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BRFSS Survey Results 2007 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Use

Four-level smoker status*

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  Total #
Respondents
Smokes everyday Smokes some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,339 1,477 16.2 15.1-17.3 468 5.7 5.0- 6.5 3,093 25.0 23.9-26.2 5,301 53.1 51.7-54.5
GENDER
Male 3,899 616 18.3 16.4-20.2 206 7.1 5.9- 8.5 1,490 29.9 28.0-32.0 1,587 44.7 42.4-47.1
Female 6,440 861 14.2 13.1-15.5 262 4.5 3.8- 5.2 1,603 20.5 19.3-21.7 3,714 60.8 59.2-62.4
RACE
White 7,601 1,140 16.9 15.6-18.2 317 5.1 4.4- 6.0 2,528 28.4 27.0-29.7 3,616 49.7 48.1-51.2
African American 2,031 226 14.0 11.7-16.7 116 6.7 5.1- 8.6 378 16.4 14.3-18.8 1,311 62.9 59.7-66.0
Other 486 87 17.4 12.9-23.0 30 8.6 5.3-13.6 126 23.6 18.4-29.8 243 50.4 43.8-57.1
HISPANIC
Yes 163 17 11.7 5.7-22.5 8 7.8 3.4-16.9 42 27.6 18.3-39.5 96 52.9 41.7-63.8
No 10,004 1,442 16.3 15.2-17.4 456 5.7 5.0- 6.5 3,005 24.9 23.8-26.1 5,101 53.1 51.7-54.5
AGE
18-24 355 64 16.6 12.1-22.3 25 7.4 4.7-11.5 37 11.6 7.9-16.8 229 64.4 57.8-70.5
25-34 929 191 20.5 17.3-24.1 58 7.9 5.8-10.6 156 17.4 14.5-20.8 524 54.2 50.0-58.3
35-44 1,562 258 17.6 15.1-20.3 93 6.1 4.6- 8.0 256 16.7 14.6-19.2 955 59.6 56.4-62.7
45-54 2,171 430 19.4 17.4-21.5 111 5.6 4.4- 7.0 535 24.6 22.4-26.9 1,095 50.5 47.9-53.1
55-64 2,263 326 14.9 13.1-16.9 106 5.0 3.9- 6.3 794 36.3 33.8-38.9 1,037 43.8 41.3-46.4
65+ 3,059 208 6.7 5.7- 7.8 75 2.6 1.9- 3.5 1,315 41.6 39.5-43.8 1,461 49.1 46.9-51.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,333 274 27.5 23.5-31.9 68 6.3 4.5- 8.8 391 24.1 21.0-27.4 600 42.1 38.0-46.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,115 586 21.7 19.6-24.1 170 7.2 5.9- 8.9 819 23.3 21.2-25.6 1,540 47.7 45.1-50.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,589 385 15.5 13.6-17.6 110 5.3 4.0- 7.0 853 27.8 25.5-30.2 1,241 51.4 48.6-54.2
College Graduate 3,272 229 6.4 5.4- 7.6 118 4.3 3.2- 5.6 1,022 24.9 23.0-26.8 1,903 64.5 62.2-66.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,017 208 24.2 20.4-28.6 65 7.1 5.0- 9.8 259 20.1 17.2-23.2 485 48.6 44.0-53.3
$15,000- $24,999 1,469 315 27.4 23.7-31.5 78 6.7 4.9- 9.1 365 19.9 17.0-23.0 711 46.0 42.0-50.1
$25,000- $34,999 1,157 204 19.9 16.7-23.5 58 6.3 4.4- 8.9 335 23.3 20.1-26.8 560 50.5 46.3-54.7
$35,000- $49,999 1,473 218 15.3 12.7-18.4 51 5.7 3.9- 8.4 450 26.9 23.8-30.2 754 52.0 48.2-55.8
$50,000+ 3,742 361 10.2 9.0-11.5 156 4.8 3.8- 6.0 1,252 28.0 26.2-29.9 1,973 57.0 54.9-59.2
Health District**
Appalachia I 743 107 18.2 13.8-23.5 30 4.2 2.8- 6.2 242 27.7 23.7-32.0 364 49.9 45.0-54.9
Appalachia II 698 94 15.1 11.6-19.4 32 6.1 4.0- 9.3 209 26.8 22.9-31.1 363 52.0 47.1-56.8
Appalachia III 523 78 17.3 13.0-22.6 31 7.5 4.7-11.6 155 23.0 18.8-27.9 259 52.3 46.4-58.1
Catawba 422 73 17.6 13.5-22.6 17 5.8 3.3- 9.9 120 26.2 21.5-31.6 212 50.4 44.4-56.4
Edisto Savannah 1,293 185 15.2 12.7-18.0 46 4.3 2.9- 6.4 349 22.5 19.8-25.4 713 58.0 54.4-61.5
Low Country 1,221 133 13.2 10.5-16.4 54 6.6 4.1-10.4 434 25.5 22.7-28.5 600 54.7 50.5-58.7
Palmetto 858 120 14.4 11.6-17.8 36 4.8 3.1- 7.4 224 24.2 20.7-28.0 478 56.6 52.2-60.8
Pee Dee 799 129 17.6 14.4-21.4 29 4.1 2.6- 6.4 196 23.0 19.7-26.8 445 55.3 50.9-59.7
Trident 1,243 170 14.8 12.4-17.5 77 7.4 5.6- 9.6 365 24.2 21.5-27.1 631 53.7 50.1-57.3
Upper Savannah 622 96 18.1 14.3-22.5 30 6.9 3.8-12.2 183 26.5 22.3-31.2 313 48.5 43.4-53.7
Waccamaw 1,270 194 17.4 14.7-20.5 62 5.7 4.1- 7.9 447 30.4 27.2-33.8 567 46.5 42.7-50.3
Wateree 507 80 19.5 13.9-26.8 16 2.8 1.5- 5.4 138 23.6 19.2-28.7 273 54.0 47.5-60.3
Region***
Region I 1,365 203 18.1 15.1-21.6 60 5.4 3.7- 7.9 425 27.1 24.2-30.2 677 49.3 45.7-52.9
Region II 1,221 172 16.1 13.3-19.3 63 6.7 4.9- 9.1 364 25.1 22.2-28.3 622 52.1 48.3-55.8
Region III 1,280 193 15.5 13.1-18.2 53 5.1 3.7- 7.2 344 24.8 22.0-27.9 690 54.6 51.1-58.0
Region IV 1,306 209 18.4 15.3-22.0 45 3.6 2.4- 5.2 334 23.3 20.5-26.3 718 54.8 51.1-58.4
Region V 1,293 185 15.2 12.7-18.0 46 4.3 2.9- 6.4 349 22.5 19.8-25.4 713 58.0 54.4-61.5
Region VI 1,270 194 17.4 14.7-20.5 62 5.7 4.1- 7.9 447 30.4 27.2-33.8 567 46.5 42.7-50.3
Region VII 1,243 170 14.8 12.4-17.5 77 7.4 5.6- 9.6 365 24.2 21.5-27.1 631 53.7 50.1-57.3
Region VIII 1,221 133 13.2 10.5-16.4 54 6.6 4.1-10.4 434 25.5 22.7-28.5 600 54.7 50.5-58.7

*Data in this table was derived from the Tobacco Use questions.

#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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