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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Tobacco Indicators

About how long has it been since you last smoked cigarettes regularly?*

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Respond.^
Within 6 months Within 1 year Within 5 years Within 10 years More than 10 years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,178 116 7.0 5.1- 9.5 73 4.2 3.0- 5.9 323 16.7 14.3-19.4 215 8.3 6.8-10.0 1,451 63.9 60.6-67.1
-Guilford County 118 6 10.9 4.7-23.4 3 4.1 1.2-12.8 17 14.9 8.8-24.0 12 10.7 5.9-18.6 80 59.5 48.3-69.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 122 7 8.2 2.8-21.8 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 15 12.5 7.2-20.7 14 9.2 5.2-16.0 84 69.1 58.0-78.4
Guilford 118 6 10.9 4.7-23.4 3 4.1 1.2-12.8 17 14.9 8.8-24.0 12 10.7 5.9-18.6 80 59.5 48.3-69.7
Mecklenburg 103 2 8.1 1.5-33.7 4 2.2 0.8- 6.0 15 14.9 8.4-25.1 9 5.0 2.4-10.4 73 69.8 55.2-81.2
Orange 118 7 8.8 3.6-20.3 3 3.2 0.9-10.8 15 14.7 7.8-26.2 7 6.8 3.0-14.4 86 66.4 51.8-78.5
Wake 95 2 1.4 0.3- 5.4 3 6.9 1.9-21.7 12 13.3 7.4-22.7 6 4.8 2.1-10.7 72 73.7 61.6-83.0
Chatham/Lee 90 7 6.7 3.0-14.4 2 1.9 0.4- 8.6 10 9.9 5.2-18.1 7 7.5 3.5-15.2 64 74.0 63.5-82.3
Nash/Wilson 76 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 0 0.0 . - . 15 24.3 14.6-37.8 8 7.6 3.7-14.9 52 67.6 54.5-78.4
Craven/Pamlico 136 5 3.2 1.2- 7.8 6 5.5 2.3-12.9 19 16.1 10.1-24.6 14 9.7 5.4-16.9 92 65.5 56.0-73.8
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 87 8 7.5 3.4-15.8 3 6.4 1.8-20.1 13 14.5 7.5-26.2 9 10.6 5.1-20.6 54 61.1 46.2-74.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 114 7 6.9 2.9-15.6 5 5.0 1.7-14.1 19 18.8 11.8-28.7 10 5.4 2.8-10.2 73 63.9 53.3-73.3
Franklin/Gran./Vance 106 8 7.8 3.7-15.8 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3 21 20.0 12.3-31.0 14 12.5 6.9-21.4 62 58.9 46.8-70.0
Graham/Swain/Jackson 113 6 9.3 3.8-21.0 2 4.2 0.9-18.6 12 10.6 5.7-18.8 14 8.5 4.8-14.4 79 67.4 55.6-77.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 100 3 1.9 0.6- 5.9 7 8.6 3.9-17.9 16 17.1 10.5-26.8 13 13.8 7.7-23.6 61 58.6 47.3-69.1
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 90 5 5.6 1.9-15.7 5 5.0 1.9-12.3 16 18.9 10.4-31.7 11 9.1 4.5-17.5 53 61.4 46.9-74.2
Northeast NC I 101 6 4.7 2.0-10.7 3 3.9 1.2-12.3 13 12.6 7.1-21.5 10 14.3 7.2-26.3 69 64.5 52.8-74.6
Northeast NC II 110 7 6.5 2.9-14.0 6 4.4 1.8-10.2 18 21.6 12.2-35.4 12 11.7 6.3-20.5 67 55.8 43.7-67.2
Northeastern Partnership 211 13 5.9 3.2-10.9 9 4.2 2.1- 8.4 31 18.6 11.7-28.2 22 12.5 7.9-19.2 136 58.7 49.7-67.2
Mountain AHEC 350 19 6.1 3.3-10.9 5 0.8 0.3- 2.2 46 15.9 11.2-22.1 39 9.1 5.9-13.7 241 68.0 61.0-74.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 732 34 5.3 3.1- 9.1 32 4.5 2.6- 7.8 116 21.5 16.3-27.8 78 10.1 7.1-14.3 472 58.5 52.3-64.5
Piedmont 928 54 8.2 5.4-12.4 27 4.5 2.8- 7.3 131 13.6 10.8-16.8 84 7.3 5.5- 9.5 632 66.5 61.8-70.8
Western NC 518 28 5.4 3.3- 8.8 14 2.5 1.3- 5.0 76 18.9 13.9-25.1 53 8.6 5.8-12.5 347 64.6 58.2-70.5

Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available for Guilford County. Please refer to the North Carolina table for statewide breakdowns.

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* This question was asked only of respondents who were former smokers.

^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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