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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Risk Factors

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 6,181 1,212 21.3 19.6-23.0 302 4.5 3.8- 5.3 1,519 23.8 22.3-25.4 3,148 50.4 48.5-52.4
GENDER
Male 2,369 522 23.6 21.0-26.3 137 5.0 4.0- 6.3 702 28.1 25.6-30.9 1,008 43.3 40.3-46.3
Female 3,812 690 19.2 17.1-21.4 165 4.0 3.2- 5.0 817 19.9 18.1-21.8 2,140 57.0 54.5-59.5
RACE
White 4,685 957 22.6 20.7-24.7 215 3.8 3.1- 4.7 1,257 26.1 24.3-28.1 2,256 47.4 45.2-49.6
African American 1,134 177 14.8 12.0-18.2 66 6.9 4.9- 9.6 204 18.6 15.4-22.3 687 59.7 55.3-63.9
Other Minorities 264 65 27.0 19.3-36.4 14 4.0 2.1- 7.5 43 13.8 7.7-23.5 142 55.2 45.3-64.7
HISPANIC
Yes 173 30 19.9 11.7-31.6 16 6.7 3.5-12.4 30 12.6 7.0-21.5 97 60.8 48.8-71.7
No 5,993 1,181 21.3 19.7-23.1 286 4.4 3.7- 5.2 1,486 24.2 22.7-25.9 3,040 50.0 48.0-52.0
AGE
18-24 546 121 23.2 17.6-29.9 52 7.6 5.1-11.2 59 10.2 6.6-15.5 314 59.0 52.1-65.5
25-34 1,156 227 22.7 19.1-26.7 71 5.2 3.6- 7.3 172 12.5 10.1-15.4 686 59.6 55.2-63.9
35-44 1,285 315 26.5 22.9-30.4 70 4.8 3.4- 6.7 234 17.0 14.3-20.2 666 51.7 47.6-55.8
45-54 1,129 274 25.6 21.6-30.0 46 4.0 2.7- 5.9 302 26.7 22.9-31.0 507 43.7 38.9-48.7
55-64 822 141 17.4 14.0-21.5 30 3.6 2.2- 5.7 302 37.7 33.0-42.7 349 41.3 36.5-46.2
65+ 1,181 131 10.9 8.5-13.8 31 2.1 1.2- 3.6 435 40.9 36.8-45.0 584 46.2 42.1-50.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 827 241 32.7 27.8-38.1 41 4.7 3.0- 7.4 214 25.1 20.9-29.8 331 37.5 32.4-42.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,849 456 27.2 24.0-30.6 96 3.9 2.9- 5.2 431 20.7 18.1-23.6 866 48.2 44.7-51.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,586 333 19.6 16.9-22.6 83 4.9 3.6- 6.6 388 25.3 22.2-28.6 782 50.3 46.6-53.9
College Graduate 1,887 178 8.8 7.1-10.9 81 4.7 3.4- 6.5 480 25.5 22.7-28.6 1,148 60.9 57.5-64.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 584 154 23.5 18.5-29.5 41 6.6 4.2-10.1 132 21.7 17.0-27.3 257 48.2 41.9-54.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,010 278 29.0 24.8-33.5 61 4.9 3.3- 7.3 210 20.0 16.7-23.9 461 46.1 41.3-50.9
$25,000- 34,999 882 190 23.4 19.2-28.2 49 5.8 3.9- 8.6 212 22.9 19.1-27.3 431 47.8 42.9-52.8
$35,000- 49,999 967 214 26.5 22.4-31.1 38 2.2 1.5- 3.3 234 24.3 20.7-28.4 481 46.9 42.4-51.5
$50,000+ 1,585 213 14.9 12.3-17.9 68 4.7 3.3- 6.5 416 25.1 22.1-28.4 888 55.4 51.6-59.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 421 90 23.5 18.9-28.9 27 7.2 4.8-10.6 113 25.2 20.9-30.0 191 44.1 38.8-49.6
Cumberland 428 88 19.6 15.0-25.2 22 6.9 3.9-11.9 84 16.7 13.0-21.2 234 56.9 49.3-64.1
Durham 400 57 14.1 10.6-18.7 19 4.0 2.5- 6.5 82 18.7 14.7-23.6 242 63.1 57.1-68.8
Forsyth 455 93 20.0 16.2-24.6 21 4.0 2.4- 6.8 110 25.0 20.7-29.8 231 51.0 45.5-56.4
Gaston 466 104 22.0 18.0-26.6 21 5.4 3.3- 8.8 106 22.0 18.2-26.4 235 50.6 45.4-55.7
Guilford 415 71 15.7 12.2-19.9 23 5.4 3.4- 8.3 101 24.2 19.7-29.3 220 54.8 49.2-60.2
Mecklenburg 429 70 15.7 12.2-20.1 18 4.2 2.5- 6.9 105 22.8 18.8-27.4 236 57.3 51.8-62.7
New Hanover 405 80 18.6 14.5-23.4 24 6.0 3.8- 9.2 123 30.0 24.8-35.8 178 45.5 38.7-52.4
Onslow 435 90 23.3 16.9-31.1 31 11.1 6.1-19.4 113 25.4 20.6-31.0 201 40.2 34.2-46.6
Wake 425 62 16.5 12.4-21.5 23 5.4 3.4- 8.6 106 21.5 17.7-25.9 234 56.6 51.1-62.0
Western NC 616 133 23.3 19.6-27.5 21 3.2 2.0- 5.0 154 26.5 22.7-30.7 308 47.0 42.6-51.4
Piedmont NC 668 138 22.0 18.2-26.3 23 3.2 2.0- 5.1 181 27.1 23.3-31.4 326 47.7 42.9-52.4
Eastern NC 618 136 25.2 21.0-29.9 29 4.9 3.2- 7.3 141 20.6 17.2-24.5 312 49.3 44.6-54.1

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* 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.

** 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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