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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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  Total #
Respondents
Always Usually Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,612 4,970 51.5 49.7-53.2 2,308 26.0 24.5-27.6 1,423 14.2 13.0-15.5 334 3.7 3.0- 4.5 577 4.6 4.0- 5.3
GENDER
Male 3,479 1,886 54.2 51.3-57.0 766 23.4 21.1-25.9 470 13.3 11.5-15.3 128 4.4 3.2- 5.9 229 4.7 3.7- 5.9
Female 6,133 3,084 49.0 46.9-51.1 1,542 28.5 26.5-30.5 953 15.1 13.5-16.7 206 3.0 2.4- 3.8 348 4.4 3.7- 5.3
RACE
White 6,414 3,550 54.8 52.8-56.8 1,760 29.8 27.9-31.7 687 10.1 9.0-11.5 158 2.7 2.1- 3.5 259 2.6 2.1- 3.2
African American 2,498 1,110 43.3 39.7-47.0 424 19.5 16.7-22.6 583 23.1 20.2-26.3 137 5.7 4.0- 8.1 244 8.3 6.5-10.5
Other 455 202 49.9 41.5-58.3 99 18.1 13.1-24.5 82 17.7 12.3-24.8 28 5.6 3.2- 9.5 44 8.6 5.7-12.9
HISPANIC
Yes 169 74 53.4 40.3-66.1 38 19.3 11.6-30.2 31 12.5 7.0-21.5 5 3.3 1.1- 9.4 21 11.5 6.5-19.5
No 9,242 4,817 51.6 49.8-53.4 2,246 26.5 24.9-28.1 1,329 13.9 12.7-15.3 321 3.7 3.0- 4.5 529 4.3 3.6- 5.0
AGE
18-24 312 140 48.7 40.6-56.9 83 26.1 19.6-33.7 58 17.1 12.0-23.9 21 5.0 2.8- 9.0 10 3.1 1.3- 7.0
25-34 839 388 48.3 43.4-53.3 256 29.5 25.3-34.0 137 15.9 12.5-20.0 34 4.2 2.3- 7.3 24 2.1 1.2- 3.7
35-44 1,346 626 49.0 45.1-53.0 404 28.4 25.0-32.1 223 15.2 12.8-18.1 43 3.7 2.5- 5.6 50 3.6 2.4- 5.4
45-54 1,947 891 47.6 44.3-51.0 528 30.2 27.2-33.4 340 13.4 11.4-15.7 90 4.4 3.1- 6.1 98 4.4 3.3- 5.9
55-64 2,162 1,137 55.2 52.0-58.4 510 23.4 20.8-26.1 312 12.5 10.7-14.5 68 2.9 2.0- 4.1 135 6.1 4.2- 8.7
65+ 3,006 1,788 60.8 58.4-63.3 527 16.9 15.2-18.9 353 11.6 10.1-13.4 78 2.2 1.6- 2.9 260 8.4 7.1- 9.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,214 504 44.5 39.3-49.8 140 11.7 9.0-14.9 316 23.7 20.1-27.8 77 7.2 4.8-10.6 177 12.9 10.1-16.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,206 1,663 49.5 46.4-52.6 607 21.1 18.6-23.8 568 18.6 16.2-21.3 119 4.6 3.2- 6.5 249 6.1 4.9- 7.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,376 1,256 53.1 49.5-56.6 651 29.9 26.8-33.2 294 11.8 9.6-14.4 80 2.5 1.7- 3.7 95 2.7 1.9- 3.8
College Graduate 2,804 1,539 54.7 51.6-57.7 908 33.0 30.2-35.9 244 8.2 6.7-10.0 58 2.5 1.7- 3.7 55 1.7 1.1- 2.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,126 426 35.2 30.6-40.1 166 16.8 13.0-21.3 298 26.7 22.4-31.6 81 7.8 5.6-10.7 155 13.5 10.4-17.4
$15,000- $24,999 1,556 672 42.6 37.9-47.4 299 19.9 16.7-23.6 356 24.2 20.2-28.6 97 6.5 4.8- 8.7 132 6.9 5.1- 9.2
