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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Disability

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,829 452 7.2 6.5- 8.1 5,377 92.8 91.9-93.5
GENDER
Male 2,204 151 6.6 5.5- 8.0 2,053 93.4 92.0-94.5
Female 3,625 301 7.8 6.9- 8.9 3,324 92.2 91.1-93.1
RACE
White 4,547 332 6.6 5.9- 7.4 4,215 93.4 92.6-94.1
African American 1,079 103 8.8 7.0-11.0 976 91.2 89.0-93.0
Other 153 12 9.1 4.5-17.4 141 90.9 82.6-95.5
HISPANIC
Yes 145 9 8.1 3.5-17.7 136 91.9 82.3-96.5
No 5,635 431 7.0 6.3- 7.8 5,204 93.0 92.2-93.7
AGE
18-24 379 4 1.7 0.6- 5.0 375 98.3 95.0-99.4
25-34 929 20 2.4 1.5- 4.0 909 97.6 96.0-98.5
35-44 1,116 48 4.1 3.0- 5.6 1,068 95.9 94.4-97.0
45-54 1,181 91 8.4 6.6-10.5 1,090 91.6 89.5-93.4
55-64 984 94 10.1 8.1-12.6 890 89.9 87.4-91.9
65+ 1,189 189 16.8 14.4-19.6 1,000 83.2 80.4-85.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 705 122 16.1 13.1-19.7 583 83.9 80.3-86.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,779 129 6.4 5.3- 7.8 1,650 93.6 92.2-94.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,518 105 5.9 4.8- 7.3 1,413 94.1 92.7-95.2
College Graduate 1,816 96 5.2 4.0- 6.6 1,720 94.8 93.4-96.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 697 114 13.2 10.6-16.4 583 86.8 83.6-89.4
$15,000- $24,999 982 95 9.4 7.4-11.9 887 90.6 88.1-92.6
$25,000- $34,999 726 44 5.4 3.9- 7.6 682 94.6 92.4-96.1
$35,000- $49,999 869 45 4.6 3.4- 6.3 824 95.4 93.7-96.6
$50,000+ 1,843 64 3.3 2.5- 4.4 1,779 96.7 95.6-97.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 366 30 9.0 5.5-14.3 336 91.0 85.7-94.5
Appalachia II 682 42 5.5 3.8- 8.0 640 94.5 92.0-96.2
Appalachia III 473 40 7.3 5.1-10.5 433 92.7 89.5-94.9
Catawba 384 32 7.2 5.0-10.2 352 92.8 89.8-95.0
Edisto Savannah 447 39 8.2 5.7-11.6 408 91.8 88.4-94.3
Low Country 290 12 3.5 1.9- 6.2 278 96.5 93.8-98.1
Palmetto 882 72 7.8 5.9-10.1 810 92.2 89.9-94.1
Pee Dee 417 33 6.8 4.6-10.2 384 93.2 89.8-95.4
Trident 733 54 6.4 4.7- 8.6 679 93.6 91.4-95.3
Upper Savannah 290 38 13.5 9.4-18.8 252 86.5 81.2-90.6
Waccamaw 505 31 6.0 4.1- 8.9 474 94.0 91.1-95.9
Wateree 302 21 6.7 4.0-10.9 281 93.3 89.1-96.0

#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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