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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,490 2,257 49.1 47.1-51.1 2,233 50.9 48.9-52.9
GENDER
Male 1,743 1,032 55.0 51.8-58.2 711 45.0 41.8-48.2
Female 2,747 1,225 43.7 41.3-46.2 1,522 56.3 53.8-58.7
RACE
White 3,347 1,816 54.2 51.9-56.4 1,531 45.8 43.6-48.1
African American 998 374 35.7 31.6-40.0 624 64.3 60.0-68.4
Other Minorities 100 51 51.1 38.3-63.7 49 48.9 36.3-61.7
HISPANIC
Yes 98 49 49.4 35.5-63.4 49 50.6 36.6-64.5
No 4,320 2,169 49.0 47.0-51.0 2,151 51.0 49.0-53.0
AGE
18-24 311 135 42.6 35.7-49.8 176 57.4 50.2-64.3
25-34 745 330 42.4 37.8-47.2 415 57.6 52.8-62.2
35-44 897 432 45.7 41.5-50.0 465 54.3 50.0-58.5
45-54 886 465 54.2 49.8-58.5 421 45.8 41.5-50.2
55-64 718 435 60.5 55.8-65.1 283 39.5 34.9-44.2
65+ 897 446 51.2 47.1-55.3 451 48.8 44.7-52.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 685 439 65.8 60.5-70.8 246 34.2 29.2-39.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,430 727 50.5 46.8-54.1 703 49.5 45.9-53.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,118 576 49.4 45.5-53.2 542 50.6 46.8-54.5
College Graduate 1,253 513 38.4 35.1-41.7 740 61.6 58.3-64.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 601 306 50.1 44.1-56.1 295 49.9 43.9-55.9
$15,000- 24,999 790 446 55.1 50.2-59.9 344 44.9 40.1-49.8
$25,000- 34,999 580 296 51.1 45.5-56.7 284 48.9 43.3-54.5
$35,000- 49,999 731 372 49.9 44.9-54.9 359 50.1 45.1-55.1
$50,000+ 1,231 578 44.8 41.4-48.3 653 55.2 51.7-58.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 193 84 45.0 37.2-53.1 109 55.0 46.9-62.8
Appalachia II 375 193 50.5 44.7-56.3 182 49.5 43.7-55.3
Appalachia III 274 122 45.6 39.0-52.3 152 54.4 47.7-61.0
Catawba 206 102 45.3 37.2-53.7 104 54.7 46.3-62.8
Edisto 94 33 39.3 28.3-51.5 61 60.7 48.5-71.7
Low Country 184 96 49.2 40.9-57.5 88 50.8 42.5-59.1
Palmetto 479 236 46.9 41.5-52.3 243 53.1 47.7-58.5
Pee Dee 1,344 678 49.5 45.8-53.3 666 50.5 46.7-54.2
Savannah 155 79 50.9 41.7-60.1 76 49.1 39.9-58.3
Trident 412 212 51.6 46.0-57.3 200 48.4 42.7-54.0
Upper Savannah 298 148 48.9 41.0-56.9 150 51.1 43.1-59.0
Waccamaw 267 167 58.1 50.1-65.6 100 41.9 34.4-49.9
Wateree 156 86 54.0 44.2-63.5 70 46.0 36.5-55.8

#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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