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BRFSS Survey Results 2007 for South Carolina

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,912 2,793 70.9 68.8-72.9 1,119 29.1 27.1-31.2
GENDER
Male 1,509 1,127 73.3 69.8-76.4 382 26.7 23.6-30.2
Female 2,403 1,666 68.7 66.2-71.0 737 31.3 29.0-33.8
RACE
White 2,752 1,937 68.7 66.2-71.1 815 31.3 28.9-33.8
African American 913 683 76.2 72.2-79.7 230 23.8 20.3-27.8
Other 142 97 69.0 58.3-78.0 45 31.0 22.0-41.7
HISPANIC
Yes 40 31 81.7 64.2-91.7 9 18.3 8.3-35.8
No 3,782 2,699 70.7 68.6-72.7 1,083 29.3 27.3-31.4
AGE
18-24 29 23 87.9 72.8-95.1 6 12.1 4.9-27.2
25-34 98 79 75.5 59.4-86.7 19 24.5 13.3-40.6
35-44 265 191 72.7 65.7-78.7 74 27.3 21.3-34.3
45-54 699 471 66.9 62.4-71.2 228 33.1 28.8-37.6
55-64 1,048 746 70.6 67.0-74.0 302 29.4 26.0-33.0
65+ 1,773 1,283 70.6 67.8-73.3 490 29.4 26.7-32.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 699 480 66.9 61.2-72.2 219 33.1 27.8-38.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,269 837 66.7 63.2-70.1 432 33.3 29.9-36.8
Some Post-H.S. 910 664 71.7 67.1-75.8 246 28.3 24.2-32.9
College Graduate 1,016 803 79.3 75.9-82.3 213 20.7 17.7-24.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 536 363 70.4 65.2-75.1 173 29.6 24.9-34.8
$15,000- $24,999 698 474 67.5 61.9-72.7 224 32.5 27.3-38.1
$25,000- $34,999 454 314 69.6 63.7-74.8 140 30.4 25.2-36.3
$35,000- $49,999 524 387 71.1 64.3-77.1 137 28.9 22.9-35.7
$50,000+ 1,086 838 75.6 72.2-78.7 248 24.4 21.3-27.8
Health District**
Appalachia I 286 196 72.1 65.5-77.8 90 27.9 22.2-34.5
Appalachia II 239 161 71.0 63.8-77.2 78 29.0 22.8-36.2
Appalachia III 203 131 59.0 48.6-68.6 72 41.0 31.4-51.4
Catawba 156 115 73.3 64.9-80.2 41 26.7 19.8-35.1
Edisto Savannah 514 365 73.2 68.3-77.6 149 26.8 22.4-31.7
Low Country 448 350 80.8 75.7-85.0 98 19.2 15.0-24.3
Palmetto 294 204 70.6 64.2-76.2 90 29.4 23.8-35.8
Pee Dee 336 234 72.7 66.9-77.7 102 27.3 22.3-33.1
Trident 425 295 68.2 62.5-73.4 130 31.8 26.6-37.5
Upper Savannah 267 190 68.8 61.4-75.3 77 31.2 24.7-38.6
Waccamaw 486 370 77.0 72.0-81.4 116 23.0 18.6-28.0
Wateree 218 150 68.6 60.6-75.7 68 31.4 24.3-39.4
Region***
Region I 553 386 70.5 65.6-74.9 167 29.5 25.1-34.4
Region II 442 292 65.3 58.8-71.2 150 34.7 28.8-41.2
Region III 450 319 71.4 66.4-76.0 131 28.6 24.0-33.6
Region IV 554 384 71.1 66.5-75.3 170 28.9 24.7-33.5
Region V 514 365 73.2 68.3-77.6 149 26.8 22.4-31.7
Region VI 486 370 77.0 72.0-81.4 116 23.0 18.6-28.0
Region VII 425 295 68.2 62.5-73.4 130 31.8 26.6-37.5
Region VIII 448 350 80.8 75.7-85.0 98 19.2 15.0-24.3

*This question was asked of respondents who reported having been told that they had high blood pressure.

#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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