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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Risk Factors

Has a physician ever told you that you had cancer? This excludes the 'Common'Skin cancers*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,956 168 5.2 4.4- 6.2 2,788 94.8 93.8-95.6
GENDER
Male 1,180 48 3.6 2.7- 4.9 1,132 96.4 95.1-97.3
Female 1,776 120 6.7 5.5- 8.2 1,656 93.3 91.8-94.5
RACE
White 2,245 136 5.7 4.7- 6.9 2,109 94.3 93.1-95.3
African American 593 21 3.2 2.0- 5.2 572 96.8 94.8-98.0
Other Minorities 93 11 9.1 4.8-16.4 82 90.9 83.6-95.2
HISPANIC
Yes 76 5 3.3 1.3- 8.3 71 96.7 91.7-98.7
No 2,866 163 5.3 4.5- 6.3 2,703 94.7 93.7-95.5
AGE
18-24 257 4 1.0 0.4- 2.8 253 99.0 97.2-99.6
25-34 565 15 2.9 1.5- 5.8 550 97.1 94.2-98.5
35-44 645 22 3.0 1.9- 4.7 623 97.0 95.3-98.1
45-54 600 34 4.5 3.2- 6.5 566 95.5 93.5-96.8
55-64 403 29 7.7 5.3-11.2 374 92.3 88.8-94.7
65+ 486 64 13.0 10.1-16.6 422 87.0 83.4-89.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 391 34 8.9 6.0-13.0 357 91.1 87.0-94.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 884 44 4.1 3.0- 5.6 840 95.9 94.4-97.0
Some Post-H.S. 840 50 5.2 3.9- 7.0 790 94.8 93.0-96.1
College Graduate 837 40 4.5 3.2- 6.3 797 95.5 93.7-96.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 285 24 8.0 5.0-12.5 261 92.0 87.5-95.0
$15,000- 24,999 487 29 6.0 3.9- 9.3 458 94.0 90.7-96.1
$25,000- 34,999 440 31 6.0 4.0- 8.8 409 94.0 91.2-96.0
$35,000- 49,999 501 27 4.3 2.9- 6.4 474 95.7 93.6-97.1
$50,000+ 838 30 3.2 2.2- 4.8 808 96.8 95.2-97.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 187 11 6.2 3.3-11.0 176 93.8 89.0-96.7
Appalachia II 365 29 7.6 5.1-11.1 336 92.4 88.9-94.9
Appalachia III 201 8 3.3 1.6- 6.7 193 96.7 93.3-98.4
Catawba 192 11 4.9 2.6- 9.1 181 95.1 90.9-97.4
Edisto 87 4 3.3 1.2- 8.8 83 96.7 91.2-98.8
Low Country 137 7 4.6 2.0-10.0 130 95.4 90.0-98.0
Palmetto 466 22 4.7 2.8- 8.0 444 95.3 92.0-97.2
Pee Dee 201 15 7.8 4.4-13.6 186 92.2 86.4-95.6
Savannah 134 9 4.8 2.4- 9.3 125 95.2 90.7-97.6
Trident 373 23 5.7 3.6- 9.0 350 94.3 91.0-96.4
Upper Savannah 166 10 4.8 2.5- 9.0 156 95.2 91.0-97.5
Waccamaw 221 10 3.9 2.0- 7.5 211 96.1 92.5-98.0
Wateree 178 8 4.5 2.2- 9.0 170 95.5 91.0-97.8

*Data for this table were derived from the folic acid question, 'How often do you take this vitamin pill or supplement?'

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
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

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