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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Tobacco Use

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Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,545 625 40.9 38.1-43.7 203 14.1 12.2-16.3 717 45.0 42.2-47.8
GENDER
Male 705 254 37.6 33.6-41.7 92 14.2 11.4-17.5 359 48.3 44.2-52.4
Female 840 371 44.7 41.0-48.6 111 14.1 11.6-17.1 358 41.1 37.5-44.9
RACE
White 1,235 496 41.3 38.3-44.5 129 10.4 8.7-12.5 610 48.2 45.1-51.3
African American 246 103 38.7 32.0-45.8 64 28.3 22.1-35.3 79 33.1 26.6-40.2
Other Minorities 54 23 43.3 29.0-58.9 10 22.4 11.0-40.3 21 34.3 21.8-49.4
HISPANIC
Yes 31 13 49.2 29.5-69.1 10 28.4 13.4-50.5 8 22.4 10.3-41.9
No 1,505 611 40.8 38.0-43.6 193 13.7 11.8-15.9 701 45.5 42.7-48.3
AGE
18-24 116 64 56.6 46.9-65.9 36 30.3 22.1-40.0 16 13.0 8.0-20.6
25-34 227 126 55.5 47.9-62.9 32 15.8 10.6-23.0 69 28.7 22.6-35.6
35-44 332 170 49.7 43.7-55.7 50 16.8 12.5-22.2 112 33.5 28.2-39.3
45-54 342 143 44.8 38.5-51.3 43 11.8 8.6-16.0 156 43.4 37.3-49.7
55-64 242 78 30.2 24.5-36.7 23 9.0 5.9-13.6 141 60.7 54.0-67.0
65+ 258 37 12.7 9.1-17.5 17 6.5 4.0-10.5 204 80.8 75.3-85.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 235 118 50.5 43.1-57.9 24 12.1 7.8-18.4 93 37.4 30.7-44.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 498 249 49.6 44.6-54.6 72 16.5 12.9-20.9 177 33.9 29.5-38.6
Some Post-H.S. 440 163 36.9 32.0-42.1 70 16.1 12.6-20.3 207 47.0 41.9-52.3
College Graduate 366 93 24.7 20.2-29.8 36 9.3 6.6-13.1 237 66.0 60.5-71.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 159 79 44.5 35.8-53.5 27 19.1 12.4-28.3 53 36.4 28.0-45.8
$15,000- 24,999 269 131 48.1 41.2-55.1 47 20.3 15.0-26.9 91 31.6 25.6-38.2
$25,000- 34,999 214 98 48.8 41.0-56.7 33 17.5 12.2-24.4 83 33.7 27.1-41.0
$35,000- 49,999 275 129 46.8 40.3-53.3 30 11.1 7.6-15.9 116 42.2 35.9-48.7
$50,000+ 400 111 28.2 23.5-33.5 46 11.4 8.4-15.3 243 60.4 54.9-65.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 108 43 40.6 30.8-51.3 16 13.9 8.2-22.7 49 45.4 35.3-55.9
Appalachia II 181 64 39.6 31.2-48.6 23 10.7 6.8-16.4 94 49.7 41.2-58.3
Appalachia III 101 42 40.6 30.7-51.3 13 14.7 8.3-24.7 46 44.7 34.5-55.4
Catawba 102 47 49.3 38.8-59.8 10 10.3 5.2-19.1 45 40.5 30.7-51.0
Edisto 38 17 44.6 25.9-64.9 5 14.9 6.1-32.1 16 40.5 23.8-59.8
Low Country 80 31 38.6 27.2-51.4 7 11.2 5.4-21.9 42 50.2 38.2-62.3
Palmetto 234 94 42.5 35.2-50.0 35 15.7 10.8-22.3 105 41.9 34.9-49.1
Pee Dee 103 40 37.3 27.7-48.0 13 13.1 7.0-23.1 50 49.6 39.0-60.2
Savannah 62 23 29.3 19.0-42.2 14 30.9 18.9-46.2 25 39.9 27.4-53.7
Trident 190 76 41.7 34.1-49.6 24 12.1 7.8-18.3 90 46.3 38.6-54.1
Upper Savannah 87 31 37.6 26.8-49.7 13 17.9 9.9-30.4 43 44.5 33.3-56.2
Waccamaw 138 68 46.4 37.1-55.9 13 11.6 6.5-19.7 57 42.1 33.0-51.7
Wateree 96 38 34.8 25.1-46.1 13 14.5 8.1-24.7 45 50.6 39.6-61.6

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life.

#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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