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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Health Status

Risk Factor for Fair and Poor health.*

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  Total #
Respondents
Good/Better Health Fair/Poor Health
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,124 7,859 83.8 82.7-84.9 2,265 16.2 15.1-17.3
GENDER
Male 3,686 2,896 85.1 83.5-86.7 790 14.9 13.3-16.5
Female 6,438 4,963 82.5 81.0-84.0 1,475 17.5 16.0-19.0
RACE
White 6,636 5,409 85.8 84.5-87.0 1,227 14.2 13.0-15.5
African American 2,693 1,913 79.9 77.2-82.3 780 20.1 17.7-22.8
Other 486 369 85.3 80.6-89.0 117 14.7 11.0-19.4
HISPANIC
Yes 177 140 88.3 81.4-92.8 37 11.7 7.2-18.6
No 9,693 7,582 84.1 82.9-85.2 2,111 15.9 14.8-17.1
AGE
18-24 321 293 94.8 90.8-97.2 28 5.2 2.8- 9.2
25-34 857 796 92.5 89.3-94.8 61 7.5 5.2-10.7
35-44 1,371 1,209 88.5 85.7-90.8 162 11.5 9.2-14.3
45-54 2,031 1,606 82.1 79.5-84.3 425 17.9 15.7-20.5
55-64 2,278 1,676 77.9 75.3-80.2 602 22.1 19.8-24.7
65+ 3,266 2,279 69.3 67.0-71.6 987 30.7 28.4-33.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,360 718 60.4 55.9-64.8 642 39.6 35.2-44.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,400 2,512 80.1 77.8-82.2 888 19.9 17.8-22.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,457 2,006 87.2 85.2-89.1 451 12.8 10.9-14.8
College Graduate 2,887 2,610 93.4 92.0-94.6 277 6.6 5.4- 8.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,213 613 55.6 50.7-60.3 600 44.4 39.7-49.3
$15,000- $24,999 1,658 1,098 73.0 69.1-76.5 560 27.0 23.5-30.9
$25,000- $34,999 1,090 851 82.3 78.1-85.9 239 17.7 14.1-21.9
$35,000- $49,999 1,312 1,092 85.8 82.7-88.4 220 14.2 11.6-17.3
$50,000+ 3,283 3,066 94.4 93.2-95.5 217 5.6 4.5- 6.8
Health District**
Appalachia I 420 331 84.1 79.7-87.7 89 15.9 12.3-20.3
Appalachia II 680 536 81.3 77.0-85.0 144 18.7 15.0-23.0
Appalachia III 564 442 84.0 78.9-88.1 122 16.0 11.9-21.1
Catawba 260 206 79.2 72.0-85.0 54 20.8 15.0-28.0
Edisto Savannah 1,237 948 82.4 79.7-84.8 289 17.6 15.2-20.3
Low Country 1,210 986 85.8 83.1-88.1 224 14.2 11.9-16.9
Palmetto 1,064 866 89.0 86.3-91.3 198 11.0 8.7-13.7
Pee Dee 673 482 76.7 72.1-80.7 191 23.3 19.3-27.9
Trident 1,186 968 88.5 85.6-90.9 218 11.5 9.1-14.4
Upper Savannah 922 654 80.0 75.9-83.6 268 20.0 16.4-24.1
Waccamaw 1,241 954 83.1 80.3-85.7 287 16.9 14.3-19.7
Wateree 552 407 82.9 78.9-86.3 145 17.1 13.7-21.1
Region***
Region I 1,342 985 82.2 79.3-84.8 357 17.8 15.2-20.7
Region II 1,244 978 82.4 79.2-85.3 266 17.6 14.7-20.8
Region III 1,324 1,072 85.8 82.7-88.4 252 14.2 11.6-17.3
Region IV 1,225 889 79.1 75.9-82.0 336 20.9 18.0-24.1
Region V 1,237 948 82.4 79.7-84.8 289 17.6 15.2-20.3
Region VI 1,241 954 83.1 80.3-85.7 287 16.9 14.3-19.7
Region VII 1,186 968 88.5 85.6-90.9 218 11.5 9.1-14.4
Region VIII 1,210 986 85.8 83.1-88.1 224 14.2 11.9-16.9

*Data in this table was derived from the Health Status questions.

#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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