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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Risk Factors

Risk factor for living in home with loaded firearm.*

  Total
Respond.#
Not At Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,136 3,512 86.4 84.9-87.8 624 13.6 12.2-15.1
GENDER
Male 1,600 1,245 80.9 78.1-83.4 355 19.1 16.6-21.9
Female 2,536 2,267 91.5 90.2-92.7 269 8.5 7.3- 9.8
RACE
White 3,107 2,563 83.9 82.1-85.5 544 16.1 14.5-17.9
African American 899 836 93.3 90.3-95.4 63 6.7 4.6- 9.7
Other Minorities 93 82 88.1 69.4-96.1 11 11.9 3.9-30.6
HISPANIC
Yes 88 78 88.6 67.5-96.7 10 11.4 3.3-32.5
No 3,983 3,380 86.4 84.9-87.7 603 13.6 12.3-15.1
AGE
18-24 296 259 88.4 82.6-92.5 37 11.6 7.5-17.4
25-34 696 620 88.2 83.9-91.5 76 11.8 8.5-16.1
35-44 809 706 89.0 86.1-91.4 103 11.0 8.6-13.9
45-54 822 675 83.3 79.5-86.4 147 16.7 13.6-20.5
55-64 656 525 81.9 77.7-85.4 131 18.1 14.6-22.3
65+ 834 706 86.6 83.6-89.1 128 13.4 10.9-16.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 640 548 86.9 81.7-90.8 92 13.1 9.2-18.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,298 1,095 86.1 83.2-88.5 203 13.9 11.5-16.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,029 858 85.4 82.4-87.9 171 14.6 12.1-17.6
College Graduate 1,165 1,008 87.6 84.9-89.8 157 12.4 10.2-15.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 560 500 89.1 83.6-93.0 60 10.9 7.0-16.4
$15,000- 24,999 741 651 90.2 85.9-93.3 90 9.8 6.7-14.1
$25,000- 34,999 545 465 87.2 83.3-90.3 80 12.8 9.7-16.7
$35,000- 49,999 672 565 85.3 81.3-88.5 107 14.7 11.5-18.7
$50,000+ 1,156 937 82.8 80.0-85.3 219 17.2 14.7-20.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 172 145 79.6 70.5-86.5 27 20.4 13.5-29.5
Appalachia II 339 302 89.6 85.4-92.7 37 10.4 7.3-14.6
Appalachia III 243 200 83.8 78.2-88.2 43 16.2 11.8-21.8
Catawba 192 160 81.2 71.5-88.1 32 18.8 11.9-28.5
Edisto 87 78 90.0 79.0-95.6 9 10.0 4.4-21.0
Low Country 177 153 87.6 81.0-92.2 24 12.4 7.8-19.0
Palmetto 450 401 89.7 86.3-92.4 49 10.3 7.6-13.7
Pee Dee 1,253 1,023 83.2 80.5-85.6 230 16.8 14.4-19.5
Savannah 144 113 83.3 76.0-88.7 31 16.7 11.3-24.0
Trident 388 349 90.5 86.8-93.3 39 9.5 6.7-13.2
Upper Savannah 271 233 86.5 79.6-91.3 38 13.5 8.7-20.4
Waccamaw 244 206 83.2 74.6-89.3 38 16.8 10.7-25.4
Wateree 138 118 86.7 78.9-91.9 20 13.3 8.1-21.1

*Data in this table were derived from the firearms questions.

#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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