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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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  Total #
Respondents
Within past yr Within past 2 yrs Within past 5 yrs 5 or more yrs ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,489 6,450 70.5 68.7-72.3 1,120 15.6 14.2-17.1 598 9.7 8.5-11.0 321 4.2 3.6- 5.0
GENDER
Male 3,077 2,369 69.8 66.7-72.7 384 16.2 13.8-18.9 211 10.2 8.2-12.6 113 3.8 2.8- 5.2
Female 5,412 4,081 71.2 69.2-73.2 736 15.0 13.5-16.6 387 9.2 7.9-10.6 208 4.6 3.8- 5.5
RACE
White 5,793 4,319 69.9 67.9-71.8 770 15.2 13.7-16.8 449 10.4 9.1-11.8 255 4.5 3.8- 5.4
African American 2,067 1,641 74.2 69.9-78.1 267 14.3 11.6-17.5 117 8.0 5.4-11.7 42 3.5 2.0- 6.1
Other 391 288 61.9 52.0-71.0 56 24.4 16.3-34.7 29 10.1 5.3-18.3 18 3.6 2.0- 6.6
HISPANIC
Yes 139 97 60.5 45.4-73.9 25 29.0 16.3-46.1 11 6.6 3.0-13.9 6 3.9 1.5- 9.9
No 8,151 6,184 70.5 68.7-72.3 1,072 15.4 14.0-16.9 586 9.9 8.7-11.3 309 4.2 3.6- 5.0
AGE
18-24 109 64 56.4 42.3-69.6 24 23.9 14.3-37.2 15 15.0 7.2-28.6 6 4.7 1.6-13.2
25-34 551 332 60.0 53.8-65.8 113 19.8 15.1-25.4 75 15.9 11.7-21.2 31 4.4 2.8- 6.7
35-44 1,082 660 59.7 55.4-63.9 214 20.7 17.3-24.5 139 13.6 11.0-16.8 69 5.9 4.4- 8.0
45-54 1,742 1,230 70.2 66.9-73.3 267 15.4 13.1-18.1 162 9.9 8.0-12.1 83 4.5 3.3- 6.2
55-64 2,065 1,650 79.3 76.4-82.0 231 11.0 9.1-13.1 105 5.3 4.0- 6.9 79 4.4 2.9- 6.7
65+ 2,940 2,514 85.5 83.6-87.3 271 9.6 8.1-11.3 102 3.0 2.3- 4.0 53 1.8 1.3- 2.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,040 833 70.7 64.8-75.9 127 17.4 12.7-23.4 45 6.1 4.0- 9.2 35 5.8 3.6- 9.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,737 2,097 72.2 69.0-75.1 350 14.3 12.3-16.7 194 9.4 7.5-11.8 96 4.1 2.8- 5.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,084 1,579 70.3 66.4-73.9 264 14.4 11.6-17.6 149 10.4 7.9-13.5 92 5.0 3.7- 6.6
College Graduate 2,615 1,930 69.2 65.9-72.2 379 17.2 14.8-20.0 209 10.3 8.3-12.8 97 3.3 2.5- 4.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 954 736 74.4 69.2-79.0 112 12.8 9.5-17.1 66 8.5 5.6-12.5 40 4.3 2.6- 7.0
$15,000- $24,999 1,317 1,022 71.7 66.4-76.4 152 12.9 9.5-17.2 91 10.9 7.5-15.5 52 4.5 3.0- 6.6
$25,000- $34,999 906 669 66.4 60.4-71.9 140 19.9 15.4-25.3 49 6.1 3.8- 9.7 48 7.6 4.9-11.7
$35,000- $49,999 1,119 863 71.5 66.4-76.0 131 13.4 10.2-17.3 78 9.2 6.6-12.7 47 6.0 3.7- 9.5
$50,000+ 2,953 2,166 69.2 66.4-71.8 433 16.5 14.4-18.8 248 10.8 9.0-13.0 106 3.5 2.7- 4.6
Health District**
Appalachia I 363 267 69.0 62.4-74.8 52 16.6 12.0-22.4 31 10.6 7.0-15.7 13 3.9 2.0- 7.2
Appalachia II 580 433 69.8 63.8-75.2 77 16.1 11.9-21.6 52 11.3 7.9-16.0 18 2.7 1.5- 4.8
Appalachia III 471 369 70.1 61.0-77.8 58 18.6 12.4-27.0 28 8.5 3.9-17.5 16 2.8 1.4- 5.6
Catawba 222 159 68.1 59.6-75.6 30 17.0 11.2-24.9 18 7.8 4.4-13.4 15 7.1 3.6-13.3
Edisto Savannah 1,008 785 72.0 67.4-76.1 133 15.7 12.5-19.4 49 6.1 4.0- 9.0 41 6.3 4.1- 9.6
Low Country 1,024 776 71.5 67.2-75.5 141 16.8 13.4-20.9 72 7.5 5.6-10.0 35 4.1 2.6- 6.5
Palmetto 926 709 71.3 65.5-76.6 114 14.1 10.2-19.2 69 11.7 8.2-16.5 34 2.8 1.7- 4.7
Pee Dee 547 402 68.9 63.0-74.2 84 17.4 13.3-22.5 34 6.4 4.4- 9.3 27 7.3 4.4-11.8
Trident 998 759 73.2 68.8-77.2 122 12.1 9.5-15.3 89 11.6 8.7-15.2 28 3.1 1.9- 5.1
Upper Savannah 779 597 75.5 69.7-80.5 97 15.7 11.4-21.4 53 4.8 3.1- 7.3 32 4.0 2.5- 6.1
Waccamaw 1,053 808 71.1 66.3-75.4 141 14.2 11.5-17.4 60 8.8 6.1-12.5 44 6.0 3.4-10.4
Wateree 449 330 62.6 54.5-70.1 64 16.9 12.5-22.4 40 16.5 9.9-26.3 15 4.0 2.0- 7.9
Region***
Region I 1,142 864 72.0 67.6-76.0 149 16.2 12.9-20.1 84 7.9 5.7-10.9 45 3.9 2.6- 5.8
Region II 1,051 802 69.9 64.9-74.5 135 17.1 13.4-21.6 80 10.2 7.2-14.3 34 2.8 1.8- 4.3
Region III 1,148 868 70.3 65.5-74.6 144 15.1 11.7-19.2 87 10.4 7.7-14.0 49 4.2 2.7- 6.5
Region IV 996 732 66.3 61.5-70.8 148 17.2 14.1-20.9 74 10.5 7.3-14.9 42 5.9 3.9- 8.9
Region V 1,008 785 72.0 67.4-76.1 133 15.7 12.5-19.4 49 6.1 4.0- 9.0 41 6.3 4.1- 9.6
Region VI 1,053 808 71.1 66.3-75.4 141 14.2 11.5-17.4 60 8.8 6.1-12.5 44 6.0 3.4-10.4
Region VII 998 759 73.2 68.8-77.2 122 12.1 9.5-15.3 89 11.6 8.7-15.2 28 3.1 1.9- 5.1
Region VIII 1,024 776 71.5 67.2-75.5 141 16.8 13.4-20.9 72 7.5 5.6-10.0 35 4.1 2.6- 6.5

*This question was asked only of respondents who reported that they have ever had blood cholesterol checked.

#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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