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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

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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 9,059 4,386 49.3 47.5-51.1 2,274 27.9 26.3-29.6 1,413 13.8 12.6-15.1 464 4.4 3.8- 5.2 522 4.6 3.9- 5.4
GENDER
Male 3,417 1,697 50.3 47.4-53.2 845 27.1 24.5-29.8 478 13.0 11.1-15.1 169 4.3 3.3- 5.6 228 5.3 4.1- 6.7
Female 5,642 2,689 48.3 46.1-50.5 1,429 28.6 26.6-30.7 935 14.6 13.1-16.1 295 4.5 3.8- 5.5 294 4.0 3.3- 4.8
RACE
White 6,033 3,100 51.6 49.5-53.7 1,768 31.1 29.2-33.1 685 10.6 9.3-11.9 260 3.8 3.1- 4.6 220 3.0 2.4- 3.6
African American 2,377 1,005 43.7 39.8-47.8 389 21.4 18.0-25.3 609 22.1 19.2-25.4 159 5.4 4.2- 6.9 215 7.3 5.4- 9.8
Other 430 200 47.7 40.0-55.5 93 24.5 18.4-31.7 62 13.0 8.8-19.0 35 7.3 3.8-13.6 40 7.5 4.7-11.9
HISPANIC
Yes 142 67 46.1 33.4-59.3 28 23.3 13.9-36.3 23 13.4 7.0-24.1 11 11.0 4.0-26.5 13 6.2 2.4-15.3
No 8,727 4,251 49.4 47.5-51.2 2,227 28.4 26.7-30.1 1,340 13.7 12.5-15.0 443 4.2 3.6- 4.9 466 4.3 3.7- 5.1
AGE
18-24 256 135 49.8 41.1-58.5 64 28.9 21.4-37.8 28 10.8 6.7-17.0 18 6.2 3.4-10.8 11 4.3 1.5-11.7
25-34 647 333 53.1 47.7-58.4 177 27.8 23.3-32.9 90 13.3 10.0-17.5 23 2.4 1.2- 4.7 24 3.4 2.0- 5.8
35-44 1,153 511 46.9 42.7-51.3 355 32.3 28.4-36.5 195 13.7 11.0-16.9 64 4.8 3.2- 7.0 28 2.2 1.3- 3.8
45-54 1,718 757 45.4 42.0-48.8 491 31.2 28.1-34.6 285 14.7 12.5-17.1 92 4.3 3.2- 5.7 93 4.5 3.3- 6.0
55-64 2,207 1,044 48.9 45.6-52.1 544 25.2 22.6-28.0 358 14.9 12.5-17.7 107 4.4 3.3- 5.8 154 6.6 5.2- 8.4
65+ 3,078 1,606 52.8 50.2-55.4 643 20.7 18.8-22.9 457 14.1 12.4-16.1 160 5.2 4.2- 6.5 212 7.1 5.7- 8.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,162 431 38.9 34.0-44.2 156 17.0 13.2-21.6 302 22.8 18.6-27.6 100 9.0 6.6-12.0 173 12.3 9.6-15.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,797 1,316 47.7 44.2-51.1 592 24.4 21.5-27.5 511 16.8 14.4-19.4 181 5.1 4.1- 6.5 197 6.1 4.5- 8.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,332 1,161 50.7 47.2-54.1 631 29.5 26.4-32.8 335 12.6 10.7-14.9 108 4.2 2.9- 6.1 97 3.0 2.1- 4.2
College Graduate 2,751 1,471 53.6 50.5-56.8 892 33.9 31.0-37.0 262 8.6 7.0-10.5 74 2.3 1.5- 3.4 52 1.6 1.0- 2.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,046 365 35.8 30.1-42.0 158 18.7 13.6-25.2 269 23.9 19.3-29.1 111 11.1 8.1-15.1 143 10.5 8.1-13.5
$15,000- $24,999 1,515 639 42.3 37.9-46.9 289 21.7 17.9-26.1 348 22.6 19.0-26.8 115 7.0 5.0- 9.8 124 6.3 4.7- 8.4
$25,000- $34,999 1,046 518 44.0 38.9-49.2 247 25.6 21.2-30.7 169 19.8 15.5-24.9 59 4.9 3.3- 7.3 53 5.7 3.7- 8.6
$35,000- $49,999 1,133 590 50.6 45.5-55.6 326 32.0 27.3-37.1 140 10.4 8.0-13.5 40 3.7 2.2- 6.3 37 3.3 1.9- 5.7
$50,000+ 2,936 1,613 55.5 52.6-58.3 977 34.4 31.7-37.2 251 7.4 6.1- 8.9 48 1.4 0.9- 2.4 47 1.3 0.8- 2.1
REGION**
Region I 1,177 574 47.5 43.0-52.0 283 28.0 24.0-32.5 189 15.0 12.1-18.6 75 5.8 4.2- 8.0 56 3.6 2.5- 5.2
Region II 1,161 573 48.2 43.9-52.6 301 29.8 25.8-34.2 155 11.3 8.8-14.3 55 5.4 3.5- 8.1 77 5.3 3.9- 7.3
Region III 1,228 592 54.0 49.4-58.6 343 26.9 23.1-31.1 181 12.9 10.1-16.3 49 2.6 1.7- 4.0 63 3.5 2.3- 5.2
Region IV 1,058 470 46.2 41.8-50.8 249 24.5 20.9-28.6 200 18.0 14.7-22.0 62 6.0 3.9- 8.9 77 5.2 3.9- 7.1
Region V 1,073 515 51.4 47.0-55.8 237 22.8 19.6-26.4 202 15.8 13.3-18.7 58 6.3 4.2- 9.4 61 3.7 2.6- 5.2
Region VI 1,179 591 49.0 44.7-53.4 293 29.0 25.1-33.3 162 12.3 9.8-15.2 61 4.6 3.2- 6.5 72 5.1 3.7- 7.1
Region VII 1,100 512 46.3 41.2-51.5 288 31.1 26.3-36.4 183 14.5 11.2-18.4 56 2.5 1.7- 3.8 61 5.6 3.0-10.0
Region VIII 1,083 559 49.3 44.9-53.8 280 27.5 23.6-31.8 141 13.7 10.6-17.6 48 4.9 3.4- 7.2 55 4.5 3.0- 6.6

** 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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