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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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  Total
Respond.#
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5 or more years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,157 2,453 55.5 53.4-57.6 529 13.3 12.0-14.8 351 8.2 7.1- 9.5 180 3.8 3.2- 4.6 644 19.1 17.4-20.9
GENDER
Male 1,614 924 52.9 49.6-56.2 214 14.0 11.9-16.3 131 8.4 6.6-10.6 78 4.1 3.1- 5.4 267 20.6 17.8-23.7
Female 2,543 1,529 57.9 55.3-60.4 315 12.8 11.1-14.6 220 8.0 6.7- 9.6 102 3.6 2.8- 4.5 377 17.7 15.7-19.9
RACE
White 3,147 1,854 56.1 53.8-58.3 417 14.0 12.5-15.6 296 9.0 7.8-10.4 153 4.5 3.7- 5.5 427 16.4 14.7-18.4
African American 887 537 56.5 51.7-61.2 95 11.1 8.5-14.3 47 4.7 3.1- 7.0 19 1.9 1.1- 3.3 189 25.8 21.6-30.5
Other Minorities 85 38 36.8 25.2-50.1 12 15.4 7.4-29.3 7 17.7 7.1-37.7 6 3.9 1.4-10.4 22 26.2 15.8-40.2
HISPANIC
Yes 83 42 43.6 29.4-58.9 12 7.8 3.6-16.1 7 15.0 5.2-36.0 3 2.7 0.7-10.2 19 30.8 17.8-47.8
No 4,011 2,366 55.8 53.8-57.9 513 13.6 12.3-15.1 342 8.0 6.9- 9.2 173 3.8 3.2- 4.6 617 18.7 17.0-20.5
AGE
18-24 270 83 32.6 25.5-40.5 39 14.4 10.2-20.0 14 4.1 2.1- 7.7 3 0.8 0.2- 2.8 131 48.1 40.4-55.9
25-34 683 262 35.7 31.2-40.5 107 15.4 12.2-19.3 66 10.5 7.3-14.8 31 4.9 3.2- 7.6 217 33.5 28.9-38.4
35-44 815 382 47.6 43.2-52.1 134 16.5 13.5-19.9 105 13.0 10.1-16.6 56 5.6 4.1- 7.7 138 17.3 14.2-21.0
45-54 834 546 65.4 60.9-69.6 90 10.9 8.3-14.1 80 8.9 6.6-11.8 41 5.1 3.5- 7.3 77 9.8 7.3-13.0
55-64 679 477 71.8 67.2-76.0 90 14.2 11.0-18.3 48 5.7 4.0- 8.2 23 2.5 1.5- 4.2 41 5.7 3.8- 8.3
65+ 852 686 79.7 76.0-82.9 68 8.8 6.5-11.7 36 4.6 3.1- 6.6 24 2.5 1.5- 4.1 38 4.5 3.1- 6.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 616 393 52.1 46.1-58.0 61 13.0 9.4-17.8 29 6.7 3.5-12.4 19 2.5 1.4- 4.3 114 25.7 20.7-31.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,321 751 54.7 50.9-58.4 155 11.6 9.5-14.1 110 7.7 6.0- 9.7 51 3.5 2.4- 5.1 254 22.6 19.3-26.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,030 597 53.1 49.0-57.1 144 15.3 12.6-18.5 85 8.4 6.2-11.3 44 3.9 2.7- 5.6 160 19.2 15.9-23.0
College Graduate 1,186 709 60.4 56.8-63.9 168 13.6 11.4-16.2 127 9.4 7.6-11.6 66 4.8 3.6- 6.3 116 11.8 9.4-14.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 529 325 53.3 46.7-59.8 39 7.6 5.0-11.5 36 4.3 2.8- 6.7 22 4.3 2.6- 7.2 107 30.4 24.0-37.7
$15,000- 24,999 741 417 48.5 43.4-53.6 96 14.5 11.2-18.5 46 7.2 4.4-11.7 33 4.1 2.5- 6.8 149 25.7 21.2-30.7
$25,000- 34,999 542 308 51.7 46.1-57.3 64 12.1 8.7-16.4 40 8.1 5.4-12.0 24 3.4 2.1- 5.6 106 24.8 20.0-30.1
$35,000- 49,999 680 389 56.3 51.0-61.5 98 13.5 10.4-17.2 67 9.2 6.7-12.4 21 3.6 2.2- 5.8 105 17.4 13.4-22.2
$50,000+ 1,180 707 59.7 56.2-63.2 173 14.7 12.4-17.3 135 10.9 8.7-13.4 60 4.0 2.9- 5.4 105 10.7 8.5-13.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 173 111 62.4 53.7-70.4 21 14.0 8.5-22.2 8 4.5 2.2- 9.1 9 5.0 2.4-10.1 24 14.0 9.0-21.1
Appalachia II 352 200 53.5 47.6-59.4 45 13.8 10.2-18.3 29 8.4 5.6-12.4 21 6.0 3.8- 9.2 57 18.3 13.9-23.7
Appalachia III 256 146 52.4 45.4-59.3 33 14.9 10.6-20.7 20 7.8 4.8-12.2 13 5.9 3.1-11.2 44 19.0 14.1-25.1
Catawba 190 115 53.8 44.9-62.4 22 13.7 8.8-20.7 15 7.0 4.0-11.8 3 1.2 0.3- 3.8 35 24.4 16.6-34.3
Edisto 82 55 61.6 48.2-73.4 7 8.2 3.0-20.5 6 6.1 2.6-13.7 0 0.0 . - . 14 24.1 14.3-37.7
Low Country 179 108 59.0 50.4-67.1 21 13.7 8.6-21.2 13 7.5 4.0-13.5 8 3.2 1.5- 7.0 29 16.6 11.1-23.9
Palmetto 450 277 56.2 50.5-61.7 57 12.6 9.3-16.8 32 7.5 5.1-10.9 17 3.1 1.9- 5.3 67 20.5 15.8-26.2
Pee Dee 1,238 707 52.2 48.2-56.2 146 10.9 9.0-13.2 124 9.2 7.3-11.5 56 4.5 2.8- 7.2 205 23.2 19.6-27.1
Savannah 146 99 68.6 59.1-76.8 16 9.5 5.5-15.8 12 7.2 3.9-13.1 4 2.0 0.6- 6.0 15 12.7 7.0-21.9
Trident 383 204 51.5 45.6-57.4 63 15.9 12.2-20.5 33 9.7 6.3-14.6 30 6.3 4.3- 9.2 53 16.6 12.5-21.7
Upper Savannah 276 172 52.3 43.9-60.5 37 14.9 9.9-22.0 19 8.9 4.9-15.6 9 3.6 1.6- 7.7 39 20.4 13.6-29.4
Waccamaw 250 147 54.4 45.7-62.9 35 12.9 8.8-18.4 21 10.4 5.3-19.5 5 1.4 0.5- 3.6 42 20.9 14.4-29.4
Wateree 138 83 56.8 46.4-66.7 18 13.2 7.8-21.6 17 10.9 6.4-18.0 4 1.9 0.6- 5.8 16 17.2 10.0-27.9

*Adults who have never had blood cholesterol checked are included in the denominator.

#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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