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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,095 929 85.3 82.4-87.8 166 14.7 12.2-17.6
RACE
White 889 773 87.5 84.5-90.0 116 12.5 10.0-15.5
African American 181 138 76.6 67.5-83.8 43 23.4 16.2-32.5
Other Minorities 18 14 84.4 61.6-94.8 4 15.6 5.2-38.4
HISPANIC
Yes 21 17 83.0 55.8-95.0 4 17.0 5.0-44.2
No 1,050 894 85.8 82.8-88.3 156 14.2 11.7-17.2
AGE
40-44 162 111 76.7 68.6-83.3 51 23.3 16.7-31.4
45-54 322 267 83.0 77.2-87.6 55 17.0 12.4-22.8
55-64 301 265 88.4 82.2-92.6 36 11.6 7.4-17.8
65+ 310 286 91.1 85.7-94.6 24 8.9 5.4-14.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 189 146 77.6 68.4-84.7 43 22.4 15.3-31.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 314 260 84.8 78.7-89.4 54 15.2 10.6-21.3
Some Post-H.S. 246 209 84.6 78.4-89.2 37 15.4 10.8-21.6
College Graduate 344 312 90.3 85.4-93.6 32 9.7 6.4-14.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 107 84 73.1 58.3-84.1 23 26.9 15.9-41.7
$15,000- 24,999 181 146 78.6 69.5-85.6 35 21.4 14.4-30.5
$25,000- 34,999 135 109 84.8 75.1-91.1 26 15.2 8.9-24.9
$35,000- 49,999 190 160 85.4 78.3-90.5 30 14.6 9.5-21.7
$50,000+ 374 336 91.1 87.0-94.0 38 8.9 6.0-13.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 51 41 81.4 67.2-90.4 10 18.6 9.6-32.8
Appalachia II 100 88 87.0 77.1-93.1 12 13.0 6.9-22.9
Appalachia III 61 52 85.6 72.9-92.9 9 14.4 7.1-27.1
Catawba 44 37 82.9 66.0-92.4 7 17.1 7.6-34.0
Edisto 12 11 95.4 71.9-99.4 1 4.6 0.6-28.1
Low Country 46 41 87.8 71.8-95.4 5 12.2 4.6-28.2
Palmetto 131 111 82.7 73.7-89.0 20 17.3 11.0-26.3
Pee Dee 314 249 76.8 70.0-82.4 65 23.2 17.6-30.0
Savannah 42 41 97.0 81.6-99.6 1 3.0 0.4-18.4
Trident 86 78 91.2 82.7-95.8 8 8.8 4.2-17.3
Upper Savannah 74 64 91.5 81.4-96.4 10 8.5 3.6-18.6
Waccamaw 84 76 84.8 71.4-92.5 8 15.2 7.5-28.6
Wateree 43 35 75.6 56.3-88.2 8 24.4 11.8-43.7

* This question was asked only of male respondents who reported being age 40 and older.

#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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