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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

STATE-ADDED QUESTIONS

Have you ever had a test for oral or month cancer in which the doctor or dentist pulls on your tongue, sometimes with gauze wrapped around it, and feels under the tongue and inside the checks?

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  Total
Respond.#
I think so Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,002 83 2.2 1.7- 2.9 901 22.4 20.8-24.2 3,018 75.3 73.5-77.1
GENDER
Male 1,542 39 2.8 1.9- 4.1 363 23.0 20.4-25.9 1,140 74.1 71.2-76.9
Female 2,460 44 1.7 1.2- 2.4 538 21.9 19.8-24.1 1,878 76.4 74.1-78.5
RACE
White 3,053 72 2.5 1.9- 3.3 759 24.9 23.0-26.9 2,222 72.6 70.5-74.6
African American 830 10 1.7 0.8- 3.5 123 15.5 12.2-19.7 697 82.8 78.6-86.3
Other Minorities 85 1 1.6 0.2-10.6 13 19.4 10.4-33.4 71 79.0 65.0-88.4
HISPANIC
Yes 87 2 2.5 0.6-10.1 16 16.7 8.8-29.4 69 80.8 67.9-89.3
No 3,858 81 2.2 1.7- 2.9 880 22.8 21.1-24.6 2,897 74.9 73.1-76.7
AGE
18-24 278 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1 39 15.5 10.5-22.2 236 83.9 77.2-88.9
25-34 646 9 1.4 0.6- 2.8 107 17.8 14.2-22.2 530 80.8 76.4-84.6
35-44 790 17 1.6 0.8- 3.0 168 22.8 19.1-27.0 605 75.6 71.4-79.3
45-54 793 21 3.7 2.2- 6.2 206 24.8 21.2-28.7 566 71.5 67.4-75.4
55-64 654 12 2.7 1.3- 5.3 183 28.7 24.5-33.2 459 68.7 64.0-73.0
65+ 817 21 3.4 2.1- 5.4 190 25.0 21.5-28.8 606 71.7 67.7-75.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 594 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3 59 9.5 6.7-13.1 532 90.2 86.5-92.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,251 18 1.9 1.1- 3.3 202 16.5 13.7-19.7 1,031 81.6 78.2-84.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,011 27 2.8 1.7- 4.6 257 24.3 21.0-27.9 727 72.9 69.1-76.3
College Graduate 1,142 35 2.9 2.0- 4.3 381 33.8 30.5-37.3 726 63.2 59.7-66.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 528 7 1.5 0.6- 3.6 61 12.6 8.4-18.6 460 85.8 79.8-90.3
$15,000- 24,999 695 9 1.3 0.6- 2.8 98 15.3 11.8-19.6 588 83.4 79.1-87.0
$25,000- 34,999 524 8 1.5 0.7- 3.3 101 18.9 14.8-23.9 415 79.6 74.5-83.8
$35,000- 49,999 645 16 3.2 1.7- 5.9 149 22.4 18.6-26.8 480 74.4 69.8-78.5
$50,000+ 1,134 36 3.4 2.3- 4.9 386 32.9 29.6-36.4 712 63.7 60.2-67.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 166 6 3.6 1.6- 8.1 33 20.1 14.2-27.7 127 76.2 68.4-82.6
Appalachia II 344 11 3.7 1.9- 7.1 73 19.8 15.7-24.7 260 76.5 71.2-81.0
Appalachia III 249 3 1.3 0.4- 4.5 45 20.1 14.6-27.1 201 78.5 71.5-84.2
Catawba 181 5 2.6 1.0- 6.6 52 26.4 19.0-35.5 124 70.9 61.8-78.6
Edisto 83 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 9 11.4 5.4-22.3 73 88.2 77.3-94.2
Low Country 167 5 2.6 1.0- 6.6 45 25.4 18.6-33.7 117 72.0 63.6-79.1
Palmetto 432 8 1.4 0.7- 3.0 114 23.1 19.0-27.8 310 75.5 70.7-79.7
Pee Dee 1,201 16 1.1 0.6- 1.8 235 19.9 17.0-23.2 950 79.0 75.7-82.0
Savannah 141 4 1.5 0.5- 4.0 38 26.4 18.7-35.9 99 72.2 62.7-80.0
Trident 374 15 4.2 2.3- 7.5 107 27.1 22.1-32.8 252 68.7 62.9-74.1
Upper Savannah 258 3 1.0 0.2- 5.0 41 17.2 11.6-24.8 214 81.8 74.1-87.6
Waccamaw 230 4 2.1 0.7- 5.8 68 26.3 20.2-33.4 158 71.6 64.3-78.0
Wateree 136 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 33 20.2 13.8-28.7 102 79.2 70.7-85.8

#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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