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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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  Total #
Respondents
Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth Avoid close contact Get vaccinated Take anti-viral medicine
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,419 361 26.0 22.3-30.0 588 39.3 35.0-43.8 408 29.2 25.2-33.5 62 5.5 3.5- 8.7
GENDER
Male 542 122 22.4 17.2-28.7 234 43.4 36.5-50.5 158 26.5 21.0-32.8 28 7.7 4.1-13.9
Female 877 239 29.5 24.7-34.8 354 35.3 30.3-40.7 250 31.8 26.4-37.7 34 3.4 1.9- 6.0
RACE
White 938 262 27.0 22.7-31.8 364 37.6 32.5-43.0 290 32.4 27.4-37.8 22 3.0 1.3- 6.9
African American 389 76 20.7 13.7-29.9 178 44.1 35.3-53.3 104 26.1 19.2-34.4 31 9.2 5.3-15.4
Other 67 19 31.4 17.2-50.1 31 39.0 22.7-58.2 11 12.1 5.3-25.4 6 17.6 5.3-44.7
AGE
18-24 41 9 10.6 4.2-24.4 9 31.5 14.4-55.7 18 44.3 24.9-65.6 5 13.6 3.9-38.1
25-34 115 25 20.5 11.7-33.5 53 46.0 33.4-59.1 31 28.9 18.7-41.8 6 4.6 1.7-12.1
35-44 220 68 35.5 26.8-45.4 90 33.2 25.0-42.5 48 23.7 16.1-33.5 14 7.6 3.1-17.4
45-54 286 94 35.1 27.5-43.6 110 37.8 30.6-45.7 67 24.0 17.8-31.6 15 3.0 1.5- 5.8
55-64 326 71 20.2 15.0-26.7 135 42.7 34.7-51.1 102 31.4 24.5-39.2 18 5.7 2.6-12.2
65+ 431 94 22.3 16.6-29.3 191 44.7 38.1-51.4 142 32.4 26.5-38.9 4 0.6 0.2- 2.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 170 36 16.3 10.1-25.2 86 43.5 31.0-56.9 39 31.5 20.3-45.5 9 8.7 1.7-34.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 436 80 19.7 13.4-28.0 197 36.7 29.3-44.7 132 33.8 25.7-43.0 27 9.8 4.9-18.6
Some Post-H.S. 356 106 27.7 21.0-35.5 132 38.2 29.9-47.3 102 29.2 21.8-38.0 16 4.9 2.5- 9.2
College Graduate 455 138 32.0 25.5-39.3 172 41.0 33.6-48.9 135 25.1 19.4-31.7 10 1.9 0.8- 4.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 157 28 21.2 11.8-35.2 87 44.5 30.1-59.9 38 32.4 16.6-53.6 4 1.9 0.6- 6.1
$15,000- $24,999 238 55 18.7 12.0-27.8 105 41.0 29.7-53.3 66 25.1 17.1-35.3 12 15.2 6.1-33.1
$25,000- $34,999 158 35 16.9 9.6-28.2 69 48.5 37.0-60.1 46 28.9 20.3-39.4 8 5.7 1.5-19.2
$35,000- $49,999 198 55 26.7 17.9-37.8 70 38.2 27.4-50.3 64 31.5 21.5-43.6 9 3.6 1.4- 8.9
$50,000+ 480 146 33.0 26.6-40.0 176 34.1 27.8-41.0 140 29.5 23.4-36.4 18 3.5 1.9- 6.3
REGION**
Region I 173 45 25.0 16.4-36.2 78 49.0 37.8-60.3 41 20.7 13.5-30.3 9 5.3 1.7-15.6
Region II 148 46 30.1 20.5-41.8 56 34.3 23.9-46.4 38 26.9 17.6-38.9 8 8.7 3.2-21.8
Region III 199 52 21.8 13.9-32.5 70 37.8 26.8-50.3 64 33.0 22.9-45.0 13 7.4 2.7-18.5
Region IV 175 39 22.9 15.4-32.6 76 38.7 29.6-48.5 54 34.7 24.9-45.9 6 3.8 1.4- 9.8
Region V 184 48 22.8 16.1-31.1 85 53.6 43.7-63.2 44 20.7 14.5-28.7 7 2.9 1.3- 6.7
Region VI 177 50 30.8 20.9-42.9 83 46.6 34.5-59.2 37 20.6 12.7-31.5 7 2.0 0.9- 4.5
Region VII 175 46 33.9 23.6-46.1 60 29.4 20.2-40.6 65 33.6 23.5-45.3 4 3.2 0.7-12.8
Region VIII 188 35 18.8 12.3-27.6 80 39.3 30.1-49.4 65 36.0 26.2-47.2 8 5.9 2.4-14.0

** 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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