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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-WHITE FEMALES

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 947 485 54.4 49.4-59.3 462 45.6 40.7-50.6
AGE
18-24 67 35 63.4 45.8-78.1 32 36.6 21.9-54.2
25-34 161 100 65.2 54.1-74.8 61 34.8 25.2-45.9
35-44 220 105 47.5 37.7-57.4 115 52.5 42.6-62.3
45-54 231 110 46.0 36.9-55.4 121 54.0 44.6-63.1
55-64 148 75 53.4 39.6-66.6 73 46.6 33.4-60.4
65-74 80 41 63.4 48.5-76.2 39 36.6 23.8-51.5
75+ 37 18 52.6 30.0-74.3 19 47.4 25.7-70.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 159 84 54.6 42.3-66.4 75 45.4 33.6-57.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 348 170 53.6 45.7-61.3 178 46.4 38.7-54.3
Some Post-H.S. 268 133 56.5 47.0-65.6 135 43.5 34.4-53.0
College Graduate 172 98 52.1 40.8-63.3 74 47.9 36.7-59.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 159 88 49.9 37.5-62.3 71 50.1 37.7-62.5
$15,000- 24,999 237 124 57.3 47.9-66.2 113 42.7 33.8-52.1
$25,000- 34,999 122 62 55.5 41.6-68.6 60 44.5 31.4-58.4
$35,000- 49,999 129 60 52.0 39.2-64.5 69 48.0 35.5-60.8
$50,000-74,999 86 38 34.3 22.5-48.4 48 65.7 51.6-77.5
$75,000+ 60 34 57.3 39.2-73.6 26 42.7 26.4-60.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 56 30 54.7 39.6-69.0 26 45.3 31.0-60.4
Guilford 33 19 62.1 40.9-79.6 14 37.9 20.4-59.1
Mecklenburg 33 18 55.8 36.9-73.1 15 44.2 26.9-63.1
Orange 21 12 49.7 14.3-85.4 9 50.3 14.6-85.7
Wake 29 18 63.1 43.4-79.3 11 36.9 20.7-56.6
Chatham/Lee 37 21 60.6 43.0-75.7 16 39.4 24.3-57.0
Nash/Wilson 31 14 48.1 29.1-67.6 17 51.9 32.4-70.9
Craven/Pamlico 53 27 50.4 35.6-65.1 26 49.6 34.9-64.4
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 75 32 41.3 29.8-54.0 43 58.7 46.0-70.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 65 32 48.3 34.9-61.9 33 51.7 38.1-65.1
Franklin/Gran./Vance 39 19 45.1 28.1-63.3 20 54.9 36.7-71.9
Graham/Swain/Jackson 50 24 47.5 32.3-63.1 26 52.5 36.9-67.7
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 35 12 31.1 17.3-49.4 23 68.9 50.6-82.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 43 24 58.1 41.6-73.0 19 41.9 27.0-58.4
Northeast NC I 33 19 60.5 41.4-76.8 14 39.5 23.2-58.6
Northeast NC II 49 27 58.5 42.5-72.9 22 41.5 27.1-57.5
Northeastern Partnership 82 46 59.0 46.1-70.8 36 41.0 29.2-53.9
Mountain AHEC 165 79 47.9 37.8-58.2 86 52.1 41.8-62.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 307 154 51.6 42.0-61.1 153 48.4 38.9-58.0
Piedmont 355 196 58.5 51.1-65.5 159 41.5 34.5-48.9
Western NC 285 135 47.9 40.0-55.8 150 52.1 44.2-60.0

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

^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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