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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 and unlocked firearm.*

  Total
Respond.#
Not At Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,130 3,725 91.9 90.8-92.9 405 8.1 7.1- 9.2
GENDER
Male 1,597 1,370 89.1 87.1-90.8 227 10.9 9.2-12.9
Female 2,533 2,355 94.5 93.4-95.4 178 5.5 4.6- 6.6
RACE
White 3,101 2,748 90.1 88.6-91.3 353 9.9 8.7-11.4
African American 899 859 96.7 95.0-97.8 40 3.3 2.2- 5.0
Other Minorities 93 84 95.3 89.8-97.9 9 4.7 2.1-10.2
HISPANIC
Yes 88 81 97.7 92.4-99.3 7 2.3 0.7- 7.6
No 3,978 3,586 91.7 90.6-92.7 392 8.3 7.3- 9.4
AGE
18-24 296 271 93.6 89.5-96.1 25 6.4 3.9-10.5
25-34 694 653 95.4 93.3-96.9 41 4.6 3.1- 6.7
35-44 809 743 92.8 90.3-94.6 66 7.2 5.4- 9.7
45-54 822 722 89.3 86.3-91.8 100 10.7 8.2-13.7
55-64 656 560 86.3 82.4-89.5 96 13.7 10.5-17.6
65+ 830 755 92.9 90.7-94.6 75 7.1 5.4- 9.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 639 584 93.7 90.8-95.8 55 6.3 4.2- 9.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,296 1,179 93.1 91.3-94.6 117 6.9 5.4- 8.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,028 908 90.2 87.7-92.2 120 9.8 7.8-12.3
College Graduate 1,163 1,051 91.3 89.0-93.2 112 8.7 6.8-11.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 560 519 93.5 90.7-95.5 41 6.5 4.5- 9.3
$15,000- 24,999 741 684 94.5 92.0-96.3 57 5.5 3.7- 8.0
$25,000- 34,999 544 497 93.1 90.1-95.3 47 6.9 4.7- 9.9
$35,000- 49,999 671 613 92.7 89.8-94.9 58 7.3 5.1-10.2
$50,000+ 1,154 1,001 88.9 86.6-90.8 153 11.1 9.2-13.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 172 151 84.2 75.2-90.3 21 15.8 9.7-24.8
Appalachia II 338 310 91.9 88.0-94.7 28 8.1 5.3-12.0
Appalachia III 242 214 90.9 86.7-93.9 28 9.1 6.1-13.3
Catawba 192 176 91.0 84.1-95.1 16 9.0 4.9-15.9
Edisto 87 82 95.7 89.8-98.2 5 4.3 1.8-10.2
Low Country 176 161 92.7 88.0-95.7 15 7.3 4.3-12.0
Palmetto 449 419 94.0 91.3-95.9 30 6.0 4.1- 8.7
Pee Dee 1,252 1,098 88.5 86.1-90.6 154 11.5 9.4-13.9
Savannah 144 123 89.6 83.8-93.6 21 10.4 6.4-16.2
Trident 388 370 96.1 93.5-97.7 18 3.9 2.3- 6.5
Upper Savannah 270 243 91.3 85.2-95.0 27 8.7 5.0-14.8
Waccamaw 244 220 91.0 86.3-94.2 24 9.0 5.8-13.7
Wateree 138 124 92.1 86.3-95.6 14 7.9 4.4-13.7

*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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