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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,257 1,047 82.0 78.5-85.0 210 18.0 15.0-21.5
GENDER
Female 1,257 1,047 82.0 78.5-85.0 210 18.0 15.0-21.5
RACE
African American 1,257 1,047 82.0 78.5-85.0 210 18.0 15.0-21.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 12 99.1 92.6-99.9 1 0.9 0.1- 7.4
-English Speaking 13 12 99.1 92.6-99.9 1 0.9 0.1- 7.4
Non-Hispanic 1,244 1,035 81.9 78.4-84.9 209 18.1 15.1-21.6
AGE
18-24 93 74 81.0 67.1-89.8 19 19.0 10.2-32.9
25-34 199 167 84.7 76.4-90.5 32 15.3 9.5-23.6
35-44 260 203 79.1 71.0-85.4 57 20.9 14.6-29.0
45-54 256 198 72.1 62.8-79.8 58 27.9 20.2-37.2
55-64 183 160 83.9 75.0-90.0 23 16.1 10.0-25.0
65-74 148 132 90.0 80.5-95.1 16 10.0 4.9-19.5
75+ 105 102 97.5 90.9-99.3 3 2.5 0.7- 9.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 293 240 77.2 68.8-83.9 53 22.8 16.1-31.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 425 347 78.3 71.3-84.0 78 21.7 16.0-28.7
Some Post-H.S. 299 253 88.9 83.8-92.5 46 11.1 7.5-16.2
College Graduate 237 204 84.7 77.1-90.1 33 15.3 9.9-22.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 273 222 80.1 72.8-85.8 51 19.9 14.2-27.2
$15,000- 24,999 285 230 81.4 72.8-87.8 55 18.6 12.2-27.2
$25,000- 34,999 160 133 76.4 64.3-85.3 27 23.6 14.7-35.7
$35,000- 49,999 113 96 83.1 70.5-91.1 17 16.9 8.9-29.5
$50,000-74,999 64 58 92.1 79.5-97.2 6 7.9 2.8-20.5
$75,000+ 52 44 79.1 60.7-90.3 8 20.9 9.7-39.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 12 71.9 40.0-90.8 4 28.1 9.2-60.0
Guilford 71 59 76.5 59.9-87.6 12 23.5 12.4-40.1
Mecklenburg 82 65 80.6 69.0-88.5 17 19.4 11.5-31.0
Orange 31 28 89.0 70.9-96.4 3 11.0 3.6-29.1
Wake 55 45 81.1 66.9-90.1 10 18.9 9.9-33.1
Chatham/Lee 53 43 83.3 69.7-91.6 10 16.7 8.4-30.3
Nash/Wilson 81 66 79.9 67.9-88.2 15 20.1 11.8-32.1
Craven/Pamlico 57 50 89.1 77.1-95.2 7 10.9 4.8-22.9
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 6 80.4 41.9-95.9 3 19.6 4.1-58.1
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 5 88.2 46.0-98.5 1 11.8 1.5-54.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 103 94 91.9 83.9-96.1 9 8.1 3.9-16.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 7 75.8 35.8-94.6 2 24.2 5.4-64.2
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 94 80 84.3 73.6-91.2 14 15.7 8.8-26.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 101 85 84.3 74.8-90.7 16 15.7 9.3-25.2
Northeast NC I 170 141 83.3 75.8-88.8 29 16.7 11.2-24.2
Northeast NC II 100 82 83.2 73.7-89.7 18 16.8 10.3-26.3
Northeastern Partnership 270 223 83.2 77.5-87.7 47 16.8 12.3-22.5
Mountain AHEC 32 26 82.1 58.8-93.6 6 17.9 6.4-41.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 667 558 83.7 78.8-87.7 109 16.3 12.3-21.2
Piedmont 544 454 81.6 76.7-85.7 90 18.4 14.3-23.3
Western NC 46 35 59.2 29.7-83.3 11 40.8 16.7-70.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^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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