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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,074 2,846 70.0 67.5-72.4 1,228 30.0 27.6-32.5
GENDER
Male 1,566 1,127 71.2 67.1-74.9 439 28.8 25.1-32.9
Female 2,508 1,719 68.9 65.9-71.8 789 31.1 28.2-34.1
RACE
White 2,476 1,677 67.9 64.8-70.9 799 32.1 29.1-35.2
African American 1,251 926 74.9 70.0-79.2 325 25.1 20.8-30.0
Other 174 123 69.5 55.5-80.6 51 30.5 19.4-44.5
HISPANIC
Yes 50 32 51.9 26.4-76.4 18 48.1 23.6-73.6
No 3,871 2,709 70.3 67.8-72.8 1,162 29.7 27.2-32.2
AGE
18-24 20 19 88.6 49.7-98.4 1 11.4 1.6-50.3
25-34 72 56 83.8 71.9-91.3 16 16.2 8.7-28.1
35-44 267 169 62.1 52.6-70.8 98 37.9 29.2-47.4
45-54 628 426 68.7 63.2-73.8 202 31.3 26.2-36.8
55-64 1,163 824 70.4 66.2-74.4 339 29.6 25.6-33.8
65+ 1,924 1,352 69.6 66.4-72.7 572 30.4 27.3-33.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 776 520 69.7 63.9-75.0 256 30.3 25.0-36.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,337 914 65.7 61.0-70.2 423 34.3 29.8-39.0
Some Post-H.S. 956 665 71.3 66.4-75.7 291 28.7 24.3-33.6
College Graduate 994 737 73.8 68.7-78.4 257 26.2 21.6-31.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 634 413 65.3 57.4-72.5 221 34.7 27.5-42.6
$15,000- $24,999 783 540 66.5 59.8-72.6 243 33.5 27.4-40.2
$25,000- $34,999 483 332 68.6 60.9-75.4 151 31.4 24.6-39.1
$35,000- $49,999 492 343 68.1 60.5-74.9 149 31.9 25.1-39.5
$50,000+ 981 740 73.9 69.4-77.9 241 26.1 22.1-30.6
REGION**
Region I 559 369 63.0 56.5-69.0 190 37.0 31.0-43.5
Region II 513 365 69.9 62.8-76.2 148 30.1 23.8-37.2
Region III 497 357 73.8 67.1-79.6 140 26.2 20.4-32.9
Region IV 512 348 66.9 60.8-72.5 164 33.1 27.5-39.2
Region V 502 354 71.1 65.8-75.9 148 28.9 24.1-34.2
Region VI 551 370 64.4 58.5-70.0 181 35.6 30.0-41.5
Region VII 489 344 74.2 67.4-80.0 145 25.8 20.0-32.6
Region VIII 451 339 76.4 71.1-81.0 112 23.6 19.0-28.9

*This question was asked of respondents who reported having been told by a doctor that they had high blood pressure.

** 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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