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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Tobacco Indicators

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How old were you when you first started smoking cigarettes regularly?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Never 14 or under 15-16 17-18 19 0r older
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,428 63 4.0 3.1- 5.2 155 11.1 9.4-13.1 301 21.1 18.8-23.6 365 26.2 23.6-28.9 544 37.6 34.8-40.5
GENDER
Male 645 22 3.6 2.3- 5.5 92 13.7 11.0-16.8 141 21.5 18.2-25.1 177 27.8 24.1-31.9 213 33.4 29.5-37.7
Female 783 41 4.5 3.3- 6.3 63 8.1 6.2-10.5 160 20.6 17.6-24.1 188 24.2 21.0-27.8 331 42.5 38.6-46.4
RACE
White 1,156 56 4.4 3.3- 5.7 129 11.1 9.2-13.3 249 21.8 19.2-24.6 315 28.2 25.3-31.3 407 34.5 31.5-37.7
African American 214 5 2.5 1.0- 6.3 18 9.9 6.0-15.9 38 18.0 12.7-25.0 39 18.1 12.9-24.9 114 51.5 43.7-59.2
Other Minorities 49 1 3.4 0.5-20.3 7 15.6 7.2-30.7 12 20.7 11.2-35.0 11 24.9 12.9-42.8 18 35.4 21.6-52.1
HISPANIC
Yes 27 1 4.3 0.6-25.0 2 4.2 1.0-16.4 3 8.3 2.4-25.1 7 36.3 17.9-59.7 14 46.9 26.8-68.1
No 1,395 62 4.0 3.1- 5.3 153 11.4 9.6-13.4 296 21.5 19.1-24.0 356 25.8 23.2-28.5 528 37.3 34.5-40.3
AGE
18-24 107 4 3.5 1.2- 9.3 16 17.2 10.7-26.6 34 29.9 21.7-39.7 29 27.1 19.0-36.9 24 22.3 14.8-32.0
25-34 220 12 5.9 3.2-10.6 22 9.2 5.9-14.1 59 25.0 18.9-32.3 61 27.3 21.0-34.8 66 32.6 25.7-40.3
35-44 312 15 4.5 2.6- 7.5 43 15.0 11.0-20.0 72 23.4 18.6-29.1 75 22.7 18.1-28.2 107 34.4 28.7-40.6
45-54 315 12 3.4 1.9- 6.2 28 6.5 4.3- 9.7 45 13.8 10.1-18.7 86 29.4 23.5-36.1 144 46.8 40.1-53.6
55-64 227 6 1.8 0.8- 4.2 23 11.0 7.3-16.4 48 21.0 16.0-27.1 52 24.1 18.5-30.7 98 42.1 35.5-49.0
65+ 225 12 4.5 2.5- 8.1 21 9.7 6.1-15.3 38 17.3 12.3-23.6 59 27.5 21.6-34.4 95 41.0 34.2-48.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 215 6 2.8 1.2- 6.7 41 18.8 13.6-25.5 58 27.7 21.0-35.4 50 25.5 19.2-33.1 60 25.1 19.3-32.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 459 12 2.5 1.3- 4.6 42 9.1 6.6-12.5 112 23.1 19.2-27.5 114 25.9 21.4-30.9 179 39.4 34.3-44.8
Some Post-H.S. 406 18 3.9 2.4- 6.4 44 11.7 8.5-15.8 76 18.0 14.3-22.5 116 27.2 22.7-32.2 152 39.2 33.9-44.7
College Graduate 342 26 7.5 5.0-11.0 28 7.7 5.2-11.1 54 16.7 12.8-21.5 84 26.0 21.1-31.6 150 42.2 36.6-48.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 146 5 4.6 1.7-11.6 28 20.2 13.8-28.7 31 20.2 13.3-29.5 26 20.1 13.0-29.8 56 34.8 26.7-44.0
$15,000- 24,999 244 10 3.0 1.5- 5.6 25 9.9 6.3-15.1 58 24.3 18.4-31.3 57 23.0 17.4-29.6 94 40.0 32.9-47.5
$25,000- 34,999 201 11 5.7 3.0-10.5 16 9.8 5.6-16.4 43 20.6 15.2-27.3 56 25.8 19.4-33.5 75 38.1 30.5-46.3
$35,000- 49,999 257 7 2.6 1.1- 5.8 28 11.4 7.7-16.5 56 21.5 16.5-27.5 71 26.7 21.2-33.0 95 37.9 31.5-44.7
$50,000+ 384 21 4.7 3.0- 7.3 36 9.2 6.5-12.8 76 20.0 16.1-24.7 107 30.5 25.5-36.0 144 35.6 30.5-40.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 100 4 4.1 1.3-12.4 12 15.4 8.4-26.6 25 26.8 18.4-37.3 16 16.1 9.7-25.3 43 37.6 28.1-48.1
Appalachia II 166 12 6.0 3.2-10.9 20 10.4 6.4-16.3 33 18.4 12.8-25.8 43 29.2 21.3-38.5 58 36.1 27.7-45.4
Appalachia III 90 7 6.6 3.1-13.7 11 11.9 6.5-21.0 16 16.9 10.2-26.7 17 19.3 11.8-29.9 39 45.2 34.4-56.6
Catawba 97 0 0.0 . - . 14 15.0 8.6-25.0 19 21.4 13.9-31.5 23 20.7 13.5-30.3 41 42.9 32.5-53.9
Edisto 35 1 1.1 0.2- 7.9 3 8.8 2.5-26.9 5 12.7 4.7-30.0 7 24.2 10.4-46.7 19 53.1 32.7-72.6
Low Country 73 1 1.1 0.2- 7.5 3 4.3 1.3-13.0 19 26.5 16.9-39.0 27 39.5 27.5-52.9 23 28.6 19.0-40.7
Palmetto 213 14 5.9 3.4-10.0 19 9.5 5.8-15.3 39 19.8 14.0-27.3 53 24.4 18.2-31.8 88 40.5 33.2-48.2
Pee Dee 93 1 1.2 0.2- 7.9 10 12.3 6.4-22.5 15 13.3 7.8-21.6 28 33.8 23.7-45.5 39 39.4 29.2-50.7
Savannah 57 3 6.4 1.9-19.1 8 11.7 5.5-23.0 10 16.6 8.7-29.3 13 26.0 15.1-41.0 23 39.4 26.2-54.3
Trident 181 11 5.7 3.0-10.4 15 8.7 5.0-14.7 37 22.3 16.1-29.9 53 31.7 24.6-39.8 65 31.6 24.8-39.3
Upper Savannah 85 4 3.4 1.2- 9.3 12 15.3 8.3-26.4 20 24.5 15.2-37.1 20 22.9 14.4-34.4 29 33.9 23.7-45.7
Waccamaw 124 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2 15 12.9 7.6-21.2 39 29.0 20.8-38.9 35 26.5 19.0-35.8 34 30.8 22.0-41.2
Wateree 92 2 2.1 0.5- 8.3 9 8.1 4.0-15.7 20 21.5 13.8-31.8 23 22.2 14.4-32.8 38 46.1 35.0-57.6

* This question was asked of all respondents who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes in his/her lifetime.

#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 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
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

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