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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Smoking Cessation

About how long has it been since you last smoked cigarettes regularly?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 6 mos. 6 mos. to 1 year Past year Past 5 years Past 10 years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,498 253 7.8 6.7- 9.0 139 3.9 3.2- 4.8 583 16.4 14.9-18.0 375 10.2 9.1-11.5 2,148 61.7 59.6-63.7
-Eastern NC 1,175 90 8.0 6.1-10.4 46 3.8 2.7- 5.3 217 18.9 16.3-21.7 136 10.5 8.6-12.7 686 58.9 55.4-62.2
GENDER
Male 541 41 8.3 5.6-12.1 13 2.3 1.3- 4.1 99 18.4 14.9-22.5 61 10.3 7.8-13.4 327 60.7 55.8-65.4
Female 634 49 7.6 5.5-10.3 33 5.9 3.9- 8.8 118 19.6 16.1-23.6 75 10.8 8.4-13.8 359 56.2 51.6-60.7
RACE
White 894 70 7.5 5.7- 9.8 35 3.8 2.5- 5.6 154 17.8 15.0-21.0 103 10.4 8.4-12.9 532 60.5 56.6-64.2
African American 211 8 3.3 1.6- 6.9 7 3.4 1.5- 7.5 38 16.7 11.7-23.4 27 12.6 8.2-18.8 131 64.0 56.2-71.1
Other Minorities 1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 29 14 57.7 35.0-77.5 2 5.9 1.4-22.2 9 28.9 13.2-52.1 3 6.4 1.8-20.3 1 1.0 0.1- 7.3
25-34 108 18 20.0 11.1-33.3 12 10.6 5.2-20.7 47 43.7 32.8-55.4 15 12.2 6.9-20.7 16 13.5 7.9-22.1
35-44 150 24 16.1 10.1-24.7 7 4.0 1.7- 8.9 36 28.3 19.7-38.9 30 14.9 10.1-21.6 53 36.7 28.1-46.3
45-54 213 8 3.2 1.5- 6.7 10 4.4 2.2- 8.6 49 21.2 15.8-28.0 30 13.8 9.0-20.4 116 57.4 49.6-64.9
55-64 261 12 3.1 1.7- 5.7 9 3.7 1.8- 7.2 38 14.3 10.1-20.0 28 11.2 7.4-16.7 174 67.7 60.7-73.9
65-74 257 9 2.4 1.2- 4.7 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1 27 9.0 5.9-13.5 22 7.3 4.5-11.7 196 80.6 74.9-85.3
75+ 151 5 3.0 1.1- 8.2 3 1.8 0.5- 6.7 9 4.2 1.9- 9.2 8 3.8 1.8- 7.9 126 87.1 80.3-91.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 185 15 11.5 5.4-22.8 9 4.1 2.0- 8.5 36 18.2 12.4-26.0 19 8.7 5.0-14.6 106 57.5 47.7-66.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 349 25 7.8 4.9-12.1 14 4.9 2.7- 8.9 61 17.2 13.1-22.3 41 11.0 7.7-15.4 208 59.1 52.8-65.0
Some Post-H.S. 329 34 10.0 6.9-14.3 17 3.7 2.2- 6.2 64 20.3 15.3-26.3 39 10.4 7.2-14.8 175 55.5 49.1-61.8
College Graduate 310 16 4.0 2.3- 6.9 6 2.3 0.9- 5.8 56 19.8 14.9-25.8 37 11.1 7.8-15.7 195 62.7 56.3-68.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 146 13 10.1 3.9-23.6 7 6.0 2.7-12.5 34 18.2 12.5-25.8 20 13.3 8.0-21.3 72 52.4 41.9-62.6
$15,000- 24,999 188 7 3.7 1.6- 8.4 9 3.5 1.7- 7.2 37 19.4 13.3-27.3 22 10.4 6.2-17.0 113 63.0 54.3-70.9
$25,000- 34,999 120 17 12.1 7.1-19.9 6 7.5 2.9-17.8 19 15.6 9.6-24.4 15 11.6 6.5-19.8 63 53.2 42.9-63.3
$35,000- 49,999 177 13 6.8 3.6-12.5 5 2.1 0.7- 5.6 35 22.5 15.6-31.3 21 10.1 6.0-16.6 103 58.5 49.5-67.0
$50,000-74,999 138 15 11.0 5.9-19.4 4 2.4 0.7- 7.2 27 21.1 14.3-30.0 16 12.0 7.1-19.4 76 53.6 44.0-62.9
$75,000+ 156 8 4.7 2.2- 9.8 5 2.8 0.9- 8.4 28 19.5 13.1-28.2 16 9.4 5.5-15.6 99 63.5 54.4-71.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 480 34 6.2 4.2- 9.0 17 4.0 2.4- 6.5 87 17.6 13.9-22.0 54 10.3 7.6-13.9 288 62.0 56.7-66.9
No 671 55 9.5 6.7-13.2 27 3.4 2.1- 5.5 125 20.0 16.5-24.0 78 10.4 8.0-13.2 386 56.8 52.2-61.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 283 13 4.4 2.3- 8.4 4 1.5 0.5- 4.0 38 12.6 8.9-17.7 31 9.5 6.4-13.8 197 72.0 65.8-77.5
Non-Veteran 876 72 8.9 6.6-12.1 42 4.8 3.4- 6.9 173 20.9 17.8-24.4 102 10.8 8.6-13.5 487 54.5 50.4-58.6
Currently Serving 16 5 29.9 10.9-59.9 0 0.0 . - . 6 38.9 14.7-70.1 3 14.3 3.9-40.4 2 16.9 3.2-55.8

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* Asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 cigarettes in their entire lifetime and now smoke not at all (for any length of time).

^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 (MAHEC): 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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