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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Use

Four-level smoker status*

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  Total #
Respondents
Smokes everyday Smokes some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,406 1,354 17.0 16.0-18.0 405 5.5 4.9- 6.2 2,350 24.4 23.3-25.4 4,297 53.1 51.8-54.5
GENDER
Male 3,309 590 18.8 17.2-20.6 170 6.4 5.3- 7.7 1,217 30.0 28.2-31.8 1,332 44.8 42.6-46.9
Female 5,097 764 15.3 14.1-16.5 235 4.7 4.0- 5.5 1,133 19.2 18.1-20.4 2,965 60.8 59.2-62.4
RACE
White 6,329 1,111 19.1 17.9-20.3 283 5.2 4.5- 6.0 1,930 27.5 26.3-28.8 3,005 48.2 46.7-49.7
African American 1,808 203 11.9 10.0-14.1 105 6.4 4.9- 8.2 356 17.0 15.0-19.3 1,144 64.8 61.8-67.6
Other 208 34 17.2 11.7-24.7 15 5.3 3.1- 9.2 50 21.8 15.7-29.5 109 55.6 47.1-63.8
HISPANIC
Yes 117 16 13.5 7.4-23.5 7 6.5 2.9-14.0 29 26.1 17.8-36.7 65 53.8 42.8-64.4
No 8,144 1,327 17.1 16.1-18.2 395 5.5 4.9- 6.3 2,277 24.2 23.1-25.3 4,145 53.1 51.8-54.5
AGE
18-24 402 75 18.0 14.1-22.7 39 9.7 6.8-13.5 34 9.7 6.5-14.1 254 62.7 57.0-68.0
25-34 1,027 189 19.0 16.4-21.9 67 6.7 5.1- 8.8 152 14.4 12.2-16.9 619 59.9 56.4-63.2
35-44 1,482 304 19.9 17.7-22.2 84 5.7 4.5- 7.2 265 17.6 15.6-19.8 829 56.8 54.0-59.6
45-54 1,682 343 20.7 18.6-23.0 94 5.4 4.3- 6.7 453 27.6 25.3-30.1 792 46.3 43.6-49.0
55-64 1,635 258 16.3 14.4-18.4 61 3.8 2.9- 5.0 596 36.5 33.9-39.1 720 43.5 40.8-46.1
65+ 2,103 176 7.6 6.5- 8.9 57 2.4 1.8- 3.2 835 40.8 38.5-43.1 1,035 49.2 46.8-51.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,134 261 26.1 22.7-29.8 67 5.9 4.4- 7.9 346 28.1 24.9-31.4 460 40.0 36.4-43.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,673 529 21.1 19.2-23.2 145 6.4 5.2- 7.9 710 22.8 21.0-24.8 1,289 49.7 47.2-52.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,116 360 15.9 14.2-17.9 109 6.1 4.8- 7.7 580 23.3 21.3-25.4 1,067 54.7 52.0-57.3
College Graduate 2,460 202 8.7 7.4-10.2 84 3.8 2.9- 4.8 707 25.4 23.6-27.3 1,467 62.1 59.9-64.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,023 215 22.3 18.7-26.3 72 6.7 5.1- 8.7 251 23.7 20.2-27.7 485 47.3 43.1-51.5
$15,000- $24,999 1,336 283 22.1 19.3-25.1 81 6.3 4.9- 8.2 345 20.1 17.8-22.7 627 51.5 48.0-54.9
$25,000- $34,999 979 198 20.8 17.8-24.0 38 4.7 3.2- 6.9 269 23.7 20.8-26.9 474 50.9 46.9-54.8
$35,000- $49,999 1,233 211 18.5 16.0-21.3 42 3.4 2.4- 5.0 365 26.4 23.7-29.3 615 51.6 48.3-54.9
$50,000+ 2,695 322 13.0 11.5-14.7 122 5.6 4.5- 6.9 819 26.8 25.0-28.6 1,432 54.6 52.5-56.8
Health District**
Appalachia I 526 97 18.9 15.2-23.3 23 4.6 2.9- 7.2 153 27.0 22.8-31.6 253 49.5 44.4-54.6
Appalachia II 938 140 15.7 13.0-18.9 46 6.6 4.4- 9.8 261 25.5 22.2-29.2 491 52.1 48.0-56.2
Appalachia III 700 105 15.6 12.6-19.2 36 5.6 3.8- 8.2 176 21.7 18.5-25.4 383 57.0 52.6-61.4
Catawba 542 95 18.3 14.4-22.9 25 5.0 3.1- 7.9 153 24.2 20.5-28.4 269 52.5 47.4-57.5
Edisto Savannah 629 112 17.5 14.2-21.4 32 6.4 4.1- 9.8 160 22.9 18.7-27.8 325 53.1 47.8-58.3
Low Country 443 49 15.7 10.7-22.4 17 3.3 1.9- 5.7 161 27.7 23.3-32.6 216 53.3 47.2-59.3
Palmetto 1,281 171 14.3 11.9-17.0 62 6.0 4.3- 8.4 346 23.6 21.0-26.4 702 56.0 52.6-59.4
Pee Dee 693 135 19.5 16.1-23.4 37 5.9 4.0- 8.6 177 22.6 19.3-26.3 344 52.0 47.4-56.6
Trident 992 157 15.5 13.1-18.4 46 4.8 3.5- 6.8 292 24.3 21.5-27.4 497 55.3 51.5-59.0
Upper Savannah 461 79 18.4 14.6-23.1 20 4.8 2.9- 7.9 132 25.7 21.5-30.4 230 51.0 45.6-56.4
Waccamaw 671 121 18.4 15.1-22.3 37 6.9 4.6-10.2 205 27.7 23.8-31.9 308 47.0 42.3-51.6
Wateree 415 68 19.9 15.2-25.5 17 4.0 2.2- 7.0 108 21.4 17.5-26.0 222 54.7 48.8-60.4
Region***
Region I 987 176 18.7 15.9-21.8 43 4.7 3.3- 6.6 285 26.4 23.3-29.6 483 50.3 46.5-54.0
Region II 1,638 245 15.7 13.6-18.0 82 6.2 4.7- 8.2 437 23.9 21.5-26.5 874 54.2 51.2-57.2
Region III 1,823 266 15.5 13.4-17.8 87 5.7 4.3- 7.5 499 23.8 21.7-26.1 971 55.0 52.1-57.8
Region IV 1,108 203 19.6 16.8-22.8 54 5.2 3.7- 7.1 285 22.2 19.6-25.0 566 53.0 49.4-56.6
Region V 629 112 17.5 14.2-21.4 32 6.4 4.1- 9.8 160 22.9 18.7-27.8 325 53.1 47.8-58.3
Region VI 671 121 18.4 15.1-22.3 37 6.9 4.6-10.2 205 27.7 23.8-31.9 308 47.0 42.3-51.6
Region VII 992 157 15.5 13.1-18.4 46 4.8 3.5- 6.8 292 24.3 21.5-27.4 497 55.3 51.5-59.0
Region VIII 443 49 15.7 10.7-22.4 17 3.3 1.9- 5.7 161 27.7 23.3-32.6 216 53.3 47.2-59.3

*Data in this table was derived from the Tobacco Use questions.

#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

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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