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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,257 420 32.1 28.3-36.2 837 67.9 63.8-71.7
GENDER
Female 1,257 420 32.1 28.3-36.2 837 67.9 63.8-71.7
RACE
African American 1,257 420 32.1 28.3-36.2 837 67.9 63.8-71.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 3 9.5 2.1-34.5 10 90.5 65.5-97.9
-English Speaking 13 3 9.5 2.1-34.5 10 90.5 65.5-97.9
Non-Hispanic 1,244 417 32.3 28.5-36.3 827 67.7 63.7-71.5
AGE
18-24 93 22 25.6 14.3-41.4 71 74.4 58.6-85.7
25-34 199 38 18.2 12.0-26.7 161 81.8 73.3-88.0
35-44 260 87 32.8 24.8-41.8 173 67.2 58.2-75.2
45-54 256 116 50.1 41.3-58.8 140 49.9 41.2-58.7
55-64 183 72 38.5 29.3-48.8 111 61.5 51.2-70.7
65-74 148 59 35.8 25.8-47.3 89 64.2 52.7-74.2
75+ 105 23 25.2 15.3-38.6 82 74.8 61.4-84.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 293 117 45.0 36.4-53.8 176 55.0 46.2-63.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 425 153 34.0 27.4-41.2 272 66.0 58.8-72.6
Some Post-H.S. 299 87 22.8 16.4-30.8 212 77.2 69.2-83.6
College Graduate 237 62 27.9 20.7-36.4 175 72.1 63.6-79.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 273 103 34.9 27.5-43.2 170 65.1 56.8-72.5
$15,000- 24,999 285 97 32.3 23.9-42.2 188 67.7 57.8-76.1
$25,000- 34,999 160 46 35.3 24.7-47.5 114 64.7 52.5-75.3
$35,000- 49,999 113 34 31.5 20.7-44.8 79 68.5 55.2-79.3
$50,000-74,999 64 15 19.8 10.4-34.6 49 80.2 65.4-89.6
$75,000+ 52 19 36.8 22.0-54.6 33 63.2 45.4-78.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 10 56.3 28.8-80.4 6 43.7 19.6-71.2
Guilford 71 29 45.0 31.4-59.4 42 55.0 40.6-68.6
Mecklenburg 82 30 32.8 22.7-44.8 52 67.2 55.2-77.3
Orange 31 7 21.6 10.1-40.5 24 78.4 59.5-89.9
Wake 55 13 24.4 14.0-38.9 42 75.6 61.1-86.0
Chatham/Lee 53 21 33.7 21.3-48.8 32 66.3 51.2-78.7
Nash/Wilson 81 24 31.9 21.4-44.5 57 68.1 55.5-78.6
Craven/Pamlico 57 21 26.8 16.0-41.5 36 73.2 58.5-84.0
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 3 19.6 4.1-58.1 6 80.4 41.9-95.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 3 44.1 12.9-80.9 3 55.9 19.1-87.1
Franklin/Gran./Vance 103 27 21.9 14.4-31.7 76 78.1 68.3-85.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 3 38.9 12.9-73.3 6 61.1 26.7-87.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 94 31 29.2 20.1-40.3 63 70.8 59.7-79.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 101 38 33.8 24.6-44.3 63 66.2 55.7-75.4
Northeast NC I 170 56 33.9 25.9-42.9 114 66.1 57.1-74.1
Northeast NC II 100 27 24.2 16.2-34.6 73 75.8 65.4-83.8
Northeastern Partnership 270 83 29.3 23.4-36.0 187 70.7 64.0-76.6
Mountain AHEC 32 15 41.5 23.0-62.8 17 58.5 37.2-77.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 667 219 30.5 25.3-36.3 448 69.5 63.7-74.7
Piedmont 544 179 32.4 27.2-38.1 365 67.6 61.9-72.8
Western NC 46 22 55.9 31.6-77.7 24 44.1 22.3-68.4

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^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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