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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Indicators

About how long has it been since you last smoked cigarettes regularly?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Within 6 months Within 1 year Within 5 years Within 10 years More than 10 years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 935 46 5.6 3.9- 8.0 30 3.1 1.9- 5.0 158 17.9 14.8-21.6 123 14.2 11.4-17.5 578 59.2 55.0-63.3
GENDER
Male 439 15 4.3 2.4- 7.7 11 2.4 1.1- 5.1 62 16.3 12.0-21.8 47 12.2 8.5-17.0 304 64.8 58.6-70.5
Female 496 31 7.1 4.5-11.0 19 3.9 2.1- 7.2 96 19.7 15.4-24.8 76 16.4 12.5-21.2 274 52.8 47.1-58.4
RACE
White 789 38 5.6 3.8- 8.2 21 2.6 1.5- 4.4 121 16.2 13.0-20.1 94 12.3 9.6-15.6 515 63.3 58.8-67.6
African American 125 7 6.8 2.6-16.7 6 5.8 1.9-16.2 31 23.1 14.8-34.3 26 22.6 13.9-34.7 55 41.7 30.2-54.1
Other Minorities 13 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0 2 4.3 0.8-20.7 5 48.6 20.1-78.0 2 23.1 5.9-59.2 3 23.3 6.8-56.1
HISPANIC
Yes 21 1 4.8 0.7-28.1 3 7.7 2.0-25.8 4 35.8 13.4-66.6 2 1.8 0.4- 7.8 11 49.9 24.7-75.2
No 898 45 5.7 4.0- 8.2 27 3.0 1.8- 5.0 152 17.7 14.5-21.4 121 14.8 11.9-18.2 553 58.8 54.5-62.9
AGE
18-24 29 4 14.7 4.7-37.4 2 7.5 1.7-27.3 19 54.7 31.7-75.8 4 23.1 8.2-50.4 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 72 8 14.1 6.6-27.5 8 15.5 6.6-32.1 28 38.8 26.1-53.3 17 19.9 11.3-32.8 11 11.7 5.4-23.5
35-44 122 10 5.8 2.5-13.0 6 3.3 1.2- 8.5 28 24.0 15.4-35.5 26 24.4 15.5-36.2 52 42.5 32.0-53.6
45-54 188 11 8.3 4.1-16.2 4 1.3 0.4- 3.8 37 22.2 15.1-31.4 24 10.6 6.4-16.8 112 57.7 48.4-66.5
55-64 214 8 3.0 1.3- 6.7 3 0.9 0.2- 3.7 24 9.8 6.0-15.5 27 13.7 8.6-21.1 152 72.7 64.5-79.5
65+ 304 4 1.5 0.4- 4.7 7 1.5 0.6- 3.7 22 4.8 2.9- 7.9 25 8.8 5.8-13.1 246 83.5 78.3-87.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 152 10 10.3 4.7-21.2 5 2.3 0.9- 6.1 24 15.9 9.6-25.0 15 11.9 5.4-24.0 98 59.7 47.8-70.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 265 14 5.1 2.6- 9.7 8 3.4 1.2- 9.2 49 21.0 14.8-28.8 48 18.4 12.9-25.5 146 52.1 44.2-59.9
Some Post-H.S. 248 13 5.7 2.9-11.0 9 3.6 1.6- 7.8 50 22.2 15.7-30.5 35 15.7 10.7-22.4 141 52.8 44.7-60.8
College Graduate 269 9 3.7 1.7- 7.6 8 2.7 1.1- 6.7 35 11.7 7.9-16.9 25 9.6 6.1-14.6 192 72.3 65.6-78.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 108 8 5.6 1.8-15.6 3 1.6 0.4- 6.3 22 28.8 16.5-45.3 17 16.5 8.4-29.8 58 47.5 34.4-61.0
$15,000- 24,999 151 6 6.5 2.6-15.3 7 2.6 1.1- 6.1 30 22.0 14.2-32.4 25 18.9 11.4-29.9 83 50.0 39.2-60.8
$25,000- 34,999 110 6 6.0 2.4-14.3 4 7.5 2.4-21.0 26 21.7 13.7-32.6 15 17.4 9.7-29.1 59 47.4 36.0-59.1
$35,000- 49,999 156 7 3.7 1.3- 9.8 6 3.1 1.2- 7.6 34 22.2 14.5-32.4 22 14.3 8.9-22.2 87 56.7 46.5-66.4
$50,000+ 290 14 5.8 3.2-10.5 5 1.5 0.4- 5.2 35 12.0 8.2-17.2 29 10.1 6.7-15.0 207 70.5 63.9-76.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 34 2 3.6 0.8-14.7 2 4.4 0.9-17.9 3 9.8 3.1-26.7 6 13.2 5.5-28.5 21 69.0 50.5-82.9
Appalachia II 89 4 6.2 2.1-17.1 4 3.8 1.4-10.0 18 21.5 13.6-32.3 10 12.4 6.6-22.1 53 56.1 44.7-66.9
Appalachia III 50 3 6.2 1.8-19.0 0 0.0 . - . 8 15.9 7.7-30.1 9 18.7 9.4-33.8 30 59.1 43.8-72.9
Catawba 46 3 5.2 1.5-16.2 1 1.7 0.2-11.0 7 22.8 10.2-43.5 12 30.8 16.3-50.4 23 39.6 25.0-56.3
Edisto 13 3 29.4 9.5-62.3 2 7.8 1.8-28.8 3 29.5 7.6-68.1 0 0.0 . - . 5 33.3 12.6-63.3
Low Country 42 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.6 0.4-16.5 3 8.5 2.7-23.9 4 10.2 3.7-25.4 34 78.7 62.1-89.3
Palmetto 106 3 4.5 1.3-14.2 2 1.0 0.3- 4.1 10 9.8 4.8-19.1 20 16.2 10.3-24.6 71 68.5 57.9-77.5
Pee Dee 263 14 5.5 3.1- 9.6 9 3.1 1.5- 6.2 54 24.6 17.6-33.3 29 10.8 7.3-15.7 157 56.0 48.2-63.6
Savannah 34 2 10.7 2.7-33.8 0 0.0 . - . 5 11.0 4.4-25.0 2 6.9 1.7-24.4 25 71.4 51.7-85.3
Trident 84 6 6.8 2.8-15.4 2 3.4 0.8-13.4 15 20.4 11.8-32.9 11 13.1 6.2-25.7 50 56.4 43.7-68.3
Upper Savannah 60 2 5.8 1.1-25.6 4 7.3 1.9-23.9 14 27.6 15.2-44.8 6 10.0 3.4-25.9 34 49.3 33.8-65.0
Waccamaw 71 2 1.6 0.3- 8.9 1 3.3 0.5-19.9 10 13.9 7.4-24.8 10 15.5 7.1-30.6 48 65.6 51.5-77.4
Wateree 36 2 3.6 0.8-14.9 2 7.8 1.2-36.4 6 26.5 11.0-51.3 3 9.9 2.5-32.1 23 52.2 32.1-71.6

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported stopped smoking regularly.

#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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