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BRFSS Survey Results 2006 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 8,999 7,062 83.0 82.1-84.0 1,937 17.0 16.0-17.9
GENDER
Male 3,478 2,736 84.1 82.6-85.5 742 15.9 14.5-17.4
Female 5,521 4,326 82.1 80.8-83.3 1,195 17.9 16.7-19.2
RACE
White 6,821 5,487 84.6 83.5-85.6 1,334 15.4 14.4-16.5
African American 1,850 1,328 78.8 76.4-81.0 522 21.2 19.0-23.6
Other 243 185 85.1 79.5-89.4 58 14.9 10.6-20.5
HISPANIC
Yes 180 149 89.0 82.2-93.4 31 11.0 6.6-17.8
No 8,645 6,811 83.1 82.1-84.0 1,834 16.9 16.0-17.9
AGE
18-24 338 315 94.4 91.3-96.5 23 5.6 3.5- 8.7
25-34 950 889 93.4 91.2-95.2 61 6.6 4.8- 8.8
35-44 1,433 1,257 87.2 84.8-89.2 176 12.8 10.8-15.2
45-54 1,824 1,459 82.7 80.6-84.7 365 17.3 15.3-19.4
55-64 1,884 1,386 73.2 70.7-75.5 498 26.8 24.5-29.3
65+ 2,482 1,677 67.3 65.0-69.6 805 32.7 30.4-35.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,314 680 59.4 55.7-63.0 634 40.6 37.0-44.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,761 2,082 81.2 79.3-82.9 679 18.8 17.1-20.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,220 1,833 86.3 84.6-87.9 387 13.7 12.1-15.4
College Graduate 2,675 2,448 93.7 92.6-94.7 227 6.3 5.3- 7.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,070 523 55.6 51.4-59.6 547 44.4 40.4-48.6
$15,000- $24,999 1,350 919 73.0 69.8-76.0 431 27.0 24.0-30.2
$25,000- $34,999 1,011 822 84.4 81.1-87.1 189 15.6 12.9-18.9
$35,000- $49,999 1,251 1,054 86.8 84.5-88.8 197 13.2 11.2-15.5
$50,000+ 3,008 2,801 94.6 93.6-95.4 207 5.4 4.6- 6.4
Health District**
Appalachia I 710 527 78.7 75.0-82.0 183 21.3 18.0-25.0
Appalachia II 654 534 86.5 83.4-89.0 120 13.5 11.0-16.6
Appalachia III 500 394 84.9 81.3-88.0 106 15.1 12.0-18.7
Catawba 382 297 82.0 77.2-85.9 85 18.0 14.1-22.8
Edisto Savannah 1,066 813 80.8 78.0-83.3 253 19.2 16.7-22.0
Low Country 935 762 85.5 82.7-88.0 173 14.5 12.0-17.3
Palmetto 847 693 84.8 82.0-87.3 154 15.2 12.7-18.0
Pee Dee 741 537 76.3 72.4-79.8 204 23.7 20.2-27.6
Trident 1,041 882 87.3 84.6-89.6 159 12.7 10.4-15.4
Upper Savannah 582 442 79.0 74.3-83.0 140 21.0 17.0-25.7
Waccamaw 949 736 80.9 77.7-83.7 213 19.1 16.3-22.3
Wateree 479 366 80.0 75.5-83.9 113 20.0 16.1-24.5
Region***
Region I 1,292 969 78.8 75.9-81.4 323 21.2 18.6-24.1
Region II 1,154 928 85.8 83.5-87.8 226 14.2 12.2-16.5
Region III 1,229 990 83.9 81.5-86.1 239 16.1 13.9-18.5
Region IV 1,220 903 77.8 74.9-80.4 317 22.2 19.6-25.1
Region V 1,066 813 80.8 78.0-83.3 253 19.2 16.7-22.0
Region VI 949 736 80.9 77.7-83.7 213 19.1 16.3-22.3
Region VII 1,041 882 87.3 84.6-89.6 159 12.7 10.4-15.4
Region VIII 935 762 85.5 82.7-88.0 173 14.5 12.0-17.3

*Data in this table was derived from the Health Status questions.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50 and confidence intervals with width greater than 20. 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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