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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Indicators

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 2,027 429 22.3 19.9-24.7 355 18.2 16.0-20.6 521 24.8 22.4-27.4 358 18.1 16.0-20.4 364 16.7 14.6-19.1
GENDER
Male 909 245 27.6 24.0-31.6 179 19.9 16.7-23.7 220 22.1 18.9-25.8 140 16.5 13.5-19.9 125 13.9 11.1-17.1
Female 1,118 184 16.5 14.0-19.5 176 16.3 13.7-19.3 301 27.6 24.1-31.4 218 19.8 16.9-23.1 239 19.7 16.6-23.3
RACE
White 1,667 378 24.3 21.7-27.1 308 19.2 16.8-21.8 424 25.0 22.4-27.8 281 17.1 14.8-19.5 276 14.5 12.3-16.9
African American 303 33 11.2 7.1-17.1 36 11.4 7.2-17.6 81 23.2 17.2-30.6 71 24.1 18.1-31.2 82 30.2 23.1-38.3
Other Minorities 45 13 22.2 11.0-39.8 11 28.7 14.5-49.0 12 27.0 14.3-44.9 4 15.5 5.5-36.5 5 6.6 2.2-18.3
HISPANIC
Yes 41 4 8.4 2.2-26.7 10 22.8 11.0-41.4 14 31.3 16.3-51.5 8 27.5 11.9-51.6 5 10.1 3.4-26.5
No 1,958 417 22.5 20.2-25.1 342 18.2 16.0-20.7 501 24.5 22.1-27.1 344 17.8 15.7-20.1 354 16.9 14.7-19.4
AGE
18-24 118 30 22.3 14.4-33.0 28 20.5 13.5-30.0 31 23.7 15.7-34.2 22 22.7 14.1-34.3 7 10.8 4.0-25.7
25-34 302 77 26.4 20.5-33.1 60 18.9 14.0-25.0 80 24.9 19.3-31.4 49 19.0 13.8-25.4 36 10.9 7.3-16.0
35-44 394 106 26.8 21.6-32.8 73 17.6 13.3-22.8 114 29.8 23.8-36.5 50 11.0 7.9-15.0 51 14.8 10.6-20.3
45-54 422 72 20.7 15.8-26.6 71 19.3 14.3-25.4 111 25.3 20.2-31.1 81 16.8 12.7-21.8 87 17.9 13.7-23.1
55-64 392 77 20.4 15.8-25.9 75 19.1 14.2-25.1 89 22.1 17.5-27.4 67 17.2 13.2-22.2 84 21.2 16.6-26.8
65+ 390 66 16.4 12.6-21.1 47 14.0 10.1-19.1 93 21.7 17.2-27.0 88 25.3 20.2-31.1 96 22.6 17.5-28.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 364 104 29.2 23.0-36.2 62 17.3 12.5-23.5 90 23.7 18.3-30.1 48 12.4 8.3-18.2 60 17.4 11.9-24.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 647 146 23.1 19.1-27.6 125 18.4 14.9-22.6 165 24.3 20.1-29.0 103 18.4 14.5-23.0 108 15.8 12.1-20.6
Some Post-H.S. 537 102 19.7 15.7-24.5 92 18.9 14.7-24.0 149 27.9 23.0-33.4 97 17.9 14.1-22.4 97 15.6 12.1-19.8
College Graduate 478 77 18.8 14.8-23.6 76 17.6 13.6-22.4 116 22.4 18.3-27.1 110 22.4 18.3-27.1 99 18.8 15.0-23.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 266 69 26.8 19.9-35.1 31 10.1 6.3-15.7 71 24.3 17.5-32.7 43 20.4 13.9-29.0 52 18.4 12.2-26.7
$15,000- 24,999 399 94 23.9 18.7-30.1 65 17.2 12.5-23.0 99 24.3 19.0-30.6 79 21.3 16.1-27.6 62 13.3 9.4-18.6
$25,000- 34,999 268 51 20.8 15.1-28.0 46 16.9 11.8-23.8 64 22.9 17.3-29.7 51 21.0 15.4-27.9 56 18.3 13.2-24.8
$35,000- 49,999 341 71 20.4 15.4-26.5 79 25.8 19.8-33.0 94 27.1 21.5-33.7 43 10.0 7.0-14.2 54 16.6 11.0-24.3
$50,000+ 544 100 20.7 16.8-25.4 102 19.4 15.6-23.8 145 25.7 21.2-30.6 98 17.6 14.1-21.7 99 16.6 13.2-20.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 69 13 20.5 11.8-33.3 15 24.4 13.5-40.0 14 20.0 11.5-32.6 12 17.7 9.9-29.6 15 17.4 10.2-28.2
Appalachia II 176 39 23.3 17.0-31.2 26 17.0 11.4-24.5 46 26.0 19.4-33.9 32 16.7 11.6-23.2 33 17.1 12.0-23.7
Appalachia III 104 30 28.6 20.2-38.7 18 19.4 12.2-29.2 21 20.1 12.9-29.8 25 19.9 13.1-29.0 10 12.1 6.4-21.6
Catawba 94 30 39.0 27.6-51.7 13 12.4 6.9-21.4 23 23.7 15.1-35.1 17 15.2 8.7-25.3 11 9.7 4.9-18.1
Edisto 29 7 31.7 15.3-54.3 5 13.6 5.3-31.0 5 17.9 5.7-44.0 6 16.2 6.8-34.0 6 20.6 8.8-40.8
Low Country 90 18 21.5 12.9-33.7 19 21.5 13.4-32.7 19 20.4 12.7-31.1 20 21.9 13.5-33.4 14 14.7 8.1-25.2
Palmetto 216 38 15.2 10.8-20.8 50 26.4 19.8-34.3 60 25.5 19.7-32.4 32 16.3 11.0-23.5 36 16.5 11.1-23.9
Pee Dee 604 127 23.9 18.7-29.9 107 17.0 13.5-21.1 155 25.9 21.3-31.2 92 15.5 12.1-19.6 123 17.8 14.3-21.9
Savannah 74 14 24.9 14.3-39.7 9 9.2 4.6-17.6 26 30.5 20.0-43.4 11 16.9 8.2-31.6 14 18.6 10.4-30.9
Trident 195 45 20.4 14.8-27.4 34 19.7 13.6-27.5 52 25.6 18.6-34.1 37 19.5 13.9-26.7 27 14.9 9.7-22.1
Upper Savannah 134 21 18.2 11.0-28.5 18 8.6 4.6-15.3 42 29.8 20.2-41.5 23 19.9 11.3-32.6 30 23.6 15.0-35.0
Waccamaw 151 30 19.6 13.5-27.7 19 13.1 8.1-20.6 39 23.3 16.5-31.7 37 23.1 16.4-31.4 26 20.9 12.1-33.7
Wateree 76 14 18.7 10.2-31.6 20 24.9 15.4-37.7 15 26.5 15.2-42.0 12 11.0 5.8-19.7 15 19.0 11.0-30.9

* 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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