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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,144 2,604 80.7 79.0-82.4 540 19.3 17.6-21.0
GENDER
Male 1,240 1,001 79.9 77.2-82.4 239 20.1 17.6-22.8
Female 1,904 1,603 81.5 79.1-83.7 301 18.5 16.3-20.9
RACE
White 2,352 1,983 82.8 80.9-84.5 369 17.2 15.5-19.1
African American 659 522 76.6 72.2-80.5 137 23.4 19.5-27.8
Other Minorities 101 69 66.4 54.4-76.5 32 33.6 23.5-45.6
HISPANIC
Yes 83 52 55.4 42.1-68.0 31 44.6 32.0-57.9
No 3,042 2,533 81.6 79.8-83.2 509 18.4 16.8-20.2
AGE
18-24 264 143 54.4 47.2-61.4 121 45.6 38.6-52.8
25-34 587 418 70.9 66.4-75.0 169 29.1 25.0-33.6
35-44 672 548 80.8 77.0-84.1 124 19.2 15.9-23.0
45-54 633 566 89.1 85.6-91.9 67 10.9 8.1-14.4
55-64 419 396 94.1 90.4-96.4 23 5.9 3.6- 9.6
65+ 516 488 93.7 90.4-95.9 28 6.3 4.1- 9.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 411 314 70.6 64.4-76.2 97 29.4 23.8-35.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 954 756 78.8 75.6-81.7 198 21.2 18.3-24.4
Some Post-H.S. 888 744 81.1 77.7-84.2 144 18.9 15.8-22.3
College Graduate 883 782 88.2 85.5-90.5 101 11.8 9.5-14.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 299 233 71.7 63.5-78.6 66 28.3 21.4-36.5
$15,000- 24,999 518 398 75.5 70.5-79.8 120 24.5 20.2-29.5
$25,000- 34,999 457 363 78.3 73.3-82.7 94 21.7 17.3-26.7
$35,000- 49,999 529 437 81.7 77.6-85.2 92 18.3 14.8-22.4
$50,000+ 874 782 87.5 84.6-89.9 92 12.5 10.1-15.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 199 172 85.0 78.1-90.0 27 15.0 10.0-21.9
Appalachia II 381 316 81.1 75.8-85.5 65 18.9 14.5-24.2
Appalachia III 217 182 82.7 76.2-87.8 35 17.3 12.2-23.8
Catawba 201 163 80.3 72.9-86.0 38 19.7 14.0-27.1
Edisto 92 74 80.5 69.8-88.1 18 19.5 11.9-30.2
Low Country 152 125 81.2 72.2-87.8 27 18.8 12.2-27.8
Palmetto 493 425 83.5 78.7-87.4 68 16.5 12.6-21.3
Pee Dee 212 183 86.8 81.1-91.0 29 13.2 9.0-18.9
Savannah 139 116 80.8 71.9-87.3 23 19.2 12.7-28.1
Trident 400 331 78.8 72.4-84.0 69 21.2 16.0-27.6
Upper Savannah 174 139 81.4 74.4-86.8 35 18.6 13.2-25.6
Waccamaw 245 185 71.2 63.8-77.6 60 28.8 22.4-36.2
Wateree 184 153 83.1 76.1-88.4 31 16.9 11.6-23.9

#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 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
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

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