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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Excess Sun Exposure

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,913 1,757 30.4 29.1-31.9 4,156 69.6 68.1-70.9
GENDER
Male 2,234 779 34.5 32.2-36.9 1,455 65.5 63.1-67.8
Female 3,679 978 26.7 25.1-28.4 2,701 73.3 71.6-74.9
RACE
White 4,599 1,683 40.6 39.0-42.3 2,916 59.4 57.7-61.0
African American 1,108 39 3.9 2.6- 5.7 1,069 96.1 94.3-97.4
Other 156 28 19.5 12.4-29.3 128 80.5 70.7-87.6
HISPANIC
Yes 147 32 21.3 14.0-30.9 115 78.7 69.1-86.0
No 5,714 1,720 30.9 29.5-32.4 3,994 69.1 67.6-70.5
AGE
18-24 384 191 46.1 40.5-51.8 193 53.9 48.2-59.5
25-34 946 429 41.0 37.5-44.6 517 59.0 55.4-62.5
35-44 1,128 496 40.8 37.6-44.0 632 59.2 56.0-62.4
45-54 1,190 359 28.2 25.5-31.0 831 71.8 69.0-74.5
55-64 996 181 17.9 15.4-20.7 815 82.1 79.3-84.6
65+ 1,212 93 7.5 6.0- 9.4 1,119 92.5 90.6-94.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 724 122 19.2 15.9-23.0 602 80.8 77.0-84.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,820 450 25.5 23.1-28.0 1,370 74.5 72.0-76.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,531 516 35.3 32.4-38.2 1,015 64.7 61.8-67.6
College Graduate 1,828 668 37.5 34.9-40.1 1,160 62.5 59.9-65.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 714 107 17.6 14.0-21.8 607 82.4 78.2-86.0
$15,000- $24,999 1,000 218 22.7 19.6-26.0 782 77.3 74.0-80.4
$25,000- $34,999 739 211 31.0 27.0-35.2 528 69.0 64.8-73.0
$35,000- $49,999 870 316 34.8 31.2-38.6 554 65.2 61.4-68.8
$50,000+ 1,855 781 42.9 40.4-45.5 1,074 57.1 54.5-59.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 370 117 37.3 31.3-43.7 253 62.7 56.3-68.7
Appalachia II 692 247 37.4 33.1-41.9 445 62.6 58.1-66.9
Appalachia III 478 143 30.6 25.9-35.9 335 69.4 64.1-74.1
Catawba 388 135 33.8 28.7-39.3 253 66.2 60.7-71.3
Edisto Savannah 454 132 28.2 23.6-33.2 322 71.8 66.8-76.4
Low Country 293 74 28.2 22.0-35.3 219 71.8 64.7-78.0
Palmetto 891 244 27.4 24.1-30.9 647 72.6 69.1-75.9
Pee Dee 424 87 21.9 17.4-27.3 337 78.1 72.7-82.6
Trident 744 255 35.1 31.2-39.3 489 64.9 60.7-68.8
Upper Savannah 293 83 28.3 22.8-34.6 210 71.7 65.4-77.2
Waccamaw 513 152 28.8 24.6-33.5 361 71.2 66.5-75.4
Wateree 308 75 25.5 20.2-31.7 233 74.5 68.3-79.8

#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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