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BRFSS Survey Results 2006 for South Carolina

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Oral Cancer

Have you ever had a test or examination for oral or mouth cancer in which the doctor or dentist pulls on your tongue, sometimes with gauze wrapped around it, and feels under your tongue and inside the cheeks?

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,546 2,364 23.5 22.4-24.6 6,182 76.5 75.4-77.6
GENDER
Male 3,266 909 22.2 20.6-24.0 2,357 77.8 76.0-79.4
Female 5,280 1,455 24.6 23.2-26.1 3,825 75.4 73.9-76.8
RACE
White 6,526 2,069 27.9 26.6-29.3 4,457 72.1 70.7-73.4
African American 1,725 239 13.2 11.2-15.6 1,486 86.8 84.4-88.8
Other 225 43 13.2 8.8-19.2 182 86.8 80.8-91.2
HISPANIC
Yes 173 31 12.2 7.6-19.1 142 87.8 80.9-92.4
No 8,211 2,314 24.0 22.8-25.1 5,897 76.0 74.9-77.2
AGE
18-24 310 31 9.0 6.0-13.5 279 91.0 86.5-94.0
25-34 899 134 14.0 11.6-16.7 765 86.0 83.3-88.4
35-44 1,372 351 23.9 21.3-26.8 1,021 76.1 73.2-78.7
45-54 1,718 507 28.2 25.7-30.8 1,211 71.8 69.2-74.3
55-64 1,797 603 32.9 30.4-35.5 1,194 67.1 64.5-69.6
65+ 2,377 714 29.0 26.9-31.3 1,663 71.0 68.7-73.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,252 150 10.2 8.4-12.4 1,102 89.8 87.6-91.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,612 525 18.0 16.2-20.0 2,087 82.0 80.0-83.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,102 649 24.0 21.9-26.3 1,453 76.0 73.7-78.1
College Graduate 2,554 1,039 35.2 32.9-37.5 1,515 64.8 62.5-67.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,029 131 13.0 10.5-15.9 898 87.0 84.1-89.5
$15,000- $24,999 1,291 221 13.7 11.4-16.3 1,070 86.3 83.7-88.6
$25,000- $34,999 960 217 17.1 14.3-20.3 743 82.9 79.7-85.7
$35,000- $49,999 1,196 360 23.9 21.2-26.9 836 76.1 73.1-78.8
$50,000+ 2,883 1,135 33.3 31.2-35.4 1,748 66.7 64.6-68.8
Health District**
Appalachia I 682 176 23.2 19.7-27.1 506 76.8 72.9-80.3
Appalachia II 629 178 24.7 21.2-28.6 451 75.3 71.4-78.8
Appalachia III 474 80 14.7 11.6-18.5 394 85.3 81.5-88.4
Catawba 365 119 25.8 21.3-30.9 246 74.2 69.1-78.7
Edisto Savannah 1,015 269 21.8 19.1-24.8 746 78.2 75.2-80.9
Low Country 888 288 25.9 22.5-29.5 600 74.1 70.5-77.5
Palmetto 813 248 26.5 23.2-30.2 565 73.5 69.8-76.8
Pee Dee 700 150 17.2 14.2-20.8 550 82.8 79.2-85.8
Trident 978 355 30.0 26.6-33.7 623 70.0 66.3-73.4
Upper Savannah 555 113 16.6 13.4-20.3 442 83.4 79.7-86.6
Waccamaw 902 280 27.8 24.6-31.3 622 72.2 68.7-75.4
Wateree 453 89 16.0 12.6-20.0 364 84.0 80.0-87.4
Region***
Region I 1,237 289 20.2 17.8-23.0 948 79.8 77.0-82.2
Region II 1,103 258 20.1 17.7-22.8 845 79.9 77.2-82.3
Region III 1,178 367 26.3 23.6-29.2 811 73.7 70.8-76.4
Region IV 1,153 239 16.7 14.4-19.3 914 83.3 80.7-85.6
Region V 1,015 269 21.8 19.1-24.8 746 78.2 75.2-80.9
Region VI 902 280 27.8 24.6-31.3 622 72.2 68.7-75.4
Region VII 978 355 30.0 26.6-33.7 623 70.0 66.3-73.4
Region VIII 888 288 25.9 22.5-29.5 600 74.1 70.5-77.5

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50 and confidence intervals with width greater than 20. 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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