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BRFSS Survey Results 2004 for South Carolina

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Firearms

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,790 967 32.6 30.6-34.6 1,823 67.4 65.4-69.4
GENDER
Male 1,385 540 35.5 32.7-38.5 845 64.5 61.5-67.3
Female 1,405 427 28.4 25.9-31.1 978 71.6 68.9-74.1
RACE
White 2,445 862 33.9 31.8-36.1 1,583 66.1 63.9-68.2
African American 281 73 22.7 17.4-29.0 208 77.3 71.0-82.6
Other 49 25 49.3 34.1-64.6 24 50.7 35.4-65.9
HISPANIC
Yes 32 9 30.9 14.4-54.4 23 69.1 45.6-85.6
No 2,736 949 32.5 30.5-34.6 1,787 67.5 65.4-69.5
AGE
18-24 124 35 25.9 18.2-35.4 89 74.1 64.6-81.8
25-34 377 131 35.3 30.1-40.9 246 64.7 59.1-69.9
35-44 467 152 31.2 26.8-35.9 315 68.8 64.1-73.2
45-54 604 223 35.5 31.4-39.9 381 64.5 60.1-68.6
55-64 615 231 34.9 31.0-39.0 384 65.1 61.0-69.0
65+ 590 190 29.7 25.9-33.7 400 70.3 66.3-74.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 276 92 29.4 23.6-35.8 184 70.6 64.2-76.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 846 303 32.3 28.7-36.2 543 67.7 63.8-71.3
Some Post-H.S. 750 289 37.1 33.1-41.3 461 62.9 58.7-66.9
College Graduate 915 282 29.9 26.6-33.3 633 70.1 66.7-73.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 208 74 30.0 23.4-37.5 134 70.0 62.5-76.6
$15,000- $24,999 393 152 34.6 28.9-40.8 241 65.4 59.2-71.1
$25,000- $34,999 343 132 33.5 27.8-39.6 211 66.5 60.4-72.2
$35,000- $49,999 483 169 31.6 27.1-36.5 314 68.4 63.5-72.9
$50,000+ 1,086 355 33.6 30.5-36.9 731 66.4 63.1-69.5
Health District**
Appalachia I 197 62 29.5 23.0-37.0 135 70.5 63.0-77.0
Appalachia II 323 115 35.9 30.0-42.1 208 64.1 57.9-70.0
Appalachia III 236 86 33.5 26.9-40.9 150 66.5 59.1-73.1
Catawba 200 66 30.5 23.9-38.0 134 69.5 62.0-76.1
Edisto Savannah 236 95 36.9 30.0-44.4 141 63.1 55.6-70.0
Low Country 127 40 33.1 23.8-44.0 87 66.9 56.0-76.2
Palmetto 376 124 32.4 27.1-38.2 252 67.6 61.8-72.9
Pee Dee 242 95 32.1 25.8-39.1 147 67.9 60.9-74.2
Trident 292 81 26.1 20.7-32.4 211 73.9 67.6-79.3
Upper Savannah 171 69 40.1 32.0-48.6 102 59.9 51.4-68.0
Waccamaw 222 70 28.6 22.5-35.7 152 71.4 64.3-77.5
Wateree 152 55 33.0 24.1-43.2 97 67.0 56.8-75.9
Region***
Region I 368 131 34.5 29.3-40.1 237 65.5 59.9-70.7
Region II 559 201 34.8 30.4-39.6 358 65.2 60.4-69.6
Region III 576 190 31.7 27.5-36.3 386 68.3 63.7-72.5
Region IV 394 150 32.4 27.1-38.2 244 67.6 61.8-72.9
Region V 236 95 36.9 30.0-44.4 141 63.1 55.6-70.0
Region VI 222 70 28.6 22.5-35.7 152 71.4 64.3-77.5
Region VII 292 81 26.1 20.7-32.4 211 73.9 67.6-79.3
Region VIII 127 40 33.1 23.8-44.0 87 66.9 56.0-76.2

*This question was asked of respondents who reported keeping firearms in or around their houses.

#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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