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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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  Total
Respond.#
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,917 4,061 71.2 69.8-72.5 1,856 28.8 27.5-30.2
GENDER
Male 2,239 1,536 72.1 70.0-74.2 703 27.9 25.8-30.0
Female 3,678 2,525 70.4 68.6-72.0 1,153 29.6 28.0-31.4
RACE
White 4,605 3,229 73.0 71.6-74.4 1,376 27.0 25.6-28.4
African American 1,105 678 64.2 60.8-67.5 427 35.8 32.5-39.2
Other 157 124 81.3 73.3-87.3 33 18.7 12.7-26.7
HISPANIC
Yes 149 108 76.7 68.0-83.6 41 23.3 16.4-32.0
No 5,716 3,938 71.3 70.0-72.7 1,778 28.7 27.3-30.0
AGE
18-24 384 366 94.9 91.3-97.0 18 5.1 3.0- 8.7
25-34 948 855 89.1 86.5-91.3 93 10.9 8.7-13.5
35-44 1,127 934 82.3 79.5-84.7 193 17.7 15.3-20.5
45-54 1,193 791 64.5 61.3-67.6 402 35.5 32.4-38.7
55-64 999 543 53.1 49.6-56.6 456 46.9 43.4-50.4
65+ 1,209 539 42.3 39.2-45.5 670 57.7 54.5-60.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 725 392 59.2 54.9-63.4 333 40.8 36.6-45.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,817 1,225 71.0 68.5-73.4 592 29.0 26.6-31.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,532 1,050 72.1 69.5-74.6 482 27.9 25.4-30.5
College Graduate 1,832 1,388 76.6 74.3-78.8 444 23.4 21.2-25.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 713 404 62.0 57.4-66.3 309 38.0 33.7-42.6
$15,000- $24,999 999 638 68.7 65.3-71.9 361 31.3 28.1-34.7
$25,000- $34,999 740 532 73.8 70.0-77.4 208 26.2 22.6-30.0
$35,000- $49,999 875 620 73.4 70.0-76.6 255 26.6 23.4-30.0
$50,000+ 1,855 1,409 76.7 74.5-78.8 446 23.3 21.2-25.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 371 260 74.2 69.1-78.7 111 25.8 21.3-30.9
Appalachia II 695 483 74.2 70.3-77.7 212 25.8 22.3-29.7
Appalachia III 478 326 72.2 67.4-76.6 152 27.8 23.4-32.6
Catawba 387 273 72.9 67.6-77.6 114 27.1 22.4-32.4
Edisto Savannah 455 289 63.4 57.8-68.6 166 36.6 31.4-42.2
Low Country 292 188 65.4 58.5-71.7 104 34.6 28.3-41.5
Palmetto 893 626 71.4 67.7-74.9 267 28.6 25.1-32.3
Pee Dee 421 288 72.2 67.1-76.7 133 27.8 23.3-32.9
Trident 745 546 76.7 73.2-79.8 199 23.3 20.2-26.8
Upper Savannah 294 191 63.4 56.6-69.7 103 36.6 30.3-43.4
Waccamaw 513 355 72.5 67.9-76.7 158 27.5 23.3-32.1
Wateree 308 194 66.4 60.2-72.0 114 33.6 28.0-39.8

#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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