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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Tobacco Use

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,513 844 55.8 51.8-59.7 669 44.2 40.3-48.2
GENDER
Male 658 338 51.3 45.6-57.0 320 48.7 43.0-54.4
Female 855 506 60.8 55.5-65.9 349 39.2 34.1-44.5
RACE
White 1,172 628 53.4 48.8-57.9 544 46.6 42.1-51.2
African American 242 159 69.6 60.9-77.1 83 30.4 22.9-39.1
Other Minorities 79 43 46.7 31.3-62.9 36 53.3 37.1-68.7
HISPANIC
Yes 46 24 41.1 22.2-63.0 22 58.9 37.0-77.8
No 1,466 820 56.3 52.3-60.3 646 43.7 39.7-47.7
AGE
18-24 173 116 72.6 61.2-81.6 57 27.4 18.4-38.8
25-34 298 180 59.0 50.2-67.2 118 41.0 32.8-49.8
35-44 385 209 52.9 45.2-60.4 176 47.1 39.6-54.8
45-54 319 166 52.4 43.9-60.8 153 47.6 39.2-56.1
55-64 171 94 46.5 36.3-56.9 77 53.5 43.1-63.7
65+ 162 75 43.1 32.2-54.7 87 56.9 45.3-67.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 282 150 54.9 45.8-63.6 132 45.1 36.4-54.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 551 313 54.6 47.9-61.1 238 45.4 38.9-52.1
Some Post-H.S. 416 242 58.7 51.5-65.6 174 41.3 34.4-48.5
College Graduate 259 136 54.8 45.7-63.5 123 45.2 36.5-54.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 195 112 54.5 42.7-65.8 83 45.5 34.2-57.3
$15,000- 24,999 339 210 65.5 57.6-72.6 129 34.5 27.4-42.4
$25,000- 34,999 238 131 54.2 44.3-63.8 107 45.8 36.2-55.7
$35,000- 49,999 252 122 43.5 34.7-52.8 130 56.5 47.2-65.3
$50,000+ 281 157 55.5 46.8-63.9 124 44.5 36.1-53.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 117 71 60.1 49.3-70.0 46 39.9 30.0-50.7
Cumberland 110 66 59.5 47.0-70.9 44 40.5 29.1-53.0
Durham 76 44 57.7 44.6-69.8 32 42.3 30.2-55.4
Forsyth 114 50 41.3 31.6-51.8 64 58.7 48.2-68.4
Gaston 125 70 59.1 49.0-68.5 55 40.9 31.5-51.0
Guilford 94 51 54.3 43.0-65.2 43 45.7 34.8-57.0
Mecklenburg 88 52 60.4 48.5-71.1 36 39.6 28.9-51.5
New Hanover 104 57 60.4 49.8-70.1 47 39.6 29.9-50.2
Onslow 120 77 53.5 36.9-69.4 43 46.5 30.6-63.1
Wake 85 48 60.6 48.0-72.0 37 39.4 28.0-52.0
Western NC 154 78 51.4 42.4-60.3 76 48.6 39.7-57.6
Piedmont NC 161 80 49.4 40.1-58.7 81 50.6 41.3-59.9
Eastern NC 165 100 62.1 52.9-70.5 65 37.9 29.5-47.1

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

#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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