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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Was there a time in the past 12 months when you needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost?

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,778 1,435 16.0 14.7-17.4 8,343 84.0 82.6-85.3
GENDER
Male 3,694 411 13.3 11.4-15.5 3,283 86.7 84.5-88.6
Female 6,084 1,024 18.5 16.8-20.3 5,060 81.5 79.7-83.2
RACE
White 6,380 667 12.8 11.4-14.3 5,713 87.2 85.7-88.6
African American 2,659 608 21.4 18.7-24.5 2,051 78.6 75.5-81.3
Other 468 113 26.7 20.3-34.2 355 73.3 65.8-79.7
HISPANIC
Yes 154 38 26.1 16.1-39.4 116 73.9 60.6-83.9
No 9,393 1,353 15.7 14.4-17.1 8,040 84.3 82.9-85.6
AGE
18-24 284 51 16.5 11.4-23.4 233 83.5 76.6-88.6
25-34 695 151 18.8 15.1-23.2 544 81.2 76.8-84.9
35-44 1,238 260 19.6 16.4-23.4 978 80.4 76.6-83.6
45-54 1,838 393 19.6 17.0-22.3 1,445 80.4 77.7-83.0
55-64 2,354 374 15.0 12.9-17.4 1,980 85.0 82.6-87.1
65+ 3,369 206 5.9 4.9- 7.2 3,163 94.1 92.8-95.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,348 320 27.9 23.6-32.7 1,028 72.1 67.3-76.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,064 524 18.6 16.1-21.3 2,540 81.4 78.7-83.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,465 373 16.6 14.3-19.3 2,092 83.4 80.7-85.7
College Graduate 2,878 212 7.8 6.2- 9.9 2,666 92.2 90.1-93.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,153 381 36.3 30.7-42.3 772 63.7 57.7-69.3
$15,000- $24,999 1,658 405 32.7 28.4-37.2 1,253 67.3 62.8-71.6
$25,000- $34,999 1,114 172 20.8 16.8-25.6 942 79.2 74.4-83.2
$35,000- $49,999 1,191 121 13.3 10.1-17.3 1,070 86.7 82.7-89.9
$50,000+ 3,052 151 5.8 4.6- 7.3 2,901 94.2 92.7-95.4
REGION**
Region I 1,263 177 15.0 12.1-18.6 1,086 85.0 81.4-87.9
Region II 1,239 168 17.3 13.9-21.2 1,071 82.7 78.8-86.1
Region III 1,309 184 15.4 12.4-18.9 1,125 84.6 81.1-87.6
Region IV 1,162 198 16.8 13.6-20.5 964 83.2 79.5-86.4
Region V 1,172 187 16.3 13.5-19.6 985 83.7 80.4-86.5
Region VI 1,252 203 19.7 16.1-23.8 1,049 80.3 76.2-83.9
Region VII 1,188 172 13.3 10.3-17.1 1,016 86.7 82.9-89.7
Region VIII 1,193 146 15.3 12.4-18.6 1,047 84.7 81.4-87.6

** 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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