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2002 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Indicators

In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional advised you to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,023 734 74.5 70.5-78.2 289 25.5 21.8-29.5
GENDER
Male 394 274 74.6 68.3-80.0 120 25.4 20.0-31.7
Female 629 460 74.4 69.0-79.2 169 25.6 20.8-31.0
RACE
White 811 589 75.0 70.6-79.0 222 25.0 21.0-29.4
African American 146 101 74.5 63.4-83.2 45 25.5 16.8-36.6
Asian 6 4 90.4 60.0-98.3 2 9.6 1.7-40.0
Native American 30 20 74.8 53.5-88.4 10 25.2 11.6-46.5
Other Minorities 28 18 63.1 36.7-83.4 10 36.9 16.6-63.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 23 16 73.6 44.2-90.7 7 26.4 9.3-55.8
-English Speaking 16 10 65.7 31.7-88.8 6 34.3 11.2-68.3
-Spanish Speaking 7 6 93.9 62.7-99.3 1 6.1 0.7-37.3
Non-Hispanic 1,000 718 74.5 70.4-78.2 282 25.5 21.8-29.6
AGE
18-24 89 64 82.2 71.4-89.5 25 17.8 10.5-28.6
25-34 180 119 66.8 56.3-75.9 61 33.2 24.1-43.7
35-44 213 151 72.9 63.4-80.8 62 27.1 19.2-36.6
45-54 250 189 76.8 67.7-83.9 61 23.2 16.1-32.3
55-64 168 130 78.7 69.5-85.7 38 21.3 14.3-30.5
65-74 87 55 65.1 50.4-77.4 32 34.9 22.6-49.6
75+ 29 21 77.4 48.5-92.6 8 22.6 7.4-51.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 187 134 75.6 65.5-83.5 53 24.4 16.5-34.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 379 286 77.7 71.1-83.1 93 22.3 16.9-28.9
Some Post-H.S. 282 202 74.0 66.3-80.5 80 26.0 19.5-33.7
College Graduate 175 112 64.3 53.3-74.0 63 35.7 26.0-46.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 139 113 88.0 80.2-93.0 26 12.0 7.0-19.8
$15,000- 24,999 209 138 70.1 59.8-78.7 71 29.9 21.3-40.2
$25,000- 34,999 150 109 71.0 59.0-80.6 41 29.0 19.4-41.0
$35,000- 49,999 155 107 70.0 58.5-79.4 48 30.0 20.6-41.5
$50,000-74,999 90 70 80.4 67.3-89.1 20 19.6 10.9-32.7
$75,000+ 80 56 76.4 62.9-86.0 24 23.6 14.0-37.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 66 46 70.0 56.5-80.7 20 30.0 19.3-43.5
Forsyth 77 55 66.3 49.1-80.0 22 33.7 20.0-50.9
Guilford 64 43 65.5 49.8-78.4 21 34.5 21.6-50.2
Henderson/Transylvania 64 45 64.3 47.6-78.1 19 35.7 21.9-52.4
Mecklenburg 61 51 84.2 69.3-92.7 10 15.8 7.3-30.7
Orange 42 31 72.4 54.7-85.1 11 27.6 14.9-45.3
Pitt 60 41 67.1 52.6-78.9 19 32.9 21.1-47.4
Randolph 71 50 75.3 60.2-86.0 21 24.7 14.0-39.8
Robeson 68 43 64.3 47.7-78.0 25 35.7 22.0-52.3
Wake 53 40 80.2 66.6-89.2 13 19.8 10.8-33.4
Western NC 115 88 78.1 68.8-85.2 27 21.9 14.8-31.2
Piedmont NC 157 117 77.2 68.8-83.9 40 22.8 16.1-31.2
Eastern NC 125 84 70.2 60.5-78.4 41 29.8 21.6-39.5

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking regularly within the past year and had received health care of some kind.

#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, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Person, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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