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BRFSS Survey Results 2006 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Use

Current smoking status*

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  Total #
Respondents
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,994 7,207 77.7 76.5-78.9 1,787 22.3 21.1-23.5
GENDER
Male 3,475 2,695 74.4 72.2-76.4 780 25.6 23.6-27.8
Female 5,519 4,512 80.8 79.4-82.2 1,007 19.2 17.8-20.6
RACE
White 6,819 5,408 76.2 74.8-77.6 1,411 23.8 22.4-25.2
African American 1,846 1,542 82.9 80.4-85.2 304 17.1 14.8-19.6
Other 245 180 70.6 61.8-78.1 65 29.4 21.9-38.2
HISPANIC
Yes 181 143 73.3 63.2-81.5 38 26.7 18.5-36.8
No 8,635 6,906 77.7 76.4-78.9 1,729 22.3 21.1-23.6
AGE
18-24 338 236 67.9 61.5-73.7 102 32.1 26.3-38.5
25-34 948 712 75.3 71.8-78.5 236 24.7 21.5-28.2
35-44 1,435 1,077 74.9 71.9-77.6 358 25.1 22.4-28.1
45-54 1,819 1,361 76.2 73.7-78.5 458 23.8 21.5-26.3
55-64 1,888 1,510 79.7 77.3-81.8 378 20.3 18.2-22.7
65+ 2,479 2,239 89.7 88.1-91.1 240 10.3 8.9-11.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,318 950 65.9 61.9-69.6 368 34.1 30.4-38.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,766 2,120 72.6 70.1-75.0 646 27.4 25.0-29.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,214 1,750 78.6 76.2-80.9 464 21.4 19.1-23.8
College Graduate 2,669 2,364 88.3 86.5-89.8 305 11.7 10.2-13.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,073 785 71.6 67.6-75.2 288 28.4 24.8-32.4
$15,000- $24,999 1,350 999 69.9 66.2-73.4 351 30.1 26.6-33.8
$25,000- $34,999 1,012 794 73.1 68.6-77.2 218 26.9 22.8-31.4
$35,000- $49,999 1,248 979 77.9 74.8-80.8 269 22.1 19.2-25.2
$50,000+ 3,003 2,566 84.2 82.3-85.9 437 15.8 14.1-17.7
Health District**
Appalachia I 707 547 77.9 73.8-81.6 160 22.1 18.4-26.2
Appalachia II 653 539 79.5 75.1-83.3 114 20.5 16.7-24.9
Appalachia III 500 378 73.3 67.9-78.1 122 26.7 21.9-32.1
Catawba 381 302 77.1 71.4-82.0 79 22.9 18.0-28.6
Edisto Savannah 1,067 862 78.5 75.0-81.7 205 21.5 18.3-25.0
Low Country 932 777 77.4 72.8-81.5 155 22.6 18.5-27.2
Palmetto 846 710 82.3 78.6-85.5 136 17.7 14.5-21.4
Pee Dee 744 571 74.9 70.5-78.8 173 25.1 21.2-29.5
Trident 1,039 840 79.4 75.9-82.5 199 20.6 17.5-24.1
Upper Savannah 582 478 78.0 72.3-82.8 104 22.0 17.2-27.7
Waccamaw 949 731 71.4 67.2-75.3 218 28.6 24.7-32.8
Wateree 481 378 77.1 71.8-81.7 103 22.9 18.3-28.2
Region***
Region I 1,289 1,025 78.0 74.6-81.0 264 22.0 19.0-25.4
Region II 1,153 917 76.7 73.3-79.8 236 23.3 20.2-26.7
Region III 1,227 1,012 80.7 77.6-83.4 215 19.3 16.6-22.4
Region IV 1,225 949 75.8 72.5-78.8 276 24.2 21.2-27.5
Region V 1,067 862 78.5 75.0-81.7 205 21.5 18.3-25.0
Region VI 949 731 71.4 67.2-75.3 218 28.6 24.7-32.8
Region VII 1,039 840 79.4 75.9-82.5 199 20.6 17.5-24.1
Region VIII 932 777 77.4 72.8-81.5 155 22.6 18.5-27.2

* Data in this table was derived from the tobacco use questions. Current smoker = respondents who smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and currently smoke

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50 and confidence intervals with width greater than 20. 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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