$25,000- $34,999 1,056 545 46.0 40.8-51.3 229 20.9 17.2-25.1 173 19.6 15.5-24.4 42 7.7 4.1-14.2 67 5.8 3.7- 9.1
$35,000- $49,999 1,268 689 52.6 47.6-57.6 360 29.8 25.4-34.6 135 10.5 7.5-14.5 33 3.2 1.8- 5.7 51 3.9 2.1- 6.9
$50,000+ 3,218 1,858 56.7 54.0-59.4 1,014 32.3 29.8-34.9 252 8.3 6.8-10.0 37 1.3 0.8- 2.0 57 1.4 1.0- 2.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 410 244 62.4 56.3-68.2 92 23.0 18.2-28.7 45 8.4 5.9-11.8 12 3.1 1.5- 6.0 17 3.1 1.8- 5.2
Appalachia II 653 355 52.7 47.0-58.5 161 26.9 21.9-32.6 78 12.1 9.0-16.2 22 4.6 2.4- 8.7 37 3.6 2.0- 6.2
Appalachia III 530 268 54.2 46.9-61.4 117 21.6 16.5-27.9 82 14.4 10.1-20.0 18 2.8 1.5- 5.3 45 6.9 4.2-11.4
Catawba 255 128 47.4 39.7-55.2 72 26.8 20.3-34.4 36 17.4 11.6-25.3 7 2.8 1.2- 6.1 12 5.6 2.7-11.3
Edisto Savannah 1,162 595 49.8 45.6-54.0 262 23.3 19.9-27.1 186 17.3 13.9-21.3 43 4.1 2.6- 6.5 76 5.6 4.2- 7.4
Low Country 1,138 597 48.5 44.2-52.8 290 27.1 23.4-31.2 160 15.8 12.4-19.8 38 5.1 3.3- 7.9 53 3.5 2.5- 4.9
Palmetto 1,016 546 56.5 50.9-61.9 234 25.6 21.1-30.8 142 11.7 8.7-15.7 43 2.8 1.7- 4.5 51 3.3 2.1- 5.3
Pee Dee 638 317 49.7 44.0-55.3 147 24.1 19.6-29.2 106 16.3 12.7-20.7 22 4.9 2.8- 8.4 46 5.1 3.4- 7.5
Trident 1,137 561 48.9 44.2-53.5 301 29.9 25.8-34.3 169 12.9 10.2-16.2 34 4.2 2.0- 8.8 72 4.1 2.8- 5.8
Upper Savannah 880 419 46.0 40.0-52.1 205 27.6 22.4-33.5 149 18.2 13.7-23.8 40 3.4 2.2- 5.1 67 4.8 3.3- 6.9
Waccamaw 1,176 619 48.7 44.4-53.1 282 27.3 23.4-31.6 177 14.4 11.2-18.4 33 4.1 2.7- 6.2 65 5.5 3.4- 8.6
Wateree 523 274 48.0 41.5-54.6 127 28.5 23.0-34.6 75 16.5 10.9-24.2 19 2.3 1.3- 4.1 28 4.7 2.6- 8.4
Region***
Region I 1,290 663 54.9 50.4-59.2 297 25.1 21.5-29.2 194 12.9 10.3-16.1 52 3.2 2.1- 4.8 84 3.9 2.8- 5.2
Region II 1,183 623 53.4 48.8-57.9 278 24.8 21.0-28.9 160 13.0 10.4-16.2 40 3.9 2.4- 6.3 82 5.0 3.4- 7.2
Region III 1,271 674 53.5 48.9-58.0 306 26.0 22.2-30.2 178 13.6 10.7-17.2 50 2.8 1.8- 4.2 63 4.1 2.7- 6.2
Region IV 1,161 591 49.0 44.7-53.4 274 25.8 22.2-29.6 181 16.4 13.2-20.2 41 3.9 2.5- 6.1 74 4.9 3.5- 6.9
Region V 1,162 595 49.8 45.6-54.0 262 23.3 19.9-27.1 186 17.3 13.9-21.3 43 4.1 2.6- 6.5 76 5.6 4.2- 7.4
Region VI 1,176 619 48.7 44.4-53.1 282 27.3 23.4-31.6 177 14.4 11.2-18.4 33 4.1 2.7- 6.2 65 5.5 3.4- 8.6
Region VII 1,137 561 48.9 44.2-53.5 301 29.9 25.8-34.3 169 12.9 10.2-16.2 34 4.2 2.0- 8.8 72 4.1 2.8- 5.8
Region VIII 1,138 597 48.5 44.2-52.8 290 27.1 23.4-31.2 160 15.8 12.4-19.8 38 5.1 3.3- 7.9 53 3.5 2.5- 4.9

#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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