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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Tobacco Indicators

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How old were you the first time you smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.#
12 or under 13-14 15-16 17-18 19 0r older
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,426 285 19.7 17.5-22.2 256 17.8 15.7-20.1 357 25.5 23.0-28.2 273 19.8 17.5-22.4 255 17.1 15.0-19.5
GENDER
Male 643 175 24.8 21.3-28.6 115 18.0 15.0-21.4 140 22.9 19.4-26.7 123 19.8 16.6-23.6 90 14.5 11.6-17.9
Female 783 110 13.9 11.4-16.8 141 17.5 14.8-20.7 217 28.5 25.1-32.3 150 19.8 16.8-23.3 165 20.2 17.3-23.6
RACE
White 1,152 249 21.6 19.1-24.5 214 18.7 16.3-21.3 295 25.8 23.1-28.8 217 18.9 16.5-21.7 177 15.0 12.7-17.5
African American 217 23 11.5 7.2-17.8 32 14.3 9.8-20.3 50 26.3 19.9-33.9 42 20.2 14.8-27.1 70 27.6 21.5-34.7
Other Minorities 47 12 20.8 11.0-35.7 8 14.6 6.9-28.4 9 15.7 7.7-29.2 12 35.7 20.7-54.1 6 13.3 5.2-29.8
HISPANIC
Yes 28 6 11.4 4.7-25.2 1 1.5 0.2-10.2 8 30.2 14.9-51.6 9 41.7 22.6-63.6 4 15.2 4.5-40.4
No 1,391 277 20.0 17.7-22.5 253 18.3 16.2-20.7 349 25.5 22.9-28.1 263 19.0 16.8-21.5 249 17.2 15.1-19.6
AGE
18-24 108 32 29.8 21.5-39.7 18 17.1 10.8-26.2 33 31.1 22.6-41.1 17 14.2 8.5-22.7 8 7.7 3.7-15.5
25-34 219 44 17.3 12.7-23.0 52 20.1 15.0-26.3 64 31.6 24.6-39.6 25 14.5 9.3-21.7 34 16.6 11.6-23.1
35-44 311 72 21.8 17.3-27.2 59 20.0 15.5-25.5 83 26.9 21.8-32.7 51 15.9 12.0-20.9 46 15.3 11.1-20.8
45-54 317 41 13.1 9.0-18.6 62 18.3 14.0-23.7 69 20.3 15.8-25.6 80 28.8 22.9-35.5 65 19.5 14.7-25.5
55-64 227 50 21.7 16.4-28.0 31 14.3 10.1-20.0 55 25.0 19.5-31.6 43 18.0 13.3-23.8 48 21.0 15.9-27.2
65+ 223 45 20.7 15.2-27.6 28 14.0 9.7-19.9 49 21.7 16.4-28.2 55 24.5 18.9-31.1 46 19.0 14.2-25.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 213 55 26.5 20.2-34.0 41 18.1 13.1-24.5 57 27.5 20.9-35.3 35 16.9 11.7-23.9 25 10.9 7.0-16.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 460 86 17.5 13.9-21.8 86 18.6 15.0-22.8 116 26.1 21.8-30.9 93 21.3 17.1-26.2 79 16.5 12.8-21.0
Some Post-H.S. 406 69 17.1 13.4-21.6 79 19.1 15.1-23.7 109 26.6 22.1-31.7 74 19.5 15.5-24.2 75 17.7 14.0-22.2
College Graduate 343 75 21.7 17.3-26.8 49 14.5 10.8-19.2 74 21.6 17.3-26.7 71 20.4 16.2-25.5 74 21.8 17.4-26.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 145 37 28.6 20.5-38.3 23 13.7 8.8-20.7 35 23.9 16.8-32.7 25 19.5 12.4-29.3 25 14.3 9.2-21.5
$15,000- 24,999 244 48 17.8 13.1-23.8 47 19.5 14.4-25.7 55 27.2 20.7-34.8 45 17.9 12.7-24.5 49 17.7 12.9-23.7
$25,000- 34,999 202 34 17.3 12.0-24.3 35 15.3 10.8-21.2 55 25.8 19.6-33.1 38 21.2 15.0-29.0 40 20.5 14.4-28.4
$35,000- 49,999 258 60 21.7 16.8-27.6 48 19.1 14.3-25.0 65 25.9 20.4-32.3 47 19.1 14.2-25.1 38 14.2 10.2-19.5
$50,000+ 380 71 19.1 15.0-24.2 70 20.1 16.0-25.1 100 25.3 20.9-30.3 70 18.0 14.1-22.6 69 17.4 13.7-22.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 98 24 26.1 17.4-37.3 17 17.3 10.6-27.0 18 19.8 12.5-30.0 18 17.7 10.9-27.4 21 19.1 12.2-28.4
Appalachia II 164 39 24.4 17.0-33.6 29 16.2 11.0-23.3 39 23.2 16.7-31.2 36 23.2 16.0-32.4 21 13.0 8.1-20.3
Appalachia III 91 19 17.4 10.9-26.5 20 24.6 16.1-35.7 19 22.2 14.1-33.0 11 11.9 6.2-21.4 22 23.9 15.6-35.0
Catawba 96 21 20.8 13.3-30.9 18 19.6 12.4-29.6 27 28.8 20.0-39.6 15 15.6 8.9-25.9 15 15.2 8.9-24.6
Edisto 35 4 12.1 4.2-30.4 4 12.1 4.1-30.4 8 27.3 12.4-49.8 10 23.7 11.5-42.7 9 24.8 9.8-49.9
Low Country 73 15 17.1 10.0-27.8 17 22.0 13.5-33.8 13 18.0 10.3-29.6 15 26.6 15.9-41.0 13 16.2 9.2-27.1
Palmetto 215 26 12.4 8.2-18.4 38 17.6 12.5-24.2 60 27.4 21.0-34.9 52 27.4 20.8-35.1 39 15.2 10.7-21.2
Pee Dee 93 22 21.3 13.6-31.8 13 14.9 8.4-25.1 25 26.9 18.1-37.9 14 16.4 9.5-26.6 19 20.6 12.8-31.3
Savannah 59 9 15.8 8.1-28.7 10 16.4 8.4-29.7 22 37.4 24.8-52.0 10 19.2 9.8-34.2 8 11.2 5.4-21.7
Trident 181 39 22.4 16.4-29.8 28 16.8 11.4-24.1 47 26.4 19.9-34.2 31 16.2 11.4-22.6 36 18.2 12.9-25.0
Upper Savannah 85 18 22.3 14.0-33.7 20 22.6 14.2-34.0 21 25.9 16.4-38.4 17 19.6 12.0-30.3 9 9.6 4.6-19.0
Waccamaw 123 31 26.7 18.5-36.9 23 16.6 10.7-24.9 28 21.9 14.8-31.2 25 18.9 12.5-27.6 16 15.8 9.2-25.8
Wateree 91 14 14.5 8.4-23.9 16 17.3 10.3-27.5 21 23.8 15.4-34.9 16 15.3 8.9-25.0 24 29.2 19.6-41.0

* This question was asked of all respondents who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes in his/her lifetime.

#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 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
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

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