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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 1,257 161 13.8 11.1-17.0 49 4.2 2.9- 6.1 210 14.1 11.5-17.2 837 67.9 63.8-71.7
GENDER
Female 1,257 161 13.8 11.1-17.0 49 4.2 2.9- 6.1 210 14.1 11.5-17.2 837 67.9 63.8-71.7
RACE
African American 1,257 161 13.8 11.1-17.0 49 4.2 2.9- 6.1 210 14.1 11.5-17.2 837 67.9 63.8-71.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 1 0.9 0.1- 7.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 8.6 1.7-34.3 10 90.5 65.5-97.9
-English Speaking 13 1 0.9 0.1- 7.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 8.6 1.7-34.3 10 90.5 65.5-97.9
Non-Hispanic 1,244 160 13.9 11.1-17.1 49 4.3 2.9- 6.2 208 14.2 11.5-17.2 827 67.7 63.7-71.5
AGE
18-24 93 13 12.0 5.2-25.1 6 7.1 2.6-17.5 3 6.5 1.4-25.4 71 74.4 58.6-85.7
25-34 199 29 13.6 8.3-21.6 3 1.7 0.3- 8.5 6 2.9 1.2- 7.1 161 81.8 73.3-88.0
35-44 260 48 17.6 11.8-25.4 9 3.3 1.3- 8.1 30 11.8 6.8-19.8 173 67.2 58.2-75.2
45-54 256 41 21.3 14.2-30.7 17 6.6 3.7-11.5 58 22.2 15.7-30.3 140 49.9 41.2-58.7
55-64 183 14 8.4 4.4-15.6 9 7.7 3.6-15.6 49 22.4 15.3-31.7 111 61.5 51.2-70.7
65-74 148 12 8.3 3.6-18.0 4 1.8 0.6- 5.4 43 25.8 17.6-36.2 89 64.2 52.7-74.2
75+ 105 2 1.5 0.3- 8.5 1 1.0 0.1- 6.8 20 22.7 13.3-36.1 82 74.8 61.4-84.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 293 42 17.0 11.4-24.6 11 5.8 2.5-12.7 64 22.2 15.6-30.6 176 55.0 46.2-63.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 425 63 19.0 13.6-26.0 15 2.6 1.3- 5.3 75 12.3 8.9-16.8 272 66.0 58.8-72.6
Some Post-H.S. 299 37 8.8 5.6-13.6 9 2.3 1.1- 4.8 41 11.7 6.7-19.6 212 77.2 69.2-83.6
College Graduate 237 19 7.2 3.7-13.3 14 8.1 4.3-14.7 29 12.6 7.8-19.7 175 72.1 63.6-79.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 273 43 15.1 10.5-21.2 8 4.8 2.0-11.3 52 15.0 10.2-21.6 170 65.1 56.8-72.5
$15,000- 24,999 285 44 15.3 9.4-23.8 11 3.3 1.4- 7.8 42 13.8 7.9-23.0 188 67.7 57.8-76.1
$25,000- 34,999 160 20 18.9 10.8-31.0 7 4.7 1.8-12.1 19 11.6 5.7-22.3 114 64.7 52.5-75.3
$35,000- 49,999 113 13 14.1 6.8-27.1 4 2.7 0.9- 8.1 17 14.7 7.7-26.1 79 68.5 55.2-79.3
$50,000-74,999 64 3 4.3 0.9-18.3 3 3.6 1.0-12.4 9 11.9 5.2-25.1 49 80.2 65.4-89.6
$75,000+ 52 3 9.9 2.9-28.6 5 11.0 3.9-27.1 11 15.9 7.6-30.2 33 63.2 45.4-78.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 3 23.3 6.3-57.6 1 4.8 0.6-28.3 6 28.2 11.5-54.4 6 43.7 19.6-71.2
Guilford 71 3 10.0 2.8-29.8 9 13.6 6.4-26.6 17 21.5 12.4-34.6 42 55.0 40.6-68.6
Mecklenburg 82 12 11.3 6.0-20.3 5 8.1 3.1-19.7 13 13.3 7.5-22.5 52 67.2 55.2-77.3
Orange 31 2 7.8 2.0-26.2 1 3.2 0.4-19.7 4 10.6 3.5-28.1 24 78.4 59.5-89.9
Wake 55 5 9.0 3.5-21.1 5 10.0 3.9-23.2 3 5.5 1.7-16.3 42 75.6 61.1-86.0
Chatham/Lee 53 8 11.3 5.3-22.6 2 5.4 1.3-20.0 11 17.0 8.7-30.7 32 66.3 51.2-78.7
Nash/Wilson 81 13 17.8 10.0-29.7 2 2.3 0.6- 8.8 9 11.8 5.7-22.9 57 68.1 55.5-78.6
Craven/Pamlico 57 6 8.6 3.5-19.4 1 2.4 0.3-15.2 14 15.9 8.5-27.9 36 73.2 58.5-84.0
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 2 13.3 2.3-50.3 1 6.3 0.7-39.1 0 0.0 . - . 6 80.4 41.9-95.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 1 11.8 1.5-54.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 32.3 7.6-73.4 3 55.9 19.1-87.1
Franklin/Gran./Vance 103 9 8.1 3.9-16.1 0 0.0 . - . 18 13.8 8.2-22.3 76 78.1 68.3-85.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 2 24.2 5.4-64.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 14.7 2.1-58.4 6 61.1 26.7-87.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 94 10 12.5 6.3-23.3 4 3.2 1.1- 8.7 17 13.5 8.1-21.6 63 70.8 59.7-79.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 101 15 14.9 8.6-24.4 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4 22 18.1 11.8-26.8 63 66.2 55.7-75.4
Northeast NC I 170 22 12.0 7.5-18.5 7 4.8 2.0-10.8 27 17.1 11.1-25.6 114 66.1 57.1-74.1
Northeast NC II 100 13 12.8 7.1-21.9 5 4.0 1.6- 9.7 9 7.4 3.4-15.3 73 75.8 65.4-83.8
Northeastern Partnership 270 35 12.4 8.6-17.5 12 4.4 2.4- 8.1 36 12.5 8.5-18.0 187 70.7 64.0-76.6
Mountain AHEC 32 5 15.2 4.7-39.4 1 2.7 0.4-17.3 9 23.6 11.3-42.7 17 58.5 37.2-77.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 667 89 13.5 9.9-18.2 20 2.7 1.4- 5.2 110 14.2 10.7-18.6 448 69.5 63.7-74.7
Piedmont 544 63 13.0 9.5-17.5 27 5.4 3.4- 8.4 89 14.0 10.4-18.6 365 67.6 61.9-72.8
Western NC 46 9 38.0 14.3-69.4 2 2.7 0.6-11.2 11 15.2 6.8-30.4 24 44.1 22.3-68.4

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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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