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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

In general, how satisfied are you with your life?

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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 9,280 4,328 46.7 44.9-48.5 4,430 47.9 46.1-49.7 401 4.2 3.5- 5.1 121 1.1 0.8- 1.6
GENDER
Male 3,522 1,742 47.1 44.3-50.0 1,596 48.0 45.2-50.9 141 3.9 2.8- 5.2 43 1.0 0.5- 1.8
Female 5,758 2,586 46.4 44.2-48.6 2,834 47.8 45.6-50.0 260 4.6 3.6- 5.7 78 1.3 0.9- 1.9
RACE
White 6,118 3,078 50.4 48.3-52.5 2,721 44.8 42.8-46.9 240 3.6 2.9- 4.5 79 1.1 0.8- 1.6
African American 2,463 957 38.1 34.4-42.1 1,349 54.8 50.8-58.7 128 6.2 4.3- 8.8 29 0.9 0.4- 2.0
Other 438 195 44.8 37.3-52.5 207 49.3 41.7-57.0 26 3.5 1.9- 6.7 10 2.3 0.6- 8.2
HISPANIC
Yes 145 65 48.9 36.0-62.0 70 43.7 31.3-57.0 7 2.9 1.1- 7.7 3 4.5 0.8-21.2
No 8,908 4,183 46.9 45.1-48.7 4,223 47.8 46.0-49.6 387 4.3 3.5- 5.2 115 1.1 0.8- 1.4
AGE
18-24 257 119 46.0 37.4-54.9 126 47.7 39.0-56.4 9 4.2 1.7-10.0 3 2.1 0.6- 7.3
25-34 648 303 46.0 40.7-51.3 312 49.2 43.9-54.6 27 4.0 2.2- 7.2 6 0.8 0.2- 2.9
35-44 1,161 502 44.4 40.2-48.7 580 49.8 45.6-54.1 66 5.3 3.5- 7.9 13 0.4 0.2- 0.9
45-54 1,740 731 42.4 39.1-45.8 872 50.9 47.5-54.2 104 5.0 3.7- 6.6 33 1.7 1.1- 2.8
55-64 2,246 1,057 48.9 45.7-52.1 1,051 45.9 42.7-49.2 100 3.4 2.6- 4.5 38 1.7 1.1- 2.8
65+ 3,228 1,616 53.2 50.7-55.7 1,489 43.1 40.7-45.6 95 3.1 2.3- 4.1 28 0.6 0.4- 0.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,267 434 33.3 28.9-38.1 698 54.8 49.8-59.7 102 8.4 6.2-11.4 33 3.4 1.8- 6.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,861 1,247 42.6 39.2-46.0 1,442 51.6 48.2-55.1 134 4.8 3.4- 6.8 38 1.0 0.6- 1.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,363 1,063 45.9 42.5-49.3 1,154 48.3 44.9-51.8 111 4.4 3.1- 6.4 35 1.4 0.7- 2.8
College Graduate 2,769 1,576 56.8 53.6-59.9 1,124 41.1 38.0-44.2 54 1.9 1.1- 3.0 15 0.3 0.2- 0.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,091 308 23.1 18.9-27.9 635 59.8 53.9-65.5 106 12.9 8.9-18.4 42 4.2 2.4- 7.1
$15,000- $24,999 1,541 577 36.7 32.4-41.3 838 55.3 50.7-59.8 96 6.4 4.7- 8.8 30 1.5 0.9- 2.4
$25,000- $34,999 1,061 459 39.1 34.2-44.3 539 53.0 47.7-58.2 56 7.3 4.5-11.7 7 0.6 0.2- 1.8
$35,000- $49,999 1,147 560 46.4 41.4-51.4 544 50.9 45.8-55.9 37 2.2 1.4- 3.4 6 0.6 0.1- 2.5
$50,000+ 2,962 1,782 58.3 55.4-61.1 1,126 39.9 37.1-42.7 41 1.4 0.8- 2.5 13 0.5 0.2- 1.5
REGION**
Region I 1,220 567 48.5 44.1-53.0 587 46.3 41.9-50.8 49 3.8 2.5- 5.8 17 1.3 0.7- 2.4
Region II 1,189 545 46.0 41.6-50.3 569 48.4 44.1-52.8 52 3.8 2.5- 5.7 23 1.8 1.0- 3.4
Region III 1,247 598 48.6 44.0-53.3 577 47.3 42.7-51.9 57 3.5 2.2- 5.7 15 0.6 0.3- 1.1
Region IV 1,088 485 44.9 40.6-49.3 534 48.2 43.8-52.7 52 5.2 3.2- 8.5 17 1.7 0.6- 4.8
Region V 1,111 499 45.3 40.9-49.7 551 48.6 44.2-53.0 49 5.3 3.4- 8.2 12 0.9 0.5- 1.6
Region VI 1,195 548 45.3 41.1-49.6 584 47.8 43.5-52.1 47 4.9 3.4- 7.0 16 2.1 0.7- 5.6
Region VII 1,127 518 46.1 40.9-51.3 544 49.2 44.0-54.4 50 4.3 2.2- 8.5 15 0.4 0.2- 0.7
Region VIII 1,103 568 47.9 43.6-52.3 484 46.6 42.2-51.1 45 4.9 3.1- 7.6 6 0.5 0.2- 1.3

** 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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