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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,909 5,041 81.7 80.3-83.0 868 18.3 17.0-19.7
GENDER
Male 2,236 1,898 80.2 77.9-82.3 338 19.8 17.7-22.1
Female 3,673 3,143 83.1 81.5-84.6 530 16.9 15.4-18.5
RACE
White 4,600 4,038 85.2 83.8-86.5 562 14.8 13.5-16.2
African American 1,104 849 74.7 71.3-77.8 255 25.3 22.2-28.7
Other 157 111 66.2 56.0-75.1 46 33.8 24.9-44.0
HISPANIC
Yes 148 105 63.6 53.2-72.9 43 36.4 27.1-46.8
No 5,709 4,893 82.4 81.1-83.7 816 17.6 16.3-18.9
AGE
18-24 379 276 66.2 60.3-71.7 103 33.8 28.3-39.7
25-34 947 746 76.8 73.4-79.9 201 23.2 20.1-26.6
35-44 1,129 922 79.0 76.0-81.8 207 21.0 18.2-24.0
45-54 1,194 990 81.9 79.2-84.4 204 18.1 15.6-20.8
55-64 997 878 87.4 84.8-89.5 119 12.6 10.5-15.2
65+ 1,208 1,181 97.4 96.0-98.3 27 2.6 1.7- 4.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 724 519 67.1 62.6-71.2 205 32.9 28.8-37.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,812 1,445 74.1 71.3-76.8 367 25.9 23.2-28.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,532 1,345 86.2 83.7-88.3 187 13.8 11.7-16.3
College Graduate 1,831 1,723 93.8 92.3-95.0 108 6.2 5.0- 7.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 711 510 69.0 64.3-73.4 201 31.0 26.6-35.7
$15,000- $24,999 1,000 739 67.7 64.0-71.3 261 32.3 28.7-36.0
$25,000- $34,999 740 617 79.6 75.4-83.2 123 20.4 16.8-24.6
$35,000- $49,999 875 783 86.2 82.7-89.0 92 13.8 11.0-17.3
$50,000+ 1,854 1,768 94.4 92.9-95.6 86 5.6 4.4- 7.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 370 316 83.7 78.3-88.0 54 16.3 12.0-21.7
Appalachia II 692 601 82.2 77.8-85.9 91 17.8 14.1-22.2
Appalachia III 479 413 83.9 79.0-87.8 66 16.1 12.2-21.0
Catawba 386 331 84.3 79.5-88.2 55 15.7 11.8-20.5
Edisto Savannah 454 368 77.2 71.7-81.9 86 22.8 18.1-28.3
Low Country 293 243 76.5 68.8-82.9 50 23.5 17.1-31.2
Palmetto 891 778 83.2 79.5-86.3 113 16.8 13.7-20.5
Pee Dee 423 338 73.9 68.0-79.0 85 26.1 21.0-32.0
Trident 744 653 84.0 80.0-87.3 91 16.0 12.7-20.0
Upper Savannah 293 250 83.0 77.0-87.7 43 17.0 12.3-23.0
Waccamaw 513 435 81.7 76.8-85.7 78 18.3 14.3-23.2
Wateree 308 261 83.8 77.8-88.5 47 16.2 11.5-22.2

#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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