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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Tobacco Indicators+

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  Total
Respond.#
Within 6 months Within 1 year Within 5 years Within 10 years More than 10 years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 673 45 6.1 3.8- 9.7 37 5.2 2.6-10.1 134 17.8 14.2-22.2 68 9.8 7.0-13.5 389 61.1 55.4-66.5
GENDER
Male 311 18 4.4 2.2- 8.6 10 5.4 1.7-15.7 55 14.1 9.8-19.9 33 12.2 7.9-18.5 195 63.9 55.5-71.5
Female 362 27 8.2 4.2-15.2 27 5.0 3.1- 7.9 79 22.6 17.0-29.4 35 6.7 4.3-10.1 194 57.6 50.0-64.9
RACE
White 554 42 7.5 4.5-12.0 29 3.5 2.1- 5.8 100 17.3 13.3-22.3 51 8.5 5.8-12.1 332 63.2 57.2-68.8
African American 94 3 1.4 0.4- 4.5 5 2.9 1.1- 7.5 27 23.0 14.3-34.9 15 17.2 8.4-32.0 44 55.6 41.4-68.9
Other Minorities 21 0 0.0 . - . 3 44.7 11.2-83.8 7 10.3 3.2-28.5 1 0.9 0.1- 7.1 10 44.1 13.4-80.1
HISPANIC
Yes 18 1 3.9 0.5-24.7 2 6.9 1.3-29.6 4 37.6 10.6-75.5 1 1.6 0.2-11.5 10 50.0 18.9-81.1
No 655 44 6.1 3.8- 9.9 35 5.2 2.6-10.2 130 17.3 13.8-21.6 67 10.0 7.1-13.8 379 61.4 55.6-66.8
AGE
18-24 27 4 25.2 5.3-67.1 11 52.8 19.2-84.1 11 20.3 6.3-49.0 1 1.7 0.2-12.4 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 73 13 20.5 9.9-37.7 9 9.3 3.9-20.7 27 38.1 23.8-54.8 14 15.1 6.9-29.9 10 17.0 7.3-34.9
35-44 101 8 4.7 1.8-11.2 4 1.0 0.4- 2.8 28 25.5 15.4-39.1 15 25.1 13.7-41.5 46 43.8 30.4-58.1
45-54 133 12 4.6 2.4- 8.6 5 3.4 1.2- 9.5 27 15.6 9.0-25.6 10 7.8 3.3-17.3 79 68.6 57.2-78.1
55-64 129 3 3.3 0.6-15.8 5 3.0 0.9- 9.5 19 13.7 7.7-23.3 16 8.5 4.5-15.3 86 71.5 60.2-80.7
65+ 205 5 1.9 0.5- 7.3 3 0.5 0.2- 1.8 22 12.5 7.4-20.3 12 5.4 2.5-11.3 163 79.6 71.0-86.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 93 3 7.1 1.3-30.8 4 1.9 0.6- 5.7 19 16.9 9.2-29.1 9 7.1 2.7-17.5 58 67.0 51.4-79.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 190 15 6.2 2.8-13.3 11 8.6 2.4-26.5 35 14.9 9.8-22.1 22 12.3 7.0-20.5 107 57.9 46.5-68.5
Some Post-H.S. 179 10 4.7 1.8-11.8 14 6.2 3.1-12.0 42 25.1 16.8-35.7 17 11.9 6.2-21.6 96 52.1 41.5-62.5
College Graduate 208 17 6.6 3.6-12.0 8 2.6 1.0- 6.8 38 15.0 9.5-22.8 20 6.8 3.7-12.2 125 69.0 60.0-76.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 57 2 2.9 0.7-11.9 2 1.8 0.4- 7.9 13 21.0 10.8-36.7 5 6.7 2.4-17.0 35 67.7 51.1-80.8
$15,000- 24,999 91 7 4.6 1.3-14.8 8 10.5 4.6-22.1 26 19.5 11.5-31.1 7 10.0 3.6-24.7 43 55.5 41.2-68.9
$25,000- 34,999 109 10 11.4 5.1-23.7 9 5.0 2.3-10.5 24 20.9 12.2-33.4 13 12.3 5.5-25.3 53 50.5 36.9-64.0
$35,000- 49,999 114 13 6.1 3.1-11.6 7 3.9 1.4-10.3 24 24.3 14.5-37.8 13 12.8 5.8-25.7 57 52.9 40.2-65.2
$50,000+ 173 9 2.9 1.3- 6.3 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9 33 17.3 10.9-26.5 17 10.0 5.3-18.0 110 69.2 59.1-77.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 50 4 8.1 2.9-20.6 2 2.1 0.5- 8.3 9 22.6 11.5-39.6 3 6.0 1.7-18.7 32 61.3 45.3-75.2
Cumberland 36 0 0.0 . - . 4 12.9 4.6-31.2 9 24.9 12.5-43.4 5 16.5 5.9-38.1 18 45.7 28.6-63.9
Durham 33 0 0.0 . - . 2 11.6 2.6-39.3 10 30.9 15.8-51.6 3 11.1 2.8-35.2 18 46.4 28.0-65.9
Forsyth 44 6 13.1 5.6-27.6 1 1.3 0.2- 9.0 6 15.9 7.1-31.9 5 9.5 3.7-22.3 26 60.2 44.2-74.2
Gaston 38 5 10.7 4.0-25.4 2 4.4 1.1-16.2 7 24.2 11.3-44.6 1 1.2 0.2- 8.5 23 59.5 41.2-75.4
Guilford 46 2 4.1 1.0-15.1 2 4.3 1.1-15.7 10 24.9 13.3-41.8 5 10.3 4.2-23.4 27 56.4 40.1-71.4
Mecklenburg 54 3 5.0 1.6-14.8 1 1.5 0.2-10.3 8 14.2 6.6-27.8 5 9.8 3.8-22.9 37 69.4 54.7-81.0
New Hanover 51 4 10.3 3.6-26.2 4 6.7 2.4-16.9 11 21.8 12.1-36.0 7 13.1 5.6-27.5 25 48.2 33.9-62.8
Onslow 45 4 6.3 2.3-16.3 6 15.7 6.7-32.5 11 18.0 9.2-32.2 6 13.0 5.7-26.8 18 47.0 30.6-64.1
Wake 43 3 6.2 1.7-20.3 2 4.7 1.0-19.4 10 21.7 11.3-37.5 7 14.3 6.2-29.5 21 53.1 36.8-68.8
Western NC 76 5 5.0 2.0-12.2 3 5.2 1.5-16.4 11 11.7 6.3-20.9 8 12.5 6.1-23.7 49 65.6 53.1-76.2
Piedmont NC 97 5 6.8 2.4-17.7 6 7.5 2.1-23.5 20 17.3 10.5-27.1 5 4.6 1.6-12.5 61 63.8 51.2-74.8
Eastern NC 60 4 5.6 1.7-16.9 2 0.9 0.2- 5.4 12 18.0 9.5-31.3 8 15.7 7.3-30.4 34 59.8 44.7-73.3

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported stopped smoking regularly.

#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.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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