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BRFSS Survey Results 2004 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 5,361 179 4.0 3.4- 4.8 3,890 74.0 72.5-75.4 595 10.4 9.5-11.5 15 0.4 0.2- 0.8 682 11.2 10.2-12.2
GENDER
Male 2,038 78 4.7 3.6- 6.1 1,424 72.6 70.2-74.9 238 10.3 8.9-12.0 4 0.4 0.1- 1.2 294 12.0 10.5-13.8
Female 3,323 101 3.5 2.8- 4.3 2,466 75.2 73.5-76.9 357 10.6 9.4-11.8 11 0.4 0.2- 0.8 388 10.4 9.2-11.6
RACE
White 4,200 90 2.6 2.0- 3.4 3,057 74.6 73.1-76.1 482 10.9 9.9-12.0 8 0.2 0.1- 0.5 563 11.6 10.6-12.7
African American 994 82 8.2 6.4-10.6 713 71.7 68.1-75.0 91 9.2 7.2-11.6 6 0.7 0.2- 2.3 102 10.2 8.1-12.8
Other 134 5 2.7 1.0- 6.9 103 80.2 71.1-86.9 18 10.2 6.2-16.4 0 0.0 . - . 8 6.9 2.9-15.8
HISPANIC
Yes 95 7 11.3 4.5-25.4 72 70.4 57.0-81.0 8 7.3 3.4-14.9 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 7 10.2 4.3-22.2
No 5,212 169 3.8 3.2- 4.6 3,793 74.3 72.8-75.7 581 10.5 9.6-11.5 14 0.4 0.2- 0.8 655 11.0 10.0-12.0
AGE
18-24 307 9 3.8 1.8- 7.6 247 79.6 73.8-84.4 31 9.3 6.2-13.7 2 1.0 0.2- 4.4 18 6.4 3.9-10.4
25-34 799 28 4.5 2.9- 7.0 653 79.7 76.0-82.9 72 9.0 7.0-11.5 4 0.6 0.2- 1.8 42 6.3 4.4- 8.8
35-44 969 39 4.8 3.4- 6.7 785 80.2 77.1-83.0 79 7.9 6.2-10.0 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 65 7.0 5.3- 9.2
45-54 1,076 54 5.2 3.8- 6.9 827 76.1 73.0-79.0 96 9.0 7.2-11.2 3 0.3 0.1- 1.3 96 9.4 7.5-11.7
55-64 1,003 32 4.3 2.9- 6.4 701 69.6 66.3-72.7 128 13.2 11.0-15.7 3 0.3 0.1- 1.0 139 12.6 10.6-14.9
65+ 1,173 16 1.3 0.7- 2.2 655 56.5 53.2-59.7 186 15.6 13.5-18.0 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6 314 26.5 23.6-29.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 588 34 5.5 3.8- 7.9 360 64.0 58.9-68.7 60 11.1 8.3-14.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 133 19.4 15.7-23.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,641 81 6.6 5.1- 8.6 1,222 75.2 72.5-77.7 136 8.2 6.7- 9.9 7 0.5 0.2- 1.1 195 9.5 8.1-11.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,373 34 2.9 1.9- 4.4 1,037 75.4 72.4-78.3 142 10.0 8.2-12.1 4 0.6 0.2- 2.2 156 11.0 9.0-13.4
College Graduate 1,750 30 1.7 1.1- 2.6 1,267 75.4 73.1-77.5 257 13.1 11.5-14.9 3 0.2 0.0- 0.7 193 9.6 8.3-11.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 601 49 8.6 6.2-11.8 376 63.7 58.5-68.7 61 10.5 7.8-14.1 5 1.7 0.5- 5.6 110 15.5 12.1-19.5
$15,000- $24,999 896 46 6.1 4.3- 8.5 632 71.1 67.2-74.7 104 11.8 9.3-14.8 6 0.6 0.3- 1.5 108 10.4 8.3-13.1
$25,000- $34,999 634 16 3.3 1.7- 6.2 493 78.5 74.2-82.3 56 8.4 6.2-11.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 68 9.5 7.0-12.9
$35,000- $49,999 843 21 3.4 2.0- 5.5 654 78.9 75.5-81.9 83 8.8 6.9-11.1 0 0.0 . - . 85 9.0 7.0-11.4
