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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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Secondhand Smoke Policy

Which of the following best describes your place of work official smoking policy
for indoor public or common areas, such as lobbies, rest rooms, and lunchrooms?*

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  Total #
Respondents
Not allowed in any areas Allowed in some areas Allowed in all areas No official policy
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,649 2,819 72.6 70.6-74.5 573 19.5 17.8-21.4 53 1.5 1.1- 2.2 204 6.4 5.4- 7.5
GENDER
Male 1,357 980 67.5 64.2-70.7 255 23.3 20.3-26.5 27 2.2 1.3- 3.5 95 7.1 5.6- 8.9
Female 2,292 1,839 76.9 74.6-79.0 318 16.3 14.4-18.3 26 1.0 0.7- 1.6 109 5.8 4.6- 7.2
RACE
White 2,753 2,172 75.5 73.5-77.5 380 16.4 14.7-18.2 37 1.3 0.9- 2.0 164 6.7 5.7- 8.0
African American 793 573 66.0 61.4-70.4 174 26.9 22.8-31.5 13 1.8 0.9- 3.6 33 5.2 3.5- 7.8
Other 88 63 66.8 53.1-78.1 17 22.9 13.0-37.0 3 3.5 1.0-11.6 5 6.9 2.7-16.5
HISPANIC
Yes 47 33 58.0 40.2-73.9 10 27.2 14.1-46.0 2 4.5 1.1-16.9 2 10.3 2.6-33.0
No 3,592 2,778 72.8 70.8-74.7 561 19.4 17.6-21.2 51 1.5 1.0- 2.1 202 6.3 5.4- 7.4
AGE
18-24 185 106 54.1 45.9-62.2 58 34.5 26.9-43.1 2 1.4 0.3- 5.5 19 9.9 6.3-15.4
25-34 624 445 69.0 64.7-73.0 128 21.9 18.4-25.8 6 1.4 0.6- 3.5 45 7.7 5.6-10.5
35-44 931 718 74.8 71.4-77.9 154 18.5 15.7-21.7 17 2.1 1.2- 3.6 42 4.6 3.2- 6.5
45-54 1,024 829 79.7 76.6-82.4 137 14.3 12.0-17.0 12 1.1 0.6- 2.1 46 4.9 3.4- 6.9
55-64 669 549 80.0 76.2-83.3 76 13.1 10.4-16.5 7 1.1 0.5- 2.6 37 5.7 4.0- 8.2
65+ 190 155 79.6 72.2-85.4 14 7.8 4.5-13.2 8 3.2 1.5- 6.6 13 9.3 5.3-16.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 191 114 54.3 44.1-64.1 51 30.0 20.6-41.5 7 4.5 1.9-10.2 19 11.2 6.3-18.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,013 684 61.1 57.2-64.9 224 27.0 23.5-30.8 21 2.2 1.3- 3.8 84 9.6 7.5-12.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,018 779 72.5 68.7-76.0 178 21.2 18.0-24.8 14 1.3 0.6- 2.7 47 5.0 3.6- 7.0
College Graduate 1,421 1,237 84.9 82.3-87.1 119 10.3 8.3-12.6 11 0.7 0.4- 1.4 54 4.1 3.0- 5.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 150 93 49.3 37.6-61.0 39 37.7 25.8-51.2 2 0.6 0.1- 2.7 16 12.4 6.9-21.5
$15,000- $24,999 471 322 60.2 54.2-66.0 106 28.7 23.5-34.6 7 1.4 0.6- 3.2 36 9.6 6.5-14.1
$25,000- $34,999 428 292 61.6 55.3-67.5 101 28.5 23.0-34.7 8 2.9 1.3- 6.2 27 7.0 4.3-11.1
$35,000- $49,999 630 474 72.8 68.3-76.9 106 18.3 14.9-22.3 11 2.1 0.9- 4.7 39 6.8 4.7- 9.6
$50,000+ 1,725 1,450 81.8 79.4-83.9 187 13.0 11.2-15.1 20 1.1 0.7- 2.0 68 4.1 3.1- 5.3
Health District**
Appalachia I 222 166 72.9 65.2-79.4 38 18.8 13.3-25.8 3 1.3 0.3- 5.2 15 7.0 3.8-12.4
Appalachia II 444 363 78.0 72.4-82.7 53 14.2 10.3-19.2 6 1.9 0.7- 5.3 22 6.0 3.7- 9.6
Appalachia III 292 226 72.2 65.3-78.3 49 21.8 16.2-28.6 4 1.9 0.6- 5.7 13 4.1 2.2- 7.3
Catawba 249 189 72.9 65.7-79.1 46 19.4 14.4-25.7 4 2.8 0.8- 9.6 10 4.8 2.3- 9.9
Edisto Savannah 251 194 68.9 59.8-76.8 44 23.2 16.0-32.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 12 7.6 3.9-14.1
Low Country 178 142 71.8 59.7-81.4 20 18.7 10.1-32.0 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 15 9.0 4.7-16.5
Palmetto 619 504 78.8 74.4-82.6 76 15.3 11.9-19.5 7 0.7 0.3- 1.6 32 5.2 3.5- 7.5
Pee Dee 302 207 63.6 56.5-70.2 67 25.7 20.0-32.5 6 1.8 0.7- 4.5 22 8.8 5.3-14.4
Trident 455 359 73.2 67.4-78.3 60 17.4 13.0-23.0 8 1.9 0.8- 4.0 28 7.5 4.9-11.3
Upper Savannah 181 141 71.2 62.2-78.8 29 20.4 13.9-28.9 2 1.8 0.4- 8.3 9 6.7 3.1-13.6
Waccamaw 249 185 69.4 61.1-76.6 43 23.7 16.9-32.1 7 2.0 0.9- 4.5 14 4.9 2.5- 9.2
Wateree 169 116 64.7 55.2-73.1 41 25.9 18.7-34.8 2 2.1 0.4- 9.7 10 7.3 3.3-15.5
Region***
Region I 403 307 72.2 66.4-77.2 67 19.5 15.1-24.7 5 1.5 0.5- 4.3 24 6.9 4.3-10.8
Region II 736 589 75.7 71.4-79.5 102 17.2 13.9-21.2 10 1.9 0.9- 4.1 35 5.2 3.6- 7.6
Region III 868 693 77.1 73.4-80.4 122 16.5 13.6-19.9 11 1.3 0.6- 3.1 42 5.1 3.6- 7.1
Region IV 471 323 64.0 58.4-69.3 108 25.8 21.2-31.1 8 1.9 0.8- 4.4 32 8.3 5.4-12.5
Region V 251 194 68.9 59.8-76.8 44 23.2 16.0-32.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 12 7.6 3.9-14.1
Region VI 249 185 69.4 61.1-76.6 43 23.7 16.9-32.1 7 2.0 0.9- 4.5 14 4.9 2.5- 9.2
Region VII 455 359 73.2 67.4-78.3 60 17.4 13.0-23.0 8 1.9 0.8- 4.0 28 7.5 4.9-11.3
Region VIII 178 142 71.8 59.7-81.4 20 18.7 10.1-32.0 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 15 9.0 4.7-16.5

*This question was asked of respondents who reported working in indoors most of the time.

#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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