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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Indicators-WHITE FEMALES

In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional advised you to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 787 598 77.5 72.8-81.6 189 22.5 18.4-27.2
AGE
18-24 56 43 71.7 51.4-85.9 13 28.3 14.1-48.6
25-34 135 107 80.6 69.8-88.2 28 19.4 11.8-30.2
35-44 170 126 78.3 67.5-86.2 44 21.7 13.8-32.5
45-54 195 152 78.0 68.9-85.0 43 22.0 15.0-31.1
55-64 134 100 79.4 67.8-87.6 34 20.6 12.4-32.2
65-74 62 49 72.1 53.7-85.2 13 27.9 14.8-46.3
75+ 33 19 71.3 46.7-87.5 14 28.7 12.5-53.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 123 100 85.5 74.7-92.2 23 14.5 7.8-25.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 278 219 76.3 67.7-83.3 59 23.7 16.7-32.3
Some Post-H.S. 231 172 80.0 71.8-86.2 59 20.0 13.8-28.2
College Graduate 155 107 67.5 55.4-77.7 48 32.5 22.3-44.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 135 106 85.4 76.4-91.4 29 14.6 8.6-23.6
$15,000- 24,999 190 144 69.9 59.2-78.8 46 30.1 21.2-40.8
$25,000- 34,999 103 82 81.3 63.8-91.5 21 18.7 8.5-36.2
$35,000- 49,999 105 78 79.7 66.7-88.6 27 20.3 11.4-33.3
$50,000-74,999 75 59 82.1 67.3-91.1 16 17.9 8.9-32.7
$75,000+ 58 39 68.3 49.5-82.5 19 31.7 17.5-50.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 49 37 74.8 58.7-86.1 12 25.2 13.9-41.3
Guilford 26 20 79.3 55.8-92.1 6 20.7 7.9-44.2
Mecklenburg 30 24 83.8 65.8-93.3 6 16.2 6.7-34.2
Orange 19 12 75.8 39.8-93.7 7 24.2 6.3-60.2
Wake 27 21 74.5 52.2-88.7 6 25.5 11.3-47.8
Chatham/Lee 33 28 91.3 79.9-96.5 5 8.7 3.5-20.1
Nash/Wilson 30 23 78.6 59.2-90.3 7 21.4 9.7-40.8
Craven/Pamlico 51 38 77.9 63.6-87.7 13 22.1 12.3-36.4
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 62 48 79.3 66.6-88.0 14 20.7 12.0-33.4
Appalachian/Wilkes 50 30 59.0 42.9-73.3 20 41.0 26.7-57.1
Franklin/Gran./Vance 29 26 90.3 71.3-97.2 3 9.7 2.8-28.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 40 31 80.4 64.9-90.1 9 19.6 9.9-35.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 22 18 87.0 68.1-95.4 4 13.0 4.6-31.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 35 28 77.6 55.4-90.6 7 22.4 9.4-44.6
Northeast NC I 26 20 78.0 56.4-90.6 6 22.0 9.4-43.6
Northeast NC II 37 29 85.3 71.8-92.9 8 14.7 7.1-28.2
Northeastern Partnership 63 49 83.2 72.2-90.4 14 16.8 9.6-27.8
Mountain AHEC 145 110 73.1 61.8-82.0 35 26.9 18.0-38.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 255 195 74.6 64.1-82.8 60 25.4 17.2-35.9
Piedmont 290 225 81.4 75.0-86.5 65 18.6 13.5-25.0
Western NC 242 178 72.6 64.1-79.8 64 27.4 20.2-35.9

Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available.

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking regularly within the past year and had received health care of some kind.

^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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