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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,271 7,262 82.0 80.8-83.2 1,009 18.0 16.8-19.2
GENDER
Male 3,263 2,851 81.0 79.0-82.9 412 19.0 17.1-21.0
Female 5,008 4,411 82.9 81.4-84.3 597 17.1 15.7-18.6
RACE
White 6,214 5,527 84.1 82.8-85.3 687 15.9 14.7-17.2
African American 1,790 1,508 77.8 74.9-80.5 282 22.2 19.5-25.1
Other 205 174 76.5 66.9-83.9 31 23.5 16.1-33.1
HISPANIC
Yes 116 97 76.7 65.1-85.3 19 23.3 14.7-34.9
No 8,012 7,032 82.0 80.7-83.2 980 18.0 16.8-19.3
AGE
18-24 378 180 47.9 42.2-53.7 198 52.1 46.3-57.8
25-34 988 717 72.0 68.7-75.1 271 28.0 24.9-31.3
35-44 1,458 1,237 84.6 82.3-86.6 221 15.4 13.4-17.7
45-54 1,672 1,518 89.6 87.8-91.3 154 10.4 8.7-12.2
55-64 1,623 1,547 95.1 93.7-96.2 76 4.9 3.8- 6.3
65+ 2,078 1,993 95.9 94.8-96.8 85 4.1 3.2- 5.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,113 942 78.1 74.4-81.3 171 21.9 18.7-25.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,619 2,213 77.4 75.0-79.6 406 22.6 20.4-25.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,080 1,836 81.6 78.9-84.0 244 18.4 16.0-21.1
College Graduate 2,438 2,251 89.8 88.1-91.3 187 10.2 8.7-11.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 991 827 79.0 75.1-82.4 164 21.0 17.6-24.9
$15,000- $24,999 1,317 1,082 72.6 69.0-76.0 235 27.4 24.0-31.0
$25,000- $34,999 966 830 79.2 75.3-82.6 136 20.8 17.4-24.7
$35,000- $49,999 1,219 1,088 86.7 84.0-88.9 131 13.3 11.1-16.0
$50,000+ 2,663 2,449 88.2 86.4-89.8 214 11.8 10.2-13.6
Health District**
Appalachia I 517 456 82.5 77.2-86.7 61 17.5 13.3-22.8
Appalachia II 916 802 82.8 79.0-86.0 114 17.2 14.0-21.0
Appalachia III 683 605 83.8 79.4-87.4 78 16.2 12.6-20.6
Catawba 531 467 81.5 76.3-85.9 64 18.5 14.1-23.7
Edisto Savannah 623 546 82.1 76.6-86.5 77 17.9 13.5-23.4
Low Country 439 387 81.6 75.8-86.2 52 18.4 13.8-24.2
Palmetto 1,256 1,122 82.9 79.4-85.9 134 17.1 14.1-20.6
Pee Dee 681 580 78.6 73.8-82.8 101 21.4 17.2-26.2
Trident 978 858 81.7 78.0-85.0 120 18.3 15.0-22.0
Upper Savannah 455 405 83.6 78.5-87.6 50 16.4 12.4-21.5
Waccamaw 664 577 80.9 76.1-84.9 87 19.1 15.1-23.9
Wateree 413 355 80.6 75.1-85.1 58 19.4 14.9-24.9
Region***
Region I 972 861 83.0 79.5-86.0 111 17.0 14.0-20.5
Region II 1,599 1,407 83.2 80.4-85.7 192 16.8 14.3-19.6
Region III 1,787 1,589 82.5 79.7-85.0 198 17.5 15.0-20.3
Region IV 1,094 935 79.4 75.8-82.5 159 20.6 17.5-24.2
Region V 623 546 82.1 76.6-86.5 77 17.9 13.5-23.4
Region VI 664 577 80.9 76.1-84.9 87 19.1 15.1-23.9
Region VII 978 858 81.7 78.0-85.0 120 18.3 15.0-22.0
Region VIII 439 387 81.6 75.8-86.2 52 18.4 13.8-24.2

#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

*** 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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