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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-WHITE 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 4,338 756 17.7 16.0-19.5 192 5.4 4.3- 6.7 1,047 21.6 19.9-23.4 2,343 55.3 53.0-57.5
AGE
18-24 230 50 16.4 11.1-23.6 17 11.4 5.7-21.4 38 16.0 10.5-23.7 125 56.2 46.5-65.5
25-34 590 124 20.0 15.8-25.0 38 7.6 5.0-11.3 97 14.9 11.5-19.2 331 57.5 51.8-63.0
35-44 764 185 22.7 18.7-27.3 35 4.8 2.9- 7.7 150 18.7 15.2-22.8 394 53.8 48.7-58.7
45-54 836 183 21.5 17.7-25.9 48 6.4 4.3- 9.5 206 22.5 18.6-26.9 399 49.6 44.6-54.6
55-64 725 122 18.8 14.3-24.5 26 3.5 2.1- 5.7 190 24.2 20.1-29.0 387 53.4 47.9-58.9
65-74 635 60 8.7 6.2-12.1 20 3.3 1.8- 6.3 203 28.0 23.4-33.2 352 60.0 54.4-65.3
75+ 528 29 7.6 4.5-12.4 8 0.9 0.3- 2.4 152 30.1 24.5-36.3 339 61.4 55.0-67.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 579 139 29.9 24.1-36.5 20 2.7 1.4- 5.2 144 27.0 21.8-32.9 276 40.4 34.6-46.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,285 304 24.1 20.7-27.8 45 4.8 3.2- 7.3 283 18.7 15.8-22.0 653 52.4 48.2-56.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,157 204 16.7 13.8-20.1 64 7.1 4.6-10.7 290 22.2 18.9-25.8 599 54.1 49.6-58.4
College Graduate 1,308 109 7.2 5.4- 9.5 63 5.6 3.9- 7.8 328 21.5 18.6-24.6 808 65.7 62.0-69.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 459 139 34.6 27.8-42.0 20 3.3 1.9- 5.7 91 18.2 13.7-23.6 209 44.0 37.3-50.9
$15,000- 24,999 736 193 27.2 22.5-32.6 44 7.3 4.9-10.8 177 23.4 19.0-28.4 322 42.1 36.6-47.7
$25,000- 34,999 476 93 19.6 14.8-25.5 29 5.4 2.7-10.8 117 21.0 15.9-27.2 237 54.0 46.8-61.0
$35,000- 49,999 573 106 19.0 14.6-24.4 23 5.1 2.9- 8.9 141 20.1 15.9-25.0 303 55.9 49.6-61.9
$50,000-74,999 487 65 16.0 11.6-21.7 22 4.6 2.7- 7.9 118 17.1 13.4-21.6 282 62.2 56.1-68.0
$75,000+ 579 32 6.4 3.8-10.6 28 6.6 4.2-10.2 150 25.5 21.0-30.5 369 61.6 55.9-66.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 245 46 16.9 12.4-22.7 10 5.2 2.6-10.4 56 23.8 17.8-31.0 133 54.1 46.8-61.2
Guilford 201 25 15.1 9.7-22.8 8 4.1 1.7- 9.1 53 22.9 17.1-29.9 115 57.9 49.8-65.7
Mecklenburg 181 19 7.7 4.7-12.4 14 9.2 5.4-15.4 48 25.6 19.3-33.2 100 57.4 49.3-65.1
Orange 235 12 8.9 2.7-25.5 9 5.9 1.7-18.1 72 21.2 15.4-28.5 142 64.0 52.2-74.3
Wake 197 21 8.7 5.5-13.5 8 4.0 1.9- 8.2 44 19.9 14.6-26.5 124 67.4 60.0-74.0
Chatham/Lee 175 34 20.2 14.3-27.8 3 1.6 0.5- 4.8 48 25.7 19.4-33.2 90 52.5 44.2-60.7
Nash/Wilson 150 28 21.5 14.6-30.5 3 2.6 0.8- 7.7 33 21.1 14.8-29.2 86 54.8 45.8-63.4
Craven/Pamlico 221 42 20.1 14.7-26.9 11 4.6 2.4- 8.6 66 30.4 24.1-37.6 102 44.8 37.7-52.2
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 256 62 25.7 20.0-32.3 13 5.3 2.9- 9.6 42 15.2 10.6-21.2 139 53.9 46.7-60.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 270 45 17.7 12.7-24.1 20 7.6 4.5-12.4 65 19.1 14.3-25.0 140 55.7 47.1-63.9
Franklin/Gran./Vance 184 33 18.8 12.8-26.8 6 2.2 0.9- 5.4 53 21.6 15.8-28.9 92 57.4 48.1-66.2
Graham/Swain/Jackson 229 41 20.9 15.2-28.1 9 4.4 2.1- 8.9 61 23.5 17.2-31.3 118 51.2 43.5-58.9
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 31 28.2 20.0-38.2 4 3.2 1.1- 8.5 28 24.5 17.0-34.0 55 44.1 34.6-54.1
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 177 33 22.4 15.8-30.8 10 5.2 2.7- 9.7 30 15.8 10.9-22.3 104 56.6 48.2-64.7
Northeast NC I 137 24 18.1 11.9-26.4 9 6.0 2.9-12.3 34 24.6 17.5-33.4 70 51.3 42.1-60.4
Northeast NC II 221 41 21.6 15.7-29.0 8 5.0 2.2-11.0 51 22.8 17.2-29.6 121 50.5 43.0-57.9
Northeastern Partnership 358 65 20.6 15.9-26.3 17 5.3 2.9- 9.6 85 23.3 18.7-28.7 191 50.7 44.7-56.7
Mountain AHEC 737 139 19.8 16.2-23.9 26 4.0 2.4- 6.6 187 24.8 20.7-29.4 385 51.4 46.6-56.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,321 248 19.1 15.9-22.9 59 6.2 4.0- 9.7 307 22.1 18.9-25.8 707 52.5 48.2-56.8
Piedmont 1,827 277 16.2 13.9-18.8 79 5.2 3.8- 7.0 456 21.3 18.9-23.9 1,015 57.4 54.2-60.5
Western NC 1,190 231 20.2 17.2-23.5 54 4.8 3.3- 6.9 284 22.0 18.8-25.5 621 53.1 48.9-57.2

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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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