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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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Hypertension Awareness

Are you currently taking medicine for your high blood pressure? *

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,172 2,706 81.7 79.8-83.6 466 18.3 16.4-20.2
GENDER
Male 1,250 1,040 78.2 74.8-81.4 210 21.8 18.6-25.2
Female 1,922 1,666 84.8 82.7-86.7 256 15.2 13.3-17.3
RACE
White 2,250 1,918 82.2 80.1-84.1 332 17.8 15.9-19.9
African American 832 718 82.2 77.7-85.9 114 17.8 14.1-22.3
Other 70 55 71.3 55.5-83.1 15 28.7 16.9-44.5
HISPANIC
Yes 41 33 69.4 49.9-83.8 8 30.6 16.2-50.1
No 3,043 2,593 81.7 79.7-83.6 450 18.3 16.4-20.3
AGE
18-24 21 9 29.2 13.1-52.9 12 70.8 47.1-86.9
25-34 110 57 50.6 40.4-60.7 53 49.4 39.3-59.6
35-44 293 189 64.7 58.4-70.6 104 35.3 29.4-41.6
45-54 600 486 82.2 78.4-85.5 114 17.8 14.5-21.6
55-64 820 734 89.7 87.2-91.8 86 10.3 8.2-12.8
65+ 1,300 1,205 92.3 90.5-93.8 95 7.7 6.2- 9.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 632 547 84.0 80.0-87.3 85 16.0 12.7-20.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,069 920 81.3 77.3-84.7 149 18.7 15.3-22.7
Some Post-H.S. 753 630 80.0 75.8-83.6 123 20.0 16.4-24.2
College Graduate 708 600 82.2 78.3-85.6 108 17.8 14.4-21.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 556 468 79.7 73.3-84.9 88 20.3 15.1-26.7
$15,000- $24,999 583 491 78.0 72.6-82.6 92 22.0 17.4-27.4
$25,000- $34,999 384 337 86.1 81.0-89.9 47 13.9 10.1-19.0
$35,000- $49,999 407 341 80.3 75.1-84.6 66 19.7 15.4-24.9
$50,000+ 726 611 82.0 78.2-85.3 115 18.0 14.7-21.8
Health District**
Appalachia I 214 187 86.7 79.8-91.5 27 13.3 8.5-20.2
Appalachia II 340 289 81.3 75.6-85.9 51 18.7 14.1-24.4
Appalachia III 285 236 80.9 74.8-85.8 49 19.1 14.2-25.2
Catawba 197 173 81.6 70.9-89.0 24 18.4 11.0-29.1
Edisto Savannah 281 248 82.0 70.8-89.6 33 18.0 10.4-29.2
Low Country 180 156 82.7 74.4-88.7 24 17.3 11.3-25.6
Palmetto 453 380 80.1 74.7-84.5 73 19.9 15.5-25.3
Pee Dee 262 225 82.8 76.0-88.0 37 17.2 12.0-24.0
Trident 321 263 76.8 69.7-82.8 58 23.2 17.2-30.3
Upper Savannah 179 156 83.9 75.2-89.9 23 16.1 10.1-24.8
Waccamaw 257 227 85.9 79.9-90.4 30 14.1 9.6-20.1
Wateree 156 126 79.4 71.2-85.7 30 20.6 14.3-28.8
Region***
Region I 393 343 85.3 80.1-89.4 50 14.7 10.6-19.9
Region II 625 525 81.1 77.0-84.6 100 18.9 15.4-23.0
Region III 650 553 80.5 75.8-84.5 97 19.5 15.5-24.2
Region IV 418 351 81.5 76.5-85.7 67 18.5 14.3-23.5
Region V 281 248 82.0 70.8-89.6 33 18.0 10.4-29.2
Region VI 257 227 85.9 79.9-90.4 30 14.1 9.6-20.1
Region VII 321 263 76.8 69.7-82.8 58 23.2 17.2-30.3
Region VIII 180 156 82.7 74.4-88.7 24 17.3 11.3-25.6

*This question was asked only of respondents who reported that they have ever had high blood pressure.

#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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