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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,381 771 7.4 6.8- 8.0 7,610 92.6 92.0-93.2
GENDER
Male 3,298 262 6.5 5.6- 7.4 3,036 93.5 92.6-94.4
Female 5,083 509 8.2 7.4- 9.0 4,574 91.8 91.0-92.6
RACE
White 6,314 539 6.7 6.1- 7.3 5,775 93.3 92.7-93.9
African American 1,800 193 8.7 7.3-10.3 1,607 91.3 89.7-92.7
Other 206 29 9.8 6.5-14.4 177 90.2 85.6-93.5
HISPANIC
Yes 115 7 3.6 1.6- 8.2 108 96.4 91.8-98.4
No 8,123 725 7.2 6.6- 7.8 7,398 92.8 92.2-93.4
AGE
18-24 402 3 0.8 0.3- 2.8 399 99.2 97.2-99.7
25-34 1,019 20 2.2 1.4- 3.6 999 97.8 96.4-98.6
35-44 1,477 75 5.6 4.4- 7.2 1,402 94.4 92.8-95.6
45-54 1,674 125 7.3 6.0- 8.9 1,549 92.7 91.1-94.0
55-64 1,635 168 9.9 8.4-11.7 1,467 90.1 88.3-91.6
65+ 2,101 373 18.0 16.2-19.9 1,728 82.0 80.1-83.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,137 212 15.8 13.6-18.3 925 84.2 81.7-86.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,662 264 8.0 6.9- 9.2 2,398 92.0 90.8-93.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,107 162 5.5 4.6- 6.6 1,945 94.5 93.4-95.4
College Graduate 2,453 129 4.4 3.6- 5.3 2,324 95.6 94.7-96.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,016 232 18.8 16.2-21.8 784 81.2 78.2-83.8
$15,000- $24,999 1,327 151 9.1 7.5-10.9 1,176 90.9 89.1-92.5
$25,000- $34,999 974 81 7.0 5.5- 8.9 893 93.0 91.1-94.5
$35,000- $49,999 1,232 73 5.5 4.2- 7.2 1,159 94.5 92.8-95.8
$50,000+ 2,690 78 2.4 1.9- 3.1 2,612 97.6 96.9-98.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 528 49 7.3 5.4- 9.8 479 92.7 90.2-94.6
Appalachia II 935 76 6.1 4.7- 7.8 859 93.9 92.2-95.3
Appalachia III 699 70 7.0 5.4- 9.1 629 93.0 90.9-94.6
Catawba 543 44 6.4 4.5- 9.1 499 93.6 90.9-95.5
Edisto Savannah 625 60 7.0 5.3- 9.3 565 93.0 90.7-94.7
Low Country 443 41 6.3 4.5- 9.0 402 93.7 91.0-95.5
Palmetto 1,273 103 6.3 5.0- 7.9 1,170 93.7 92.1-95.0
Pee Dee 692 69 9.5 7.2-12.5 623 90.5 87.5-92.8
Trident 991 90 7.4 5.8- 9.4 901 92.6 90.6-94.2
Upper Savannah 463 49 9.0 6.5-12.2 414 91.0 87.8-93.5
Waccamaw 665 62 8.8 6.5-11.9 603 91.2 88.1-93.5
Wateree 416 43 8.3 5.9-11.7 373 91.7 88.3-94.1
Region***
Region I 991 98 8.1 6.5-10.1 893 91.9 89.9-93.5
Region II 1,634 146 6.5 5.4- 7.7 1,488 93.5 92.3-94.6
Region III 1,816 147 6.3 5.2- 7.7 1,669 93.7 92.3-94.8
Region IV 1,108 112 9.1 7.3-11.3 996 90.9 88.7-92.7
Region V 625 60 7.0 5.3- 9.3 565 93.0 90.7-94.7
Region VI 665 62 8.8 6.5-11.9 603 91.2 88.1-93.5
Region VII 991 90 7.4 5.8- 9.4 901 92.6 90.6-94.2
Region VIII 443 41 6.3 4.5- 9.0 402 93.7 91.0-95.5

#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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