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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,882 1,096 40.3 38.2-42.5 312 12.2 10.7-13.8 1,474 47.4 45.3-49.6
GENDER
Male 1,315 474 40.1 37.0-43.4 117 10.8 8.7-13.3 724 49.1 45.9-52.3
Female 1,567 622 40.6 37.8-43.4 195 13.9 12.0-16.2 750 45.5 42.7-48.3
RACE
White 2,335 863 39.3 37.0-41.7 208 9.5 8.1-11.1 1,264 51.2 48.8-53.5
African American 443 191 43.4 38.0-49.0 85 19.9 15.7-24.8 167 36.7 31.6-42.2
Other 79 32 43.3 30.6-57.0 17 21.4 12.5-34.2 30 35.3 23.4-49.3
HISPANIC
Yes 67 25 40.7 27.2-55.7 14 21.0 11.8-34.5 28 38.4 25.7-52.8
No 2,789 1,064 40.4 38.3-42.6 292 11.8 10.3-13.4 1,433 47.8 45.6-49.9
AGE
18-24 170 87 49.5 41.0-58.0 41 26.4 19.4-34.7 42 24.1 17.4-32.4
25-34 396 190 50.2 44.4-55.9 69 16.2 12.4-20.8 137 33.7 28.6-39.1
35-44 522 271 52.7 47.8-57.5 66 12.5 9.6-16.2 185 34.8 30.3-39.5
45-54 651 281 43.8 39.4-48.2 62 9.1 6.9-11.9 308 47.2 42.8-51.6
55-64 567 176 31.1 26.9-35.6 46 8.2 5.9-11.4 345 60.6 56.0-65.1
65+ 556 84 13.6 10.8-16.9 26 5.0 3.2- 7.9 446 81.4 77.5-84.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 428 214 53.2 47.5-58.8 45 11.9 8.5-16.5 169 34.9 29.8-40.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 945 426 46.8 43.1-50.7 110 12.8 10.4-15.8 409 40.3 36.6-44.1
Some Post-H.S. 793 305 39.7 35.6-43.9 91 13.8 10.9-17.5 397 46.5 42.4-50.6
College Graduate 709 149 21.0 17.8-24.6 66 9.4 7.2-12.2 494 69.6 65.6-73.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 365 188 49.4 43.0-55.9 50 21.5 16.0-28.4 127 29.0 23.9-34.8
$15,000- $24,999 527 230 46.7 41.7-51.7 73 13.0 10.0-16.7 224 40.3 35.5-45.3
$25,000- $34,999 381 172 47.3 41.3-53.5 39 12.2 8.2-17.8 170 40.4 34.7-46.4
$35,000- $49,999 437 174 44.3 38.7-49.9 42 10.9 7.7-15.1 221 44.9 39.5-50.4
$50,000+ 831 242 32.0 28.3-35.8 74 8.6 6.6-11.1 515 59.4 55.5-63.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 172 79 45.0 36.5-53.7 5 2.2 0.9- 5.6 88 52.8 44.1-61.3
Appalachia II 309 102 37.3 30.8-44.3 25 10.0 6.2-15.5 182 52.7 46.0-59.4
Appalachia III 255 106 46.1 38.8-53.6 30 13.2 8.4-20.1 119 40.7 33.9-47.9
Catawba 193 88 43.8 36.2-51.7 26 14.4 9.5-21.2 79 41.9 34.2-49.9
Edisto Savannah 214 98 46.7 39.0-54.5 21 11.0 6.7-17.5 95 42.4 34.8-50.2
Low Country 153 40 24.8 17.5-33.7 16 13.2 7.6-21.9 97 62.1 52.5-70.8
Palmetto 401 145 37.5 32.0-43.4 43 12.1 8.4-16.9 213 50.4 44.6-56.3
Pee Dee 209 99 52.2 44.1-60.3 30 17.0 11.1-25.3 80 30.7 24.3-38.0
Trident 352 94 28.2 22.5-34.6 50 16.2 11.9-21.7 208 55.6 49.1-62.0
Upper Savannah 139 54 41.6 32.3-51.5 14 12.8 7.0-22.2 71 45.6 36.4-55.1
Waccamaw 288 107 42.5 35.8-49.4 33 11.3 7.7-16.3 148 46.2 39.7-52.9
Wateree 161 72 43.7 35.0-52.9 14 9.2 4.8-17.0 75 47.0 38.2-56.1

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life.

#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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