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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Indicators

How old were you when you first started smoking cigarettes regularly?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Never 14 or under 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 2,047 96 4.8 3.7- 6.1 252 12.8 11.0-14.8 411 20.8 18.5-23.3 515 25.5 23.0-28.1 773 36.2 33.4-39.1
GENDER
Male 919 47 5.5 3.9- 7.8 136 14.7 12.0-17.8 196 22.4 19.0-26.1 245 25.5 22.0-29.5 295 31.9 28.1-36.0
Female 1,128 49 3.9 2.7- 5.6 116 10.8 8.7-13.4 215 19.1 16.3-22.3 270 25.4 22.2-28.8 478 40.8 37.0-44.7
RACE
White 1,677 79 4.6 3.4- 6.0 212 13.4 11.5-15.7 355 22.4 19.8-25.2 430 25.8 23.2-28.6 601 33.8 30.9-36.9
African American 310 15 5.8 3.0-10.8 24 6.3 3.7-10.8 42 13.0 8.6-19.1 70 22.3 16.3-29.7 159 52.6 44.7-60.4
Other Minorities 45 2 5.1 0.8-25.9 14 28.9 15.4-47.4 9 20.4 9.5-38.5 11 28.0 14.2-47.8 9 17.6 7.6-35.6
HISPANIC
Yes 41 2 8.3 1.9-29.0 6 16.4 6.2-36.8 14 26.3 13.1-46.0 6 19.1 6.7-43.9 13 29.9 14.9-51.0
No 1,978 94 4.7 3.6- 6.1 241 12.6 10.8-14.6 391 20.8 18.5-23.3 503 25.5 23.1-28.1 749 36.4 33.6-39.3
AGE
18-24 118 5 5.4 2.0-13.8 16 12.5 7.0-21.3 47 34.3 24.7-45.4 29 23.8 15.5-34.7 21 24.1 14.4-37.5
25-34 303 11 4.3 2.1- 8.6 45 17.9 12.8-24.4 73 22.3 17.0-28.8 84 26.4 20.8-33.0 90 29.0 23.1-35.8
35-44 396 10 3.1 1.5- 6.4 62 16.0 11.9-21.1 96 22.2 17.5-27.7 103 24.4 19.3-30.3 125 34.3 28.2-41.1
45-54 427 12 2.9 1.4- 5.8 52 11.4 8.2-15.8 70 17.7 13.3-23.2 116 29.5 23.8-35.8 177 38.5 32.5-44.9
55-64 396 23 5.9 3.7- 9.2 45 12.1 8.6-16.6 66 17.4 12.7-23.4 96 24.4 19.5-30.1 166 40.3 34.4-46.5
65+ 398 35 8.1 5.3-12.3 32 7.2 4.9-10.6 58 15.9 11.9-20.9 85 22.4 17.7-27.9 188 46.4 40.3-52.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 367 18 4.9 2.4- 9.5 70 18.2 13.6-24.0 89 25.5 19.7-32.4 74 19.9 14.8-26.3 116 31.4 24.7-39.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 656 14 2.2 1.2- 4.1 84 12.8 9.9-16.5 152 23.1 19.1-27.7 165 27.1 22.6-32.1 241 34.8 30.0-40.0
Some Post-H.S. 543 26 3.9 2.3- 6.7 66 13.9 10.5-18.1 95 17.8 13.8-22.7 137 24.3 19.9-29.3 219 40.1 34.6-45.8
College Graduate 480 38 9.4 6.5-13.4 32 7.2 4.7-10.9 75 17.4 13.5-22.0 139 28.9 24.3-34.0 196 37.1 32.1-42.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 267 16 5.4 2.9- 9.9 43 18.7 12.7-26.7 48 14.7 9.7-21.6 55 23.8 17.0-32.3 105 37.4 29.1-46.6
$15,000- 24,999 400 11 1.3 0.6- 3.0 57 13.0 9.4-17.8 90 23.8 18.5-30.0 98 26.5 20.8-33.1 144 35.3 29.0-42.2
$25,000- 34,999 274 12 5.7 2.8-11.5 31 14.1 9.4-20.7 48 17.3 12.2-23.9 79 26.8 20.9-33.6 104 36.0 29.1-43.6
$35,000- 49,999 345 14 2.7 1.4- 5.1 41 10.6 7.3-15.1 87 27.0 21.1-33.9 79 24.5 18.8-31.2 124 35.2 28.2-42.8
$50,000+ 544 32 6.7 4.5- 9.9 50 11.0 8.1-15.0 90 17.1 13.5-21.3 154 25.6 21.5-30.2 218 39.6 34.6-44.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 70 1 2.0 0.3-12.7 8 10.3 5.0-20.0 16 28.8 17.0-44.3 20 27.8 17.9-40.7 25 31.1 20.8-43.8
Appalachia II 176 15 7.0 4.1-11.8 20 14.9 9.3-22.9 34 21.4 15.1-29.4 41 22.3 16.4-29.6 66 34.4 27.3-42.3
Appalachia III 107 5 4.2 1.7-10.0 16 14.3 8.6-22.8 24 24.6 16.7-34.8 25 22.5 15.1-32.0 37 34.5 25.4-44.9
Catawba 93 4 6.7 2.2-18.4 18 19.2 12.0-29.4 21 26.5 16.6-39.6 18 20.5 12.2-32.3 32 27.1 18.4-37.9
Edisto 27 3 13.5 3.6-39.3 1 2.3 0.3-14.7 6 25.3 11.1-47.7 4 12.1 4.0-30.9 13 46.9 26.8-68.1
Low Country 91 8 7.9 3.6-16.4 14 16.0 8.7-27.5 11 15.5 8.3-27.0 28 32.4 22.2-44.5 30 28.2 19.3-39.2
Palmetto 221 9 3.2 1.5- 6.4 23 9.4 5.9-14.6 43 19.1 14.0-25.5 67 31.0 24.3-38.7 79 37.3 29.9-45.3
Pee Dee 613 29 4.0 2.4- 6.4 73 14.8 10.9-19.9 127 19.9 16.2-24.2 146 26.9 21.7-32.9 238 34.4 29.7-39.4
Savannah 71 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7 9 10.7 5.3-20.5 18 26.9 15.9-41.6 18 26.6 16.2-40.3 25 34.6 22.5-49.1
Trident 197 11 6.2 3.1-12.1 24 10.6 6.6-16.6 38 17.4 12.5-23.7 53 26.6 19.9-34.5 71 39.2 31.1-48.0
Upper Savannah 135 3 2.3 0.7- 7.2 11 10.8 5.6-19.8 27 18.7 11.1-29.7 34 22.0 14.3-32.2 60 46.2 34.6-58.3
Waccamaw 153 7 5.9 2.7-12.2 17 11.0 6.6-17.9 31 18.4 12.5-26.1 32 18.2 12.4-25.9 66 46.5 36.7-56.7
Wateree 77 0 0.0 . - . 14 21.4 12.0-35.2 14 22.0 12.5-35.8 25 28.3 17.6-42.3 24 28.2 18.5-40.6

* 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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