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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-WHITE FEMALES

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,995 756 39.6 36.3-42.9 192 12.0 9.7-14.8 1,047 48.4 45.0-51.7
AGE
18-24 105 50 37.4 25.5-51.1 17 26.0 13.9-43.3 38 36.6 24.5-50.6
25-34 259 124 47.0 38.5-55.7 38 17.8 12.0-25.7 97 35.1 27.5-43.5
35-44 370 185 49.1 41.8-56.5 35 10.4 6.4-16.3 150 40.5 33.5-47.8
45-54 437 183 42.7 36.0-49.8 48 12.7 8.6-18.5 206 44.5 37.7-51.6
55-64 338 122 40.5 32.0-49.5 26 7.4 4.5-12.1 190 52.1 43.5-60.5
65-74 283 60 21.7 15.7-29.2 20 8.3 4.4-15.1 203 70.0 61.7-77.1
75+ 189 29 19.7 12.1-30.4 8 2.3 0.9- 6.1 152 78.0 67.4-85.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 303 139 50.2 41.6-58.8 20 4.6 2.4- 8.7 144 45.2 36.9-53.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 632 304 50.5 44.6-56.5 45 10.2 6.8-15.0 283 39.3 33.7-45.2
Some Post-H.S. 558 204 36.4 30.5-42.7 64 15.4 10.3-22.4 290 48.2 41.8-54.7
College Graduate 500 109 21.1 16.2-27.0 63 16.2 11.7-22.1 328 62.7 56.1-68.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 250 139 61.7 52.5-70.2 20 5.9 3.3-10.1 91 32.4 24.6-41.4
$15,000- 24,999 414 193 47.0 39.8-54.4 44 12.7 8.6-18.3 177 40.3 33.4-47.6
$25,000- 34,999 239 93 42.6 33.0-52.8 29 11.8 5.9-22.3 117 45.6 35.7-55.8
$35,000- 49,999 270 106 43.1 34.4-52.2 23 11.5 6.6-19.5 141 45.4 36.8-54.3
$50,000-74,999 205 65 42.5 32.7-52.9 22 12.2 7.1-20.2 118 45.3 35.9-55.0
$75,000+ 210 32 16.7 10.2-26.2 28 17.1 11.0-25.6 150 66.2 56.4-74.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 112 46 36.9 27.2-47.7 10 11.4 5.6-21.7 56 51.7 40.6-62.7
Guilford 86 25 36.0 24.4-49.5 8 9.6 4.2-20.6 53 54.4 41.6-66.6
Mecklenburg 81 19 18.1 11.1-28.1 14 21.7 12.9-34.0 48 60.2 48.1-71.2
Orange 93 12 24.8 8.4-54.2 9 16.3 5.0-42.0 72 58.9 36.1-78.4
Wake 73 21 26.7 17.3-38.7 8 12.3 6.0-23.5 44 61.0 48.4-72.3
Chatham/Lee 85 34 42.5 31.5-54.3 3 3.3 1.0- 9.8 48 54.2 42.6-65.4
Nash/Wilson 64 28 47.6 34.1-61.5 3 5.7 1.8-16.3 33 46.7 33.4-60.5
Craven/Pamlico 119 42 36.5 27.4-46.6 11 8.3 4.4-15.3 66 55.2 45.2-64.8
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 117 62 55.6 45.1-65.7 13 11.5 6.3-20.1 42 32.9 23.8-43.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 130 45 39.9 30.6-50.0 20 17.1 10.5-26.5 65 43.0 33.9-52.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 92 33 44.1 32.5-56.5 6 5.1 2.0-12.4 53 50.7 38.9-62.5
Graham/Swain/Jackson 111 41 42.8 31.8-54.6 9 8.9 4.2-17.8 61 48.2 36.7-60.0
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 63 31 50.5 37.3-63.6 4 5.6 2.0-14.9 28 43.9 31.3-57.3
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 73 33 51.7 39.1-64.1 10 12.0 6.3-21.6 30 36.3 25.5-48.8
Northeast NC I 67 24 37.1 25.2-50.7 9 12.4 5.9-24.1 34 50.5 37.4-63.6
Northeast NC II 100 41 43.7 32.9-55.1 8 10.2 4.5-21.3 51 46.1 35.3-57.3
Northeastern Partnership 167 65 41.9 33.2-51.0 17 10.8 6.0-18.8 85 47.3 38.6-56.3
Mountain AHEC 352 139 40.7 33.9-47.8 26 8.3 5.0-13.3 187 51.1 44.0-58.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 614 248 40.3 34.0-46.8 59 13.1 8.5-19.7 307 46.6 40.2-53.1
Piedmont 812 277 38.0 33.2-43.0 79 12.1 9.0-16.1 456 49.9 45.0-54.8
Western NC 569 231 43.0 37.5-48.7 54 10.2 7.0-14.5 284 46.8 41.2-52.5

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life.

^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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