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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Indicators

In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional advised you to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 751 516 68.7 64.0-73.1 235 31.3 26.9-36.0
GENDER
Male 274 182 66.8 59.0-73.7 92 33.2 26.3-41.0
Female 477 334 70.2 64.1-75.6 143 29.8 24.4-35.9
RACE
White 591 412 69.9 64.6-74.7 179 30.1 25.3-35.4
African American 129 84 66.8 54.9-76.8 45 33.2 23.2-45.1
Other Minorities 26 17 59.9 34.8-80.7 9 40.1 19.3-65.2
HISPANIC
Yes 12 5 15.3 4.5-41.2 7 84.7 58.8-95.5
No 731 504 69.9 65.2-74.3 227 30.1 25.7-34.8
AGE
18-24 56 35 62.0 45.7-76.0 21 38.0 24.0-54.3
25-34 145 89 55.7 45.3-65.6 56 44.3 34.4-54.7
35-44 185 131 67.0 56.1-76.4 54 33.0 23.6-43.9
45-54 179 128 81.8 74.7-87.3 51 18.2 12.7-25.3
55-64 125 94 76.1 65.5-84.3 31 23.9 15.7-34.5
65+ 60 38 65.1 49.0-78.4 22 34.9 21.6-51.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 125 96 76.2 64.4-85.1 29 23.8 14.9-35.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 257 173 68.4 60.4-75.5 84 31.6 24.5-39.6
Some Post-H.S. 222 155 68.0 58.7-76.0 67 32.0 24.0-41.3
College Graduate 146 91 64.2 53.9-73.3 55 35.8 26.7-46.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 114 76 65.5 51.4-77.4 38 34.5 22.6-48.6
$15,000- 24,999 159 121 79.8 71.1-86.4 38 20.2 13.6-28.9
$25,000- 34,999 108 65 58.5 46.3-69.7 43 41.5 30.3-53.7
$35,000- 49,999 126 91 72.5 61.3-81.4 35 27.5 18.6-38.7
$50,000+ 176 120 66.9 56.4-76.0 56 33.1 24.0-43.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 34 26 80.9 64.0-91.0 8 19.1 9.0-36.0
Appalachia II 52 34 67.2 52.0-79.4 18 32.8 20.6-48.0
Appalachia III 38 30 76.2 58.4-88.0 8 23.8 12.0-41.6
Catawba 37 25 66.2 47.5-81.0 12 33.8 19.0-52.5
Edisto 14 8 58.9 30.8-82.1 6 41.1 17.9-69.2
Low Country 27 19 75.2 55.6-88.1 8 24.8 11.9-44.4
Palmetto 77 55 69.2 54.9-80.5 22 30.8 19.5-45.1
Pee Dee 230 155 69.2 61.2-76.2 75 30.8 23.8-38.8
Savannah 25 21 85.4 64.1-95.0 4 14.6 5.0-35.9
Trident 81 54 61.1 46.7-73.8 27 38.9 26.2-53.3
Upper Savannah 52 32 59.9 40.7-76.4 20 40.1 23.6-59.3
Waccamaw 47 34 75.9 61.2-86.3 13 24.1 13.7-38.8
Wateree 30 20 60.0 37.0-79.3 10 40.0 20.7-63.0

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking regularly within the past year and had received health care of some kind.

#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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