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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Risk Factors

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Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.#
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,190 625 19.3 17.8-21.0 203 6.7 5.7- 7.8 717 21.3 19.8-22.9 1,645 52.6 50.6-54.7
GENDER
Male 1,261 254 20.3 17.9-22.9 92 7.6 6.1- 9.5 359 26.1 23.6-28.7 556 46.0 42.9-49.2
Female 1,929 371 18.5 16.6-20.6 111 5.8 4.8- 7.2 358 17.0 15.3-18.9 1,089 58.7 56.1-61.2
RACE
White 2,386 496 21.3 19.4-23.3 129 5.4 4.4- 6.5 610 24.8 23.0-26.8 1,151 48.5 46.2-50.8
African American 668 103 13.7 11.0-16.9 64 10.0 7.6-13.0 79 11.7 9.2-14.8 422 64.6 60.2-68.7
Other Minorities 103 23 22.4 14.5-32.9 10 11.6 5.5-22.8 21 17.7 11.2-27.0 49 48.3 37.3-59.5
HISPANIC
Yes 83 13 21.7 12.3-35.4 10 12.6 5.8-25.2 8 9.9 4.6-20.0 52 55.9 42.5-68.4
No 3,087 611 19.3 17.8-21.0 193 6.5 5.6- 7.6 701 21.6 20.1-23.2 1,582 52.5 50.5-54.6
AGE
18-24 274 64 21.6 16.9-27.2 36 11.6 8.1-16.2 16 5.0 3.0- 8.2 158 61.8 55.2-68.0
25-34 600 126 21.5 17.8-25.7 32 6.1 4.0- 9.2 69 11.1 8.6-14.1 373 61.3 56.6-65.8
35-44 674 170 24.2 20.8-27.9 50 8.2 6.0-11.0 112 16.3 13.5-19.6 342 51.4 47.1-55.6
45-54 638 143 24.4 20.4-28.8 43 6.4 4.7- 8.8 156 23.6 20.0-27.5 296 45.6 41.2-50.1
55-64 422 78 16.4 13.1-20.4 23 4.9 3.2- 7.5 141 33.0 28.3-37.9 180 45.7 40.6-51.0
65+ 526 37 6.3 4.5- 8.8 17 3.2 2.0- 5.3 204 40.2 35.7-44.9 268 50.2 45.6-54.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 422 118 27.2 22.5-32.5 24 6.5 4.1-10.1 93 20.2 16.2-24.8 187 46.1 40.3-51.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 962 249 25.2 22.2-28.6 72 8.4 6.5-10.8 177 17.3 14.9-20.0 464 49.1 45.4-52.7
Some Post-H.S. 903 163 17.4 14.8-20.3 70 7.6 5.9- 9.7 207 22.1 19.3-25.3 463 52.9 49.1-56.7
College Graduate 895 93 9.7 7.8-12.0 36 3.7 2.6- 5.2 237 25.9 22.9-29.2 529 60.7 57.2-64.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 307 79 21.7 17.1-27.2 27 9.3 5.9-14.5 53 17.8 13.2-23.6 148 51.1 44.0-58.1
$15,000- 24,999 527 131 23.7 19.7-28.4 47 10.0 7.3-13.7 91 15.6 12.5-19.3 258 50.7 45.3-56.0
$25,000- 34,999 466 98 22.0 17.7-27.0 33 7.9 5.4-11.3 83 15.2 12.1-18.9 252 54.9 49.5-60.2
$35,000- 49,999 534 129 23.9 20.1-28.1 30 5.7 3.9- 8.2 116 21.5 18.0-25.6 259 48.9 44.2-53.6
$50,000+ 878 111 12.6 10.3-15.3 46 5.1 3.7- 7.0 243 27.0 23.9-30.3 478 55.3 51.7-58.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 202 43 21.2 15.6-28.1 16 7.3 4.2-12.2 49 23.6 17.8-30.6 94 47.9 40.4-55.6
Appalachia II 389 64 18.0 13.6-23.3 23 4.9 3.1- 7.6 94 22.6 18.3-27.5 208 54.6 48.9-60.2
Appalachia III 220 42 18.5 13.5-24.7 13 6.7 3.7-11.7 46 20.4 15.2-26.7 119 54.5 47.3-61.5
Catawba 204 47 22.8 16.9-30.1 10 4.8 2.4- 9.3 45 18.7 13.7-25.1 102 53.7 45.1-62.0
Edisto 93 17 18.5 9.8-32.2 5 6.2 2.6-14.2 16 16.8 10.0-26.9 55 58.5 46.1-69.9
Low Country 151 31 19.9 13.4-28.5 7 5.8 2.7-11.8 42 25.9 19.2-34.0 71 48.4 39.6-57.3
Palmetto 502 94 20.2 16.2-24.8 35 7.4 5.0-10.9 105 19.9 16.3-24.0 268 52.5 47.4-57.6
Pee Dee 218 40 16.2 11.7-22.1 13 5.7 3.0-10.5 50 21.6 16.3-28.1 115 56.5 49.1-63.6
Savannah 141 23 13.2 8.5-19.9 14 14.0 8.1-23.0 25 18.0 12.1-26.0 79 54.8 45.5-63.8
Trident 406 76 18.3 14.5-22.9 24 5.3 3.4- 8.3 90 20.3 16.4-25.0 216 56.0 50.3-61.6
Upper Savannah 176 31 18.7 12.9-26.3 13 8.9 4.8-16.0 43 22.2 16.3-29.4 89 50.2 41.9-58.5
Waccamaw 246 68 26.5 20.7-33.2 13 6.6 3.7-11.6 57 24.0 18.4-30.7 108 42.9 36.0-50.1
Wateree 187 38 17.2 12.0-24.1 13 7.2 3.9-12.7 45 25.0 18.7-32.6 91 50.6 42.3-58.8

* Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

#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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