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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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About how long has it been since you last smoked cigarettes regularly?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Within 6 months Within 1 year Within 5 years Within 10 years More than 10 years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 914 51 5.6 3.5- 8.9 30 3.6 2.2- 5.7 152 19.7 16.0-24.1 98 10.1 7.7-13.1 583 61.0 56.2-65.6
AGE
18-24 35 8 25.6 10.0-51.7 5 12.7 4.6-30.3 20 55.6 33.5-75.7 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1 1 5.4 0.8-29.9
25-34 87 10 10.7 5.1-21.3 12 13.5 6.3-26.5 32 40.6 27.3-55.3 22 23.4 13.8-36.9 11 11.8 5.3-24.4
35-44 131 5 1.8 0.5- 6.0 3 1.2 0.4- 3.8 26 19.4 11.7-30.5 18 10.9 5.9-19.5 79 66.6 55.2-76.4
45-54 177 6 1.5 0.6- 3.8 5 1.5 0.5- 3.9 31 17.5 11.0-26.8 25 14.0 8.3-22.6 110 65.5 55.2-74.5
55-64 168 15 7.0 2.8-16.5 4 3.3 1.0-10.5 13 8.1 4.1-15.6 14 9.6 4.4-19.7 122 72.0 60.7-81.0
65-74 175 3 1.3 0.4- 4.8 0 0.0 . - . 18 12.7 7.0-22.1 12 5.9 2.9-11.7 142 80.1 70.5-87.1
75+ 131 4 2.9 0.8- 9.5 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 11 5.4 2.4-11.5 6 5.7 2.0-15.4 109 85.6 75.9-91.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 123 5 5.7 1.8-16.8 7 5.7 2.2-13.9 19 22.4 12.9-36.0 8 6.7 2.7-15.7 84 59.5 46.5-71.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 243 15 4.2 2.0- 8.6 4 2.5 0.7- 8.7 47 23.2 15.8-32.7 24 11.1 6.6-18.2 153 59.0 49.6-67.8
Some Post-H.S. 263 19 9.3 4.3-19.0 11 4.3 2.0- 8.9 50 18.6 12.6-26.6 27 7.6 4.1-13.6 156 60.3 50.9-68.9
College Graduate 283 12 3.0 1.5- 6.0 8 2.5 0.9- 6.8 36 16.7 11.1-24.5 39 13.9 9.4-20.0 188 63.8 55.6-71.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 81 6 8.2 2.7-22.5 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 14 15.6 7.7-29.1 7 6.8 2.9-15.4 53 68.8 53.8-80.6
$15,000- 24,999 158 13 9.6 4.3-20.1 10 8.4 3.7-18.0 33 22.6 13.7-35.0 15 11.1 5.4-21.5 87 48.3 37.0-59.8
$25,000- 34,999 100 7 13.9 4.1-38.0 3 2.7 0.7-10.3 19 26.9 14.3-44.7 9 8.6 3.6-19.1 62 47.9 32.8-63.5
$35,000- 49,999 126 8 4.8 2.1-10.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 26 31.0 19.7-45.1 17 14.2 7.6-25.0 74 49.7 37.1-62.4
$50,000-74,999 108 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 5 4.4 1.5-12.4 15 10.9 5.8-19.6 13 11.0 5.3-21.5 73 73.1 61.2-82.4
$75,000+ 127 8 2.8 1.1- 7.0 4 3.3 0.9-11.6 19 17.9 10.5-28.6 16 8.0 4.2-14.6 80 68.1 56.9-77.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 49 4 5.6 1.9-15.4 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7 5 12.1 4.3-29.8 9 15.9 7.5-30.7 30 65.2 47.8-79.3
Guilford 47 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7 2 8.5 1.8-31.5 5 11.3 4.3-26.6 3 8.9 2.8-24.8 36 70.2 52.0-83.7
Mecklenburg 43 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.4 0.6- 9.2 7 18.0 8.7-33.5 4 4.5 1.6-12.2 30 75.2 59.9-86.0
Orange 58 5 15.6 5.6-36.6 2 6.4 1.4-25.6 8 15.2 7.3-29.1 3 9.3 3.0-24.9 40 53.5 37.9-68.5
Wake 41 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.5 0.6-25.5 5 13.7 5.5-30.0 4 9.5 3.5-23.7 31 72.3 54.8-84.9
Chatham/Lee 41 5 12.8 4.9-29.4 1 3.7 0.5-21.7 4 11.3 4.2-27.0 6 17.3 7.9-33.8 25 54.8 38.5-70.2
Nash/Wilson 30 1 1.7 0.2-11.2 0 0.0 . - . 6 29.0 13.4-51.9 2 5.8 1.4-21.0 21 63.5 42.2-80.6
Craven/Pamlico 61 3 3.3 1.0-10.1 3 8.5 2.6-24.5 10 21.2 11.2-36.5 6 9.1 4.0-19.5 39 57.9 43.6-71.0
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 37 4 8.4 3.0-21.6 2 14.1 3.0-46.0 8 29.0 13.5-51.7 2 4.2 1.0-16.3 21 44.3 26.8-63.3
Appalachian/Wilkes 60 3 3.5 1.0-11.0 3 4.8 1.3-16.4 14 33.0 20.4-48.7 7 7.4 3.4-15.4 33 51.2 37.4-64.8
Franklin/Gran./Vance 44 1 1.3 0.2- 8.9 0 0.0 . - . 12 26.5 14.9-42.6 7 17.7 7.9-35.0 24 54.5 38.2-69.9
Graham/Swain/Jackson 50 1 1.5 0.2- 9.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 5.9 2.1-15.7 7 10.8 4.7-22.7 38 81.8 68.1-90.5
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 25 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.5 0.8-30.4 7 30.8 15.0-53.0 6 25.8 11.7-47.6 11 37.9 20.7-58.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 26 3 10.9 3.3-30.5 1 4.9 0.7-27.9 3 13.1 3.8-36.2 2 7.1 1.6-26.0 17 63.9 42.6-80.9
Northeast NC I 27 2 4.8 1.2-18.2 1 4.6 0.6-26.2 5 23.0 9.5-45.9 0 0.0 . - . 19 67.6 46.0-83.6
Northeast NC II 45 3 7.1 2.3-20.1 4 8.0 2.8-20.8 8 20.7 10.3-37.3 3 6.9 2.0-21.5 27 57.3 40.9-72.1
Northeastern Partnership 72 5 6.6 2.5-16.2 5 7.2 2.8-17.1 13 21.3 12.2-34.5 3 5.2 1.5-16.8 46 59.7 46.2-71.9
Mountain AHEC 161 11 7.8 3.9-15.0 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8 17 13.8 7.5-24.0 24 13.1 7.9-21.0 107 64.6 53.8-74.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 271 15 7.3 2.8-17.5 11 3.1 1.6- 6.1 48 21.7 14.7-30.8 24 8.1 4.5-14.0 173 59.9 50.3-68.7
Piedmont 394 21 4.7 2.4- 9.0 11 3.8 1.9- 7.6 65 18.2 13.3-24.4 41 10.2 6.9-14.7 256 63.2 56.3-69.5
Western NC 249 15 6.0 3.2-11.0 8 3.5 1.3- 9.1 39 21.3 14.3-30.6 33 12.8 7.9-19.9 154 56.4 47.2-65.2

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* This question was asked only of respondents who were former smokers.

^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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