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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Firearms

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,932 624 30.1 27.4-33.1 1,308 69.9 66.9-72.6
GENDER
Male 946 355 35.4 31.3-39.8 591 64.6 60.2-68.7
Female 986 269 23.1 20.0-26.4 717 76.9 73.6-80.0
RACE
White 1,655 544 30.4 27.6-33.5 1,111 69.6 66.5-72.4
African American 231 63 27.1 19.2-36.8 168 72.9 63.2-80.8
Other Minorities 31 11 35.2 13.0-66.3 20 64.8 33.7-87.0
HISPANIC
Yes 34 10 35.4 12.1-68.7 24 64.6 31.3-87.9
No 1,867 603 29.9 27.2-32.8 1,264 70.1 67.2-72.8
AGE
18-24 114 37 29.6 19.9-41.6 77 70.4 58.4-80.1
25-34 276 76 29.8 22.3-38.6 200 70.2 61.4-77.7
35-44 375 103 25.0 19.9-30.9 272 75.0 69.1-80.1
45-54 413 147 33.7 27.8-40.2 266 66.3 59.8-72.2
55-64 366 131 32.6 26.6-39.2 235 67.4 60.8-73.4
65+ 381 128 30.4 25.1-36.2 253 69.6 63.8-74.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 296 92 29.0 20.9-38.7 204 71.0 61.3-79.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 619 203 30.3 25.4-35.6 416 69.7 64.4-74.6
Some Post-H.S. 490 171 32.8 27.7-38.4 319 67.2 61.6-72.3
College Graduate 525 157 28.0 23.4-33.1 368 72.0 66.9-76.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 175 60 33.7 23.0-46.4 115 66.3 53.6-77.0
$15,000- 24,999 277 90 30.1 21.7-40.1 187 69.9 59.9-78.3
$25,000- 34,999 255 80 29.0 22.3-36.6 175 71.0 63.4-77.7
$35,000- 49,999 340 107 29.7 23.4-36.9 233 70.3 63.1-76.6
$50,000+ 677 219 30.1 26.0-34.6 458 69.9 65.4-74.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 90 27 35.7 24.6-48.5 63 64.3 51.5-75.4
Appalachia II 146 37 24.8 17.8-33.4 109 75.2 66.6-82.2
Appalachia III 127 43 30.7 22.8-40.0 84 69.3 60.0-77.2
Catawba 88 32 38.8 25.9-53.6 56 61.2 46.4-74.1
Edisto 35 9 23.2 10.5-43.7 26 76.8 56.3-89.5
Low Country 72 24 30.0 19.6-43.1 48 70.0 56.9-80.4
Palmetto 184 49 26.3 19.9-33.8 135 73.7 66.2-80.1
Pee Dee 632 230 34.8 30.1-39.9 402 65.2 60.1-69.9
Savannah 81 31 31.7 22.0-43.3 50 68.3 56.7-78.0
Trident 137 39 27.5 20.0-36.5 98 72.5 63.5-80.0
Upper Savannah 138 38 28.9 19.2-40.9 100 71.1 59.1-80.8
Waccamaw 114 38 32.8 21.5-46.6 76 67.2 53.4-78.5
Wateree 72 20 25.0 15.3-38.0 52 75.0 62.0-84.7

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported having firearms kept in or around home.

#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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