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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Use

Current smoking status*

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  Total #
Respondents
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,134 8,345 80.0 78.6-81.3 1,789 20.0 18.7-21.4
GENDER
Male 3,687 2,962 78.5 76.1-80.7 725 21.5 19.3-23.9
Female 6,447 5,383 81.4 79.7-83.0 1,064 18.6 17.0-20.3
RACE
White 6,639 5,438 79.0 77.2-80.6 1,201 21.0 19.4-22.8
African American 2,699 2,265 81.8 78.8-84.5 434 18.2 15.5-21.2
Other 482 371 81.3 75.2-86.1 111 18.7 13.9-24.8
HISPANIC
Yes 174 144 88.2 80.6-93.1 30 11.8 6.9-19.4
No 9,703 7,977 79.6 78.1-81.0 1,726 20.4 19.0-21.9
AGE
18-24 321 231 75.3 68.0-81.4 90 24.7 18.6-32.0
25-34 852 639 75.5 71.2-79.4 213 24.5 20.6-28.8
35-44 1,374 1,066 77.0 73.5-80.1 308 23.0 19.9-26.5
45-54 2,024 1,521 76.3 73.4-78.9 503 23.7 21.1-26.6
55-64 2,274 1,904 84.3 82.0-86.3 370 15.7 13.7-18.0
65+ 3,289 2,984 91.2 89.8-92.5 305 8.8 7.5-10.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,382 1,056 67.8 62.9-72.3 326 32.2 27.7-37.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,403 2,694 73.3 70.3-76.0 709 26.7 24.0-29.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,451 1,986 82.1 79.6-84.4 465 17.9 15.6-20.4
College Graduate 2,877 2,593 90.0 88.1-91.6 284 10.0 8.4-11.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,224 926 68.5 63.6-73.0 298 31.5 27.0-36.4
$15,000- $24,999 1,658 1,268 69.8 65.4-73.9 390 30.2 26.1-34.6
$25,000- $34,999 1,091 896 76.0 70.4-80.9 195 24.0 19.1-29.6
$35,000- $49,999 1,306 1,048 78.5 73.9-82.4 258 21.5 17.6-26.1
$50,000+ 3,280 2,847 86.3 84.4-88.0 433 13.7 12.0-15.6
Health District**
Appalachia I 420 346 79.3 73.5-84.1 74 20.7 15.9-26.5
Appalachia II 681 573 80.9 75.7-85.3 108 19.1 14.7-24.3
Appalachia III 563 460 80.7 74.8-85.5 103 19.3 14.5-25.2
Catawba 260 204 80.4 74.4-85.2 56 19.6 14.8-25.6
Edisto Savannah 1,239 1,039 80.6 77.1-83.6 200 19.4 16.4-22.9
Low Country 1,209 994 80.0 76.3-83.3 215 20.0 16.7-23.7
Palmetto 1,068 908 83.9 79.4-87.6 160 16.1 12.4-20.6
Pee Dee 676 551 74.6 69.1-79.5 125 25.4 20.5-30.9
Trident 1,184 976 78.3 73.6-82.3 208 21.7 17.7-26.4
Upper Savannah 924 730 78.1 72.7-82.6 194 21.9 17.4-27.3
Waccamaw 1,240 1,006 77.9 74.3-81.2 234 22.1 18.8-25.7
Wateree 553 461 81.7 76.5-86.0 92 18.3 14.0-23.5
Region***
Region I 1,344 1,076 78.7 74.9-82.2 268 21.3 17.8-25.1
Region II 1,244 1,033 80.8 77.0-84.2 211 19.2 15.8-23.0
Region III 1,328 1,112 82.7 79.2-85.8 216 17.3 14.2-20.8
Region IV 1,229 1,012 77.4 73.5-80.9 217 22.6 19.1-26.5
Region V 1,239 1,039 80.6 77.1-83.6 200 19.4 16.4-22.9
Region VI 1,240 1,006 77.9 74.3-81.2 234 22.1 18.8-25.7
Region VII 1,184 976 78.3 73.6-82.3 208 21.7 17.7-26.4
Region VIII 1,209 994 80.0 76.3-83.3 215 20.0 16.7-23.7

*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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