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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Risk Factors

Risk Factor for Persons Aged Less Than 65 Years Having Ever Been Tested for HIV*

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  Total
Respond.#
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,331 2,136 51.0 49.2-52.8 2,195 49.0 47.2-50.8
GENDER
Male 1,642 780 48.7 45.8-51.5 862 51.3 48.5-54.2
Female 2,689 1,356 53.3 51.1-55.5 1,333 46.7 44.5-48.9
RACE
White 3,283 1,491 45.9 44.0-47.9 1,792 54.1 52.1-56.0
African American 880 561 64.4 60.5-68.2 319 35.6 31.8-39.5
Other 140 70 54.6 44.5-64.5 70 45.4 35.5-55.5
HISPANIC
Yes 118 62 51.4 40.0-62.5 56 48.6 37.5-60.0
No 4,193 2,070 51.1 49.3-52.9 2,123 48.9 47.1-50.7
AGE
18-24 354 179 49.2 43.2-55.2 175 50.8 44.8-56.8
25-34 889 620 68.9 65.2-72.4 269 31.1 27.6-34.8
35-44 1,062 659 62.9 59.5-66.1 403 37.1 33.9-40.5
45-54 1,113 442 39.2 35.9-42.5 671 60.8 57.5-64.1
55-64 913 236 27.4 24.2-30.9 677 72.6 69.1-75.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 411 215 55.8 50.1-61.5 196 44.2 38.5-49.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,338 654 51.2 47.9-54.5 684 48.8 45.5-52.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,164 611 54.0 50.5-57.4 553 46.0 42.6-49.5
College Graduate 1,417 656 46.1 43.2-49.1 761 53.9 50.9-56.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 455 262 57.5 51.5-63.3 193 42.5 36.7-48.5
$15,000- $24,999 679 378 57.2 52.6-61.6 301 42.8 38.4-47.4
$25,000- $34,999 567 289 52.4 47.4-57.4 278 47.6 42.6-52.6
$35,000- $49,999 704 351 50.9 46.5-55.3 353 49.1 44.7-53.5
$50,000+ 1,553 702 46.9 44.1-49.7 851 53.1 50.3-55.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 264 97 36.8 30.0-44.1 167 63.2 55.9-70.0
Appalachia II 502 229 44.0 38.8-49.3 273 56.0 50.7-61.2
Appalachia III 342 143 44.8 38.3-51.5 199 55.2 48.5-61.7
Catawba 287 141 53.4 46.8-59.8 146 46.6 40.2-53.2
Edisto Savannah 348 179 50.8 44.4-57.3 169 49.2 42.7-55.6
Low Country 196 99 57.0 48.3-65.3 97 43.0 34.7-51.7
Palmetto 678 360 54.9 50.4-59.3 318 45.1 40.7-49.6
Pee Dee 336 172 50.9 44.5-57.4 164 49.1 42.6-55.5
Trident 557 311 57.8 52.9-62.6 246 42.2 37.4-47.1
Upper Savannah 214 82 41.7 34.2-49.6 132 58.3 50.4-65.8
Waccamaw 347 178 52.4 46.0-58.7 169 47.6 41.3-54.0
Wateree 225 128 62.1 54.5-69.2 97 37.9 30.8-45.5

* Data for this table was derived from the Age and AIDS/HIV questions. Respondents are aged less than 65 years old.
Not at Risk = Respondents with reported age 18 to 64 who have been tested for HIV.
At Risk = Respondents with reported age 18 to 64 who have never been tested for HIV.

#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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