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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Use

Current smoking status*

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  Total #
Respondents
Not at Risk At Risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,406 6,647 77.5 76.3-78.6 1,759 22.5 21.4-23.7
GENDER
Male 3,309 2,549 74.7 72.8-76.6 760 25.3 23.4-27.2
Female 5,097 4,098 80.0 78.7-81.3 999 20.0 18.7-21.3
RACE
White 6,329 4,935 75.7 74.4-77.0 1,394 24.3 23.0-25.6
African American 1,808 1,500 81.8 79.2-84.1 308 18.2 15.9-20.8
Other 208 159 77.4 69.8-83.6 49 22.6 16.4-30.2
HISPANIC
Yes 117 94 79.9 69.5-87.4 23 20.1 12.6-30.5
No 8,144 6,422 77.3 76.1-78.5 1,722 22.7 21.5-23.9
AGE
18-24 402 288 72.3 67.1-77.0 114 27.7 23.0-32.9
25-34 1,027 771 74.3 71.1-77.2 256 25.7 22.8-28.9
35-44 1,482 1,094 74.5 71.9-76.9 388 25.5 23.1-28.1
45-54 1,682 1,245 73.9 71.4-76.3 437 26.1 23.7-28.6
55-64 1,635 1,316 79.9 77.6-82.0 319 20.1 18.0-22.4
65+ 2,103 1,870 90.0 88.5-91.3 233 10.0 8.7-11.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,134 806 68.0 64.2-71.6 328 32.0 28.4-35.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,673 1,999 72.5 70.2-74.7 674 27.5 25.3-29.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,116 1,647 78.0 75.7-80.1 469 22.0 19.9-24.3
College Graduate 2,460 2,174 87.5 85.8-89.1 286 12.5 10.9-14.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,023 736 71.0 66.9-74.8 287 29.0 25.2-33.1
$15,000- $24,999 1,336 972 71.6 68.4-74.7 364 28.4 25.3-31.6
$25,000- $34,999 979 743 74.5 71.0-77.8 236 25.5 22.2-29.0
$35,000- $49,999 1,233 980 78.0 75.1-80.7 253 22.0 19.3-24.9
$50,000+ 2,695 2,251 81.4 79.5-83.2 444 18.6 16.8-20.5
Health District**
Appalachia I 526 406 76.5 71.8-80.6 120 23.5 19.4-28.2
Appalachia II 938 752 77.7 73.8-81.1 186 22.3 18.9-26.2
Appalachia III 700 559 78.8 74.8-82.2 141 21.2 17.8-25.2
Catawba 542 422 76.7 71.9-81.0 120 23.3 19.0-28.1
Edisto Savannah 629 485 76.0 71.5-80.1 144 24.0 19.9-28.5
Low Country 443 377 81.0 74.4-86.2 66 19.0 13.8-25.6
Palmetto 1,281 1,048 79.7 76.5-82.5 233 20.3 17.5-23.5
Pee Dee 693 521 74.6 70.4-78.4 172 25.4 21.6-29.6
Trident 992 789 79.6 76.4-82.4 203 20.4 17.6-23.6
Upper Savannah 461 362 76.7 71.8-81.1 99 23.3 18.9-28.2
Waccamaw 671 513 74.7 70.2-78.6 158 25.3 21.4-29.8
Wateree 415 330 76.1 70.3-81.1 85 23.9 18.9-29.7
Region***
Region I 987 768 76.6 73.3-79.7 219 23.4 20.3-26.7
Region II 1,638 1,311 78.1 75.4-80.6 327 21.9 19.4-24.6
Region III 1,823 1,470 78.8 76.2-81.2 353 21.2 18.8-23.8
Region IV 1,108 851 75.2 71.8-78.3 257 24.8 21.7-28.2
Region V 629 485 76.0 71.5-80.1 144 24.0 19.9-28.5
Region VI 671 513 74.7 70.2-78.6 158 25.3 21.4-29.8
Region VII 992 789 79.6 76.4-82.4 203 20.4 17.6-23.6
Region VIII 443 377 81.0 74.4-86.2 66 19.0 13.8-25.6

* Data in this table was derived from the tobacco use questions. Current smoker = respondents who smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and currently smoke

#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

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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