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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITE FEMALES

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,338 3,390 76.9 74.9-78.8 948 23.1 21.2-25.1
AGE
18-24 230 163 72.2 62.6-80.1 67 27.8 19.9-37.4
25-34 590 428 72.4 67.0-77.3 162 27.6 22.7-33.0
35-44 764 544 72.5 67.6-76.8 220 27.5 23.2-32.4
45-54 836 605 72.0 67.3-76.3 231 28.0 23.7-32.7
55-64 725 577 77.7 72.1-82.4 148 22.3 17.6-27.9
65-74 635 555 88.0 84.0-91.1 80 12.0 8.9-16.0
75+ 528 491 91.5 86.7-94.7 37 8.5 5.3-13.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 579 420 67.3 60.8-73.2 159 32.7 26.8-39.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,285 936 71.1 67.1-74.8 349 28.9 25.2-32.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,157 889 76.2 72.0-80.0 268 23.8 20.0-28.0
College Graduate 1,308 1,136 87.2 84.3-89.7 172 12.8 10.3-15.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 459 300 62.1 54.8-68.9 159 37.9 31.1-45.2
$15,000- 24,999 736 499 65.4 59.9-70.5 237 34.6 29.5-40.1
$25,000- 34,999 476 354 74.9 68.3-80.6 122 25.1 19.4-31.7
$35,000- 49,999 573 444 75.9 70.1-80.9 129 24.1 19.1-29.9
$50,000-74,999 487 400 79.3 73.5-84.2 87 20.7 15.8-26.5
$75,000+ 579 519 87.0 82.2-90.7 60 13.0 9.3-17.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 245 189 77.8 71.3-83.2 56 22.2 16.8-28.7
Guilford 201 168 80.8 72.9-86.8 33 19.2 13.2-27.1
Mecklenburg 181 148 83.1 76.3-88.2 33 16.9 11.8-23.7
Orange 235 214 85.2 69.7-93.5 21 14.8 6.5-30.3
Wake 197 168 87.3 81.7-91.3 29 12.7 8.7-18.3
Chatham/Lee 175 138 78.3 70.6-84.4 37 21.7 15.6-29.4
Nash/Wilson 150 119 75.9 66.8-83.1 31 24.1 16.9-33.2
Craven/Pamlico 221 168 75.3 68.3-81.1 53 24.7 18.9-31.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 256 181 69.0 62.2-75.1 75 31.0 24.9-37.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 270 205 74.7 67.5-80.8 65 25.3 19.2-32.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 184 145 79.0 70.9-85.3 39 21.0 14.7-29.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 229 179 74.7 67.3-81.0 50 25.3 19.0-32.7
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 83 68.6 58.6-77.2 35 31.4 22.8-41.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 177 134 72.4 64.0-79.5 43 27.6 20.5-36.0
Northeast NC I 137 104 75.9 67.0-83.0 33 24.1 17.0-33.0
Northeast NC II 221 172 73.3 65.6-79.9 49 26.7 20.1-34.4
Northeastern Partnership 358 276 74.0 68.0-79.3 82 26.0 20.7-32.0
Mountain AHEC 737 572 76.2 71.9-80.1 165 23.8 19.9-28.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,321 1,014 74.6 70.4-78.5 307 25.4 21.5-29.6
Piedmont 1,827 1,471 78.6 75.8-81.3 356 21.4 18.7-24.2
Western NC 1,190 905 75.1 71.5-78.3 285 24.9 21.7-28.5

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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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