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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Risk Factors

Asthma Status*

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  Total
Respond.#
Current Former Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,913 392 6.1 5.5- 6.9 227 3.9 3.3- 4.6 5,294 89.9 89.0-90.8
GENDER
Male 2,237 90 3.9 3.1- 4.9 88 4.3 3.3- 5.5 2,059 91.9 90.3-93.2
Female 3,676 302 8.2 7.2- 9.3 139 3.6 3.0- 4.3 3,235 88.2 86.9-89.4
RACE
White 4,602 293 5.9 5.2- 6.7 181 3.9 3.3- 4.6 4,128 90.2 89.2-91.1
African American 1,105 81 6.7 5.2- 8.6 41 4.0 2.6- 5.9 983 89.3 86.9-91.4
Other 156 16 7.3 4.0-12.8 4 4.6 1.5-13.7 136 88.1 80.0-93.2
HISPANIC
Yes 149 17 8.8 5.2-14.5 7 6.8 2.6-16.8 125 84.4 75.4-90.5
No 5,712 369 6.0 5.3- 6.7 218 3.8 3.2- 4.5 5,125 90.2 89.3-91.1
AGE
18-24 383 17 4.4 2.6- 7.3 21 5.9 3.6- 9.5 345 89.7 85.5-92.7
25-34 947 56 4.9 3.7- 6.5 49 5.4 3.8- 7.6 842 89.7 87.2-91.8
35-44 1,124 75 6.0 4.6- 7.7 36 2.8 2.0- 4.1 1,013 91.2 89.2-92.8
45-54 1,193 86 6.7 5.3- 8.6 51 4.0 2.9- 5.4 1,056 89.3 87.1-91.1
55-64 996 69 6.7 5.1- 8.7 39 3.2 2.3- 4.5 888 90.1 87.9-91.9
65+ 1,213 84 7.8 6.1- 9.9 30 2.6 1.8- 3.9 1,099 89.6 87.3-91.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 724 86 10.9 8.5-13.9 19 2.8 1.6- 4.9 619 86.3 83.0-89.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,819 119 6.0 4.8- 7.4 58 3.4 2.4- 4.8 1,642 90.6 88.8-92.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,527 94 5.1 4.0- 6.3 77 5.4 4.1- 7.1 1,356 89.5 87.6-91.2
College Graduate 1,832 92 5.0 3.9- 6.2 73 3.7 2.9- 4.8 1,667 91.3 89.8-92.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 711 78 9.7 7.5-12.6 18 4.3 2.4- 7.9 615 85.9 82.1-89.1
$15,000- $24,999 1,000 84 7.7 6.0- 9.9 32 3.6 2.3- 5.5 884 88.7 86.1-90.9
$25,000- $34,999 738 42 4.9 3.5- 6.8 30 3.6 2.4- 5.4 666 91.5 89.1-93.4
$35,000- $49,999 874 46 4.3 3.1- 5.9 46 4.5 3.2- 6.1 782 91.3 89.1-93.0
$50,000+ 1,852 86 4.5 3.6- 5.7 80 4.3 3.3- 5.6 1,686 91.2 89.6-92.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 369 25 7.2 4.5-11.1 14 3.6 2.1- 6.2 330 89.2 84.9-92.4
Appalachia II 692 44 4.9 3.5- 6.8 32 5.2 3.4- 8.0 616 89.9 86.8-92.3
Appalachia III 480 39 6.2 4.4- 8.8 26 4.7 3.0- 7.1 415 89.1 85.8-91.7
Catawba 388 28 8.5 5.7-12.6 14 3.7 2.0- 6.4 346 87.8 83.4-91.2
Edisto Savannah 455 31 8.4 5.5-12.5 18 4.4 2.2- 8.8 406 87.2 82.1-91.0
Low Country 292 10 2.4 1.2- 4.7 12 5.8 3.1-10.7 270 91.8 86.9-94.9
Palmetto 892 57 6.2 4.6- 8.3 38 4.0 2.7- 5.8 797 89.8 87.2-91.9
Pee Dee 422 30 5.8 3.7- 9.0 10 2.6 1.3- 5.1 382 91.6 87.9-94.2
Trident 744 51 5.7 4.1- 7.8 26 3.5 2.0- 6.3 667 90.8 87.8-93.2
Upper Savannah 294 23 6.9 4.4-10.7 7 1.8 0.8- 3.8 264 91.3 87.3-94.2
Waccamaw 513 29 5.0 3.4- 7.3 22 4.9 3.0- 8.1 462 90.1 86.6-92.8
Wateree 308 18 6.3 3.7-10.5 6 1.3 0.6- 3.0 284 92.4 88.2-95.2

* Data in this table was derived from the Asthma questions.

#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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