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BRFSS Survey Results 2006 for South Carolina

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Disability

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,027 943 7.5 6.9- 8.2 8,084 92.5 91.8-93.1
GENDER
Male 3,482 331 7.3 6.3- 8.4 3,151 92.7 91.6-93.7
Female 5,545 612 7.7 7.0- 8.5 4,933 92.3 91.5-93.0
RACE
White 6,834 664 7.0 6.3- 7.7 6,170 93.0 92.3-93.7
African American 1,864 226 8.6 7.1-10.4 1,638 91.4 89.6-92.9
Other 245 32 7.2 4.5-11.5 213 92.8 88.5-95.5
HISPANIC
Yes 180 10 2.3 1.1- 4.7 170 97.7 95.3-98.9
No 8,666 888 7.5 6.8- 8.2 7,778 92.5 91.8-93.2
AGE
18-24 337 8 3.1 1.3- 7.2 329 96.9 92.8-98.7
25-34 951 14 1.3 0.7- 2.4 937 98.7 97.6-99.3
35-44 1,438 71 5.3 4.0- 7.1 1,367 94.7 92.9-96.0
45-54 1,824 147 6.9 5.6- 8.4 1,677 93.1 91.6-94.4
55-64 1,892 226 11.9 10.3-13.8 1,666 88.1 86.2-89.7
65+ 2,497 475 17.1 15.4-18.8 2,022 82.9 81.2-84.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,329 276 15.3 13.1-17.8 1,053 84.7 82.2-86.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,769 293 7.8 6.6- 9.2 2,476 92.2 90.8-93.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,226 212 6.5 5.5- 7.7 2,014 93.5 92.3-94.5
College Graduate 2,674 157 4.2 3.4- 5.2 2,517 95.8 94.8-96.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,079 258 21.2 18.1-24.7 821 78.8 75.3-81.9
$15,000- $24,999 1,355 212 11.4 9.4-13.6 1,143 88.6 86.4-90.6
$25,000- $34,999 1,012 78 5.2 3.9- 6.8 934 94.8 93.2-96.1
$35,000- $49,999 1,253 87 5.0 3.8- 6.6 1,166 95.0 93.4-96.2
$50,000+ 3,010 111 3.0 2.4- 3.8 2,899 97.0 96.2-97.6
Health District**
Appalachia I 710 82 8.7 6.8-11.1 628 91.3 88.9-93.2
Appalachia II 654 54 5.1 3.8- 6.9 600 94.9 93.1-96.2
Appalachia III 500 44 7.3 5.0-10.7 456 92.7 89.3-95.0
Catawba 383 43 9.6 6.4-14.0 340 90.4 86.0-93.6
Edisto Savannah 1,067 132 9.3 7.6-11.3 935 90.7 88.7-92.4
Low Country 940 86 5.4 4.2- 7.0 854 94.6 93.0-95.8
Palmetto 850 69 6.0 4.6- 7.9 781 94.0 92.1-95.4
Pee Dee 745 89 8.7 6.7-11.2 656 91.3 88.8-93.3
Trident 1,043 86 6.6 5.0- 8.5 957 93.4 91.5-95.0
Upper Savannah 586 66 8.9 6.7-11.9 520 91.1 88.1-93.3
Waccamaw 952 110 8.6 6.9-10.7 842 91.4 89.3-93.1
Wateree 482 60 9.4 7.0-12.5 422 90.6 87.5-93.0
Region***
Region I 1,296 148 8.8 7.3-10.6 1,148 91.2 89.4-92.7
Region II 1,154 98 6.1 4.8- 7.8 1,056 93.9 92.2-95.2
Region III 1,233 112 7.1 5.6- 9.0 1,121 92.9 91.0-94.4
Region IV 1,227 149 9.0 7.4-10.9 1,078 91.0 89.1-92.6
Region V 1,067 132 9.3 7.6-11.3 935 90.7 88.7-92.4
Region VI 952 110 8.6 6.9-10.7 842 91.4 89.3-93.1
Region VII 1,043 86 6.6 5.0- 8.5 957 93.4 91.5-95.0
Region VIII 940 86 5.4 4.2- 7.0 854 94.6 93.0-95.8

#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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