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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 10,137 4,716 45.3 43.6-47.0 5,421 54.7 53.0-56.4
GENDER
Male 3,688 2,155 52.5 49.7-55.3 1,533 47.5 44.7-50.3
Female 6,449 2,561 38.6 36.6-40.6 3,888 61.4 59.4-63.4
RACE
White 6,641 3,378 50.0 48.0-52.0 3,263 50.0 48.0-52.0
African American 2,699 978 35.4 32.0-38.9 1,721 64.6 61.1-68.0
Other 482 229 36.5 29.7-43.9 253 63.5 56.1-70.3
HISPANIC
Yes 174 72 28.9 19.8-40.0 102 71.1 60.0-80.2
No 9,705 4,535 45.8 44.1-47.5 5,170 54.2 52.5-55.9
AGE
18-24 321 110 30.6 24.0-38.2 211 69.4 61.8-76.0
25-34 852 350 42.1 37.3-47.0 502 57.9 53.0-62.7
35-44 1,374 543 42.4 38.5-46.3 831 57.6 53.7-61.5
45-54 2,025 970 48.9 45.7-52.2 1,055 51.1 47.8-54.3
55-64 2,275 1,114 51.6 48.5-54.7 1,161 48.4 45.3-51.5
65+ 3,290 1,629 50.9 48.5-53.3 1,661 49.1 46.7-51.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,383 745 58.4 53.5-63.2 638 41.6 36.8-46.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,403 1,616 49.3 46.3-52.3 1,787 50.7 47.7-53.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,451 1,188 43.7 40.3-47.1 1,263 56.3 52.9-59.7
College Graduate 2,879 1,156 37.3 34.5-40.3 1,723 62.7 59.7-65.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,224 599 53.3 48.4-58.1 625 46.7 41.9-51.6
$15,000- $24,999 1,658 823 51.0 46.4-55.5 835 49.0 44.5-53.6
$25,000- $34,999 1,091 507 50.0 44.6-55.3 584 50.0 44.7-55.4
$35,000- $49,999 1,306 673 48.1 43.3-52.9 633 51.9 47.1-56.7
$50,000+ 3,280 1,458 41.5 38.9-44.1 1,822 58.5 55.9-61.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 420 206 48.1 41.8-54.5 214 51.9 45.5-58.2
Appalachia II 681 310 47.1 41.6-52.7 371 52.9 47.3-58.4
Appalachia III 563 272 44.4 37.6-51.5 291 55.6 48.5-62.4
Catawba 260 142 50.1 42.4-57.8 118 49.9 42.2-57.6
Edisto Savannah 1,239 523 39.8 36.0-43.8 716 60.2 56.2-64.0
Low Country 1,210 591 47.2 43.0-51.4 619 52.8 48.6-57.0
Palmetto 1,068 470 38.7 33.6-44.1 598 61.3 55.9-66.4
Pee Dee 677 286 46.9 41.5-52.5 391 53.1 47.5-58.5
Trident 1,185 567 46.7 42.2-51.3 618 53.3 48.7-57.8
Upper Savannah 924 452 45.1 39.3-51.0 472 54.9 49.0-60.7
Waccamaw 1,240 600 49.1 44.8-53.4 640 50.9 46.6-55.2
Wateree 553 239 42.4 36.3-48.8 314 57.6 51.2-63.7
Region***
Region I 1,344 658 46.7 42.4-51.1 686 53.3 48.9-57.6
Region II 1,244 582 46.0 41.6-50.4 662 54.0 49.6-58.4
Region III 1,328 612 42.5 38.2-46.9 716 57.5 53.1-61.8
Region IV 1,230 525 45.2 41.0-49.4 705 54.8 50.6-59.0
Region V 1,239 523 39.8 36.0-43.8 716 60.2 56.2-64.0
Region VI 1,240 600 49.1 44.8-53.4 640 50.9 46.6-55.2
Region VII 1,185 567 46.7 42.2-51.3 618 53.3 48.7-57.8
Region VIII 1,210 591 47.2 43.0-51.4 619 52.8 48.6-57.0

#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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