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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Use

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,400 734 55.3 52.2-58.4 666 44.7 41.6-47.8
GENDER
Male 589 286 54.0 49.2-58.7 303 46.0 41.3-50.8
Female 811 448 56.9 52.9-60.7 363 43.1 39.3-47.1
RACE
White 1,066 518 49.5 46.0-53.1 548 50.5 46.9-54.0
African American 274 185 71.6 65.1-77.2 89 28.4 22.8-34.9
Other 48 27 58.3 41.1-73.7 21 41.7 26.3-58.9
HISPANIC
Yes 39 21 54.5 35.5-72.3 18 45.5 27.7-64.5
No 1,348 704 55.3 52.1-58.4 644 44.7 41.6-47.9
AGE
18-24 128 88 69.9 60.5-77.8 40 30.1 22.2-39.5
25-34 258 153 58.5 51.2-65.5 105 41.5 34.5-48.8
35-44 336 164 47.7 41.6-53.8 172 52.3 46.2-58.4
45-54 340 166 52.8 46.7-58.9 174 47.2 41.1-53.3
55-64 221 104 51.1 43.5-58.7 117 48.9 41.3-56.5
65+ 108 56 49.8 39.1-60.6 52 50.2 39.4-60.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 258 140 56.0 48.6-63.1 118 44.0 36.9-51.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 533 292 57.7 52.8-62.6 241 42.3 37.4-47.2
Some Post-H.S. 394 198 53.9 47.9-59.9 196 46.1 40.1-52.1
College Graduate 213 104 50.2 42.5-57.8 109 49.8 42.2-57.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 237 139 67.5 60.1-74.1 98 32.5 25.9-39.9
$15,000- $24,999 302 179 61.3 54.7-67.4 123 38.7 32.6-45.3
$25,000- $34,999 209 98 49.3 41.0-57.7 111 50.7 42.3-59.0
$35,000- $49,999 216 113 55.6 47.6-63.3 103 44.4 36.7-52.4
$50,000+ 313 149 47.2 40.8-53.7 164 52.8 46.3-59.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 84 44 50.0 37.8-62.1 40 50.0 37.9-62.2
Appalachia II 127 70 60.5 49.7-70.4 57 39.5 29.6-50.3
Appalachia III 136 64 52.0 41.8-62.1 72 48.0 37.9-58.2
Catawba 112 59 55.5 45.3-65.2 53 44.5 34.8-54.7
Edisto Savannah 119 68 56.6 46.3-66.4 51 43.4 33.6-53.7
Low Country 56 31 64.0 49.1-76.6 25 36.0 23.4-50.9
Palmetto 185 101 61.0 52.6-68.8 84 39.0 31.2-47.4
Pee Dee 127 66 54.2 43.7-64.3 61 45.8 35.7-56.3
Trident 144 78 53.9 43.5-63.9 66 46.1 36.1-56.5
Upper Savannah 68 33 53.3 39.1-66.9 35 46.7 33.1-60.9
Waccamaw 140 69 48.0 38.2-57.8 71 52.0 42.2-61.8
Wateree 85 46 61.0 48.8-72.0 39 39.0 28.0-51.2

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life and currently smoking daily or occasionally.

#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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