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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Use

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 2,255 932 42.7 40.0-45.5 231 11.3 9.5-13.5 1,092 45.9 43.2-48.7
GENDER
Male 1,031 414 42.0 38.0-46.1 93 10.7 8.1-14.2 524 47.2 43.2-51.3
Female 1,224 518 43.5 39.8-47.3 138 12.0 9.6-14.9 568 44.4 40.8-48.1
RACE
White 1,814 734 41.8 38.9-44.9 167 10.0 8.2-12.1 913 48.2 45.2-51.1
African American 374 161 45.1 38.0-52.4 58 14.7 10.3-20.7 155 40.2 33.3-47.4
Other Minorities 51 30 52.2 33.2-70.6 6 22.8 8.0-49.9 15 25.0 13.3-42.1
HISPANIC
Yes 49 20 43.6 25.6-63.6 6 24.2 8.5-52.1 23 32.2 18.2-50.3
No 2,167 894 42.7 39.9-45.6 224 11.0 9.3-13.0 1,049 46.3 43.5-49.1
AGE
18-24 135 71 55.4 44.6-65.7 31 20.1 13.1-29.6 33 24.5 16.5-34.9
25-34 330 196 56.3 48.8-63.6 46 17.5 11.5-25.7 88 26.2 20.6-32.7
35-44 432 250 54.8 48.5-61.0 42 10.7 6.8-16.5 140 34.4 28.8-40.6
45-54 464 200 45.7 39.7-51.9 52 10.2 7.2-14.2 212 44.1 38.2-50.1
55-64 434 140 31.8 26.5-37.7 40 8.4 5.8-12.2 254 59.7 53.7-65.4
65+ 446 71 15.0 11.2-19.8 20 4.7 2.7- 8.0 355 80.3 75.1-84.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 438 217 54.8 47.7-61.7 35 10.2 5.6-18.0 186 35.0 28.9-41.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 727 349 48.7 43.8-53.7 71 10.3 7.9-13.5 307 40.9 36.3-45.7
Some Post-H.S. 575 230 40.9 35.6-46.4 65 12.3 8.7-17.1 280 46.9 41.4-52.4
College Graduate 513 136 24.9 20.7-29.6 59 12.6 9.3-16.9 318 62.5 57.3-67.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 305 146 49.9 41.8-58.0 30 12.6 7.6-20.0 129 37.6 30.2-45.5
$15,000- 24,999 446 219 53.2 46.4-59.9 50 12.5 7.9-19.3 177 34.2 28.5-40.5
$25,000- 34,999 296 129 44.3 37.1-51.8 38 16.4 10.9-23.8 129 39.3 32.4-46.6
$35,000- 49,999 372 153 43.4 36.4-50.6 41 10.1 6.9-14.5 178 46.5 39.6-53.6
$50,000+ 577 191 32.6 28.0-37.5 54 10.4 7.3-14.7 332 57.0 51.8-62.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 84 39 44.6 33.2-56.6 6 8.0 3.6-17.0 39 47.4 35.6-59.5
Appalachia II 193 70 40.9 33.2-49.2 18 10.3 6.2-16.7 105 48.8 40.9-56.7
Appalachia III 122 50 42.7 33.4-52.5 14 10.8 6.2-18.1 58 46.5 37.1-56.2
Catawba 102 40 40.5 29.9-52.2 11 10.5 5.4-19.5 51 49.0 37.7-60.4
Edisto 33 12 33.4 18.5-52.6 2 3.6 0.7-15.8 19 63.0 43.8-78.8
Low Country 96 35 41.1 30.0-53.2 12 12.9 6.9-22.9 49 46.0 35.0-57.4
Palmetto 236 84 39.1 31.8-46.9 29 13.7 9.1-20.0 123 47.3 39.9-54.7
Pee Dee 678 295 47.9 42.5-53.2 73 12.8 9.5-16.9 310 39.4 34.5-44.4
Savannah 79 33 53.2 40.4-65.7 10 8.0 4.0-15.3 36 38.8 27.4-51.5
Trident 211 84 38.6 31.1-46.6 27 16.1 10.3-24.3 100 45.4 37.5-53.4
Upper Savannah 148 67 42.4 31.7-53.8 11 10.8 4.9-22.4 70 46.8 36.0-57.9
Waccamaw 166 73 46.9 36.4-57.6 10 9.2 3.0-24.9 83 44.0 34.6-53.7
Wateree 86 40 47.3 34.7-60.2 8 9.9 3.4-25.8 38 42.8 30.6-56.0

* 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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