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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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  Total
Respond.#
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5 or more years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,754 3,594 58.9 57.3-60.4 650 11.4 10.5-12.5 441 7.5 6.7- 8.3 209 3.2 2.8- 3.7 860 19.0 17.7-20.4
GENDER
Male 2,186 1,354 56.9 54.4-59.4 247 11.9 10.4-13.7 156 7.1 6.0- 8.5 79 3.1 2.4- 3.9 350 20.9 18.7-23.3
Female 3,568 2,240 60.7 58.8-62.6 403 11.0 9.8-12.2 285 7.8 6.8- 8.8 130 3.3 2.7- 4.0 510 17.3 15.8-18.9
RACE
White 4,475 2,805 59.1 57.4-60.8 529 11.9 10.9-13.0 373 8.3 7.4- 9.3 181 3.7 3.2- 4.4 587 16.9 15.5-18.4
African American 1,079 675 59.7 56.1-63.2 103 10.6 8.4-13.2 50 4.2 3.0- 5.8 20 1.9 1.1- 3.0 231 23.6 20.6-27.0
Other 152 81 49.0 39.3-58.8 14 10.0 4.9-19.4 16 11.9 6.8-20.2 7 2.7 1.2- 5.9 34 26.4 18.1-36.8
HISPANIC
Yes 146 84 56.7 46.4-66.5 14 11.7 5.6-22.8 14 13.8 7.8-23.3 6 2.8 1.2- 6.3 28 15.1 10.0-22.2
No 5,559 3,479 59.0 57.4-60.5 629 11.4 10.4-12.4 426 7.2 6.5- 8.1 202 3.2 2.8- 3.8 823 19.2 17.8-20.6
AGE
18-24 350 130 35.4 29.9-41.2 39 11.2 7.8-15.8 24 6.4 4.0-10.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 156 46.7 40.8-52.8
25-34 913 393 42.0 38.3-45.8 102 12.3 9.9-15.2 106 11.1 9.0-13.7 33 3.4 2.3- 4.9 279 31.2 27.7-34.8
35-44 1,111 572 52.0 48.6-55.3 157 13.7 11.6-16.2 111 9.3 7.6-11.5 61 5.0 3.8- 6.6 210 19.9 17.4-22.8
45-54 1,175 742 63.8 60.6-66.8 146 12.0 10.1-14.2 106 8.5 6.9-10.4 68 5.2 4.0- 6.7 113 10.6 8.6-13.0
55-64 982 751 77.1 74.1-79.9 109 10.9 9.0-13.2 49 4.5 3.3- 6.1 22 2.2 1.4- 3.5 51 5.2 3.8- 7.0
65+ 1,171 971 82.8 80.2-85.1 91 7.8 6.2- 9.8 42 3.6 2.6- 5.1 24 1.9 1.2- 3.0 43 3.9 2.8- 5.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 689 425 57.6 53.0-62.0 64 8.8 6.6-11.7 44 5.7 4.1- 7.9 22 3.1 2.0- 4.9 134 24.8 20.8-29.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,769 1,082 56.8 53.9-59.7 187 10.6 8.9-12.4 109 6.1 4.9- 7.6 60 3.3 2.4- 4.3 331 23.3 20.7-26.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,489 923 57.6 54.5-60.7 162 11.7 9.8-14.0 124 8.6 7.0-10.6 59 3.1 2.3- 4.0 221 19.0 16.5-21.9
College Graduate 1,797 1,157 63.2 60.5-65.7 237 13.5 11.7-15.5 163 8.9 7.5-10.5 68 3.3 2.6- 4.2 172 11.2 9.5-13.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 679 414 56.6 51.7-61.4 63 8.5 6.3-11.2 37 5.2 3.3- 8.1 19 2.3 1.4- 3.9 146 27.4 23.0-32.3
$15,000- $24,999 970 551 51.9 48.1-55.7 98 10.8 8.5-13.7 72 7.7 5.7-10.3 37 3.1 2.2- 4.4 212 26.5 23.1-30.1
$25,000- $34,999 718 429 55.4 50.9-59.9 74 11.5 8.7-14.9 52 6.3 4.7- 8.5 31 4.0 2.6- 6.1 132 22.8 19.0-27.1
$35,000- $49,999 858 540 62.2 58.3-66.0 108 12.4 10.0-15.4 71 7.9 6.1-10.2 31 3.3 2.3- 4.9 108 14.1 11.5-17.1
$50,000+ 1,829 1,199 63.6 61.0-66.1 221 12.3 10.6-14.1 163 9.1 7.7-10.7 73 3.4 2.7- 4.4 173 11.6 9.8-13.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 357 212 56.4 50.0-62.6 47 14.3 9.9-20.2 32 7.9 5.3-11.6 20 5.0 3.1- 8.0 46 16.4 12.0-22.1
Appalachia II 683 435 59.4 54.7-63.8 77 10.9 8.5-13.9 53 7.2 5.3- 9.8 22 2.9 1.8- 4.5 96 19.6 15.8-24.2
Appalachia III 460 285 56.8 51.0-62.3 49 9.3 6.8-12.6 38 10.2 6.8-15.1 22 3.9 2.4- 6.1 66 19.9 15.4-25.4
Catawba 377 231 59.8 54.0-65.4 46 12.1 8.9-16.2 25 6.3 4.1- 9.5 20 4.8 3.0- 7.5 55 17.0 12.8-22.2
Edisto Savannah 435 272 59.0 53.2-64.6 46 10.7 7.8-14.7 27 6.2 4.0- 9.4 15 2.9 1.5- 5.3 75 21.2 16.6-26.7
Low Country 282 186 65.3 58.0-72.0 26 7.4 4.8-11.2 20 6.0 3.6- 9.9 11 4.1 2.0- 8.0 39 17.2 11.8-24.4
Palmetto 878 545 58.2 54.1-62.1 104 11.4 9.2-14.1 71 7.7 6.0-10.0 30 2.9 2.0- 4.3 128 19.8 16.4-23.7
Pee Dee 410 255 55.7 49.7-61.5 37 11.0 7.6-15.7 38 10.2 6.9-14.9 16 3.4 2.0- 5.8 64 19.8 15.2-25.3
Trident 726 412 53.3 48.9-57.6 105 15.3 12.3-18.9 58 7.9 5.9-10.4 26 3.0 1.9- 4.5 125 20.6 17.0-24.7
Upper Savannah 285 197 66.5 59.6-72.7 28 8.4 5.6-12.5 15 4.2 2.4- 7.2 3 0.9 0.3- 2.8 42 20.0 14.6-26.8
Waccamaw 502 333 62.7 57.4-67.8 49 10.9 7.7-15.1 29 5.4 3.6- 7.8 14 3.1 1.8- 5.5 77 17.9 14.0-22.5
Wateree 297 197 66.1 59.3-72.3 27 10.4 6.4-16.4 27 7.2 4.8-10.8 10 2.6 1.2- 5.5 36 13.7 9.6-19.3

* Adults who have never had blood cholesterol checked are included in the denominator.

#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 I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
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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