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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 8,083 3,753 45.7 44.4-47.1 4,330 54.3 52.9-55.6
GENDER
Male 3,171 1,229 38.5 36.4-40.7 1,942 61.5 59.3-63.6
Female 4,912 2,524 52.3 50.6-54.0 2,388 47.7 46.0-49.4
RACE
White 6,135 2,821 46.0 44.5-47.5 3,314 54.0 52.5-55.5
African American 1,701 827 46.0 43.0-49.1 874 54.0 50.9-57.0
Other 196 85 39.7 31.5-48.6 111 60.3 51.4-68.5
HISPANIC
Yes 114 48 38.1 28.1-49.1 66 61.9 50.9-71.9
No 7,838 3,657 46.0 44.6-47.4 4,181 54.0 52.6-55.4
AGE
18-24 383 154 40.1 34.6-45.7 229 59.9 54.3-65.4
25-34 980 471 45.8 42.3-49.3 509 54.2 50.7-57.7
35-44 1,422 693 49.2 46.3-52.1 729 50.8 47.9-53.7
45-54 1,622 876 52.3 49.5-55.0 746 47.7 45.0-50.5
55-64 1,576 831 50.8 48.1-53.5 745 49.2 46.5-51.9
65+ 2,036 697 34.8 32.5-37.2 1,339 65.2 62.8-67.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,076 427 38.3 34.7-42.0 649 61.7 58.0-65.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,544 1,116 43.6 41.2-46.1 1,428 56.4 53.9-58.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,046 1,023 49.3 46.6-52.0 1,023 50.7 48.0-53.4
College Graduate 2,396 1,180 48.2 45.9-50.5 1,216 51.8 49.5-54.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 970 444 47.1 42.7-51.5 526 52.9 48.5-57.3
$15,000- $24,999 1,266 570 44.7 41.2-48.3 696 55.3 51.7-58.8
$25,000- $34,999 942 432 41.3 37.5-45.2 510 58.7 54.8-62.5
$35,000- $49,999 1,206 573 47.2 43.8-50.6 633 52.8 49.4-56.2
$50,000+ 2,630 1,297 48.4 46.2-50.6 1,333 51.6 49.4-53.8
Health District**
Appalachia I 513 243 52.2 47.0-57.2 270 47.8 42.8-53.0
Appalachia II 910 417 43.0 39.0-47.1 493 57.0 52.9-61.0
Appalachia III 676 312 45.4 40.9-50.0 364 54.6 50.0-59.1
Catawba 526 249 47.6 42.6-52.6 277 52.4 47.4-57.4
Edisto Savannah 603 273 43.6 38.4-49.1 330 56.4 50.9-61.6
Low Country 428 187 41.3 35.5-47.4 241 58.7 52.6-64.5
Palmetto 1,226 607 48.4 44.9-51.9 619 51.6 48.1-55.1
Pee Dee 661 283 42.4 37.8-47.2 378 57.6 52.8-62.2
Trident 953 461 46.7 42.8-50.6 492 53.3 49.4-57.2
Upper Savannah 440 202 49.0 43.5-54.6 238 51.0 45.4-56.5
Waccamaw 646 289 44.9 40.1-49.6 357 55.1 50.4-59.9
Wateree 402 187 45.0 39.2-51.0 215 55.0 49.0-60.8
Region***
Region I 953 445 50.7 46.9-54.4 508 49.3 45.6-53.1
Region II 1,586 729 44.0 41.0-47.1 857 56.0 52.9-59.0
Region III 1,752 856 48.1 45.2-51.0 896 51.9 49.0-54.8
Region IV 1,063 470 43.4 39.7-47.2 593 56.6 52.8-60.3
Region V 603 273 43.6 38.4-49.1 330 56.4 50.9-61.6
Region VI 646 289 44.9 40.1-49.6 357 55.1 50.4-59.9
Region VII 953 461 46.7 42.8-50.6 492 53.3 49.4-57.2
Region VIII 428 187 41.3 35.5-47.4 241 58.7 52.6-64.5

#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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