 50.8 45.2-56.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,428 960 68.3 64.9-71.6 468 31.7 28.4-35.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,117 855 74.2 70.5-77.6 262 25.8 22.4-29.5
College Graduate 1,252 1,039 82.3 79.4-84.8 213 17.7 15.2-20.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 600 302 54.4 48.4-60.2 298 45.6 39.8-51.6
$15,000- 24,999 789 464 58.2 53.2-63.0 325 41.8 37.0-46.8
$25,000- 34,999 581 400 68.8 63.6-73.6 181 31.2 26.4-36.4
$35,000- 49,999 730 569 76.1 71.3-80.3 161 23.9 19.7-28.7
$50,000+ 1,229 1,049 84.2 81.3-86.7 180 15.8 13.3-18.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 191 129 68.9 61.1-75.7 62 31.1 24.3-38.9
Appalachia II 373 262 70.9 65.4-75.8 111 29.1 24.2-34.6
Appalachia III 272 176 67.7 61.4-73.5 96 32.3 26.5-38.6
Catawba 206 150 71.1 62.8-78.3 56 28.9 21.7-37.2
Edisto 94 64 69.3 57.5-79.0 30 30.7 21.0-42.5
Low Country 184 132 71.3 63.1-78.3 52 28.7 21.7-36.9
Palmetto 480 353 72.0 66.8-76.8 127 28.0 23.2-33.2
Pee Dee 1,340 938 69.0 65.3-72.5 402 31.0 27.5-34.7
Savannah 154 118 75.9 66.3-83.4 36 24.1 16.6-33.7
Trident 413 290 67.7 62.1-72.9 123 32.3 27.1-37.9
Upper Savannah 298 212 74.4 66.7-80.8 86 25.6 19.2-33.3
Waccamaw 265 191 71.5 63.5-78.4 74 28.5 21.6-36.5
Wateree 156 119 74.6 64.8-82.4 37 25.4 17.6-35.2

*Data in this table were derived from the oral health questions 1: Last Visited Dentist or Dental Clinic and quesiton 3: When Teeth Last Cleaned by Dentist or Hygienist.

#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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