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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Race Related Issues

Within the past 12 months when seeking health care, do you feel your experiences were worse than, the same as, or better than people of other races?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Worse than other races Same as other races Better than other races Worse/Better than others races Do not know/No experience
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,393 178 4.0 3.4- 4.8 3,880 72.5 71.1-73.9 658 11.5 10.5-12.5 25 0.5 0.3- 0.9 652 11.4 10.5-12.5
GENDER
Male 2,034 66 4.1 3.1- 5.5 1,431 70.8 68.4-73.1 270 12.3 10.8-14.0 10 0.7 0.3- 1.4 257 12.1 10.5-13.9
Female 3,359 112 4.0 3.2- 4.9 2,449 74.0 72.3-75.7 388 10.8 9.7-12.0 15 0.4 0.2- 0.8 395 10.8 9.7-12.0
RACE
White 4,260 87 2.2 1.7- 2.8 3,075 73.3 71.7-74.8 559 12.7 11.6-13.9 13 0.3 0.2- 0.6 526 11.5 10.5-12.6
African American 957 82 9.3 7.2-11.8 682 70.6 67.0-73.9 83 8.8 6.9-11.2 10 1.1 0.5- 2.1 100 10.4 8.3-12.8
Other 138 8 6.3 2.7-14.0 99 73.3 63.8-81.0 12 6.7 3.6-12.2 2 1.9 0.4- 9.7 17 11.8 6.9-19.5
HISPANIC
Yes 129 7 3.8 1.7- 8.5 90 70.3 59.8-79.1 14 8.7 4.9-15.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 17 16.9 9.8-27.6
No 5,223 169 4.0 3.4- 4.8 3,771 72.8 71.3-74.2 636 11.6 10.6-12.6 24 0.6 0.3- 0.9 623 11.1 10.1-12.1
AGE
18-24 340 15 5.0 2.8- 8.6 283 81.9 76.6-86.3 26 7.8 5.1-11.8 1 0.6 0.1- 3.8 15 4.7 2.7- 8.2
25-34 863 34 4.3 2.9- 6.4 695 79.2 75.7-82.3 78 9.3 7.2-11.8 4 0.5 0.1- 1.7 52 6.7 4.9- 9.3
35-44 1,027 42 4.9 3.3- 7.1 814 77.9 74.7-80.9 93 8.6 6.9-10.7 4 0.4 0.1- 1.3 74 8.2 6.3-10.6
45-54 1,098 40 4.8 3.3- 6.8 832 75.9 72.9-78.7 118 10.1 8.3-12.3 6 0.7 0.3- 1.5 102 8.5 6.9-10.4
55-64 906 31 3.8 2.6- 5.5 621 67.0 63.5-70.4 130 14.7 12.3-17.5 8 1.0 0.4- 2.2 116 13.5 11.1-16.2
65+ 1,118 16 1.6 1.0- 2.7 605 52.8 49.4-56.1 209 18.7 16.3-21.4 2 0.3 0.1- 1.1 286 26.6 23.7-29.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 638 38 6.8 4.7- 9.8 395 61.8 57.2-66.3 73 12.5 9.6-16.1 3 0.8 0.2- 3.3 129 18.1 15.0-21.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,604 54 4.4 3.2- 6.2 1,212 76.3 73.7-78.8 140 8.1 6.6- 9.8 14 1.0 0.5- 1.8 184 10.2 8.6-12.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,415 61 4.9 3.6- 6.5 1,028 73.6 70.7-76.2 148 9.9 8.2-11.8 3 0.2 0.1- 0.7 175 11.4 9.6-13.5
College Graduate 1,726 25 1.6 1.0- 2.5 1,241 72.4 70.0-74.7 294 16.2 14.4-18.2 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8 161 9.5 8.0-11.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 629 39 7.9 5.3-11.6 415 67.5 62.6-72.0 70 11.4 8.6-15.0 8 1.4 0.5- 3.6 97 11.8 9.4-14.8
$15,000- $24,999 899 54 7.5 5.5-10.3 635 69.0 65.1-72.6 97 9.8 7.8-12.2 5 0.7 0.3- 2.0 108 13.0 10.4-16.1
$25,000- $34,999 672 18 2.9 1.7- 5.0 520 81.1 77.6-84.1 55 6.7 5.0- 8.8 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0 76 8.7 6.7-11.1
$35,000- $49,999 819 27 3.9 2.5- 6.1 594 72.8 69.1-76.3 94 11.4 9.0-14.2 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8 102 11.7 9.4-14.5
$50,000+ 1,765 26 1.5 1.0- 2.2 1,333 76.1 73.8-78.3 261 14.0 12.3-15.9 6 0.4 0.1- 1.0 139 8.0 6.6- 9.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 333 10 3.6 1.9- 7.0 248 74.6 68.7-79.6 39 11.4 7.9-16.1 1 0.8 0.1- 5.1 35 9.7 6.7-13.8
Appalachia II 634 12 2.5 1.3- 4.5 475 75.7 71.5-79.4 75 10.9 8.4-14.1 4 0.7 0.2- 1.8 68 10.3 7.8-13.5
Appalachia III 431 11 3.8 1.7- 8.5 292 64.8 58.8-70.3 61 15.5 11.5-20.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 66 15.8 12.0-20.5
Catawba 354 13 4.1 2.3- 7.3 254 71.8 66.0-77.0 36 9.8 6.8-13.9 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 50 14.2 10.3-19.2
Edisto Savannah 421 18 5.5 2.8-10.3 316 75.7 70.3-80.4 33 7.5 5.1-11.0 2 0.8 0.2- 3.9 52 10.5 7.8-14.0
Low Country 271 7 3.0 1.2- 7.3 165 63.0 55.7-69.8 49 14.9 10.9-20.0 4 1.4 0.5- 3.8 46 17.6 12.4-24.5
Palmetto 828 29 3.9 2.5- 6.1 609 74.7 71.1-78.0 95 10.1 8.1-12.5 3 0.9 0.3- 3.0 92 10.4 8.2-13.0
Pee Dee 385 20 6.4 3.8-10.7 285 74.9 69.3-79.7 36 8.5 5.8-12.3 2 0.4 0.1- 2.0 42 9.8 6.9-13.6
Trident 683 22 4.0 2.4- 6.5 484 71.0 66.9-74.8 109 14.9 12.2-18.1 4 0.5 0.2- 1.5 64 9.5 7.2-12.5
Upper Savannah 268 10 4.1 2.1- 7.7 198 73.3 66.6-79.1 24 9.8 6.2-15.3 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6 34 12.2 8.3-17.5
Waccamaw 460 13 3.1 1.6- 6.0 325 71.8 66.7-76.4 67 14.4 11.0-18.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 54 10.6 7.9-14.0
Wateree 284 13 5.8 3.1-10.7 202 74.8 68.7-80.0 31 9.6 6.5-14.0 0 0.0 . - . 38 9.8 7.0-13.6

* This question only asked about the perception of respondents when seeking health care and not specific knowledge about the experiences of other people.
The Do not know/No experience category includes those who had no health care, had no contact with persons of other races or did not know of any racially rlated experiences

#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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