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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Firearms

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,038 1,273 42.3 40.3-44.4 1,765 57.7 55.6-59.7
GENDER
Male 1,183 619 50.5 47.3-53.7 564 49.5 46.3-52.7
Female 1,855 654 35.0 32.6-37.5 1,201 65.0 62.5-67.4
RACE
White 2,247 1,077 49.7 47.3-52.1 1,170 50.3 47.9-52.7
African American 665 166 25.7 21.9-30.0 499 74.3 70.0-78.1
Other Minorities 100 24 23.1 15.2-33.5 76 76.9 66.5-84.8
HISPANIC
Yes 83 16 14.9 8.6-24.7 67 85.1 75.3-91.4
No 2,939 1,250 43.3 41.2-45.4 1,689 56.7 54.6-58.8
AGE
18-24 271 86 32.2 25.7-39.6 185 67.8 60.4-74.3
25-34 589 224 37.8 33.4-42.4 365 62.2 57.6-66.6
35-44 652 284 44.7 40.5-49.0 368 55.3 51.0-59.5
45-54 597 255 45.5 40.8-50.2 342 54.5 49.8-59.2
55-64 396 201 52.6 47.3-57.9 195 47.4 42.1-52.7
65+ 489 203 42.3 37.6-47.1 286 57.7 52.9-62.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 407 156 38.5 32.9-44.4 251 61.5 55.6-67.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 921 381 42.3 38.7-46.1 540 57.7 53.9-61.3
Some Post-H.S. 867 374 43.9 40.0-47.9 493 56.1 52.1-60.0
College Graduate 838 360 42.7 39.0-46.4 478 57.3 53.6-61.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 298 76 28.9 22.3-36.6 222 71.1 63.4-77.7
$15,000- 24,999 518 180 36.3 31.1-41.7 338 63.7 58.3-68.9
$25,000- 34,999 453 167 37.6 32.5-43.0 286 62.4 57.0-67.5
$35,000- 49,999 514 242 45.5 40.8-50.3 272 54.5 49.7-59.2
$50,000+ 847 466 55.3 51.6-58.9 381 44.7 41.1-48.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 181 88 50.0 41.9-58.0 93 50.0 42.0-58.1
Appalachia II 354 143 39.1 33.4-45.0 211 60.9 55.0-66.6
Appalachia III 214 87 41.4 34.5-48.7 127 58.6 51.3-65.5
Catawba 195 101 55.7 46.7-64.4 94 44.3 35.6-53.3
Edisto 91 48 54.4 42.3-66.0 43 45.6 34.0-57.7
Low Country 150 63 43.3 34.7-52.3 87 56.7 47.7-65.3
Palmetto 484 177 35.9 31.3-40.8 307 64.1 59.2-68.7
Pee Dee 209 103 48.4 40.9-56.0 106 51.6 44.0-59.1
Savannah 133 62 47.3 37.9-56.8 71 52.7 43.2-62.1
Trident 391 137 36.7 31.0-42.7 254 63.3 57.3-69.0
Upper Savannah 170 87 52.7 44.2-61.1 83 47.3 38.9-55.8
Waccamaw 233 84 34.4 27.9-41.6 149 65.6 58.4-72.1
Wateree 185 77 41.6 33.7-49.9 108 58.4 50.1-66.3

#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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