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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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HIV/AIDS

I'm going to read two statements about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. After I read each one, please tell me whether you think it is true or false, or if you don't know. There are medical treatments available that are intended to help a person who is infe cted with HIV to live longer.*

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  Total
Respond.#
True False Do not know/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,463 4,015 88.6 87.4-89.8 118 3.6 2.9- 4.5 330 7.8 6.9- 8.8
GENDER
Male 1,692 1,533 89.5 87.5-91.3 46 3.4 2.4- 4.9 113 7.1 5.7- 8.7
Female 2,771 2,482 87.7 86.1-89.2 72 3.8 2.9- 4.9 217 8.5 7.4- 9.8
RACE
White 3,396 3,121 90.9 89.6-92.0 59 2.4 1.7- 3.2 216 6.8 5.8- 7.8
African American 896 761 86.4 83.8-88.7 41 4.3 3.1- 6.1 94 9.2 7.4-11.5
Other 142 109 73.5 63.0-81.9 16 14.1 7.9-23.9 17 12.5 7.0-21.1
HISPANIC
Yes 123 95 75.5 64.4-84.0 9 7.9 3.3-18.0 19 16.6 9.9-26.5
No 4,318 3,902 89.2 88.0-90.3 109 3.4 2.7- 4.3 307 7.4 6.5- 8.4
AGE
18-24 363 305 83.4 78.3-87.5 26 8.6 5.5-13.1 32 8.0 5.4-11.7
25-34 905 827 90.8 88.2-92.8 26 3.1 2.1- 4.7 52 6.1 4.4- 8.4
35-44 1,084 989 90.1 87.8-92.0 28 3.2 2.1- 4.7 67 6.7 5.2- 8.6
45-54 1,149 1,044 89.2 86.8-91.3 22 2.1 1.3- 3.4 83 8.6 6.8-10.9
55-64 962 850 88.0 85.5-90.1 16 1.7 1.0- 2.9 96 10.3 8.3-12.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 432 326 74.6 69.4-79.3 25 7.6 4.8-11.7 81 17.8 14.0-22.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,376 1,167 83.0 80.3-85.5 63 5.7 4.2- 7.8 146 11.2 9.3-13.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,195 1,120 93.9 92.2-95.3 20 2.1 1.3- 3.5 55 4.0 3.0- 5.3
College Graduate 1,459 1,401 95.8 94.5-96.9 10 0.8 0.4- 1.6 48 3.3 2.4- 4.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 474 372 77.0 71.9-81.5 30 8.4 5.4-12.8 72 14.6 11.3-18.6
$15,000- $24,999 697 594 83.9 80.2-87.0 31 5.2 3.5- 7.8 72 10.8 8.3-14.0
$25,000- $34,999 576 522 89.7 85.9-92.5 14 3.3 1.8- 5.8 40 7.0 4.7-10.4
$35,000- $49,999 719 671 93.2 90.9-95.0 11 1.7 0.9- 3.2 37 5.1 3.6- 7.2
$50,000+ 1,595 1,523 95.5 94.2-96.5 19 1.4 0.9- 2.3 53 3.1 2.3- 4.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 275 247 89.1 83.7-92.8 3 1.5 0.4- 5.0 25 9.4 6.0-14.5
Appalachia II 515 469 88.7 84.3-92.0 15 4.9 2.6- 9.0 31 6.4 4.3- 9.5
Appalachia III 353 309 84.6 79.2-88.8 10 3.0 1.5- 5.8 34 12.4 8.6-17.6
Catawba 300 267 89.0 84.5-92.4 9 3.4 1.6- 7.0 24 7.6 5.0-11.4
Edisto Savannah 355 300 84.3 79.2-88.3 19 5.4 3.3- 8.9 36 10.3 7.0-14.8
Low Country 207 189 90.5 83.0-94.8 3 1.6 0.5- 5.5 15 7.9 3.9-15.3
Palmetto 699 643 90.7 87.5-93.2 12 3.2 1.7- 6.0 44 6.1 4.3- 8.6
Pee Dee 344 299 84.7 79.5-88.8 11 4.7 2.5- 8.6 34 10.5 7.3-15.0
Trident 578 537 91.0 86.8-94.0 12 4.0 1.8- 8.5 29 5.0 3.4- 7.4
Upper Savannah 218 199 92.2 87.6-95.1 8 3.7 1.7- 7.5 11 4.2 2.2- 7.8
Waccamaw 355 320 87.6 81.9-91.7 8 2.5 1.1- 5.5 27 9.9 6.2-15.4
Wateree 229 208 91.2 86.1-94.5 5 2.8 1.0- 7.5 16 6.0 3.6-10.0

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being less than age 65.

#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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