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Table 2 Distribution of key sociodemographic characteristics by response to the Reactions to Race module, South Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2016–2017

From: Who declines to respond to the reactions to race module?: findings from the South Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2016–2017

Characteristic   Weighted1 response to RTRM (%)
Total % Responder2 Non-responder3 p-value4
(n = 21,847) (n = 19,380) (n = 2467)
Overall   84.7 15.3  
Sex     0.0758
 Male 47.7 84.0 16.0  
 Female 52.3 85.3 14.7  
Age     < 0.0001
 18–34 29.4 77.9 22.1  
 35–44 15.6 83.1 17.0  
 45–64 33.2 87.6 12.4  
 65+ 21.8 90.5 9.5  
Race/ethnicity     0.0003
 Black 25.4 83.8 16.2  
 Hispanic 5.0 78.3 21.7  
 White 66.5 85.5 14.5  
Education     0.8175
  < HS 14.1 85.0 15.0  
 HS graduate 30.0 84.2 15.8  
 Some college 32.0 85.1 14.9  
 College Graduate 24.0 84.5 15.5  
Income (per year)     < 0.0001
 Less than $15,000 9.5 84.2 15.8  
 $15,000–$24,999 15.9 85.5 14.5  
 $25,000–$34,999 9.0 86.1 13.9  
 $35,000–$49,999 12.5 87.1 12.9  
 $50,000 or more 35.6 86.0 14.1  
 Missing 17.4 79.0 21.0  
Employment status     < 0.0001
 Employed or self employed 55.4 83.3 16.7  
 Not employed 5.6 82.6 17.4  
 Retired 19.3 90.7 9.3  
 Homemaker / Student 10.0 81.6 18.4  
 Unable to work 9.6 85.9 14.1  
Health insurance status     0.0002
 Insured 86.8 85.3 14.7  
 Uninsured 13.2 80.6 19.4  
Geographic residence
 Urban 72.3 89.8 10.3 0.1233
 Rural 27.7 88.7 11.3  
  1. RTRM Reactions To Race
  2. 1 Responses weighted according to guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  3. 2 Responder = BRFSS survey participant who also answered the 6-question Reactions to Race module
  4. 3 Non-responder = BRFSS survey participant who declined to answer the 6-question Reactions to Race module
  5. 4 P-values from the chi-square test of independence are reported for differences between respondent and non-respondents