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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Risk Factors

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  Total
Respond.#
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,908 4,886 83.3 82.2-84.4 1,022 16.7 15.6-17.8
GENDER
Male 2,236 1,893 85.7 83.9-87.3 343 14.3 12.7-16.1
Female 3,672 2,993 81.2 79.7-82.7 679 18.8 17.3-20.3
RACE
White 4,596 3,878 86.0 84.9-87.0 718 14.0 13.0-15.1
African American 1,107 843 75.8 72.6-78.7 264 24.2 21.3-27.4
Other 157 128 83.7 75.9-89.3 29 16.3 10.7-24.1
HISPANIC
Yes 149 114 80.2 72.4-86.2 35 19.8 13.8-27.6
No 5,707 4,746 83.7 82.5-84.8 961 16.3 15.2-17.5
AGE
18-24 384 354 91.5 87.6-94.3 30 8.5 5.7-12.4
25-34 948 892 93.8 91.8-95.4 56 6.2 4.6- 8.2
35-44 1,127 1,012 89.6 87.2-91.6 115 10.4 8.4-12.8
45-54 1,191 957 79.2 76.4-81.8 234 20.8 18.2-23.6
55-64 996 753 73.3 69.9-76.4 243 26.7 23.6-30.1
65+ 1,206 874 71.1 68.1-74.0 332 28.9 26.0-31.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 720 405 60.9 56.6-65.0 315 39.1 35.0-43.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,814 1,451 81.0 78.8-83.1 363 19.0 16.9-21.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,530 1,324 87.7 85.7-89.4 206 12.3 10.6-14.3
College Graduate 1,833 1,696 93.1 91.7-94.3 137 6.9 5.7- 8.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 708 420 64.1 59.6-68.4 288 35.9 31.6-40.4
$15,000- $24,999 999 744 74.8 71.5-77.9 255 25.2 22.1-28.5
$25,000- $34,999 740 614 84.0 80.7-86.9 126 16.0 13.1-19.3
$35,000- $49,999 874 780 90.0 87.6-92.0 94 10.0 8.0-12.4
$50,000+ 1,853 1,753 95.0 93.8-96.0 100 5.0 4.0- 6.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 370 307 83.7 79.0-87.5 63 16.3 12.5-21.0
Appalachia II 694 588 86.5 83.3-89.2 106 13.5 10.8-16.7
Appalachia III 478 370 79.5 75.1-83.3 108 20.5 16.7-24.9
Catawba 388 324 82.6 77.6-86.6 64 17.4 13.4-22.4
Edisto Savannah 454 359 77.3 71.8-82.0 95 22.7 18.0-28.2
Low Country 292 255 86.8 81.5-90.8 37 13.2 9.2-18.5
Palmetto 891 758 85.7 82.7-88.3 133 14.3 11.7-17.3
Pee Dee 422 339 81.0 76.3-84.9 83 19.0 15.1-23.7
Trident 745 645 88.2 85.4-90.6 100 11.8 9.4-14.6
Upper Savannah 292 219 75.3 68.9-80.8 73 24.7 19.2-31.1
Waccamaw 512 438 86.8 83.2-89.8 74 13.2 10.2-16.8
Wateree 306 233 77.2 71.3-82.1 73 22.8 17.9-28.7

#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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