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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Risk Factors

Cholesterol check within the past year*

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  Total
Respond.#
Checked Not Checked Never Checked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,754 4,685 77.8 76.4-79.1 209 3.2 2.8- 3.7 860 19.0 17.7-20.4
GENDER
Male 2,186 1,757 76.0 73.6-78.2 79 3.1 2.4- 3.9 350 20.9 18.7-23.3
Female 3,568 2,928 79.4 77.8-81.0 130 3.3 2.7- 4.0 510 17.3 15.8-18.9
RACE
White 4,475 3,707 79.4 77.8-80.8 181 3.7 3.2- 4.4 587 16.9 15.5-18.4
African American 1,079 828 74.5 71.1-77.6 20 1.9 1.1- 3.0 231 23.6 20.6-27.0
Other 152 111 70.9 60.7-79.4 7 2.7 1.2- 5.9 34 26.4 18.1-36.8
HISPANIC
Yes 146 112 82.2 74.8-87.7 6 2.8 1.2- 6.3 28 15.1 10.0-22.2
No 5,559 4,534 77.6 76.2-79.0 202 3.2 2.8- 3.8 823 19.2 17.8-20.6
AGE
18-24 350 193 53.0 47.0-59.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 156 46.7 40.8-52.8
25-34 913 601 65.4 61.7-69.0 33 3.4 2.3- 4.9 279 31.2 27.7-34.8
35-44 1,111 840 75.0 72.0-77.8 61 5.0 3.8- 6.6 210 19.9 17.4-22.8
45-54 1,175 994 84.2 81.6-86.5 68 5.2 4.0- 6.7 113 10.6 8.6-13.0
55-64 982 909 92.6 90.5-94.2 22 2.2 1.4- 3.5 51 5.2 3.8- 7.0
65+ 1,171 1,104 94.2 92.5-95.5 24 1.9 1.2- 3.0 43 3.9 2.8- 5.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 689 533 72.1 67.7-76.2 22 3.1 2.0- 4.9 134 24.8 20.8-29.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,769 1,378 73.5 70.7-76.1 60 3.3 2.4- 4.3 331 23.3 20.7-26.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,489 1,209 77.9 75.0-80.5 59 3.1 2.3- 4.0 221 19.0 16.5-21.9
College Graduate 1,797 1,557 85.5 83.4-87.4 68 3.3 2.6- 4.2 172 11.2 9.5-13.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 679 514 70.3 65.4-74.7 19 2.3 1.4- 3.9 146 27.4 23.0-32.3
$15,000- $24,999 970 721 70.4 66.8-73.9 37 3.1 2.2- 4.4 212 26.5 23.1-30.1
$25,000- $34,999 718 555 73.2 68.8-77.2 31 4.0 2.6- 6.1 132 22.8 19.0-27.1
$35,000- $49,999 858 719 82.6 79.4-85.4 31 3.3 2.3- 4.9 108 14.1 11.5-17.1
$50,000+ 1,829 1,583 85.0 82.9-86.9 73 3.4 2.7- 4.4 173 11.6 9.8-13.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 357 291 78.6 72.8-83.4 20 5.0 3.1- 8.0 46 16.4 12.0-22.1
Appalachia II 683 565 77.5 72.9-81.5 22 2.9 1.8- 4.5 96 19.6 15.8-24.2
Appalachia III 460 372 76.2 70.7-81.0 22 3.9 2.4- 6.1 66 19.9 15.4-25.4
Catawba 377 302 78.2 72.8-82.8 20 4.8 3.0- 7.5 55 17.0 12.8-22.2
Edisto Savannah 435 345 75.9 70.4-80.7 15 2.9 1.5- 5.3 75 21.2 16.6-26.7
Low Country 282 232 78.8 71.4-84.6 11 4.1 2.0- 8.0 39 17.2 11.8-24.4
Palmetto 878 720 77.3 73.3-80.8 30 2.9 2.0- 4.3 128 19.8 16.4-23.7
Pee Dee 410 330 76.8 71.3-81.6 16 3.4 2.0- 5.8 64 19.8 15.2-25.3
Trident 726 575 76.4 72.3-80.2 26 3.0 1.9- 4.5 125 20.6 17.0-24.7
Upper Savannah 285 240 79.1 72.3-84.6 3 0.9 0.3- 2.8 42 20.0 14.6-26.8
Waccamaw 502 411 79.0 74.2-83.1 14 3.1 1.8- 5.5 77 17.9 14.0-22.5
Wateree 297 251 83.6 77.9-88.1 10 2.6 1.2- 5.5 36 13.7 9.6-19.3

* Data in this table was derived from the cholesterol awareness questions 1 and 2.

#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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