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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

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  Total #
Respondents
Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,932 4,670 47.6 45.9-49.3 4,718 46.7 45.0-48.5 443 4.7 4.0- 5.5 101 1.0 0.7- 1.5
GENDER
Male 3,612 1,789 49.6 46.8-52.4 1,642 45.1 42.4-47.9 142 4.3 3.3- 5.6 39 1.0 0.6- 1.6
Female 6,320 2,881 45.7 43.7-47.8 3,076 48.2 46.1-50.3 301 5.1 4.2- 6.1 62 1.0 0.6- 1.7
RACE
White 6,549 3,339 51.6 49.6-53.6 2,896 43.7 41.7-45.7 249 3.7 3.0- 4.6 65 1.0 0.6- 1.6
African American 2,613 1,041 41.1 37.6-44.8 1,400 51.1 47.4-54.7 147 6.9 5.3- 9.0 25 0.9 0.4- 1.9
Other 473 176 35.2 27.5-43.6 255 57.5 49.1-65.4 34 6.2 3.7-10.3 8 1.1 0.3- 3.7
HISPANIC
Yes 175 67 45.4 32.6-58.9 94 49.4 36.5-62.3 11 4.0 1.8- 8.6 3 1.2 0.3- 5.1
No 9,513 4,512 47.8 46.0-49.5 4,486 46.5 44.8-48.3 420 4.7 4.0- 5.5 95 1.0 0.7- 1.5
AGE
18-24 311 120 45.2 37.1-53.5 167 49.3 41.2-57.5 19 3.9 2.2- 6.8 5 1.6 0.5- 4.8
25-34 839 375 45.5 40.7-50.4 416 48.0 43.1-52.9 40 5.3 3.5- 8.0 8 1.3 0.4- 3.7
35-44 1,356 601 45.2 41.3-49.1 678 49.4 45.5-53.4 65 4.9 3.3- 7.2 12 0.5 0.2- 1.0
45-54 1,988 866 46.0 42.7-49.3 982 47.1 43.8-50.4 107 5.6 4.2- 7.5 33 1.3 0.7- 2.3
55-64 2,224 1,085 50.6 47.5-53.8 1,000 43.4 40.3-46.5 115 5.0 3.8- 6.6 24 1.0 0.5- 1.8
65+ 3,214 1,623 52.9 50.4-55.4 1,475 43.6 41.2-46.0 97 3.0 2.3- 3.9 19 0.5 0.3- 0.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,333 447 34.7 30.0-39.7 769 54.8 49.8-59.7 104 10.1 7.5-13.5 13 0.4 0.2- 0.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,325 1,450 42.6 39.6-45.6 1,681 50.8 47.7-53.8 152 5.1 3.8- 6.8 42 1.5 0.9- 2.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,416 1,111 47.3 43.7-50.8 1,176 47.5 44.0-51.1 96 3.9 2.8- 5.4 33 1.3 0.6- 2.8
College Graduate 2,841 1,653 58.1 55.0-61.1 1,085 38.6 35.6-41.7 90 3.0 2.2- 4.2 13 0.3 0.1- 0.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,191 353 30.0 25.7-34.7 668 52.3 47.4-57.1 134 15.0 11.7-19.0 36 2.7 1.6- 4.8
$15,000- $24,999 1,613 554 30.7 26.6-35.2 925 60.1 55.5-64.6 112 8.3 6.1-11.2 22 0.9 0.5- 1.5
$25,000- $34,999 1,076 457 38.9 33.9-44.3 559 51.8 46.4-57.2 50 7.0 4.2-11.3 10 2.2 0.6- 7.8
$35,000- $49,999 1,297 612 47.5 42.7-52.4 644 47.9 43.1-52.8 35 3.8 2.2- 6.6 6 0.7 0.3- 1.9
$50,000+ 3,245 1,976 59.6 56.9-62.2 1,213 38.8 36.1-41.4 43 1.1 0.7- 1.8 13 0.5 0.2- 1.2
Health District**
Appalachia I 416 202 53.2 46.8-59.4 193 41.8 35.8-48.0 18 4.3 2.3- 7.7 3 0.8 0.2- 2.7
Appalachia II 672 334 48.5 42.9-54.1 299 44.2 38.7-50.0 27 6.1 3.6-10.1 12 1.2 0.5- 3.0
Appalachia III 547 260 43.9 37.0-51.0 245 47.7 40.4-55.1 35 5.7 3.3- 9.7 7 2.8 0.9- 8.3
Catawba 256 124 46.4 38.7-54.2 116 46.9 39.1-54.8 14 5.8 3.0-10.8 2 1.0 0.2- 4.1
Edisto Savannah 1,215 552 43.7 39.8-47.8 601 49.9 45.7-54.0 51 4.7 3.0- 7.4 11 1.7 0.5- 6.0
Low Country 1,184 604 50.2 45.9-54.4 528 44.3 40.1-48.6 44 4.8 3.0- 7.8 8 0.7 0.3- 1.9
Palmetto 1,044 506 52.9 47.4-58.3 479 43.6 38.3-49.0 45 2.9 1.8- 4.5 14 0.7 0.3- 1.6
Pee Dee 665 272 40.6 35.3-46.2 351 53.2 47.6-58.7 34 5.7 3.5- 9.1 8 0.5 0.2- 1.5
Trident 1,163 581 52.3 47.8-56.9 523 43.5 39.0-48.1 50 3.6 2.2- 5.8 9 0.5 0.2- 1.3
Upper Savannah 905 383 39.9 34.5-45.7 470 54.4 48.5-60.2 38 4.6 2.6- 8.0 14 1.0 0.5- 2.0
Waccamaw 1,218 575 45.0 40.8-49.3 577 49.3 44.9-53.6 57 5.0 3.4- 7.2 9 0.8 0.4- 1.6
Wateree 541 238 45.6 39.3-52.2 272 47.9 41.4-54.5 27 5.7 3.5- 9.3 4 0.7 0.2- 2.7
Region***
Region I 1,321 585 47.1 42.7-51.5 663 47.6 43.2-52.0 56 4.4 2.9- 6.7 17 0.9 0.4- 1.8
Region II 1,219 594 46.6 42.2-51.0 544 45.7 41.2-50.2 62 5.9 4.0- 8.6 19 1.8 0.8- 4.0
Region III 1,300 630 50.7 46.2-55.3 595 44.6 40.2-49.1 59 3.8 2.6- 5.7 16 0.8 0.4- 1.7
Region IV 1,206 510 42.6 38.5-46.8 623 51.1 46.9-55.4 61 5.7 4.0- 8.1 12 0.6 0.2- 1.4
Region V 1,215 552 43.7 39.8-47.8 601 49.9 45.7-54.0 51 4.7 3.0- 7.4 11 1.7 0.5- 6.0
Region VI 1,218 575 45.0 40.8-49.3 577 49.3 44.9-53.6 57 5.0 3.4- 7.2 9 0.8 0.4- 1.6
Region VII 1,163 581 52.3 47.8-56.9 523 43.5 39.0-48.1 50 3.6 2.2- 5.8 9 0.5 0.2- 1.3
Region VIII 1,184 604 50.2 45.9-54.4 528 44.3 40.1-48.6 44 4.8 3.0- 7.8 8 0.7 0.3- 1.9

#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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