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BRFSS Survey Results 2004 for South Carolina

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Environmental Factors

Things like smog, automobile exhaust, and chemicals can cause outdoor air pollution. In the past 12 months have you had an illness or symptom that you think was caused by pollution in the air outdoors?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,012 831 11.0 10.1-11.9 6,181 89.0 88.1-89.9
GENDER
Male 2,695 225 8.3 7.0- 9.8 2,470 91.7 90.2-93.0
Female 4,317 606 13.4 12.3-14.6 3,711 86.6 85.4-87.7
RACE
White 5,390 579 10.0 9.1-10.9 4,811 90.0 89.1-90.9
African American 1,385 206 12.3 10.4-14.4 1,179 87.7 85.6-89.6
Other 175 33 18.3 11.2-28.6 142 81.7 71.4-88.8
HISPANIC
Yes 128 9 7.4 3.1-16.5 119 92.6 83.5-96.9
No 6,807 805 11.0 10.1-11.9 6,002 89.0 88.1-89.9
AGE
18-24 413 34 8.0 5.2-12.1 379 92.0 87.9-94.8
25-34 1,038 116 10.9 8.9-13.3 922 89.1 86.7-91.1
35-44 1,248 157 11.7 9.9-13.7 1,091 88.3 86.3-90.1
45-54 1,423 209 13.2 11.4-15.2 1,214 86.8 84.8-88.6
55-64 1,292 176 13.5 11.5-15.8 1,116 86.5 84.2-88.5
65+ 1,530 128 8.1 6.7- 9.7 1,402 91.9 90.3-93.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 787 118 14.5 11.4-18.3 669 85.5 81.7-88.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,179 266 11.4 9.9-13.0 1,913 88.6 87.0-90.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,787 219 10.6 9.1-12.3 1,568 89.4 87.7-90.9
College Graduate 2,245 224 9.4 8.1-11.0 2,021 90.6 89.0-91.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 818 151 15.7 13.1-18.7 667 84.3 81.3-86.9
$15,000- $24,999 1,152 163 13.5 11.1-16.4 989 86.5 83.6-88.9
$25,000- $34,999 853 99 11.4 9.0-14.4 754 88.6 85.6-91.0
$35,000- $49,999 1,083 125 11.0 9.1-13.3 958 89.0 86.7-90.9
$50,000+ 2,191 199 8.5 7.1-10.1 1,992 91.5 89.9-92.9
Health District**
Appalachia I 423 55 13.9 9.8-19.2 368 86.1 80.8-90.2
Appalachia II 843 111 12.3 10.0-15.0 732 87.7 85.0-90.0
Appalachia III 539 60 8.4 6.3-11.1 479 91.6 88.9-93.7
Catawba 481 57 11.1 8.3-14.7 424 88.9 85.3-91.7
Edisto Savannah 536 67 12.7 9.3-17.1 469 87.3 82.9-90.7
Low Country 361 41 9.3 6.5-13.1 320 90.7 86.9-93.5
Palmetto 1,058 126 11.2 9.1-13.7 932 88.8 86.3-90.9
Pee Dee 516 70 12.6 9.7-16.3 446 87.4 83.7-90.3
Trident 884 95 9.8 7.8-12.1 789 90.2 87.9-92.2
Upper Savannah 339 40 10.9 7.7-15.1 299 89.1 84.9-92.3
Waccamaw 584 63 11.9 8.3-16.8 521 88.1 83.2-91.7
Wateree 376 41 8.0 5.6-11.2 335 92.0 88.8-94.4
Region***
Region I 762 95 12.5 9.7-15.8 667 87.5 84.2-90.3
Region II 1,382 171 10.7 9.1-12.6 1,211 89.3 87.4-90.9
Region III 1,539 183 11.2 9.5-13.2 1,356 88.8 86.8-90.5
Region IV 892 111 10.6 8.6-13.0 781 89.4 87.0-91.4
Region V 536 67 12.7 9.3-17.1 469 87.3 82.9-90.7
Region VI 584 63 11.9 8.3-16.8 521 88.1 83.2-91.7
Region VII 884 95 9.8 7.8-12.1 789 90.2 87.9-92.2
Region VIII 361 41 9.3 6.5-13.1 320 90.7 86.9-93.5

This question does not refer to natural agents like pollen or dust in outdoor air.
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 ag o.

#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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