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BRFSS Survey Results 2007 for South Carolina

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  Total #
Respondents
Within past yr Within past 2 yrs Within past 5 yrs 5 or more yrs ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,967 7,054 74.8 73.4-76.1 1,040 13.7 12.7-14.8 562 7.7 6.9- 8.6 311 3.8 3.3- 4.5
GENDER
Male 3,396 2,710 76.0 73.8-78.2 364 12.1 10.5-13.9 204 8.0 6.6- 9.6 118 3.9 3.0- 4.9
Female 5,571 4,344 73.6 72.0-75.3 676 15.1 13.8-16.5 358 7.4 6.5- 8.5 193 3.8 3.2- 4.6
RACE
White 6,738 5,200 73.0 71.4-74.5 798 14.1 12.9-15.4 464 8.1 7.2- 9.1 276 4.8 4.1- 5.6
African American 1,652 1,395 80.2 77.1-83.0 179 13.3 11.0-16.0 61 5.5 3.9- 7.9 17 0.9 0.5- 1.6
Other 394 299 73.0 65.7-79.3 52 12.1 8.4-17.2 29 10.4 6.2-16.9 14 4.4 2.0- 9.5
HISPANIC
Yes 129 97 69.0 56.2-79.4 23 19.3 11.3-31.1 6 7.9 3.0-19.2 3 3.8 0.9-14.8
No 8,693 6,828 74.8 73.4-76.2 1,010 13.6 12.6-14.8 550 7.7 6.8- 8.6 305 3.9 3.3- 4.5
AGE
18-24 138 93 66.1 55.3-75.4 26 20.8 13.1-31.3 16 10.7 5.7-19.1 3 2.5 0.7- 8.5
25-34 607 394 62.7 57.7-67.4 109 19.4 15.6-23.8 70 12.0 9.1-15.7 34 5.9 3.9- 8.9
35-44 1,280 831 66.2 62.9-69.4 238 17.0 14.8-19.6 144 11.6 9.4-14.3 67 5.1 3.9- 6.7
45-54 1,958 1,436 73.9 71.4-76.2 272 14.2 12.4-16.3 151 7.3 6.0- 8.8 99 4.6 3.7- 5.9
55-64 2,123 1,731 81.7 79.5-83.6 229 11.1 9.5-12.9 103 4.7 3.7- 5.9 60 2.5 1.8- 3.5
65+ 2,861 2,569 90.0 88.5-91.3 166 5.9 4.9- 7.1 78 2.7 2.0- 3.5 48 1.5 1.0- 2.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,066 888 79.5 75.1-83.4 103 12.1 9.1-15.9 46 5.4 3.4- 8.6 29 2.9 1.7- 5.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,617 2,069 74.7 72.0-77.2 302 15.0 12.9-17.4 160 6.8 5.5- 8.4 86 3.5 2.6- 4.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,260 1,774 74.9 72.1-77.5 243 11.9 10.1-13.9 152 9.3 7.4-11.6 91 3.9 3.0- 5.0
College Graduate 3,001 2,305 73.2 70.8-75.3 388 14.4 12.7-16.3 203 8.0 6.7- 9.5 105 4.4 3.4- 5.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 837 684 77.4 72.8-81.4 83 13.3 10.0-17.4 40 5.9 3.8- 8.9 30 3.5 2.2- 5.7
$15,000- $24,999 1,210 971 76.2 71.9-80.0 124 11.5 8.9-14.6 79 9.8 6.9-13.7 36 2.6 1.7- 3.9
$25,000- $34,999 975 783 75.9 71.5-79.8 102 13.6 10.5-17.3 63 8.1 5.7-11.5 27 2.4 1.5- 3.9
$35,000- $49,999 1,311 1,029 75.3 71.7-78.6 159 13.7 11.2-16.6 77 7.4 5.4-10.1 46 3.6 2.5- 5.3
$50,000+ 3,417 2,593 72.3 70.1-74.3 441 14.6 13.0-16.4 244 8.2 7.0- 9.5 139 4.9 3.9- 6.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 645 494 74.7 70.3-78.7 73 11.6 9.0-14.8 53 9.3 6.9-12.5 25 4.4 2.7- 6.9
Appalachia II 615 461 68.0 62.8-72.8 89 17.9 14.0-22.5 45 10.1 7.1-14.4 20 4.0 2.4- 6.4
Appalachia III 460 353 72.5 66.6-77.7 62 16.2 11.9-21.8 29 7.8 5.1-11.8 16 3.4 1.9- 6.1
Catawba 359 270 72.1 65.9-77.5 51 15.9 11.7-21.3 22 6.6 4.0-10.7 16 5.4 3.1- 9.3
Edisto Savannah 1,116 895 78.0 74.6-81.0 121 11.9 9.6-14.7 67 7.2 5.4- 9.6 33 2.9 1.9- 4.4
Low Country 1,083 867 78.1 74.5-81.2 113 12.4 9.9-15.6 62 6.0 4.4- 8.0 41 3.5 2.5- 4.9
Palmetto 751 593 76.7 72.4-80.5 82 12.3 9.5-15.7 57 8.5 6.1-11.8 19 2.5 1.3- 4.7
Pee Dee 657 517 75.8 71.2-79.8 71 13.5 10.4-17.5 37 5.5 3.6- 8.2 32 5.3 3.4- 8.1
Trident 1,096 855 76.2 72.8-79.3 134 13.0 10.7-15.6 68 6.4 4.8- 8.6 39 4.4 3.0- 6.4
Upper Savannah 543 439 76.2 70.2-81.3 52 10.3 7.4-14.1 37 10.9 6.8-17.2 15 2.6 1.4- 4.7
Waccamaw 1,116 880 73.8 70.2-77.1 135 14.2 11.8-17.2 60 7.4 5.5-10.0 41 4.5 3.1- 6.6
Wateree 423 345 78.4 72.6-83.3 44 10.6 7.3-15.2 22 6.5 4.1-10.3 12 4.5 2.2- 9.0
Region***
Region I 1,188 933 75.4 71.8-78.6 125 11.0 9.0-13.4 90 10.1 7.6-13.2 40 3.6 2.5- 5.1
Region II 1,075 814 70.0 66.1-73.6 151 17.2 14.2-20.6 74 9.1 6.9-12.0 36 3.7 2.6- 5.4
Region III 1,110 863 75.3 71.8-78.5 133 13.4 11.0-16.2 79 7.9 6.0-10.4 35 3.4 2.2- 5.2
Region IV 1,080 862 76.8 73.3-80.0 115 12.4 10.0-15.3 59 5.9 4.3- 8.0 44 5.0 3.4- 7.2
Region V 1,116 895 78.0 74.6-81.0 121 11.9 9.6-14.7 67 7.2 5.4- 9.6 33 2.9 1.9- 4.4
Region VI 1,116 880 73.8 70.2-77.1 135 14.2 11.8-17.2 60 7.4 5.5-10.0 41 4.5 3.1- 6.6
Region VII 1,096 855 76.2 72.8-79.3 134 13.0 10.7-15.6 68 6.4 4.8- 8.6 39 4.4 3.0- 6.4
Region VIII 1,083 867 78.1 74.5-81.2 113 12.4 9.9-15.6 62 6.0 4.4- 8.0 41 3.5 2.5- 4.9

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

#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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