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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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Health Status

Risk Factor for Fair and Poor health.*

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  Total #
Respondents
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,409 6,717 82.8 81.8-83.7 1,692 17.2 16.3-18.2
GENDER
Male 3,312 2,697 84.2 82.7-85.6 615 15.8 14.4-17.3
Female 5,097 4,020 81.4 80.2-82.6 1,077 18.6 17.4-19.8
RACE
White 6,331 5,190 85.1 84.1-86.0 1,141 14.9 14.0-15.9
African American 1,811 1,320 77.7 75.3-79.9 491 22.3 20.1-24.7
Other 206 162 80.1 71.9-86.4 44 19.9 13.6-28.1
HISPANIC
Yes 117 94 83.4 73.0-90.3 23 16.6 9.7-27.0
No 8,148 6,559 83.3 82.3-84.2 1,589 16.7 15.8-17.7
AGE
18-24 403 371 92.1 88.5-94.6 32 7.9 5.4-11.5
25-34 1,027 959 93.3 91.4-94.9 68 6.7 5.1- 8.6
35-44 1,482 1,308 88.1 86.0-90.0 174 11.9 10.0-14.0
45-54 1,681 1,378 81.4 79.2-83.5 303 18.6 16.5-20.8
55-64 1,636 1,236 75.7 73.3-78.0 400 24.3 22.0-26.7
65+ 2,105 1,399 65.1 62.8-67.4 706 34.9 32.6-37.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,132 598 58.3 54.7-61.9 534 41.7 38.1-45.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,675 2,041 79.6 77.6-81.3 634 20.4 18.7-22.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,118 1,795 88.2 86.6-89.6 323 11.8 10.4-13.4
College Graduate 2,463 2,271 93.1 91.9-94.1 192 6.9 5.9- 8.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,020 522 57.4 53.3-61.4 498 42.6 38.6-46.7
$15,000- $24,999 1,339 955 74.4 71.4-77.1 384 25.6 22.9-28.6
$25,000- $34,999 980 810 85.2 82.6-87.5 170 14.8 12.5-17.4
$35,000- $49,999 1,231 1,080 88.8 86.6-90.6 151 11.2 9.4-13.4
$50,000+ 2,694 2,525 94.3 93.3-95.1 169 5.7 4.9- 6.7
Health District**
Appalachia I 527 406 80.5 76.5-84.0 121 19.5 16.0-23.5
Appalachia II 938 774 86.4 83.9-88.5 164 13.6 11.5-16.1
Appalachia III 702 542 81.0 77.5-84.2 160 19.0 15.8-22.5
Catawba 544 445 85.7 82.3-88.5 99 14.3 11.5-17.7
Edisto Savannah 631 474 79.0 75.0-82.4 157 21.0 17.6-25.0
Low Country 442 372 84.9 80.5-88.4 70 15.1 11.6-19.5
Palmetto 1,278 1,059 85.3 82.8-87.5 219 14.7 12.5-17.2
Pee Dee 695 520 79.0 75.2-82.3 175 21.0 17.7-24.8
Trident 990 829 84.2 81.1-86.9 161 15.8 13.1-18.9
Upper Savannah 462 352 78.1 73.4-82.1 110 21.9 17.9-26.6
Waccamaw 669 546 83.6 79.7-86.9 123 16.4 13.1-20.3
Wateree 416 310 79.3 74.7-83.3 106 20.7 16.7-25.3
Region***
Region I 989 758 79.3 76.4-82.0 231 20.7 18.0-23.6
Region II 1,640 1,316 84.1 82.1-86.0 324 15.9 14.0-17.9
Region III 1,822 1,504 85.5 83.5-87.2 318 14.5 12.8-16.5
Region IV 1,111 830 79.1 76.2-81.7 281 20.9 18.3-23.8
Region V 631 474 79.0 75.0-82.4 157 21.0 17.6-25.0
Region VI 669 546 83.6 79.7-86.9 123 16.4 13.1-20.3
Region VII 990 829 84.2 81.1-86.9 161 15.8 13.1-18.9
Region VIII 442 372 84.9 80.5-88.4 70 15.1 11.6-19.5

*Data in this table was derived from the Health Status 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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