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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Heart Attack or Stroke

Which of the following do you think is a symptom of a stroke. For each, tell me yes, no, or you're not sure. Do you think sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side, are symptoms of a stroke?

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No Do not know/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,573 5,253 92.7 91.7-93.6 105 2.0 1.6- 2.6 215 5.2 4.4- 6.2
GENDER
Male 2,102 1,965 91.8 90.0-93.3 51 2.3 1.7- 3.3 86 5.9 4.6- 7.5
Female 3,471 3,288 93.6 92.4-94.6 54 1.8 1.3- 2.4 129 4.7 3.8- 5.7
RACE
White 4,380 4,182 94.9 94.0-95.7 71 1.6 1.2- 2.0 127 3.5 2.8- 4.4
African American 1,004 909 88.8 85.9-91.1 22 2.2 1.3- 3.5 73 9.1 6.9-11.7
Other 147 123 81.6 72.6-88.1 10 6.1 3.1-11.6 14 12.3 6.8-21.1
HISPANIC
Yes 136 115 81.5 71.6-88.6 7 7.7 3.3-17.0 14 10.8 5.9-18.9
No 5,391 5,102 93.3 92.3-94.2 95 1.8 1.4- 2.2 194 4.9 4.1- 5.8
AGE
18-24 350 316 87.8 82.9-91.4 5 1.0 0.4- 2.7 29 11.2 7.7-16.1
25-34 886 841 93.4 90.6-95.4 10 1.7 0.8- 3.9 35 4.9 3.3- 7.2
35-44 1,066 1,028 95.7 93.9-97.0 10 0.9 0.5- 1.8 28 3.3 2.2- 5.0
45-54 1,129 1,095 96.1 94.2-97.4 14 1.3 0.8- 2.4 20 2.5 1.4- 4.4
55-64 941 905 95.6 93.7-96.9 13 1.7 0.9- 3.0 23 2.8 1.8- 4.3
65+ 1,156 1,024 86.3 83.6-88.7 53 5.5 4.0- 7.5 79 8.1 6.3-10.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 666 564 81.8 77.6-85.4 39 5.9 4.1- 8.5 63 12.2 9.1-16.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,669 1,567 92.3 90.3-93.9 30 1.9 1.2- 3.1 72 5.8 4.4- 7.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,461 1,394 94.8 93.1-96.1 23 1.5 0.9- 2.2 44 3.7 2.6- 5.4
College Graduate 1,767 1,720 96.6 95.2-97.6 13 0.8 0.4- 1.5 34 2.6 1.7- 3.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 656 586 86.5 82.4-89.7 25 3.3 2.1- 5.2 45 10.2 7.3-14.1
$15,000- $24,999 931 858 91.0 88.3-93.2 21 2.7 1.5- 4.7 52 6.3 4.6- 8.5
$25,000- $34,999 693 666 95.3 92.7-97.0 9 1.3 0.6- 2.9 18 3.4 1.9- 5.8
$35,000- $49,999 846 807 94.1 91.5-96.0 15 2.1 1.2- 3.9 24 3.7 2.3- 6.1
$50,000+ 1,797 1,761 97.6 96.4-98.4 14 0.9 0.5- 1.5 22 1.6 0.9- 2.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 348 335 94.9 90.2-97.4 3 0.8 0.3- 2.5 10 4.3 2.0- 9.1
Appalachia II 654 621 92.3 88.2-95.0 12 2.2 1.1- 4.1 21 5.5 3.1- 9.6
Appalachia III 446 426 94.9 91.4-97.0 10 2.2 1.1- 4.3 10 3.0 1.3- 6.4
Catawba 363 347 93.8 89.7-96.4 6 1.7 0.7- 4.5 10 4.4 2.3- 8.3
Edisto Savannah 435 401 92.1 88.5-94.6 8 1.5 0.7- 3.3 26 6.4 4.1- 9.8
Low Country 284 263 87.6 79.9-92.6 7 5.0 2.0-12.1 14 7.4 3.9-13.7
Palmetto 852 813 93.6 90.6-95.7 11 1.5 0.7- 2.8 28 5.0 3.1- 7.9
Pee Dee 399 367 89.7 85.1-93.1 7 2.0 0.9- 4.7 25 8.2 5.2-12.6
Trident 705 664 93.1 90.3-95.2 18 2.6 1.5- 4.4 23 4.3 2.6- 6.8
Upper Savannah 282 256 90.1 84.9-93.6 7 1.9 0.9- 4.1 19 8.0 4.8-13.1
Waccamaw 473 450 95.4 92.9-97.0 8 1.5 0.7- 3.2 15 3.1 1.8- 5.2
Wateree 287 271 93.3 88.2-96.3 4 1.5 0.5- 3.9 12 5.3 2.6-10.4

#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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