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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 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 9,775 7,540 83.7 82.6-84.8 2,235 16.3 15.2-17.4
GENDER
Male 3,702 2,923 85.8 84.1-87.3 779 14.2 12.7-15.9
Female 6,073 4,617 81.8 80.2-83.3 1,456 18.2 16.7-19.8
RACE
White 6,376 5,112 85.1 83.8-86.3 1,264 14.9 13.7-16.2
African American 2,661 1,939 82.3 79.8-84.6 722 17.7 15.4-20.2
Other 469 350 81.4 75.2-86.3 119 18.6 13.7-24.8
HISPANIC
Yes 155 119 83.8 71.5-91.4 36 16.2 8.6-28.5
No 9,393 7,314 84.1 83.0-85.2 2,079 15.9 14.8-17.0
AGE
18-24 285 270 94.3 88.8-97.2 15 5.7 2.8-11.2
25-34 696 636 93.6 90.6-95.7 60 6.4 4.3- 9.4
35-44 1,239 1,088 89.9 87.2-92.1 151 10.1 7.9-12.8
45-54 1,839 1,469 82.3 79.8-84.6 370 17.7 15.4-20.2
55-64 2,357 1,742 73.8 70.8-76.6 615 26.2 23.4-29.2
65+ 3,359 2,335 71.5 69.2-73.6 1,024 28.5 26.4-30.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,355 685 62.4 57.9-66.8 670 37.6 33.2-42.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,056 2,269 82.2 80.0-84.1 787 17.8 15.9-20.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,467 1,978 85.1 82.9-87.1 489 14.9 12.9-17.1
College Graduate 2,874 2,588 92.5 90.8-93.9 286 7.5 6.1- 9.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,158 601 61.1 55.7-66.3 557 38.9 33.7-44.3
$15,000- $24,999 1,650 1,127 74.9 71.3-78.3 523 25.1 21.7-28.7
$25,000- $34,999 1,116 846 77.4 72.8-81.5 270 22.6 18.5-27.2
$35,000- $49,999 1,190 1,029 90.1 87.6-92.2 161 9.9 7.8-12.4
$50,000+ 3,052 2,821 93.6 92.1-94.8 231 6.4 5.2- 7.9
REGION**
Region I 1,261 931 79.6 76.3-82.5 330 20.4 17.5-23.7
Region II 1,230 956 84.6 81.6-87.2 274 15.4 12.8-18.4
Region III 1,312 1,041 84.9 81.8-87.5 271 15.1 12.5-18.2
Region IV 1,169 844 80.1 76.8-83.1 325 19.9 16.9-23.2
Region V 1,175 883 80.6 77.6-83.3 292 19.4 16.7-22.4
Region VI 1,250 952 82.0 79.0-84.6 298 18.0 15.4-21.0
Region VII 1,186 958 88.0 84.9-90.5 228 12.0 9.5-15.1
Region VIII 1,192 975 87.1 84.6-89.2 217 12.9 10.8-15.4

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

** 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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