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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Tobacco Use

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%)
North Carolina 9,412 1,717 18.8 17.5-20.1 440 6.0 5.2- 7.0 2,462 23.2 22.0-24.5 4,793 52.0 50.4-53.6
-Guilford County 446 61 18.2 13.8-23.7 25 5.0 3.2- 7.8 128 27.3 22.7-32.4 232 49.4 43.9-55.0
GENDER
Male 165 33 23.7 16.4-32.9 7 3.0 1.4- 6.4 56 33.1 25.4-41.8 69 40.3 32.0-49.2
Female 281 28 13.3 8.7-19.9 18 6.9 4.0-11.6 72 22.1 17.2-28.0 163 57.7 50.7-64.4
RACE
White 313 44 17.8 12.7-24.4 13 3.6 1.9- 6.7 96 29.2 23.8-35.3 160 49.3 42.8-55.9
Other 132 17 19.3 11.6-30.3 12 8.1 4.3-14.9 32 23.5 15.7-33.7 71 49.1 38.8-59.5
AGE
18-44 177 28 21.0 13.9-30.5 10 6.1 3.2-11.6 33 18.3 12.5-26.1 106 54.5 45.5-63.3
45+ 265 33 15.9 11.0-22.3 15 4.1 2.4- 6.9 93 36.0 29.6-42.9 124 44.1 37.4-50.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 152 36 30.7 22.2-40.8 10 5.6 2.8-11.1 52 30.3 22.5-39.5 54 33.3 25.3-42.4
Some College + 292 23 9.8 5.8-15.9 15 4.8 2.7- 8.4 76 26.0 20.5-32.4 178 59.4 52.5-66.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 195 35 24.6 17.1-34.1 16 7.3 4.2-12.4 58 31.2 23.7-39.8 86 36.9 29.4-45.1
$50,000+ 142 14 13.1 7.4-22.1 5 3.0 1.2- 7.4 42 27.4 20.0-36.3 81 56.6 47.0-65.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 454 91 19.4 15.4-24.0 16 4.5 2.6- 7.8 132 28.3 23.6-33.5 215 47.8 42.4-53.4
Guilford 446 61 18.2 13.8-23.7 25 5.0 3.2- 7.8 128 27.3 22.7-32.4 232 49.4 43.9-55.0
Mecklenburg 445 65 12.1 9.2-15.8 24 7.7 4.5-12.9 115 26.0 20.9-31.8 241 54.3 48.2-60.2
Orange 450 30 8.6 4.5-15.7 21 6.2 3.2-11.5 139 28.0 21.6-35.4 260 57.3 49.6-64.7
Wake 453 44 9.8 6.6-14.1 25 6.4 4.0- 9.9 104 21.3 17.3-26.0 280 62.5 57.0-67.8
Chatham/Lee 399 77 18.8 14.6-23.9 11 3.0 1.4- 6.3 111 22.6 18.4-27.3 200 55.6 49.4-61.6
Nash/Wilson 378 76 21.4 16.9-26.7 16 7.2 3.8-13.1 84 22.0 17.5-27.3 202 49.5 43.5-55.4
Craven/Pamlico 456 85 18.6 14.8-23.1 18 4.2 2.4- 7.2 147 29.1 24.7-33.9 206 48.1 42.5-53.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 436 112 27.0 22.2-32.3 23 5.7 3.6- 8.9 102 24.6 19.2-30.8 199 42.8 37.2-48.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 452 81 21.1 15.5-27.9 30 7.2 4.7-11.0 123 22.7 18.5-27.5 218 49.1 42.4-55.8
Franklin/Gran./Vance 473 88 18.5 14.0-23.9 19 6.5 3.4-12.0 126 22.1 16.9-28.4 240 53.0 44.9-60.9
Graham/Swain/Jackson 426 80 18.5 13.5-24.8 21 12.8 4.1-33.5 132 26.1 19.8-33.5 193 42.5 32.5-53.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 471 110 25.2 20.8-30.2 22 5.2 3.2- 8.4 114 24.6 20.3-29.4 225 45.0 39.9-50.3
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 418 91 25.5 20.5-31.2 16 3.6 2.0- 6.3 97 24.7 19.1-31.2 214 46.2 40.2-52.4
Northeast NC I 458 76 18.1 14.0-23.1 23 4.3 2.7- 6.8 122 26.0 21.3-31.4 237 51.5 45.2-57.7
Northeast NC II 514 98 20.9 16.9-25.7 24 5.8 3.6- 9.3 124 23.9 19.6-28.8 268 49.3 44.1-54.6
Northeastern Partnership 972 174 20.0 16.9-23.4 47 5.3 3.7- 7.6 246 24.7 21.4-28.3 505 50.1 46.0-54.2
Mountain AHEC 1,308 252 21.0 17.0-25.6 51 5.6 3.6- 8.7 395 27.8 24.5-31.4 610 45.6 41.4-49.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,306 647 19.5 17.4-21.8 148 6.3 4.8- 8.2 823 22.6 20.4-25.0 1,688 51.6 48.6-54.5
Piedmont 4,032 652 17.5 15.8-19.3 195 5.9 4.8- 7.2 1,058 23.2 21.4-25.1 2,127 53.4 51.2-55.7
Western NC 2,074 418 22.5 19.3-26.0 97 6.0 4.3- 8.5 581 24.5 21.9-27.2 978 47.0 43.6-50.6

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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 percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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