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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Hypertension Awareness

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,854 1,558 81.9 79.6-84.0 296 18.1 16.0-20.4
GENDER
Male 703 562 77.4 73.4-81.0 141 22.6 19.0-26.6
Female 1,151 996 85.7 83.2-87.9 155 14.3 12.1-16.8
RACE
White 1,375 1,169 83.1 80.6-85.3 206 16.9 14.7-19.4
African American 426 354 82.3 77.2-86.4 72 17.7 13.6-22.8
Other 33 19 53.3 33.7-72.0 14 46.7 28.0-66.3
HISPANIC
Yes 40 31 75.1 56.0-87.8 9 24.9 12.2-44.0
No 1,777 1,495 82.1 79.7-84.2 282 17.9 15.8-20.3
AGE
18-24 18 8 44.9 21.0-71.4 10 55.1 28.6-79.0
25-34 93 43 44.9 33.8-56.5 50 55.1 43.5-66.2
35-44 193 119 59.5 51.5-67.0 74 40.5 33.0-48.5
45-54 400 329 83.2 78.3-87.1 71 16.8 12.9-21.7
55-64 456 415 91.5 88.2-93.9 41 8.5 6.1-11.8
65+ 670 624 92.9 90.1-94.9 46 7.1 5.1- 9.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 333 276 80.0 74.0-84.9 57 20.0 15.1-26.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 591 501 81.8 77.3-85.5 90 18.2 14.5-22.7
Some Post-H.S. 482 401 83.2 79.0-86.7 81 16.8 13.3-21.0
College Graduate 443 376 82.3 77.6-86.2 67 17.7 13.8-22.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 308 266 83.9 77.3-88.9 42 16.1 11.1-22.7
$15,000- $24,999 361 298 81.7 76.3-86.1 63 18.3 13.9-23.7
$25,000- $34,999 208 175 80.9 73.4-86.7 33 19.1 13.3-26.6
$35,000- $49,999 255 210 80.5 74.3-85.5 45 19.5 14.5-25.7
$50,000+ 446 363 78.6 73.7-82.8 83 21.4 17.2-26.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 111 93 83.6 74.4-89.9 18 16.4 10.1-25.6
Appalachia II 212 188 87.3 80.4-91.9 24 12.7 8.1-19.6
Appalachia III 152 127 84.4 76.5-90.0 25 15.6 10.0-23.5
Catawba 114 93 80.7 71.4-87.6 21 19.3 12.4-28.6
Edisto Savannah 166 138 80.8 72.4-87.1 28 19.2 12.9-27.6
Low Country 104 86 79.2 67.6-87.5 18 20.8 12.5-32.4
Palmetto 267 221 77.2 69.3-83.6 46 22.8 16.4-30.7
Pee Dee 132 113 85.9 77.8-91.3 19 14.1 8.7-22.2
Trident 198 163 80.7 73.4-86.3 35 19.3 13.7-26.6
Upper Savannah 103 83 77.3 65.7-85.9 20 22.7 14.1-34.3
Waccamaw 158 136 85.6 78.6-90.6 22 14.4 9.4-21.4
Wateree 114 98 83.8 74.7-90.0 16 16.2 10.0-25.3

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported having had high blood pressure.

#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 I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
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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