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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-WHITE 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 4,339 1,996 44.7 42.5-47.0 2,343 55.3 53.0-57.5
AGE
18-24 230 105 43.8 34.5-53.5 125 56.2 46.5-65.5
25-34 590 259 42.5 37.0-48.2 331 57.5 51.8-63.0
35-44 764 370 46.2 41.3-51.3 394 53.8 48.7-58.7
45-54 836 437 50.4 45.4-55.4 399 49.6 44.6-54.6
55-64 725 338 46.6 41.1-52.1 387 53.4 47.9-58.9
65-74 636 284 40.2 34.9-45.7 352 59.8 54.3-65.1
75+ 528 189 38.6 32.5-45.0 339 61.4 55.0-67.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 579 303 59.6 53.6-65.4 276 40.4 34.6-46.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,285 632 47.6 43.4-51.8 653 52.4 48.2-56.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,157 558 45.9 41.6-50.4 599 54.1 49.6-58.4
College Graduate 1,309 501 34.3 30.8-38.1 808 65.7 61.9-69.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 459 250 56.0 49.1-62.7 209 44.0 37.3-50.9
$15,000- 24,999 736 414 57.9 52.3-63.4 322 42.1 36.6-47.7
$25,000- 34,999 476 239 46.0 39.0-53.2 237 54.0 46.8-61.0
$35,000- 49,999 573 270 44.1 38.1-50.4 303 55.9 49.6-61.9
$50,000-74,999 487 205 37.8 32.0-43.9 282 62.2 56.1-68.0
$75,000+ 579 210 38.4 33.1-44.1 369 61.6 55.9-66.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 245 112 45.9 38.8-53.2 133 54.1 46.8-61.2
Guilford 201 86 42.1 34.3-50.2 115 57.9 49.8-65.7
Mecklenburg 181 81 42.6 34.9-50.7 100 57.4 49.3-65.1
Orange 235 93 36.0 25.7-47.8 142 64.0 52.2-74.3
Wake 197 73 32.6 26.0-40.0 124 67.4 60.0-74.0
Chatham/Lee 175 85 47.5 39.3-55.8 90 52.5 44.2-60.7
Nash/Wilson 150 64 45.2 36.6-54.2 86 54.8 45.8-63.4
Craven/Pamlico 221 119 55.2 47.8-62.3 102 44.8 37.7-52.2
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 256 117 46.1 39.2-53.3 139 53.9 46.7-60.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 270 130 44.3 36.1-52.9 140 55.7 47.1-63.9
Franklin/Gran./Vance 184 92 42.6 33.8-51.9 92 57.4 48.1-66.2
Graham/Swain/Jackson 229 111 48.8 41.1-56.5 118 51.2 43.5-58.9
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 63 55.9 45.9-65.4 55 44.1 34.6-54.1
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 177 73 43.4 35.3-51.8 104 56.6 48.2-64.7
Northeast NC I 137 67 48.7 39.6-57.9 70 51.3 42.1-60.4
Northeast NC II 221 100 49.5 42.1-57.0 121 50.5 43.0-57.9
Northeastern Partnership 358 167 49.3 43.3-55.3 191 50.7 44.7-56.7
Mountain AHEC 737 352 48.6 43.8-53.4 385 51.4 46.6-56.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,322 615 47.6 43.3-51.9 707 52.4 48.1-56.7
Piedmont 1,827 812 42.6 39.5-45.8 1,015 57.4 54.2-60.5
Western NC 1,190 569 46.9 42.8-51.1 621 53.1 48.9-57.2

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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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