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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 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 #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,755 907 55.4 52.4-58.3 848 44.6 41.7-47.6
GENDER
Male 758 391 56.8 52.4-61.1 367 43.2 38.9-47.6
Female 997 516 53.7 49.9-57.4 481 46.3 42.6-50.1
RACE
White 1,390 652 49.5 46.4-52.7 738 50.5 47.3-53.6
African American 308 223 74.2 67.4-79.9 85 25.8 20.1-32.6
Other 49 28 56.5 39.6-71.9 21 43.5 28.1-60.4
HISPANIC
Yes 23 10 44.9 22.8-69.3 13 55.1 30.7-77.2
No 1,718 888 55.5 52.5-58.4 830 44.5 41.6-47.5
AGE
18-24 112 73 66.2 55.9-75.2 39 33.8 24.8-44.1
25-34 256 152 60.4 53.4-67.0 104 39.6 33.0-46.6
35-44 388 199 54.9 49.4-60.4 189 45.1 39.6-50.6
45-54 436 212 49.5 44.1-54.9 224 50.5 45.1-55.9
55-64 318 150 46.9 40.8-53.0 168 53.1 47.0-59.2
65+ 233 117 50.6 43.4-57.7 116 49.4 42.3-56.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 328 187 59.8 52.8-66.5 141 40.2 33.5-47.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 673 345 55.9 51.2-60.5 328 44.1 39.5-48.8
Some Post-H.S. 468 244 56.0 50.4-61.4 224 44.0 38.6-49.6
College Graduate 284 130 47.4 40.5-54.4 154 52.6 45.6-59.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 287 174 61.5 53.5-68.9 113 38.5 31.1-46.5
$15,000- $24,999 364 191 56.8 50.4-63.0 173 43.2 37.0-49.6
$25,000- $34,999 235 114 56.0 48.5-63.3 121 44.0 36.7-51.5
$35,000- $49,999 253 117 48.9 41.7-56.2 136 51.1 43.8-58.3
$50,000+ 442 214 51.7 46.0-57.2 228 48.3 42.8-54.0
Health District**
Appalachia I 120 60 52.2 41.6-62.7 60 47.8 37.3-58.4
Appalachia II 186 91 53.5 44.1-62.6 95 46.5 37.4-55.9
Appalachia III 141 62 46.8 37.1-56.7 79 53.2 43.3-62.9
Catawba 119 60 54.6 43.4-65.4 59 45.4 34.6-56.6
Edisto Savannah 143 75 57.8 48.0-67.0 68 42.2 33.0-52.0
Low Country 66 33 56.1 38.9-71.9 33 43.9 28.1-61.1
Palmetto 233 125 52.9 44.3-61.3 108 47.1 38.7-55.7
Pee Dee 171 102 65.6 56.9-73.4 69 34.4 26.6-43.1
Trident 203 104 56.2 48.1-63.9 99 43.8 36.1-51.9
Upper Savannah 99 48 49.1 37.8-60.4 51 50.9 39.6-62.2
Waccamaw 158 84 57.6 47.9-66.7 74 42.4 33.3-52.1
Wateree 84 45 59.3 46.0-71.3 39 40.7 28.7-54.0
Region***
Region I 219 108 50.7 42.9-58.5 111 49.3 41.5-57.1
Region II 327 153 50.7 43.9-57.6 174 49.3 42.4-56.1
Region III 352 185 53.4 46.6-60.2 167 46.6 39.8-53.4
Region IV 255 147 63.3 56.0-70.1 108 36.7 29.9-44.0
Region V 143 75 57.8 48.0-67.0 68 42.2 33.0-52.0
Region VI 158 84 57.6 47.9-66.7 74 42.4 33.3-52.1
Region VII 203 104 56.2 48.1-63.9 99 43.8 36.1-51.9
Region VIII 66 33 56.1 38.9-71.9 33 43.9 28.1-61.1

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported that they now smoke cigarettes every day or some days.

#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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