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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked cigarettes regularly?

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  Total #
Respondents
Within 6 months Within 1 year Within 5 years Within 10 years 10 years or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,908 104 4.2 3.0- 5.6 83 4.5 3.2- 6.3 349 15.7 13.3-18.4 260 12.1 9.9-14.8 2,112 63.6 60.3-66.7
GENDER
Male 1,458 51 4.9 3.2- 7.4 41 5.3 3.4- 8.1 163 14.6 11.4-18.6 129 13.1 9.9-17.3 1,074 62.0 57.3-66.4
Female 1,450 53 3.1 2.1- 4.4 42 3.4 2.0- 5.6 186 17.1 13.8-21.0 131 10.7 8.3-13.7 1,038 65.7 61.5-69.7
RACE
White 2,211 67 3.4 2.4- 4.7 59 4.0 2.6- 6.0 238 14.5 12.0-17.5 194 11.8 9.6-14.5 1,653 66.3 62.8-69.6
African American 502 26 6.8 3.3-13.5 19 5.5 2.6-11.1 86 20.2 13.3-29.3 47 13.8 6.8-25.9 324 53.7 44.4-62.8
Other 126 6 6.9 1.8-22.7 5 9.0 3.3-22.5 15 17.2 9.1-30.4 13 13.1 6.6-24.3 87 53.8 40.6-66.4
HISPANIC
Yes 38 0 0.0 . - . 2 10.8 2.1-41.0 5 24.8 9.8-50.2 3 5.7 1.4-21.2 28 58.6 35.6-78.3
No 2,814 100 4.2 3.1- 5.8 81 4.4 3.1- 6.2 337 15.4 13.0-18.2 252 12.3 10.1-15.1 2,044 63.6 60.3-66.8
AGE
18-24 20 1 1.1 0.1- 8.0 8 50.4 24.4-76.2 9 41.1 18.2-68.7 2 7.3 1.3-32.5 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 90 11 8.3 3.8-17.0 12 13.4 6.4-25.9 35 43.8 30.4-58.2 21 23.2 13.0-38.0 11 11.3 5.0-23.4
35-44 184 10 6.4 2.5-15.3 2 0.9 0.2- 4.8 51 30.0 21.2-40.5 30 18.6 11.3-29.2 91 44.1 34.2-54.4
45-54 423 21 4.6 2.6- 8.1 19 4.5 2.2- 9.0 71 11.5 8.5-15.5 48 11.2 7.8-15.8 264 68.2 62.0-73.8
55-64 777 34 4.2 2.5- 6.9 25 3.7 2.1- 6.3 83 7.6 5.7-10.2 77 13.3 8.9-19.3 558 71.2 65.4-76.4
65+ 1,414 27 1.7 1.0- 2.7 17 1.0 0.6- 1.9 100 7.3 5.5- 9.7 82 5.6 4.1- 7.7 1,188 84.3 81.4-86.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 405 17 4.4 2.3- 8.1 7 4.1 1.3-12.3 50 15.6 10.8-22.0 41 15.5 8.4-26.9 290 60.4 51.2-69.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 880 41 5.0 3.0- 8.2 35 7.3 4.4-11.9 117 17.7 13.2-23.3 83 11.0 7.6-15.6 604 59.0 53.1-64.7
Some Post-H.S. 710 29 6.2 3.5-10.8 18 3.9 2.0- 7.6 103 18.1 13.1-24.3 69 12.8 9.4-17.3 491 59.0 52.7-65.0
College Graduate 907 17 1.7 0.9- 3.2 23 2.4 1.2- 4.9 79 12.0 8.6-16.6 67 11.4 7.6-16.9 721 72.4 66.6-77.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 284 16 6.1 3.1-11.5 14 12.5 5.3-26.9 49 18.5 12.1-27.3 26 8.3 4.7-14.3 179 54.6 44.1-64.7
$15,000- $24,999 454 21 8.4 4.1-16.3 17 6.7 3.4-12.9 71 19.4 14.2-26.0 47 13.4 7.2-23.5 298 52.1 43.9-60.2
$25,000- $34,999 335 15 3.3 1.6- 6.6 12 4.6 1.7-11.6 41 21.2 13.2-32.3 32 10.4 6.7-16.0 235 60.4 50.7-69.4
$35,000- $49,999 382 14 2.5 1.2- 5.2 17 7.8 3.9-15.2 39 15.4 9.3-24.5 25 9.4 5.8-14.7 287 64.9 56.0-72.8
$50,000+ 983 21 3.0 1.7- 5.5 19 2.2 1.1- 4.4 97 13.0 9.4-17.7 90 14.4 10.5-19.5 756 67.4 61.8-72.5
REGION**
Region I 357 18 6.3 2.5-15.2 16 4.2 2.1- 8.1 45 11.1 7.4-16.2 41 17.5 11.8-25.2 237 60.9 52.6-68.6
Region II 330 13 4.6 1.9-10.5 8 4.6 1.7-11.7 32 12.2 7.6-19.2 29 10.4 5.9-17.7 248 68.2 59.5-75.8
Region III 400 14 2.2 1.0- 5.0 18 6.4 3.4-11.8 59 17.7 11.7-25.9 40 12.7 7.6-20.3 269 61.0 52.6-68.8
Region IV 340 16 4.6 2.5- 8.4 8 4.3 1.7-10.0 55 18.8 13.7-25.4 28 11.0 7.0-16.9 233 61.3 54.0-68.2
Region V 331 8 4.0 1.7- 9.2 3 1.1 0.3- 4.0 37 17.4 11.1-26.3 26 8.7 5.3-13.9 257 68.7 60.3-76.1
Region VI 407 16 5.3 2.8- 9.7 10 2.6 1.2- 5.3 41 13.8 9.0-20.6 37 11.7 7.8-17.1 303 66.6 59.5-73.1
Region VII 323 10 4.7 2.1-10.1 7 2.6 0.8- 8.4 42 19.7 12.7-29.2 26 14.3 7.5-25.6 238 58.8 48.9-68.1
Region VIII 420 9 2.6 1.0- 6.5 13 9.2 3.8-20.7 38 12.5 8.1-18.9 33 8.8 5.4-14.0 327 66.8 58.1-74.6

*This question was asked only of former smokers.

** 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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