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BRFSS Survey Results 2004 for South Carolina

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Firearms

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,508 2,846 43.3 41.8-44.8 3,662 56.7 55.2-58.2
GENDER
Male 2,460 1,390 52.6 50.1-55.0 1,070 47.4 45.0-49.9
Female 4,048 1,456 34.9 33.3-36.6 2,592 65.1 63.4-66.7
RACE
White 5,047 2,493 51.2 49.6-52.8 2,554 48.8 47.2-50.4
African American 1,244 288 25.3 22.3-28.5 956 74.7 71.5-77.7
Other 166 49 23.7 17.3-31.7 117 76.3 68.3-82.7
HISPANIC
Yes 114 32 28.2 19.0-39.9 82 71.8 60.1-81.0
No 6,319 2,790 43.9 42.4-45.4 3,529 56.1 54.6-57.6
AGE
18-24 382 128 33.4 28.1-39.1 254 66.6 60.9-71.9
25-34 969 383 40.8 37.3-44.5 586 59.2 55.5-62.7
35-44 1,138 473 43.6 40.3-46.8 665 56.4 53.2-59.7
45-54 1,333 618 46.7 43.7-49.8 715 53.3 50.2-56.3
55-64 1,191 628 53.5 50.3-56.6 563 46.5 43.4-49.7
65+ 1,446 603 42.4 39.5-45.3 843 57.6 54.7-60.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 729 287 37.2 32.9-41.7 442 62.8 58.3-67.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,988 866 42.9 40.3-45.6 1,122 57.1 54.4-59.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,673 764 45.6 42.6-48.5 909 54.4 51.5-57.4
College Graduate 2,107 926 44.1 41.6-46.6 1,181 55.9 53.4-58.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 779 216 24.2 20.7-28.1 563 75.8 71.9-79.3
$15,000- $24,999 1,070 398 36.2 32.6-40.0 672 63.8 60.0-67.4
$25,000- $34,999 782 347 45.1 40.7-49.6 435 54.9 50.4-59.3
$35,000- $49,999 1,030 490 49.3 45.7-53.0 540 50.7 47.0-54.3
$50,000+ 2,070 1,105 52.8 50.3-55.3 965 47.2 44.7-49.7
Health District**
Appalachia I 389 199 50.4 44.4-56.5 190 49.6 43.5-55.6
Appalachia II 784 331 43.5 39.4-47.6 453 56.5 52.4-60.6
Appalachia III 496 244 50.2 44.7-55.6 252 49.8 44.4-55.3
Catawba 454 206 41.2 36.0-46.6 248 58.8 53.4-64.0
Edisto Savannah 497 238 46.7 41.2-52.2 259 53.3 47.8-58.8
Low Country 340 127 38.2 32.0-44.7 213 61.8 55.3-68.0
Palmetto 976 380 37.7 34.1-41.4 596 62.3 58.6-65.9
Pee Dee 484 248 52.9 47.3-58.4 236 47.1 41.6-52.7
Trident 829 300 35.0 31.1-39.0 529 65.0 61.0-68.9
Upper Savannah 310 173 53.6 46.3-60.8 137 46.4 39.2-53.7
Waccamaw 548 227 42.6 37.6-47.8 321 57.4 52.2-62.4
Wateree 351 156 44.4 37.9-51.2 195 55.6 48.8-62.1
Region***
Region I 699 372 51.9 47.2-56.5 327 48.1 43.5-52.8
Region II 1,280 575 46.2 42.9-49.5 705 53.8 50.5-57.1
Region III 1,430 586 38.9 35.9-41.9 844 61.1 58.1-64.1
Region IV 835 404 49.3 44.9-53.6 431 50.7 46.4-55.1
Region V 497 238 46.7 41.2-52.2 259 53.3 47.8-58.8
Region VI 548 227 42.6 37.6-47.8 321 57.4 52.2-62.4
Region VII 829 300 35.0 31.1-39.0 529 65.0 61.0-68.9
Region VIII 340 127 38.2 32.0-44.7 213 61.8 55.3-68.0

#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

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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