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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.#
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,911 4,503 74.5 73.1-75.9 1,408 25.5 24.1-26.9
GENDER
Male 2,236 1,645 71.5 69.2-73.7 591 28.5 26.3-30.8
Female 3,675 2,858 77.3 75.7-78.8 817 22.7 21.2-24.3
RACE
White 4,600 3,529 74.8 73.3-76.3 1,071 25.2 23.7-26.7
African American 1,104 828 75.1 71.9-78.1 276 24.9 21.9-28.1
Other 157 108 68.1 58.6-76.3 49 31.9 23.7-41.4
HISPANIC
Yes 149 110 70.4 60.2-78.8 39 29.6 21.2-39.8
No 5,711 4,355 74.7 73.3-76.0 1,356 25.3 24.0-26.7
AGE
18-24 384 256 66.9 61.3-72.0 128 33.1 28.0-38.7
25-34 944 685 72.2 68.6-75.4 259 27.8 24.6-31.4
35-44 1,123 786 69.3 66.1-72.3 337 30.7 27.7-33.9
45-54 1,192 849 70.2 67.1-73.1 343 29.8 26.9-32.9
55-64 998 776 77.0 73.8-79.9 222 23.0 20.1-26.2
65+ 1,214 1,104 91.7 89.8-93.2 110 8.3 6.8-10.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 723 464 61.8 57.3-66.0 259 38.2 34.0-42.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,815 1,279 69.8 67.2-72.3 536 30.2 27.7-32.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,533 1,137 72.3 69.5-75.0 396 27.7 25.0-30.5
College Graduate 1,829 1,614 88.5 86.7-90.1 215 11.5 9.9-13.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 711 473 65.2 60.5-69.6 238 34.8 30.4-39.5
$15,000- $24,999 1,001 698 69.0 65.5-72.3 303 31.0 27.7-34.5
$25,000- $34,999 741 530 69.8 65.5-73.8 211 30.2 26.2-34.5
$35,000- $49,999 872 656 71.8 67.9-75.4 216 28.2 24.6-32.1
$50,000+ 1,852 1,536 81.8 79.6-83.8 316 18.2 16.2-20.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 369 285 77.5 72.2-82.1 84 22.5 17.9-27.8
Appalachia II 695 568 79.4 75.3-83.1 127 20.6 16.9-24.7
Appalachia III 477 341 68.0 62.5-73.0 136 32.0 27.0-37.5
Catawba 387 273 71.3 66.1-76.1 114 28.7 23.9-33.9
Edisto Savannah 453 334 73.7 68.6-78.1 119 26.3 21.9-31.4
Low Country 293 237 81.8 75.9-86.5 56 18.2 13.5-24.1
Palmetto 894 706 78.1 74.6-81.2 188 21.9 18.8-25.4
Pee Dee 424 295 64.6 58.7-70.1 129 35.4 29.9-41.3
Trident 742 598 79.0 75.0-82.5 144 21.0 17.5-25.0
Upper Savannah 293 225 75.1 68.6-80.7 68 24.9 19.3-31.4
Waccamaw 511 371 69.3 64.1-74.0 140 30.7 26.0-35.9
Wateree 308 222 71.1 64.6-76.8 86 28.9 23.2-35.4

* Data in this table was derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

#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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