Search Disclaimer SC DHEC Home Health Services Contact Us Health Topics A to Z

BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

TO PRINT WIDE TABLES USE LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all? *

Back to Tobacco Use . Select a different topic for South Carolina:
  Total #
Respondents
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,713 1,285 31.8 29.5-34.2 504 12.5 10.9-14.3 2,924 55.8 53.3-58.2
GENDER
Male 2,154 528 29.3 26.1-32.8 197 11.6 9.4-14.4 1,429 59.0 55.4-62.6
Female 2,559 757 34.8 31.7-38.0 307 13.5 11.4-15.9 1,495 51.7 48.5-54.9
RACE
White 3,376 933 32.8 30.1-35.6 268 9.2 7.7-10.9 2,175 58.0 55.2-60.8
African American 978 250 27.4 22.5-32.9 184 24.1 18.9-30.2 544 48.6 42.5-54.6
Other 229 77 36.4 26.7-47.2 34 15.0 9.2-23.5 118 48.7 38.5-58.9
HISPANIC
Yes 72 20 31.1 17.4-49.2 10 9.7 4.5-19.8 42 59.1 41.7-74.6
No 4,533 1,248 32.0 29.7-34.5 478 12.6 10.9-14.4 2,807 55.4 52.9-57.9
AGE
18-24 110 61 52.6 39.4-65.5 29 28.0 17.7-41.3 20 19.4 11.3-31.1
25-34 350 156 41.8 34.7-49.3 57 16.4 11.5-22.9 137 41.7 34.5-49.4
35-44 543 231 41.4 35.5-47.6 77 12.9 9.7-17.1 235 45.7 39.6-51.8
45-54 969 373 36.7 32.3-41.3 130 11.8 9.2-15.0 466 51.5 46.8-56.2
55-64 1,113 269 20.7 17.6-24.2 101 9.8 7.4-12.8 743 69.5 65.4-73.3
65+ 1,628 195 11.3 9.4-13.6 110 6.0 4.6- 7.8 1,323 82.7 80.0-85.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 744 234 41.0 34.9-47.4 92 14.1 10.3-19.0 418 44.9 39.2-50.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,616 517 40.2 36.0-44.6 192 14.0 10.9-17.7 907 45.8 41.7-49.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,188 341 28.4 24.5-32.7 124 12.4 9.6-15.9 723 59.1 54.5-63.6
College Graduate 1,154 190 17.5 14.0-21.5 94 9.4 7.0-12.4 870 73.2 68.7-77.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 599 208 42.2 35.7-49.1 90 16.9 12.2-22.8 301 40.9 34.8-47.3
$15,000- $24,999 823 282 42.9 37.0-49.1 108 16.3 12.2-21.4 433 40.8 35.3-46.4
$25,000- $34,999 507 129 31.2 24.1-39.3 66 16.8 10.6-25.7 312 52.0 43.8-60.1
$35,000- $49,999 673 195 34.4 27.9-41.6 63 10.3 6.9-15.3 415 55.2 48.4-61.9
$50,000+ 1,458 330 24.4 21.1-28.0 103 8.6 6.7-11.0 1,025 67.0 63.2-70.7
Health District**
Appalachia I 206 56 35.2 27.1-44.3 18 7.8 4.3-13.7 132 57.0 48.2-65.4
Appalachia II 310 78 30.3 22.8-39.0 30 10.2 5.9-17.1 202 59.5 50.8-67.6
Appalachia III 272 73 31.6 23.2-41.2 30 11.9 7.1-19.1 169 56.6 47.1-65.6
Catawba 142 39 26.7 19.3-35.7 17 12.5 7.5-19.9 86 60.8 51.3-69.6
Edisto Savannah 523 142 36.3 30.6-42.4 58 12.5 8.9-17.3 323 51.2 45.4-57.0
Low Country 590 157 30.8 25.6-36.6 58 11.5 7.6-17.1 375 57.7 51.7-63.4
Palmetto 470 110 30.2 22.5-39.2 50 11.3 7.6-16.6 310 58.4 49.9-66.5
Pee Dee 285 92 37.6 29.7-46.2 33 16.5 10.6-24.7 160 45.9 38.0-54.0
Trident 566 151 31.7 25.4-38.8 57 14.7 9.6-21.9 358 53.6 46.5-60.4
Upper Savannah 452 125 29.0 22.5-36.5 69 19.7 12.9-28.9 258 51.3 43.2-59.4
Waccamaw 600 183 34.6 29.4-40.1 51 10.4 7.0-15.1 366 55.0 49.4-60.6
Wateree 239 65 30.3 22.6-39.3 27 12.8 7.6-20.7 147 56.9 47.7-65.7
Region***
Region I 658 181 32.4 26.9-38.5 87 13.1 9.2-18.4 390 54.5 48.4-60.4
Region II 582 151 30.8 25.1-37.2 60 10.9 7.4-15.6 371 58.3 51.9-64.5
Region III 612 149 28.9 23.2-35.3 67 11.8 8.6-15.9 396 59.4 53.0-65.5
Region IV 524 157 34.9 29.1-41.3 60 15.1 10.8-20.9 307 49.9 43.7-56.1
Region V 523 142 36.3 30.6-42.4 58 12.5 8.9-17.3 323 51.2 45.4-57.0
Region VI 600 183 34.6 29.4-40.1 51 10.4 7.0-15.1 366 55.0 49.4-60.6
Region VII 566 151 31.7 25.4-38.8 57 14.7 9.6-21.9 358 53.6 46.5-60.4
Region VIII 590 157 30.8 25.6-36.6 58 11.5 7.6-17.1 375 57.7 51.7-63.4

*This question was asked only of respondents who reported that they have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in life.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50 and confidence intervals with width greater than 20. 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

BRFSS Home

This page was generated on 15JUL09.