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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Risk Factors

Risk Factor for Persons Aged Less Than 65 Years Ever Participating in High-Risk Behavior*

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  Total
Respond.#
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,408 4,230 94.9 93.9-95.8 178 5.1 4.2- 6.1
GENDER
Male 1,667 1,597 94.9 93.2-96.1 70 5.1 3.9- 6.8
Female 2,741 2,633 95.0 93.8-96.0 108 5.0 4.0- 6.2
RACE
White 3,360 3,261 96.7 95.8-97.4 99 3.3 2.6- 4.2
African American 881 812 91.3 88.6-93.4 69 8.7 6.6-11.4
Other 138 129 89.6 80.0-94.9 9 10.4 5.1-20.0
HISPANIC
Yes 120 114 92.3 80.5-97.2 6 7.7 2.8-19.5
No 4,267 4,095 95.0 94.1-95.8 172 5.0 4.2- 5.9
AGE
18-24 358 317 87.0 82.2-90.6 41 13.0 9.4-17.8
25-34 895 848 94.9 92.9-96.3 47 5.1 3.7- 7.1
35-44 1,075 1,033 96.2 94.7-97.3 42 3.8 2.7- 5.3
45-54 1,133 1,100 97.1 95.6-98.0 33 2.9 2.0- 4.4
55-64 947 932 98.2 96.9-99.0 15 1.8 1.0- 3.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 420 374 87.1 82.5-90.6 46 12.9 9.4-17.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,355 1,298 94.6 92.7-96.1 57 5.4 3.9- 7.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,186 1,144 96.4 94.8-97.5 42 3.6 2.5- 5.2
College Graduate 1,446 1,413 97.1 95.3-98.2 33 2.9 1.8- 4.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 464 422 89.7 85.5-92.8 42 10.3 7.2-14.5
$15,000- $24,999 686 645 92.0 88.5-94.5 41 8.0 5.5-11.5
$25,000- $34,999 568 541 94.2 90.8-96.4 27 5.8 3.6- 9.2
$35,000- $49,999 710 688 96.4 94.3-97.8 22 3.6 2.2- 5.7
$50,000+ 1,587 1,550 97.3 95.9-98.2 37 2.7 1.8- 4.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 272 265 95.6 87.6-98.5 7 4.4 1.5-12.4
Appalachia II 505 482 94.9 91.7-96.9 23 5.1 3.1- 8.3
Appalachia III 351 339 97.0 94.4-98.5 12 3.0 1.5- 5.6
Catawba 296 287 97.0 94.1-98.5 9 3.0 1.5- 5.9
Edisto Savannah 350 327 93.4 89.8-95.7 23 6.6 4.3-10.2
Low Country 205 199 97.1 93.1-98.9 6 2.9 1.1- 6.9
Palmetto 694 666 93.8 90.5-96.0 28 6.2 4.0- 9.5
Pee Dee 342 326 93.9 89.0-96.7 16 6.1 3.3-11.0
Trident 571 551 95.0 91.7-97.1 20 5.0 2.9- 8.3
Upper Savannah 217 209 95.1 89.1-97.9 8 4.9 2.1-10.9
Waccamaw 348 334 93.9 89.1-96.6 14 6.1 3.4-10.9
Wateree 223 212 94.7 89.7-97.3 11 5.3 2.7-10.3

* Data for this table was derived from the Age and AIDS/HIV questions.
Not at Risk = Respondents with reported age 18 to 64 who have not participated in high-risk behavior.
At Risk = Respondents with reported age 18 to 64 who have participated in high-risk behavior.

#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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