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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Tobacco Indicators

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Which of the following best describes your place of works' official smoking policy for indoor public or common areas, such as lobbies, rest rooms, and lunch rooms?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Not allowed Allowed in some areas Allowed in all areas No official policy
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,534 1,128 70.4 67.4-73.2 281 19.7 17.4-22.2 31 2.7 1.7- 4.2 94 7.2 5.5- 9.5
GENDER
Male 575 393 63.7 58.8-68.4 121 22.7 19.0-27.0 13 3.3 1.7- 6.3 48 10.3 7.0-14.8
Female 959 735 76.1 72.8-79.2 160 17.0 14.4-20.0 18 2.2 1.2- 4.1 46 4.6 3.4- 6.3
RACE
White 1,157 868 72.7 69.4-75.9 192 17.1 14.8-19.7 24 2.9 1.7- 4.9 73 7.3 5.2-10.0
African American 328 233 66.6 60.0-72.6 76 25.7 20.2-32.0 4 1.5 0.6- 4.1 15 6.2 3.5-10.8
Other Minorities 36 17 43.4 26.8-61.6 11 32.0 17.3-51.4 3 8.2 2.4-24.3 5 16.3 6.6-35.2
HISPANIC
Yes 28 16 70.3 50.4-84.7 10 24.2 11.7-43.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 5.5 1.1-22.5
No 1,502 1,111 70.5 67.5-73.3 269 19.5 17.2-22.1 31 2.8 1.8- 4.3 91 7.2 5.5- 9.5
AGE
18-24 129 76 53.6 42.7-64.3 39 31.5 22.6-41.9 6 3.8 1.7- 8.5 8 11.1 4.0-27.0
25-34 374 273 70.4 64.5-75.8 67 19.5 15.1-24.8 10 3.1 1.2- 7.6 24 7.0 4.4-10.7
35-44 420 304 69.1 63.6-74.1 83 20.3 16.2-25.0 8 3.3 1.3- 7.8 25 7.4 4.9-11.1
45-54 384 298 77.9 72.8-82.3 62 16.0 12.1-20.7 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3 21 5.4 3.4- 8.6
55-64 157 123 75.9 67.0-83.0 21 14.7 9.5-22.1 3 3.6 0.7-15.5 10 5.8 3.0-10.7
65+ 46 36 76.9 60.9-87.7 4 8.9 2.9-23.8 1 2.9 0.4-17.9 5 11.4 4.6-25.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 98 44 39.1 28.6-50.6 37 39.8 28.6-52.2 8 12.8 5.5-27.1 9 8.3 4.1-16.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 455 291 62.4 57.0-67.5 108 24.7 20.3-29.8 10 2.2 1.1- 4.3 46 10.7 7.7-14.6
Some Post-H.S. 452 340 71.8 65.6-77.3 82 18.3 14.5-22.9 8 2.5 0.9- 6.8 22 7.4 3.6-14.3
College Graduate 529 453 84.5 80.6-87.7 54 11.1 8.3-14.6 5 1.0 0.4- 2.4 17 3.5 2.1- 5.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 67 46 60.8 45.1-74.5 10 16.3 8.1-29.9 3 11.3 3.2-32.6 8 11.7 5.4-23.5
$15,000- 24,999 224 145 60.0 50.2-69.0 51 23.8 17.0-32.4 9 4.7 1.8-11.9 19 11.5 5.0-24.2
$25,000- 34,999 239 161 62.4 54.3-70.0 55 23.5 17.7-30.5 7 4.8 1.7-12.5 16 9.3 5.2-16.1
$35,000- 49,999 289 210 68.2 61.7-74.1 59 24.4 19.0-30.7 5 1.8 0.7- 4.5 15 5.6 3.2- 9.5
$50,000+ 576 468 80.0 76.1-83.4 76 13.9 11.0-17.4 6 1.1 0.5- 2.6 26 5.0 3.3- 7.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 75 53 67.8 54.7-78.5 17 25.0 15.4-37.7 2 1.5 0.4- 5.7 3 5.8 1.7-17.9
Appalachia II 212 162 74.1 66.7-80.3 35 17.6 12.3-24.4 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 14 7.9 4.6-13.2
Appalachia III 102 75 76.2 66.3-83.9 21 18.2 11.5-27.5 1 1.5 0.2-10.1 5 4.1 1.6-10.3
Catawba 122 85 59.1 45.6-71.4 26 24.6 15.7-36.3 3 2.7 0.8- 9.5 8 13.5 4.5-34.2
Edisto 45 34 61.9 43.0-77.8 9 32.5 17.4-52.5 1 2.4 0.3-15.2 1 3.2 0.4-19.4
Low Country 65 41 59.4 45.6-71.8 18 29.9 19.0-43.8 1 2.6 0.4-16.0 5 8.1 3.0-20.0
Palmetto 267 203 73.0 65.7-79.2 47 16.5 12.3-21.9 5 5.2 1.8-14.0 12 5.3 2.9- 9.5
Pee Dee 88 62 68.9 56.8-78.9 20 24.4 15.4-36.5 3 3.5 1.1-10.4 3 3.2 0.9-10.5
Savannah 68 56 77.5 63.6-87.1 11 20.8 11.5-34.6 1 1.7 0.2-11.4 0 0.0 . - .
Trident 202 156 80.4 73.9-85.7 25 10.6 6.9-15.8 4 1.6 0.5- 4.9 17 7.5 4.4-12.5
Upper Savannah 88 62 68.4 56.3-78.5 19 23.6 14.8-35.5 0 0.0 . - . 7 8.0 3.5-17.1
Waccamaw 89 60 59.3 46.4-71.1 18 23.2 14.5-35.0 2 5.6 1.1-24.5 9 11.9 5.8-22.9
Wateree 91 67 67.4 53.1-79.1 13 18.1 9.2-32.6 5 5.1 1.9-13.2 6 9.3 3.2-24.5

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported working indoors most of the time.

#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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