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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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Fruits & Vegetables

Consumed five or more servings of fruits or vegetables per day.*

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  Total #
Respondents
Consume < 5 servings per day Consume 5+ servings per day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,289 6,464 78.8 77.7-79.9 1,825 21.2 20.1-22.3
GENDER
Male 3,254 2,669 82.0 80.3-83.6 585 18.0 16.4-19.7
Female 5,035 3,795 75.9 74.5-77.3 1,240 24.1 22.7-25.5
RACE
White 6,261 4,871 78.5 77.3-79.7 1,390 21.5 20.3-22.7
African American 1,769 1,402 80.4 77.9-82.7 367 19.6 17.3-22.1
Other 200 147 73.6 65.1-80.8 53 26.4 19.2-34.9
HISPANIC
Yes 115 87 76.5 66.4-84.3 28 23.5 15.7-33.6
No 8,036 6,262 78.8 77.6-79.9 1,774 21.2 20.1-22.4
AGE
18-24 397 312 78.3 73.4-82.6 85 21.7 17.4-26.6
25-34 1,006 793 78.3 75.2-81.1 213 21.7 18.9-24.8
35-44 1,459 1,224 83.8 81.5-85.8 235 16.2 14.2-18.5
45-54 1,661 1,282 78.9 76.7-81.0 379 21.1 19.0-23.3
55-64 1,616 1,254 77.9 75.6-80.1 362 22.1 19.9-24.4
65+ 2,078 1,554 75.7 73.6-77.6 524 24.3 22.4-26.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,119 947 86.1 83.5-88.3 172 13.9 11.7-16.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,622 2,124 81.9 79.9-83.7 498 18.1 16.3-20.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,084 1,606 76.5 74.0-78.8 478 23.5 21.2-26.0
College Graduate 2,442 1,771 74.1 72.0-76.0 671 25.9 24.0-28.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,003 807 83.3 80.5-85.9 196 16.7 14.1-19.5
$15,000- $24,999 1,304 1,032 80.4 77.4-83.0 272 19.6 17.0-22.6
$25,000- $34,999 969 779 81.5 78.3-84.3 190 18.5 15.7-21.7
$35,000- $49,999 1,226 972 79.4 76.4-82.1 254 20.6 17.9-23.6
$50,000+ 2,673 2,018 75.8 73.9-77.7 655 24.2 22.3-26.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 524 414 80.1 75.6-83.9 110 19.9 16.1-24.4
Appalachia II 928 714 78.9 75.6-81.9 214 21.1 18.1-24.4
Appalachia III 694 535 78.0 74.1-81.5 159 22.0 18.5-25.9
Catawba 538 415 78.1 73.6-82.1 123 21.9 17.9-26.4
Edisto Savannah 617 490 80.3 75.6-84.3 127 19.7 15.7-24.4
Low Country 436 333 79.4 74.7-83.5 103 20.6 16.5-25.3
Palmetto 1,261 965 76.9 73.7-79.7 296 23.1 20.3-26.3
Pee Dee 682 572 82.1 78.0-85.5 110 17.9 14.5-22.0
Trident 978 742 76.2 72.6-79.5 236 23.8 20.5-27.4
Upper Savannah 453 373 83.0 78.5-86.7 80 17.0 13.3-21.5
Waccamaw 660 507 76.9 72.7-80.6 153 23.1 19.4-27.3
Wateree 409 313 80.1 75.4-84.2 96 19.9 15.8-24.6
Region***
Region I 977 787 81.5 78.4-84.2 190 18.5 15.8-21.6
Region II 1,622 1,249 78.5 76.0-80.8 373 21.5 19.2-24.0
Region III 1,799 1,380 77.3 74.7-79.6 419 22.7 20.4-25.3
Region IV 1,091 885 81.4 78.3-84.0 206 18.6 16.0-21.7
Region V 617 490 80.3 75.6-84.3 127 19.7 15.7-24.4
Region VI 660 507 76.9 72.7-80.6 153 23.1 19.4-27.3
Region VII 978 742 76.2 72.6-79.5 236 23.8 20.5-27.4
Region VIII 436 333 79.4 74.7-83.5 103 20.6 16.5-25.3

*Data in this table was derived from the Fruits&Vegetables questions.

#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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