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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,033 1,212 42.9 40.2-45.7 302 9.0 7.7-10.6 1,519 48.1 45.3-50.8
GENDER
Male 1,361 522 41.5 37.6-45.6 137 8.9 7.0-11.1 702 49.6 45.6-53.6
Female 1,672 690 44.5 40.8-48.3 165 9.2 7.4-11.5 817 46.2 42.6-49.9
RACE
White 2,429 957 43.0 39.9-46.1 215 7.3 6.0- 8.9 1,257 49.7 46.6-52.8
African American 447 177 36.7 30.4-43.6 66 17.1 12.4-23.1 204 46.1 39.3-53.1
Other Minorities 122 65 60.3 44.9-73.9 14 9.0 4.7-16.7 43 30.7 18.0-47.3
HISPANIC
Yes 76 30 50.7 33.6-67.7 16 17.0 8.9-30.3 30 32.2 18.5-49.8
No 2,953 1,181 42.7 39.9-45.5 286 8.8 7.5-10.4 1,486 48.5 45.7-51.3
AGE
18-24 232 121 56.5 45.4-66.9 52 18.6 12.4-27.0 59 24.9 16.4-36.0
25-34 470 227 56.2 49.5-62.7 71 12.8 9.0-17.8 172 31.0 25.4-37.3
35-44 619 315 54.9 49.0-60.6 70 9.9 7.0-13.7 234 35.3 30.0-41.0
45-54 622 274 45.4 39.4-51.5 46 7.1 4.9-10.3 302 47.5 41.5-53.5
55-64 473 141 29.7 24.2-35.9 30 6.1 3.7- 9.7 302 64.2 57.9-70.1
65+ 597 131 20.2 16.0-25.2 31 3.9 2.2- 6.6 435 75.9 70.7-80.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 496 241 52.3 45.6-59.0 41 7.5 4.8-11.7 214 40.1 33.8-46.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 983 456 52.5 47.5-57.3 96 7.5 5.6-10.0 431 40.0 35.4-44.8
Some Post-H.S. 804 333 39.4 34.5-44.5 83 9.8 7.3-13.1 388 50.8 45.7-56.0
College Graduate 739 178 22.6 18.5-27.3 81 12.1 8.9-16.2 480 65.3 60.0-70.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 327 154 45.4 36.8-54.3 41 12.7 8.2-19.1 132 41.9 33.6-50.7
$15,000- 24,999 549 278 53.7 47.5-59.9 61 9.1 6.1-13.4 210 37.2 31.4-43.3
$25,000- 34,999 451 190 44.8 37.9-52.0 49 11.2 7.6-16.3 212 43.9 37.1-51.0
$35,000- 49,999 486 214 50.0 43.5-56.5 38 4.2 2.8- 6.1 234 45.8 39.5-52.3
$50,000+ 697 213 33.3 28.2-38.9 68 10.5 7.5-14.4 416 56.2 50.6-61.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 230 90 42.1 34.8-49.8 27 12.8 8.7-18.6 113 45.0 37.8-52.4
Cumberland 194 88 45.4 36.8-54.3 22 16.0 9.4-25.8 84 38.6 31.3-46.5
Durham 158 57 38.3 30.0-47.5 19 10.9 6.8-17.2 82 50.7 41.8-59.5
Forsyth 224 93 40.9 33.9-48.3 21 8.2 4.9-13.5 110 50.9 43.5-58.2
Gaston 231 104 44.5 37.3-51.9 21 10.9 6.7-17.4 106 44.6 37.4-51.9
Guilford 195 71 34.7 27.6-42.5 23 11.9 7.6-18.0 101 53.5 45.4-61.4
Mecklenburg 193 70 36.8 29.5-44.7 18 9.8 5.9-15.8 105 53.4 45.5-61.1
New Hanover 227 80 34.0 27.5-41.2 24 10.9 7.1-16.5 123 55.0 47.7-62.2
Onslow 234 90 38.9 28.9-49.9 31 18.5 10.3-31.0 113 42.6 33.5-52.2
Wake 191 62 37.9 29.9-46.8 23 12.5 7.9-19.2 106 49.6 41.3-57.8
Western NC 308 133 44.0 37.8-50.4 21 6.1 3.8- 9.4 154 50.0 43.7-56.2
Piedmont NC 342 138 42.0 35.7-48.5 23 6.2 3.8- 9.7 181 51.9 45.4-58.2
Eastern NC 306 136 49.7 42.9-56.5 29 9.6 6.4-14.3 141 40.7 34.3-47.4

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life.

#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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