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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,124 862 8.3 7.4- 9.3 9,262 91.7 90.7-92.6
GENDER
Male 3,683 200 5.2 4.2- 6.6 3,483 94.8 93.4-95.8
Female 6,441 662 11.1 9.7-12.6 5,779 88.9 87.4-90.3
RACE
White 6,636 516 7.9 6.8- 9.1 6,120 92.1 90.9-93.2
African American 2,689 239 8.6 6.7-11.0 2,450 91.4 89.0-93.3
Other 483 63 9.2 6.3-13.4 420 90.8 86.6-93.7
HISPANIC
Yes 178 16 5.8 3.0-10.8 162 94.2 89.2-97.0
No 9,685 811 8.3 7.3- 9.3 8,874 91.7 90.7-92.7
AGE
18-24 315 29 6.4 4.0-10.1 286 93.6 89.9-96.0
25-34 854 57 8.8 6.1-12.5 797 91.2 87.5-93.9
35-44 1,375 103 7.6 5.7-10.0 1,272 92.4 90.0-94.3
45-54 2,024 172 8.6 6.9-10.7 1,852 91.4 89.3-93.1
55-64 2,264 234 9.5 7.8-11.4 2,030 90.5 88.6-92.2
65+ 3,292 267 8.2 6.9- 9.7 3,025 91.8 90.3-93.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,376 182 12.5 9.9-15.6 1,194 87.5 84.4-90.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,404 325 9.3 7.6-11.3 3,079 90.7 88.7-92.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,444 197 8.3 6.5-10.5 2,247 91.7 89.5-93.5
College Graduate 2,878 157 5.6 4.4- 7.2 2,721 94.4 92.8-95.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,218 176 14.6 11.6-18.2 1,042 85.4 81.8-88.4
$15,000- $24,999 1,660 186 10.7 8.0-14.1 1,474 89.3 85.9-92.0
$25,000- $34,999 1,088 88 9.5 6.0-14.8 1,000 90.5 85.2-94.0
$35,000- $49,999 1,301 94 8.4 6.1-11.4 1,207 91.6 88.6-93.9
$50,000+ 3,272 186 5.7 4.6- 7.0 3,086 94.3 93.0-95.4
Health District**
Appalachia I 418 36 6.4 4.4- 9.3 382 93.6 90.7-95.6
Appalachia II 685 62 9.9 6.9-14.0 623 90.1 86.0-93.1
Appalachia III 560 52 9.5 6.1-14.7 508 90.5 85.3-93.9
Catawba 261 25 11.7 7.2-18.5 236 88.3 81.5-92.8
Edisto Savannah 1,228 112 8.5 6.5-11.2 1,116 91.5 88.8-93.5
Low Country 1,209 81 7.1 5.1- 9.8 1,128 92.9 90.2-94.9
Palmetto 1,068 81 7.4 5.2-10.5 987 92.6 89.5-94.8
Pee Dee 674 64 8.6 6.2-11.8 610 91.4 88.2-93.8
Trident 1,186 97 6.7 4.8- 9.4 1,089 93.3 90.6-95.2
Upper Savannah 925 71 8.4 5.5-12.6 854 91.6 87.4-94.5
Waccamaw 1,237 107 7.8 5.8-10.3 1,130 92.2 89.7-94.2
Wateree 555 59 8.1 5.5-11.6 496 91.9 88.4-94.5
Region***
Region I 1,343 107 7.3 5.5- 9.7 1,236 92.7 90.3-94.5
Region II 1,245 114 9.7 7.3-12.8 1,131 90.3 87.2-92.7
Region III 1,329 106 8.9 6.6-11.8 1,223 91.1 88.2-93.4
Region IV 1,229 123 8.4 6.6-10.7 1,106 91.6 89.3-93.4
Region V 1,228 112 8.5 6.5-11.2 1,116 91.5 88.8-93.5
Region VI 1,237 107 7.8 5.8-10.3 1,130 92.2 89.7-94.2
Region VII 1,186 97 6.7 4.8- 9.4 1,089 93.3 90.6-95.2
Region VIII 1,209 81 7.1 5.1- 9.8 1,128 92.9 90.2-94.9

*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

#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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