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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Indicators

In the past 12 months,has a doctor, nurse or other health care professional advised you to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 945 688 71.2 67.5-74.7 257 28.8 25.3-32.5
GENDER
Male 336 229 67.0 60.6-72.8 107 33.0 27.2-39.4
Female 609 459 74.9 70.7-78.6 150 25.1 21.4-29.3
RACE
White 740 541 71.4 67.3-75.1 199 28.6 24.9-32.7
African American 167 125 73.2 63.8-80.9 42 26.8 19.1-36.2
Other 32 17 64.7 44.5-80.8 15 35.3 19.2-55.5
HISPANIC
Yes 25 15 55.7 31.5-77.5 10 44.3 22.5-68.5
No 913 669 72.0 68.2-75.4 244 28.0 24.6-31.8
AGE
18-24 80 51 57.6 45.1-69.3 29 42.4 30.7-54.9
25-34 183 134 71.9 63.4-79.0 49 28.1 21.0-36.6
35-44 205 146 69.1 61.2-76.0 59 30.9 24.0-38.8
45-54 225 175 79.8 73.0-85.2 50 20.2 14.8-27.0
55-64 167 129 80.5 73.3-86.0 38 19.5 14.0-26.7
65+ 81 50 60.0 47.7-71.2 31 40.0 28.8-52.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 155 118 73.4 63.3-81.6 37 26.6 18.4-36.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 338 256 75.2 69.2-80.3 82 24.8 19.7-30.8
Some Post-H.S. 291 205 69.2 62.1-75.5 86 30.8 24.5-37.9
College Graduate 160 108 63.0 53.8-71.3 52 37.0 28.7-46.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 165 121 74.2 64.8-81.8 44 25.8 18.2-35.2
$15,000- $24,999 188 144 74.7 66.3-81.5 44 25.3 18.5-33.7
$25,000- $34,999 135 100 74.2 63.9-82.3 35 25.8 17.7-36.1
$35,000- $49,999 149 103 63.9 53.6-73.1 46 36.1 26.9-46.4
$50,000+ 234 168 70.2 62.8-76.7 66 29.8 23.3-37.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 59 43 77.9 65.2-86.9 16 22.1 13.1-34.8
Appalachia II 82 63 77.7 65.7-86.4 19 22.3 13.6-34.3
Appalachia III 89 64 68.2 55.4-78.8 25 31.8 21.2-44.6
Catawba 74 50 65.5 52.5-76.6 24 34.5 23.4-47.5
Edisto Savannah 85 64 73.8 61.6-83.1 21 26.2 16.9-38.4
Low Country 37 27 64.6 44.3-80.7 10 35.4 19.3-55.7
Palmetto 137 106 73.5 62.6-82.1 31 26.5 17.9-37.4
Pee Dee 84 59 64.8 51.1-76.4 25 35.2 23.6-48.9
Trident 94 66 77.4 66.9-85.3 28 22.6 14.7-33.1
Upper Savannah 54 36 69.5 53.1-82.1 18 30.5 17.9-46.9
Waccamaw 87 67 76.0 62.9-85.6 20 24.0 14.4-37.1
Wateree 54 42 70.7 51.1-84.8 12 29.3 15.2-48.9

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking regularly within the past year and had received health care of some kind.

#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 I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
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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