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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

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  Total
Respond.#
No teeth Fear/Pain Cost No reason to go Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 793 133 15.3 12.8-18.2 66 10.0 7.4-13.5 187 22.5 19.2-26.1 154 20.5 17.4-24.1 253 31.6 27.9-35.6
GENDER
Male 340 55 14.4 10.8-18.8 30 9.3 6.2-13.6 62 18.3 13.9-23.7 83 25.2 20.2-30.8 110 32.9 27.5-38.9
Female 453 78 16.2 12.8-20.3 36 10.8 6.8-16.6 125 26.5 22.0-31.6 71 16.1 12.5-20.5 143 30.4 25.6-35.7
RACE
White 566 104 17.2 14.1-20.8 50 9.8 7.1-13.3 135 23.4 19.4-27.8 94 16.8 13.6-20.7 183 32.8 28.5-37.5
African American 181 23 12.0 7.5-18.5 11 9.1 3.8-20.3 38 18.6 13.1-25.8 54 32.0 24.3-40.8 55 28.4 21.1-36.9
Other Minorities 39 4 5.5 2.0-14.4 5 18.1 6.7-40.5 13 30.3 17.4-47.3 5 15.2 6.1-32.9 12 30.9 17.2-49.0
HISPANIC
Yes 24 3 7.5 2.1-24.0 2 13.9 2.7-48.1 6 30.0 12.1-57.1 3 17.1 5.3-43.2 10 31.6 14.9-54.8
No 762 128 15.6 13.0-18.6 64 9.9 7.3-13.4 181 22.3 19.1-26.0 148 20.4 17.3-24.0 241 31.7 27.9-35.7
AGE
18-24 77 0 0.0 . - . 9 17.1 7.6-34.0 23 26.7 17.5-38.4 11 13.2 6.8-24.1 34 43.1 30.9-56.1
25-34 117 0 0.0 . - . 9 7.8 3.8-15.2 36 33.5 23.6-45.2 17 14.3 8.5-22.9 55 44.4 34.3-55.1
35-44 150 7 6.0 2.7-12.5 18 12.5 7.6-19.8 43 25.7 18.9-33.9 23 17.2 11.1-25.8 59 38.6 30.0-48.0
45-54 157 16 11.6 6.7-19.3 20 15.1 8.9-24.6 42 23.1 15.8-32.4 33 24.0 16.9-33.0 46 26.2 19.3-34.5
55-64 114 32 26.1 18.2-36.0 3 2.6 0.8- 8.0 25 19.4 12.8-28.1 32 31.4 22.1-42.6 22 20.5 13.3-30.4
65+ 169 75 42.5 34.6-50.8 6 3.9 1.6- 8.9 18 11.2 6.9-17.7 36 23.3 16.8-31.4 34 19.0 13.4-26.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 211 63 26.0 20.0-33.2 10 9.1 3.9-19.9 46 22.5 16.1-30.4 48 23.9 17.5-31.7 44 18.5 13.4-25.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 239 38 13.9 10.0-19.0 26 13.5 8.7-20.4 51 20.8 15.3-27.7 53 21.8 16.5-28.2 71 30.0 23.9-37.0
Some Post-H.S. 198 18 9.0 5.3-14.8 17 7.6 4.5-12.4 65 29.0 22.5-36.5 31 17.9 12.3-25.5 67 36.5 28.8-45.0
College Graduate 142 12 8.7 4.8-15.5 13 9.5 5.2-16.5 25 16.0 10.4-23.9 22 16.8 11.1-24.8 70 48.9 39.8-58.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 153 35 18.8 13.1-26.3 9 16.0 7.2-32.1 51 28.2 20.7-37.2 27 17.9 11.3-27.2 31 19.1 12.8-27.4
$15,000- 24,999 162 37 20.9 14.9-28.5 14 10.6 5.5-19.5 50 30.4 22.7-39.5 26 18.1 11.9-26.4 35 20.0 13.7-28.2
$25,000- 34,999 113 11 11.0 5.8-19.8 13 9.5 5.3-16.3 23 19.5 11.7-30.6 22 20.8 13.6-30.6 44 39.2 29.0-50.5
$35,000- 49,999 113 9 10.1 5.1-18.9 11 9.8 5.3-17.3 20 16.0 10.2-24.3 20 17.8 11.3-27.0 53 46.3 36.2-56.7
$50,000+ 113 8 9.9 4.8-19.2 12 9.9 5.4-17.3 15 14.4 8.2-24.2 25 21.6 14.6-30.9 53 44.2 34.4-54.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 71 15 21.2 12.8-33.1 3 3.0 0.8-10.9 15 19.0 11.1-30.6 14 21.4 12.2-34.7 24 35.3 24.3-48.2
Appalachia II 95 15 14.4 7.8-25.0 7 9.8 3.7-23.4 27 29.4 19.6-41.7 17 18.5 11.4-28.6 29 27.9 19.0-38.9
Appalachia III 54 15 28.3 17.1-43.2 4 7.4 2.6-19.0 9 16.0 8.1-29.0 8 11.4 5.5-22.2 18 36.9 23.8-52.3
Catawba 55 9 17.2 8.9-30.6 6 11.6 5.0-24.7 12 19.7 11.0-32.8 6 9.2 4.0-19.7 22 42.3 28.9-56.8
Edisto 16 1 3.5 0.4-22.4 2 19.5 4.7-54.5 4 37.3 10.5-75.0 2 11.1 2.2-41.6 7 28.6 10.7-57.4
Low Country 29 2 5.4 1.3-19.6 0 0.0 . - . 6 21.7 9.5-42.3 8 28.7 13.9-50.0 13 44.2 26.7-63.4
Palmetto 99 4 3.8 1.2-11.4 11 9.8 5.1-18.2 32 29.6 19.9-41.6 21 22.6 14.3-33.7 31 34.2 22.9-47.6
Pee Dee 66 21 29.2 18.8-42.5 2 5.4 1.3-19.8 15 17.2 9.8-28.4 13 21.6 12.3-35.0 15 26.6 16.0-41.0
Savannah 35 6 15.8 6.8-32.5 4 10.6 3.8-26.5 7 18.6 8.1-37.3 7 23.2 11.3-41.8 11 31.7 17.6-50.3
Trident 89 10 9.1 4.5-17.6 7 14.1 4.6-35.8 20 18.8 11.3-29.5 17 21.2 12.3-34.1 35 36.8 25.6-49.6
Upper Savannah 52 12 21.3 11.5-36.0 3 3.6 1.1-11.6 10 18.6 9.9-32.3 15 34.8 21.1-51.7 12 21.7 11.9-36.2
Waccamaw 67 6 8.6 3.7-18.8 9 15.5 7.8-28.2 18 22.7 13.7-35.2 13 25.1 13.8-41.3 21 28.1 18.0-41.0
Wateree 46 12 23.8 13.3-38.9 6 15.8 6.7-33.0 7 17.2 7.8-33.7 10 17.8 9.0-32.1 11 25.4 13.0-43.7

#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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