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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 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 1,781 1,022 57.9 54.1-61.7 759 42.1 38.3-45.9
GENDER
Male 720 374 54.9 48.9-60.8 346 45.1 39.2-51.1
Female 1,061 648 61.1 56.2-65.8 413 38.9 34.2-43.8
RACE
White 1,195 629 54.1 49.5-58.7 566 45.9 41.3-50.5
African American 432 300 68.2 59.7-75.6 132 31.8 24.4-40.3
Other 111 69 61.6 46.8-74.5 42 38.4 25.5-53.2
HISPANIC
Yes 30 19 54.7 30.0-77.3 11 45.3 22.7-70.0
No 1,718 985 58.1 54.1-61.9 733 41.9 38.1-45.9
AGE
18-24 89 54 66.3 51.2-78.7 35 33.7 21.3-48.8
25-34 211 128 59.5 50.0-68.3 83 40.5 31.7-50.0
35-44 307 170 57.6 49.5-65.4 137 42.4 34.6-50.5
45-54 503 284 53.3 46.7-59.8 219 46.7 40.2-53.3
55-64 368 210 54.0 46.4-61.4 158 46.0 38.6-53.6
65+ 303 176 59.9 52.0-67.2 127 40.1 32.8-48.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 325 195 62.4 53.5-70.5 130 37.6 29.5-46.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 706 403 56.4 49.9-62.6 303 43.6 37.4-50.1
Some Post-H.S. 464 271 60.1 52.9-66.9 193 39.9 33.1-47.1
College Graduate 282 151 54.0 44.7-63.0 131 46.0 37.0-55.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 297 182 61.2 51.9-69.8 115 38.8 30.2-48.1
$15,000- $24,999 387 232 58.3 49.5-66.6 155 41.7 33.4-50.5
$25,000- $34,999 194 121 69.0 57.3-78.7 73 31.0 21.3-42.7
$35,000- $49,999 258 130 55.6 44.6-66.1 128 44.4 33.9-55.4
$50,000+ 432 229 53.0 46.1-59.9 203 47.0 40.1-53.9
Health District**
Appalachia I 74 40 50.3 36.1-64.4 34 49.7 35.6-63.9
Appalachia II 108 61 54.0 39.9-67.6 47 46.0 32.4-60.1
Appalachia III 103 61 56.2 41.5-69.9 42 43.8 30.1-58.5
Catawba 56 32 60.2 45.5-73.3 24 39.8 26.7-54.5
Edisto Savannah 195 120 62.6 52.7-71.5 75 37.4 28.5-47.3
Low Country 215 127 57.3 47.3-66.7 88 42.7 33.3-52.7
Palmetto 160 97 59.6 45.8-72.0 63 40.4 28.0-54.2
Pee Dee 125 69 57.3 44.9-68.8 56 42.7 31.2-55.1
Trident 206 114 58.0 46.1-69.0 92 42.0 31.0-53.9
Upper Savannah 193 110 64.3 52.7-74.4 83 35.7 25.6-47.3
Waccamaw 234 127 58.0 49.2-66.3 107 42.0 33.7-50.8
Wateree 92 54 62.9 48.8-75.1 38 37.1 24.9-51.2
Region***
Region I 267 150 57.0 47.4-66.1 117 43.0 33.9-52.6
Region II 211 122 54.9 44.6-64.9 89 45.1 35.1-55.4
Region III 216 129 59.8 49.6-69.2 87 40.2 30.8-50.4
Region IV 217 123 59.0 49.4-68.0 94 41.0 32.0-50.6
Region V 195 120 62.6 52.7-71.5 75 37.4 28.5-47.3
Region VI 234 127 58.0 49.2-66.3 107 42.0 33.7-50.8
Region VII 206 114 58.0 46.1-69.0 92 42.0 31.0-53.9
Region VIII 215 127 57.3 47.3-66.7 88 42.7 33.3-52.7

*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 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

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