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BRFSS Survey Results 2004 for South Carolina

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Environmental Factors

Things like dust, mold, and chemicals inside the home or office can cause poor indoor air quality. In the past 12 months have you had an illness or symptoms that you think was caused by something in the air inside a home, office, or other building?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,022 1,575 22.7 21.5-23.9 5,447 77.3 76.1-78.5
GENDER
Male 2,694 461 18.3 16.5-20.3 2,233 81.7 79.7-83.5
Female 4,328 1,114 26.6 25.1-28.2 3,214 73.4 71.8-74.9
RACE
White 5,403 1,165 21.7 20.5-23.1 4,238 78.3 76.9-79.5
African American 1,382 336 23.2 20.5-26.1 1,046 76.8 73.9-79.5
Other 178 61 34.7 26.0-44.5 117 65.3 55.5-74.0
HISPANIC
Yes 128 22 18.2 11.1-28.4 106 81.8 71.6-88.9
No 6,816 1,537 22.8 21.6-24.1 5,279 77.2 75.9-78.4
AGE
18-24 414 112 26.7 21.9-32.1 302 73.3 67.9-78.1
25-34 1,039 278 25.9 22.9-29.0 761 74.1 71.0-77.1
35-44 1,249 324 24.6 22.0-27.4 925 75.4 72.6-78.0
45-54 1,423 390 25.0 22.6-27.6 1,033 75.0 72.4-77.4
55-64 1,298 281 21.5 19.1-24.2 1,017 78.5 75.8-80.9
65+ 1,533 180 11.7 10.0-13.7 1,353 88.3 86.3-90.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 795 171 21.1 17.5-25.2 624 78.9 74.8-82.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,185 467 22.6 20.4-24.8 1,718 77.4 75.2-79.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,787 439 24.2 21.9-26.7 1,348 75.8 73.3-78.1
College Graduate 2,240 494 22.0 20.0-24.1 1,746 78.0 75.9-80.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 824 211 23.6 20.2-27.4 613 76.4 72.6-79.8
$15,000- $24,999 1,156 288 25.7 22.5-29.2 868 74.3 70.8-77.5
$25,000- $34,999 850 194 23.2 19.8-26.9 656 76.8 73.1-80.2
$35,000- $49,999 1,084 248 23.1 20.3-26.3 836 76.9 73.7-79.7
$50,000+ 2,192 474 21.8 19.8-24.0 1,718 78.2 76.0-80.2
Health District**
Appalachia I 423 101 24.6 19.8-30.2 322 75.4 69.8-80.2
Appalachia II 847 203 25.1 21.8-28.7 644 74.9 71.3-78.2
Appalachia III 544 117 20.8 17.0-25.3 427 79.2 74.7-83.0
Catawba 487 118 25.5 21.1-30.5 369 74.5 69.5-78.9
Edisto Savannah 533 131 27.5 22.7-32.9 402 72.5 67.1-77.3
Low Country 361 77 22.6 17.5-28.6 284 77.4 71.4-82.5
Palmetto 1,052 248 23.2 20.3-26.4 804 76.8 73.6-79.7
Pee Dee 519 123 20.8 17.1-25.1 396 79.2 74.9-82.9
Trident 883 188 20.5 17.5-23.9 695 79.5 76.1-82.5
Upper Savannah 336 65 21.6 16.6-27.7 271 78.4 72.3-83.4
Waccamaw 587 119 21.3 16.9-26.5 468 78.7 73.5-83.1
Wateree 377 73 18.4 13.7-24.1 304 81.6 75.9-86.3
Region***
Region I 759 166 23.3 19.7-27.3 593 76.7 72.7-80.3
Region II 1,391 320 23.4 20.8-26.2 1,071 76.6 73.8-79.2
Region III 1,539 366 24.0 21.5-26.6 1,173 76.0 73.4-78.5
Region IV 896 196 19.7 16.7-23.1 700 80.3 76.9-83.3
Region V 533 131 27.5 22.7-32.9 402 72.5 67.1-77.3
Region VI 587 119 21.3 16.9-26.5 468 78.7 73.5-83.1
Region VII 883 188 20.5 17.5-23.9 695 79.5 76.1-82.5
Region VIII 361 77 22.6 17.5-28.6 284 77.4 71.4-82.5

Those who repondend YES include those experiencing an illness or symptom within the past 12 months that was caused by something in the air encountered over 12 months ago.

#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

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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