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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

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%)
North Carolina 4,619 1,717 39.1 36.8-41.4 440 12.5 10.8-14.4 2,462 48.4 46.1-50.7
-Guilford County 214 61 36.0 28.2-44.7 25 10.0 6.4-15.3 128 54.0 45.7-62.1
GENDER
Male 96 33 39.6 28.4-52.0 7 5.0 2.3-10.6 56 55.4 43.4-66.8
Female 118 28 31.4 21.4-43.5 18 16.3 9.6-26.2 72 52.3 41.3-63.1
RACE
White 153 44 35.2 26.0-45.6 13 7.2 3.8-13.1 96 57.7 47.7-67.0
Other 61 17 37.9 23.9-54.2 12 16.0 8.4-28.4 32 46.2 31.6-61.4
AGE
18-44 71 28 46.3 32.5-60.6 10 13.5 6.9-24.6 33 40.2 27.7-54.2
45+ 141 33 28.3 20.2-38.3 15 7.3 4.2-12.3 93 64.4 54.6-73.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 98 36 46.1 34.3-58.2 10 8.5 4.2-16.4 52 45.5 34.1-57.3
Some College + 114 23 24.1 15.0-36.4 15 11.8 6.6-20.1 76 64.1 52.3-74.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 109 35 39.0 27.9-51.4 16 11.6 6.6-19.4 58 49.4 37.9-60.9
$50,000+ 61 14 30.2 18.0-46.1 5 6.8 2.6-16.4 42 63.0 47.8-76.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 239 91 37.1 30.1-44.7 16 8.7 5.1-14.5 132 54.2 46.6-61.7
Guilford 214 61 36.0 28.2-44.7 25 10.0 6.4-15.3 128 54.0 45.7-62.1
Mecklenburg 204 65 26.5 20.0-34.1 24 16.7 10.0-26.7 115 56.8 47.5-65.6
Orange 190 30 20.0 10.8-34.1 21 14.4 7.6-25.8 139 65.5 52.0-77.0
Wake 173 44 26.1 18.3-35.6 25 17.0 11.0-25.4 104 56.9 47.5-65.9
Chatham/Lee 199 77 42.4 34.5-50.7 11 6.9 3.3-13.7 111 50.8 42.7-58.8
Nash/Wilson 176 76 42.3 33.8-51.2 16 14.2 7.7-24.7 84 43.6 35.1-52.5
Craven/Pamlico 250 85 35.8 29.3-42.9 18 8.2 4.8-13.6 147 56.0 49.0-62.8
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 237 112 47.2 39.1-55.4 23 9.9 6.2-15.4 102 42.9 34.7-51.6
Appalachian/Wilkes 234 81 41.3 32.3-51.1 30 14.2 9.2-21.1 123 44.5 36.3-53.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 233 88 39.3 30.9-48.4 19 13.7 7.4-24.0 126 47.0 37.8-56.4
Graham/Swain/Jackson 233 80 32.2 22.3-44.1 21 22.4 7.8-49.5 132 45.4 32.1-59.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 246 110 45.9 38.6-53.3 22 9.5 5.8-15.1 114 44.7 37.5-52.0
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 204 91 47.4 38.6-56.4 16 6.7 3.8-11.6 97 45.9 36.9-55.1
Northeast NC I 221 76 37.4 30.0-45.4 23 9.0 5.7-13.9 122 53.7 45.7-61.4
Northeast NC II 246 98 41.3 34.0-49.0 24 11.5 7.2-17.9 124 47.2 39.6-54.9
Northeastern Partnership 467 174 40.0 34.5-45.7 47 10.6 7.4-15.0 246 49.4 43.7-55.1
Mountain AHEC 698 252 38.6 32.2-45.3 51 10.3 6.6-15.7 395 51.2 44.8-57.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,618 647 40.3 36.4-44.3 148 12.9 10.0-16.6 823 46.8 42.8-50.8
Piedmont 1,905 652 37.5 34.3-40.8 195 12.6 10.3-15.3 1,058 49.9 46.6-53.2
Western NC 1,096 418 42.4 37.3-47.7 97 11.4 8.1-15.7 581 46.2 41.4-51.1

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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 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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