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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,915 2,886 48.5 47.0-50.0 3,029 51.5 50.0-53.0
GENDER
Male 2,239 1,318 56.0 53.5-58.5 921 44.0 41.5-46.5
Female 3,676 1,568 41.6 39.8-43.5 2,108 58.4 56.5-60.2
RACE
White 4,603 2,338 51.6 50.0-53.3 2,265 48.4 46.7-50.0
African American 1,105 444 39.4 36.0-42.9 661 60.6 57.1-64.0
Other 157 79 49.4 39.8-58.9 78 50.6 41.1-60.2
HISPANIC
Yes 149 67 48.1 38.2-58.1 82 51.9 41.9-61.8
No 5,714 2,792 48.5 47.0-50.1 2,922 51.5 49.9-53.0
AGE
18-24 384 170 43.6 38.1-49.4 214 56.4 50.6-61.9
25-34 945 397 42.0 38.4-45.7 548 58.0 54.3-61.6
35-44 1,124 523 47.2 43.8-50.5 601 52.8 49.5-56.2
45-54 1,192 651 56.4 53.1-59.5 541 43.6 40.5-46.9
55-64 998 567 58.4 54.9-61.7 431 41.6 38.3-45.1
65+ 1,215 557 44.9 41.7-48.1 658 55.1 51.9-58.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 724 429 58.8 54.4-63.1 295 41.2 36.9-45.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,816 946 50.6 47.8-53.4 870 49.4 46.6-52.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,533 793 51.7 48.6-54.7 740 48.3 45.3-51.4
College Graduate 1,831 711 37.9 35.4-40.5 1,120 62.1 59.5-64.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 712 366 49.1 44.4-53.8 346 50.9 46.2-55.6
$15,000- $24,999 1,001 527 52.0 48.2-55.7 474 48.0 44.3-51.8
$25,000- $34,999 741 381 50.7 46.3-55.1 360 49.3 44.9-53.7
$35,000- $49,999 873 438 51.3 47.3-55.2 435 48.7 44.8-52.7
$50,000+ 1,853 832 45.0 42.4-47.5 1,021 55.0 52.5-57.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 369 172 47.6 41.5-53.7 197 52.4 46.3-58.5
Appalachia II 695 309 43.5 39.1-48.0 386 56.5 52.0-60.9
Appalachia III 478 256 54.2 48.7-59.6 222 45.8 40.4-51.3
Catawba 387 193 49.3 43.6-55.0 194 50.7 45.0-56.4
Edisto Savannah 453 214 45.7 40.2-51.3 239 54.3 48.7-59.8
Low Country 293 153 48.0 41.0-55.1 140 52.0 44.9-59.0
Palmetto 894 401 44.2 40.3-48.2 493 55.8 51.8-59.7
Pee Dee 424 209 51.1 45.4-56.8 215 48.9 43.2-54.6
Trident 742 352 47.3 43.0-51.6 390 52.7 48.4-57.0
Upper Savannah 294 140 46.0 39.4-52.7 154 54.0 47.3-60.6
Waccamaw 513 290 57.2 52.0-62.3 223 42.8 37.7-48.0
Wateree 308 161 54.6 47.9-61.0 147 45.4 39.0-52.1

#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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