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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Risk Factors

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.#
Smokes everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,911 1,096 19.6 18.4-20.8 312 5.9 5.2- 6.8 1,474 23.0 21.8-24.2 3,029 51.5 50.0-53.1
GENDER
Male 2,236 474 22.5 20.4-24.6 117 6.0 4.9- 7.5 724 27.5 25.4-29.6 921 44.1 41.6-46.5
Female 3,675 622 16.9 15.6-18.3 195 5.8 4.9- 6.8 750 18.9 17.6-20.4 2,108 58.4 56.5-60.2
RACE
White 4,600 863 20.3 18.9-21.7 208 4.9 4.2- 5.8 1,264 26.4 25.0-27.8 2,265 48.4 46.7-50.1
African American 1,104 191 17.1 14.6-19.9 85 7.8 6.1-10.0 167 14.4 12.2-17.0 661 60.7 57.2-64.1
Other 157 32 21.4 14.5-30.3 17 10.6 6.1-17.8 30 17.4 11.2-26.1 78 50.6 41.1-60.2
HISPANIC
Yes 149 25 19.6 12.5-29.4 14 10.1 5.6-17.5 28 18.5 12.1-27.2 82 51.9 41.9-61.8
No 5,711 1,064 19.6 18.4-20.9 292 5.7 5.0- 6.6 1,433 23.2 21.9-24.4 2,922 51.5 50.0-53.1
AGE
18-24 384 87 21.6 17.4-26.5 41 11.5 8.3-15.7 42 10.5 7.4-14.7 214 56.4 50.6-61.9
25-34 944 190 21.1 18.1-24.4 69 6.8 5.2- 8.9 137 14.1 11.8-16.8 548 58.0 54.3-61.7
35-44 1,123 271 24.8 22.0-27.8 66 5.9 4.5- 7.7 185 16.4 14.1-19.0 601 52.9 49.5-56.2
45-54 1,192 281 24.7 21.9-27.7 62 5.1 3.8- 6.7 308 26.6 23.8-29.5 541 43.6 40.5-46.9
55-64 998 176 18.2 15.5-21.1 46 4.8 3.4- 6.7 345 35.4 32.1-38.8 431 41.6 38.3-45.1
65+ 1,214 84 6.1 4.8- 7.7 26 2.3 1.4- 3.6 446 36.5 33.4-39.6 658 55.2 52.0-58.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 723 214 31.2 27.2-35.5 45 7.0 4.9- 9.9 169 20.5 17.3-24.0 295 41.3 37.0-45.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,815 426 23.7 21.4-26.1 110 6.5 5.2- 8.1 409 20.4 18.3-22.6 870 49.4 46.6-52.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,533 305 20.5 18.1-23.1 91 7.2 5.6- 9.2 397 24.0 21.7-26.5 740 48.3 45.3-51.4
College Graduate 1,829 149 8.0 6.7- 9.5 66 3.6 2.7- 4.7 494 26.3 24.1-28.7 1,120 62.2 59.6-64.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 711 188 24.2 20.6-28.3 50 10.6 7.7-14.4 127 14.2 11.6-17.4 346 51.0 46.2-55.7
$15,000- $24,999 1,001 230 24.3 21.2-27.6 73 6.7 5.1- 8.8 224 21.0 18.2-24.0 474 48.0 44.3-51.8
$25,000- $34,999 741 172 24.0 20.5-28.0 39 6.2 4.1- 9.3 170 20.5 17.4-24.0 360 49.3 44.9-53.7
$35,000- $49,999 872 174 22.7 19.3-26.4 42 5.6 3.9- 7.9 221 23.0 20.0-26.2 435 48.8 44.9-52.8
$50,000+ 1,852 242 14.4 12.5-16.4 74 3.9 3.0- 5.0 515 26.7 24.5-29.0 1,021 55.1 52.5-57.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 369 79 21.4 16.9-26.7 5 1.1 0.4- 2.7 88 25.1 20.1-30.8 197 52.4 46.3-58.5
Appalachia II 695 102 16.2 13.0-20.1 25 4.3 2.7- 6.9 182 22.9 19.7-26.6 386 56.5 52.0-60.9
Appalachia III 477 106 24.9 20.4-30.1 30 7.1 4.5-11.2 119 22.0 18.1-26.4 222 46.0 40.6-51.5
Catawba 387 88 21.6 17.5-26.4 26 7.1 4.6-10.8 79 20.6 16.3-25.7 194 50.7 45.0-56.4
Edisto Savannah 453 98 21.3 17.3-26.0 21 5.0 3.0- 8.2 95 19.3 15.4-24.0 239 54.3 48.7-59.8
Low Country 293 40 11.9 8.2-16.9 16 6.3 3.6-10.9 97 29.8 24.1-36.3 140 52.0 44.9-59.0
Palmetto 894 145 16.6 13.8-19.8 43 5.3 3.7- 7.6 213 22.3 19.3-25.6 493 55.8 51.8-59.7
Pee Dee 424 99 26.7 21.8-32.2 30 8.7 5.6-13.4 80 15.7 12.4-19.7 215 48.9 43.2-54.6
Trident 742 94 13.3 10.4-16.9 50 7.7 5.6-10.5 208 26.3 22.8-30.2 390 52.7 48.4-57.0
Upper Savannah 293 54 19.0 14.1-25.1 14 5.9 3.2-10.6 71 20.9 16.4-26.2 154 54.3 47.6-60.8
Waccamaw 511 107 24.2 19.9-29.2 33 6.4 4.4- 9.4 148 26.4 22.3-30.9 223 42.9 37.8-48.2
Wateree 308 72 23.9 18.7-30.0 14 5.0 2.6- 9.5 75 25.7 20.3-31.9 147 45.4 39.0-52.1

* Data in this table was derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

#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 I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
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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