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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Tobacco Use

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

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  Total #
Respondents
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,663 1,183 32.6 30.2-35.1 515 12.8 11.2-14.6 2,965 54.6 52.1-57.0
GENDER
Male 2,194 494 30.0 26.7-33.5 209 12.0 9.7-14.7 1,491 58.0 54.4-61.6
Female 2,469 689 35.8 32.5-39.3 306 13.8 11.7-16.2 1,474 50.4 47.1-53.7
RACE
White 3,320 799 31.2 28.5-34.2 265 10.6 8.8-12.6 2,256 58.2 55.3-61.1
African American 987 274 33.5 28.3-39.2 203 21.1 16.8-26.2 510 45.4 39.6-51.3
Other 247 82 40.6 31.0-51.0 37 15.1 9.6-22.9 128 44.3 35.1-53.9
HISPANIC
Yes 74 21 35.0 19.1-55.3 14 11.6 5.1-24.4 39 53.4 35.4-70.5
No 4,497 1,136 32.4 29.9-34.9 492 12.9 11.2-14.8 2,869 54.8 52.2-57.3
AGE
18-24 89 44 56.3 42.1-69.6 23 27.6 16.7-42.2 22 16.1 9.1-26.7
25-34 258 118 48.1 39.7-56.6 43 11.7 7.5-17.8 97 40.2 32.1-48.8
35-44 481 216 40.1 34.0-46.6 75 16.0 11.8-21.5 190 43.8 37.4-50.5
45-54 905 320 35.5 31.2-40.0 152 15.6 12.7-19.0 433 48.9 44.3-53.4
55-64 1,212 303 25.6 22.0-29.6 121 8.6 6.6-11.1 788 65.8 61.6-69.8
65+ 1,718 182 11.0 8.8-13.8 101 7.0 5.1- 9.5 1,435 82.0 78.7-84.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 768 237 45.1 38.9-51.5 118 17.7 13.3-23.2 413 37.1 31.8-42.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,503 424 36.6 32.3-41.1 187 13.8 11.0-17.3 892 49.5 45.2-53.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,183 324 33.1 28.6-37.9 132 12.1 9.4-15.3 727 54.9 50.1-59.5
College Graduate 1,199 197 17.3 13.8-21.4 76 8.5 6.0-12.0 926 74.2 69.6-78.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 590 204 45.1 37.7-52.8 97 16.5 12.2-21.9 289 38.3 31.8-45.4
$15,000- $24,999 836 264 39.1 33.6-45.0 113 16.4 11.6-22.7 459 44.5 38.8-50.3
$25,000- $34,999 551 147 33.0 26.4-40.3 62 16.0 11.1-22.5 342 51.0 44.0-58.1
$35,000- $49,999 590 144 33.0 26.6-40.1 59 10.9 7.0-16.6 387 56.1 49.1-62.9
$50,000+ 1,386 271 21.6 18.3-25.4 106 9.0 7.0-11.5 1,009 69.4 65.4-73.1
REGION**
Region I 586 159 35.0 29.1-41.4 62 10.8 7.5-15.3 365 54.2 48.0-60.3
Region II 587 173 32.5 26.9-38.6 73 14.4 10.2-19.9 341 53.2 47.0-59.3
Region III 628 134 29.7 23.8-36.5 86 14.5 10.5-19.5 408 55.8 49.3-62.1
Region IV 557 153 38.7 32.3-45.5 58 9.7 7.1-13.2 346 51.6 45.3-57.8
Region V 511 126 27.7 22.5-33.6 52 16.8 11.4-24.1 333 55.5 49.0-61.8
Region VI 642 163 35.7 29.9-42.0 68 12.0 8.9-16.0 411 52.2 46.4-58.0
Region VII 537 143 31.1 24.6-38.4 65 11.4 7.5-16.8 329 57.5 50.2-64.5
Region VIII 615 132 30.3 24.6-36.7 51 11.3 7.8-16.0 432 58.4 52.1-64.5

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

** 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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