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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Hypertension Awareness

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 929 710 75.0 71.6-78.2 219 25.0 21.8-28.4
GENDER
Male 356 269 73.1 67.4-78.2 87 26.9 21.8-32.6
Female 573 441 76.7 72.6-80.4 132 23.3 19.6-27.4
RACE
White 647 502 76.3 72.2-79.9 145 23.7 20.1-27.8
African American 243 181 73.3 66.3-79.3 62 26.7 20.7-33.7
Other Minorities 28 18 61.7 40.3-79.3 10 38.3 20.7-59.7
HISPANIC
Yes 19 14 63.9 33.8-86.1 5 36.1 13.9-66.2
No 903 690 75.3 71.9-78.4 213 24.7 21.6-28.1
AGE
18-24 22 3 16.3 5.0-42.0 19 83.7 58.0-95.0
25-34 66 22 30.9 19.3-45.5 44 69.1 54.5-80.7
35-44 128 73 60.1 50.2-69.2 55 39.9 30.8-49.8
45-54 201 150 71.7 63.0-79.0 51 28.3 21.0-37.0
55-64 194 176 92.5 88.0-95.4 18 7.5 4.6-12.0
65+ 299 269 89.2 84.6-92.5 30 10.8 7.5-15.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 192 160 81.2 73.2-87.1 32 18.8 12.9-26.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 286 207 71.5 64.9-77.4 79 28.5 22.6-35.1
Some Post-H.S. 258 195 73.5 66.8-79.2 63 26.5 20.8-33.2
College Graduate 188 143 75.2 67.9-81.3 45 24.8 18.7-32.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 140 106 76.9 68.3-83.8 34 23.1 16.2-31.7
$15,000- 24,999 182 136 74.8 66.8-81.5 46 25.2 18.5-33.2
$25,000- 34,999 120 89 69.0 57.8-78.4 31 31.0 21.6-42.2
$35,000- 49,999 127 91 67.2 57.4-75.8 36 32.8 24.2-42.6
$50,000+ 188 147 80.0 73.0-85.5 41 20.0 14.5-27.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 63 46 72.5 58.6-83.1 17 27.5 16.9-41.4
Appalachia II 83 66 75.1 62.1-84.7 17 24.9 15.3-37.9
Appalachia III 65 49 73.7 60.4-83.7 16 26.3 16.3-39.6
Catawba 63 51 78.9 64.8-88.3 12 21.1 11.7-35.2
Edisto 31 24 73.7 47.3-89.7 7 26.3 10.3-52.7
Low Country 46 37 84.0 70.7-92.0 9 16.0 8.0-29.3
Palmetto 127 92 71.4 62.1-79.2 35 28.6 20.8-37.9
Pee Dee 77 59 74.6 61.9-84.1 18 25.4 15.9-38.1
Savannah 43 35 79.5 62.5-90.0 8 20.5 10.0-37.5
Trident 112 81 75.7 66.2-83.2 31 24.3 16.8-33.8
Upper Savannah 61 46 67.3 51.6-79.9 15 32.7 20.1-48.4
Waccamaw 78 61 80.7 69.0-88.7 17 19.3 11.3-31.0
Wateree 61 54 88.5 76.4-94.8 7 11.5 5.2-23.6

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported having had high blood pressure.

#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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