$50,000+ 1,717 23 1.7 1.1- 2.7 1,327 79.2 77.0-81.2 216 11.1 9.6-12.8 3 0.2 0.1- 0.9 148 7.7 6.5- 9.2
Health District**
Appalachia I 343 6 2.9 1.3- 6.5 250 72.8 66.7-78.2 36 9.3 6.5-13.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 50 14.8 10.5-20.6
Appalachia II 654 19 3.3 2.0- 5.6 465 70.9 66.7-74.8 86 13.9 11.1-17.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4 83 11.6 9.1-14.7
Appalachia III 395 9 3.9 1.6- 9.1 308 76.6 70.7-81.6 31 9.1 6.0-13.6 2 0.6 0.1- 2.8 45 9.8 7.0-13.6
Catawba 380 7 2.9 1.3- 6.8 273 72.6 66.9-77.6 40 10.3 7.3-14.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 59 14.0 10.4-18.5
Edisto Savannah 395 20 6.6 3.8-11.2 280 69.6 63.4-75.1 42 10.8 7.6-15.0 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9 50 12.2 8.4-17.3
Low Country 276 13 5.9 2.9-11.9 180 68.2 61.1-74.6 44 12.8 9.2-17.5 0 0.0 . - . 39 13.0 8.8-19.0
Palmetto 820 22 2.8 1.8- 4.5 611 76.6 73.0-79.8 90 10.5 8.2-13.4 0 0.0 . - . 97 10.1 8.0-12.6
Pee Dee 400 27 7.5 5.0-11.2 300 74.8 69.2-79.7 29 6.7 4.5- 9.9 4 2.0 0.5- 7.4 40 8.9 6.1-12.9
Trident 664 19 3.1 1.9- 5.1 491 78.3 74.6-81.6 85 10.2 8.0-13.0 2 0.2 0.0- 1.1 67 8.1 6.1-10.6
Upper Savannah 264 10 3.7 1.9- 7.2 189 71.9 64.7-78.2 24 9.8 6.2-15.1 0 0.0 . - . 41 14.6 9.8-21.1
Waccamaw 445 14 3.3 1.7- 6.5 309 73.3 68.1-77.9 59 11.8 8.8-15.7 0 0.0 . - . 63 11.6 8.7-15.3
Wateree 286 12 5.2 2.4-10.8 207 74.7 67.5-80.8 24 8.3 4.5-14.7 1 0.6 0.1- 4.5 42 11.1 7.8-15.7
Region***
Region I 607 16 3.2 1.9- 5.5 439 72.4 67.8-76.6 60 9.5 7.2-12.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 91 14.7 11.4-18.9
Region II 1,049 28 3.6 2.2- 5.7 773 73.2 69.8-76.3 117 12.0 9.8-14.6 3 0.4 0.1- 1.2 128 10.9 9.0-13.2
Region III 1,200 29 2.9 1.9- 4.4 884 75.3 72.2-78.0 130 10.5 8.6-12.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4 156 11.4 9.5-13.5
Region IV 686 39 6.5 4.5- 9.4 507 74.8 70.4-78.7 53 7.4 5.2-10.4 5 1.4 0.5- 4.4 82 9.9 7.6-12.7
Region V 395 20 6.6 3.8-11.2 280 69.6 63.4-75.1 42 10.8 7.6-15.0 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9 50 12.2 8.4-17.3
Region VI 445 14 3.3 1.7- 6.5 309 73.3 68.1-77.9 59 11.8 8.8-15.7 0 0.0 . - . 63 11.6 8.7-15.3
Region VII 664 19 3.1 1.9- 5.1 491 78.3 74.6-81.6 85 10.2 8.0-13.0 2 0.2 0.0- 1.1 67 8.1 6.1-10.6
Region VIII 276 13 5.9 2.9-11.9 180 68.2 61.1-74.6 44 12.8 9.2-17.5 0 0.0 . - . 39 13.0 8.8-19.0

*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 wit h persons of other races or did not know of any racially
related experiences.
*Data was collected only from January to October 2004.

#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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