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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Disability

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair,
a special bed, or a special telephone? *

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,191 1,262 8.6 7.8- 9.4 8,929 91.4 90.6-92.2
GENDER
Male 3,708 430 8.0 6.8- 9.5 3,278 92.0 90.5-93.2
Female 6,483 832 9.1 8.2-10.1 5,651 90.9 89.9-91.8
RACE
White 6,672 712 7.6 6.8- 8.5 5,960 92.4 91.5-93.2
African American 2,714 397 9.1 7.6-10.8 2,317 90.9 89.2-92.4
Other 485 76 11.5 7.1-18.1 409 88.5 81.9-92.9
HISPANIC
Yes 178 13 9.6 3.6-23.3 165 90.4 76.7-96.4
No 9,750 1,182 8.3 7.5- 9.1 8,568 91.7 90.9-92.5
AGE
18-24 321 5 2.0 0.6- 6.9 316 98.0 93.1-99.4
25-34 857 11 1.6 0.6- 4.2 846 98.4 95.8-99.4
35-44 1,380 79 6.1 4.5- 8.2 1,301 93.9 91.8-95.5
45-54 2,037 185 7.5 6.0- 9.3 1,852 92.5 90.7-94.0
55-64 2,285 291 12.1 10.0-14.6 1,994 87.9 85.4-90.0
65+ 3,311 691 21.1 19.1-23.1 2,620 78.9 76.9-80.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,394 353 20.4 17.1-24.1 1,041 79.6 75.9-82.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,422 418 8.4 7.1- 9.9 3,004 91.6 90.1-92.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,464 278 8.1 6.5-10.0 2,186 91.9 90.0-93.5
College Graduate 2,889 211 4.8 3.9- 5.9 2,678 95.2 94.1-96.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,230 319 21.0 17.8-24.7 911 79.0 75.3-82.2
$15,000- $24,999 1,668 312 14.0 11.4-17.1 1,356 86.0 82.9-88.6
$25,000- $34,999 1,095 107 7.5 5.6-10.1 988 92.5 89.9-94.4
$35,000- $49,999 1,311 107 6.8 4.7- 9.7 1,204 93.2 90.3-95.3
$50,000+ 3,287 143 3.2 2.5- 4.0 3,144 96.8 96.0-97.5
Health District**
Appalachia I 422 56 8.4 6.2-11.3 366 91.6 88.7-93.8
Appalachia II 686 85 8.4 6.2-11.3 601 91.6 88.7-93.8
Appalachia III 565 74 9.6 6.4-14.1 491 90.4 85.9-93.6
Catawba 262 28 9.0 5.5-14.4 234 91.0 85.6-94.5
Edisto Savannah 1,246 151 9.5 7.5-11.9 1,095 90.5 88.1-92.5
Low Country 1,215 120 6.8 5.4- 8.5 1,095 93.2 91.5-94.6
Palmetto 1,074 144 8.5 6.5-11.0 930 91.5 89.0-93.5
Pee Dee 677 85 8.9 6.6-12.0 592 91.1 88.0-93.4
Trident 1,196 139 6.9 5.3- 9.0 1,057 93.1 91.0-94.7
Upper Savannah 928 146 8.3 6.5-10.4 782 91.7 89.6-93.5
Waccamaw 1,246 136 8.3 6.6-10.3 1,110 91.7 89.7-93.4
Wateree 556 75 12.1 7.3-19.3 481 87.9 80.7-92.7
Region***
Region I 1,350 202 8.4 6.9-10.1 1,148 91.6 89.9-93.1
Region II 1,251 159 8.9 7.0-11.3 1,092 91.1 88.7-93.0
Region III 1,336 172 8.7 6.8-10.9 1,164 91.3 89.1-93.2
Region IV 1,233 160 10.2 7.7-13.4 1,073 89.8 86.6-92.3
Region V 1,246 151 9.5 7.5-11.9 1,095 90.5 88.1-92.5
Region VI 1,246 136 8.3 6.6-10.3 1,110 91.7 89.7-93.4
Region VII 1,196 139 6.9 5.3- 9.0 1,057 93.1 91.0-94.7
Region VIII 1,215 120 6.8 5.4- 8.5 1,095 93.2 91.5-94.6

*Includes occasional use or use in certain circumstances.

#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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