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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Tobacco Indicators+

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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 1,440 66 3.9 2.7- 5.6 184 12.9 10.5-15.7 325 24.1 20.7-27.8 355 24.9 21.6-28.5 510 34.2 30.6-38.0
GENDER
Male 660 32 3.7 2.2- 6.1 107 15.7 12.0-20.2 154 23.3 18.7-28.7 165 26.7 22.0-31.8 202 30.6 25.7-36.0
Female 780 34 4.1 2.5- 6.8 77 9.5 7.0-12.8 171 25.0 20.4-30.3 190 22.6 18.3-27.7 308 38.7 33.6-44.1
RACE
White 1,142 51 4.3 2.8- 6.3 151 13.5 10.8-16.7 267 24.2 20.6-28.3 287 25.8 22.1-29.9 386 32.2 28.3-36.5
African American 216 9 2.4 0.8- 6.7 22 7.0 3.8-12.6 38 19.8 12.7-29.5 45 23.6 16.0-33.4 102 47.2 37.4-57.2
Other Minorities 67 6 4.1 1.6-10.3 11 22.9 10.4-43.2 13 30.2 13.7-54.1 16 13.3 6.6-25.0 21 29.6 16.1-47.9
HISPANIC
Yes 36 2 2.6 0.5-13.1 2 5.0 1.2-18.9 7 11.9 4.3-29.0 7 19.9 6.4-47.3 18 60.6 36.9-80.2
No 1,403 64 4.0 2.7- 5.7 182 13.1 10.7-16.1 317 24.4 21.0-28.2 348 25.0 21.7-28.7 492 33.5 29.9-37.3
AGE
18-24 116 6 3.4 1.1-10.5 18 9.4 4.6-18.3 31 28.7 16.0-46.0 38 38.9 24.6-55.4 23 19.6 9.3-36.5
25-34 227 16 4.8 2.3-10.0 25 12.5 6.9-21.4 59 29.2 20.9-39.2 55 23.5 16.4-32.3 72 30.1 22.2-39.3
35-44 305 7 2.3 1.0- 5.2 55 16.3 11.4-22.9 72 23.9 17.8-31.4 64 21.1 15.3-28.5 107 36.3 28.7-44.7
45-54 296 12 3.9 1.7- 8.9 25 11.0 6.6-18.0 72 27.3 19.8-36.3 68 20.9 15.1-28.2 119 36.9 29.0-45.6
55-64 216 12 7.2 3.4-14.8 27 12.6 7.5-20.4 40 17.2 11.5-24.9 60 25.2 17.9-34.4 77 37.7 29.1-47.3
65+ 271 12 2.6 1.0- 6.4 32 11.9 7.5-18.4 51 20.1 13.9-28.2 66 26.3 19.4-34.7 110 39.1 31.1-47.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 223 7 5.4 2.3-12.4 56 26.1 18.5-35.5 53 22.3 15.2-31.6 48 21.9 15.1-30.6 59 24.2 17.1-33.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 458 15 2.0 0.9- 4.1 60 9.9 6.9-14.0 108 24.4 18.5-31.5 111 27.8 21.7-34.9 164 35.9 29.3-43.2
Some Post-H.S. 388 19 4.9 2.6- 9.0 40 11.0 7.2-16.5 100 32.2 25.4-39.9 91 20.1 14.9-26.6 138 31.8 25.5-38.7
College Graduate 367 25 4.6 2.7- 7.6 27 7.1 4.0-12.4 62 16.0 11.2-22.3 104 28.4 22.3-35.5 149 44.0 36.6-51.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 147 7 1.4 0.5- 3.8 22 16.4 8.8-28.4 33 22.9 14.0-35.3 40 28.9 18.3-42.5 45 30.3 19.8-43.5
$15,000- 24,999 258 8 4.9 1.9-12.0 37 14.3 9.1-21.9 53 21.9 15.6-30.0 62 22.0 15.9-29.7 98 36.8 28.2-46.4
$25,000- 34,999 232 7 2.9 1.1- 7.5 28 11.8 7.2-18.9 57 28.1 20.3-37.5 59 27.5 19.8-36.8 81 29.6 22.1-38.4
$35,000- 49,999 252 10 4.6 1.8-11.1 29 9.5 5.7-15.3 63 27.8 19.7-37.6 59 25.5 18.3-34.5 91 32.6 25.2-41.0
$50,000+ 333 22 4.6 2.6- 7.9 33 8.6 5.2-14.0 71 22.3 16.4-29.5 88 27.2 20.8-34.6 119 37.3 29.6-45.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 109 6 6.2 2.6-14.0 16 16.3 9.2-27.3 26 23.5 15.8-33.5 27 26.5 17.3-38.3 34 27.5 19.2-37.7
Cumberland 85 3 3.7 1.2-11.1 8 7.1 3.4-14.1 22 27.5 18.6-38.7 25 30.3 20.5-42.2 27 31.4 22.7-41.6
Durham 72 5 6.1 2.4-14.6 9 10.5 5.0-20.9 13 23.7 12.9-39.5 14 17.7 10.0-29.3 31 42.0 29.5-55.6
Forsyth 98 8 8.8 4.0-18.4 12 12.4 6.8-21.4 24 26.2 17.5-37.3 18 15.1 9.2-23.7 36 37.5 27.6-48.5
Gaston 112 7 6.5 2.9-13.9 23 23.7 15.9-33.9 25 18.9 12.5-27.7 24 21.8 14.3-31.6 33 29.1 20.1-40.0
Guilford 84 3 2.1 0.7- 6.6 5 6.4 2.6-15.1 20 23.9 15.3-35.3 24 27.2 18.0-38.9 32 40.3 29.2-52.5
Mecklenburg 97 3 2.6 0.8- 8.0 9 12.5 6.0-24.3 18 17.1 10.6-26.5 34 36.9 26.7-48.4 33 30.9 21.9-41.6
New Hanover 105 7 5.7 2.5-12.4 12 13.7 7.8-22.8 21 20.9 13.6-30.7 19 16.8 10.3-26.1 46 42.9 33.0-53.5
Onslow 118 4 2.2 0.8- 6.0 17 13.2 7.7-21.9 28 20.4 13.2-30.1 27 20.7 13.1-31.2 42 43.5 29.7-58.4
Wake 87 2 1.7 0.4- 6.5 5 5.0 1.8-12.8 20 25.7 16.3-38.2 24 26.9 17.5-39.0 36 40.7 28.9-53.7
Western NC 152 2 1.7 0.4- 6.9 29 18.8 12.6-26.9 29 20.3 13.8-28.8 37 25.7 18.5-34.5 55 33.6 25.8-42.4
Piedmont NC 174 12 5.7 3.0-10.5 22 13.3 8.4-20.3 41 26.0 18.6-35.2 46 26.8 19.4-35.7 53 28.2 21.0-36.8
Eastern NC 147 4 2.7 0.9- 7.8 17 12.5 7.5-20.3 38 25.4 18.0-34.5 36 19.9 13.6-28.2 52 39.5 30.6-49.2

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* 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.

** 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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