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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Indicators

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 1,892 1,386 72.7 69.8-75.5 370 19.3 17.0-21.9 32 1.9 1.2- 2.9 104 6.1 4.5- 8.1
GENDER
Male 692 475 69.1 64.2-73.7 155 21.8 18.0-26.1 9 1.2 0.5- 2.9 53 7.9 5.1-11.9
Female 1,200 911 75.8 72.3-79.0 215 17.2 14.4-20.4 23 2.4 1.5- 4.0 51 4.6 3.2- 6.5
RACE
White 1,414 1,061 75.2 71.9-78.2 244 17.1 14.5-20.0 26 1.6 1.0- 2.6 83 6.1 4.5- 8.3
African American 419 288 68.6 61.8-74.7 109 23.2 18.1-29.1 5 2.4 1.0- 5.8 17 5.8 2.7-12.0
Other Minorities 45 27 57.9 38.9-74.9 13 30.8 16.5-49.9 1 3.2 0.4-19.7 4 8.1 1.9-28.4
HISPANIC
Yes 44 28 50.6 29.7-71.2 11 33.0 16.0-56.0 0 0.0 . - . 5 16.4 4.1-47.6
No 1,837 1,350 73.6 70.7-76.2 358 18.8 16.5-21.4 32 2.0 1.3- 3.0 97 5.6 4.2- 7.5
AGE
18-24 140 93 64.6 52.9-74.7 35 23.6 15.7-33.9 5 2.5 0.9- 6.7 7 9.3 3.6-21.7
25-34 411 285 69.7 63.3-75.4 94 21.5 16.9-26.8 10 2.7 1.3- 5.8 22 6.1 3.0-12.3
35-44 506 356 69.0 63.1-74.3 113 22.7 17.8-28.5 8 2.3 1.0- 5.3 29 5.9 3.9- 9.0
45-54 492 385 79.6 74.8-83.8 81 14.9 11.4-19.3 5 1.2 0.4- 3.3 21 4.3 2.5- 7.2
55-64 275 218 79.8 72.7-85.4 36 13.9 9.0-20.8 2 0.3 0.1- 1.5 19 6.0 3.5-10.3
65+ 60 43 81.9 68.7-90.3 9 10.0 4.1-22.6 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 6 7.6 3.1-17.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 120 68 56.8 44.5-68.2 33 29.5 19.2-42.4 4 3.7 1.0-11.9 15 10.1 5.1-18.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 572 360 64.3 58.4-69.7 161 25.6 21.0-30.9 14 2.4 1.3- 4.5 37 7.7 4.6-12.7
Some Post-H.S. 499 369 71.4 65.3-76.8 90 19.0 14.6-24.4 7 1.7 0.6- 4.5 33 7.9 4.8-12.9
College Graduate 698 586 83.9 80.2-87.1 86 12.3 9.5-15.8 7 1.2 0.5- 3.1 19 2.5 1.5- 4.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 100 62 59.6 42.3-74.8 27 21.2 12.4-34.0 2 1.9 0.3-10.5 9 17.3 5.3-43.9
$15,000- 24,999 286 176 59.2 50.7-67.1 80 25.4 19.2-32.7 10 5.4 2.6-10.9 20 10.1 5.0-19.2
$25,000- 34,999 268 186 71.7 63.7-78.5 59 21.4 15.3-29.0 4 1.6 0.4- 5.4 19 5.4 2.8-10.0
$35,000- 49,999 376 277 75.4 69.1-80.7 79 19.4 14.5-25.3 6 1.1 0.5- 2.9 14 4.1 2.2- 7.6
$50,000+ 729 587 78.4 74.1-82.2 98 15.5 12.1-19.6 9 1.3 0.6- 3.0 35 4.8 3.2- 7.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 78 61 78.4 66.9-86.7 11 13.3 7.1-23.5 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 5 7.4 3.0-17.3
Appalachia II 166 132 79.1 71.7-85.0 25 15.7 10.6-22.6 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9 8 4.6 2.2- 9.1
Appalachia III 109 81 78.9 69.5-86.0 18 13.6 8.0-22.1 3 3.5 1.1-10.6 7 4.0 1.8- 8.7
Catawba 94 68 63.0 48.5-75.5 20 22.9 14.0-35.1 3 3.9 1.2-12.0 3 10.3 2.6-33.1
Edisto 41 36 85.6 64.9-95.0 3 11.8 3.3-34.3 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.6 0.6-10.2
Low Country 72 62 84.6 72.1-92.1 7 10.6 4.7-22.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.7 1.3-15.7
Palmetto 219 175 76.5 68.3-83.2 32 15.2 10.3-21.9 3 1.6 0.5- 5.1 9 6.7 2.8-14.9
Pee Dee 572 391 62.8 56.5-68.7 137 29.7 23.9-36.3 11 1.2 0.6- 2.2 33 6.3 4.1- 9.6
Savannah 67 52 72.6 58.5-83.2 13 22.3 12.8-35.8 1 2.7 0.4-16.5 1 2.5 0.4-15.7
Trident 191 136 67.1 58.1-74.9 39 23.4 16.4-32.2 4 3.2 1.1- 9.0 12 6.4 3.1-12.5
Upper Savannah 114 75 60.3 46.6-72.5 32 34.0 22.2-48.0 0 0.0 . - . 7 5.8 2.0-15.7
Waccamaw 88 60 72.3 60.2-81.9 16 15.1 8.5-25.4 3 2.9 0.8- 9.4 9 9.6 4.5-19.4
Wateree 60 42 72.0 56.8-83.4 12 19.6 9.8-35.4 2 2.0 0.4- 8.6 4 6.4 2.3-16.6

* 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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