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BRFSS Survey Results 2006 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 8,994 1,350 16.5 15.4-17.7 437 5.8 5.1- 6.5 2,612 24.5 23.4-25.6 4,595 53.3 51.8-54.7
GENDER
Male 3,475 605 18.9 17.2-20.8 175 6.7 5.5- 8.1 1,298 28.7 26.9-30.7 1,397 45.6 43.3-47.9
Female 5,519 745 14.3 13.1-15.6 262 4.9 4.2- 5.7 1,314 20.5 19.2-21.9 3,198 60.3 58.6-62.0
RACE
White 6,819 1,099 18.4 17.1-19.7 312 5.4 4.7- 6.2 2,157 26.9 25.7-28.2 3,251 49.3 47.7-50.9
African American 1,846 196 10.5 8.8-12.5 108 6.6 5.1- 8.5 365 17.9 15.7-20.4 1,177 65.0 61.9-68.0
Other 245 49 22.1 15.5-30.6 16 7.3 3.8-13.5 62 24.2 17.7-32.2 118 46.4 38.1-54.9
HISPANIC
Yes 181 29 21.6 14.1-31.8 9 5.0 2.3-10.6 40 20.6 13.8-29.6 103 52.7 42.8-62.5
No 8,635 1,305 16.5 15.4-17.6 424 5.8 5.1- 6.6 2,523 24.5 23.4-25.7 4,383 53.2 51.7-54.6
AGE
18-24 338 72 23.6 18.4-29.7 30 8.5 5.6-12.7 27 7.9 5.1-12.1 209 60.0 53.5-66.2
25-34 948 165 17.1 14.4-20.2 71 7.6 5.8-10.0 159 16.0 13.5-18.9 553 59.3 55.5-63.0
35-44 1,435 283 19.3 16.9-21.9 75 5.9 4.3- 7.9 260 18.7 16.3-21.3 817 56.2 53.0-59.4
45-54 1,819 342 17.7 15.6-20.0 116 6.1 4.9- 7.4 452 25.4 23.0-28.0 909 50.8 47.9-53.7
55-64 1,888 303 16.3 14.4-18.4 75 4.1 3.0- 5.4 683 36.1 33.6-38.8 827 43.5 40.9-46.2
65+ 2,479 172 7.4 6.2- 8.8 68 2.9 2.1- 3.9 1,005 40.2 37.9-42.6 1,234 49.5 47.0-51.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,318 299 28.6 25.0-32.4 69 5.6 3.9- 7.8 386 25.4 22.4-28.6 564 40.5 36.8-44.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,766 510 21.0 18.9-23.3 136 6.4 5.1- 8.0 773 24.1 22.1-26.2 1,347 48.5 45.9-51.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,214 340 14.7 12.8-16.7 124 6.7 5.3- 8.5 689 25.9 23.6-28.2 1,061 52.8 49.9-55.6
College Graduate 2,669 197 7.4 6.1- 8.9 108 4.4 3.5- 5.5 757 23.3 21.4-25.3 1,607 65.0 62.6-67.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,073 219 21.5 18.2-25.2 69 6.9 5.1- 9.2 282 24.0 20.6-27.7 503 47.6 43.4-51.9
$15,000- $24,999 1,350 276 22.8 19.7-26.2 75 7.3 5.4- 9.8 378 22.6 19.8-25.7 621 47.3 43.4-51.2
$25,000- $34,999 1,012 158 19.2 15.7-23.4 60 7.7 5.3-11.0 303 25.4 22.0-29.2 491 47.6 43.2-52.1
$35,000- $49,999 1,248 207 17.0 14.5-19.9 62 5.0 3.6- 6.9 362 23.6 20.8-26.5 617 54.4 50.7-58.0
$50,000+ 3,003 321 11.0 9.6-12.6 116 4.8 3.8- 6.1 921 26.0 24.1-27.9 1,645 58.2 56.0-60.5
Health District**
Appalachia I 707 120 16.4 13.2-20.2 40 5.7 4.0- 8.0 195 23.6 20.1-27.5 352 54.3 49.5-59.1
Appalachia II 653 78 14.8 11.5-18.9 36 5.6 3.8- 8.4 185 21.8 18.5-25.4 354 57.8 53.1-62.3
Appalachia III 500 97 20.9 16.6-26.1 25 5.8 3.6- 9.1 131 22.2 18.3-26.6 247 51.1 45.6-56.6
Catawba 381 61 16.1 12.2-21.0 18 6.8 3.9-11.4 119 27.7 22.8-33.1 183 49.5 43.5-55.5
Edisto Savannah 1,067 156 16.3 13.5-19.6 49 5.1 3.6- 7.3 277 23.0 20.0-26.3 585 55.5 51.6-59.4
Low Country 932 107 14.1 11.2-17.5 48 8.5 5.5-13.0 320 27.4 24.1-31.0 457 50.0 45.5-54.4
Palmetto 846 104 12.7 9.9-16.0 32 5.0 3.3- 7.5 246 24.8 21.6-28.3 464 57.5 53.3-61.5
Pee Dee 744 129 18.0 14.9-21.6 44 7.1 4.6-10.7 186 21.8 18.3-25.8 385 53.0 48.3-57.7
Trident 1,039 161 16.7 13.9-19.9 38 3.9 2.5- 6.0 305 25.3 22.2-28.7 535 54.1 50.1-58.1
Upper Savannah 582 84 17.4 13.0-22.8 20 4.6 2.4- 8.6 155 20.8 17.4-24.8 323 57.2 51.7-62.5
Waccamaw 949 162 21.3 17.7-25.3 56 7.3 5.4- 9.9 336 29.3 26.1-32.7 395 42.2 38.2-46.2
Wateree 481 77 16.3 12.3-21.1 26 6.6 4.2-10.2 133 27.2 22.2-32.8 245 50.0 44.2-55.7
Region***
Region I 1,289 204 16.8 14.1-19.9 60 5.2 3.7- 7.2 350 22.4 19.9-25.1 675 55.6 52.0-59.2
Region II 1,153 175 17.6 14.9-20.8 61 5.7 4.2- 7.7 316 22.0 19.4-24.7 601 54.7 51.1-58.3
Region III 1,227 165 13.8 11.5-16.4 50 5.6 4.0- 7.7 365 25.7 23.0-28.6 647 55.0 51.5-58.3
Region IV 1,225 206 17.3 14.8-20.2 70 6.9 5.0- 9.4 319 24.0 21.0-27.2 630 51.8 48.1-55.4
Region V 1,067 156 16.3 13.5-19.6 49 5.1 3.6- 7.3 277 23.0 20.0-26.3 585 55.5 51.6-59.4
Region VI 949 162 21.3 17.7-25.3 56 7.3 5.4- 9.9 336 29.3 26.1-32.7 395 42.2 38.2-46.2
Region VII 1,039 161 16.7 13.9-19.9 38 3.9 2.5- 6.0 305 25.3 22.2-28.7 535 54.1 50.1-58.1
Region VIII 932 107 14.1 11.2-17.5 48 8.5 5.5-13.0 320 27.4 24.1-31.0 457 50.0 45.5-54.4

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

#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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