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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

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%)
North Carolina 3,324 1,784 54.7 52.5-56.8 1,540 45.3 43.2-47.5
-Eastern NC 1,161 652 57.2 53.6-60.8 509 42.8 39.2-46.4
GENDER
Male 503 281 58.4 53.0-63.7 222 41.6 36.3-47.0
Female 658 371 55.8 51.1-60.4 287 44.2 39.6-48.9
RACE
White 805 414 51.9 47.8-56.1 391 48.1 43.9-52.2
African American 249 172 68.2 59.0-76.1 77 31.8 23.9-41.0
AGE
18-24 90 62 70.8 57.7-81.2 28 29.2 18.8-42.3
25-34 210 128 61.4 53.4-68.8 82 38.6 31.2-46.6
35-44 270 152 54.5 46.5-62.3 118 45.5 37.7-53.5
45-54 257 132 54.5 46.8-61.9 125 45.5 38.1-53.2
55-64 212 111 52.3 43.8-60.7 101 47.7 39.3-56.2
65-74 92 54 60.3 48.3-71.2 38 39.7 28.8-51.7
75+ 29 13 45.8 27.2-65.7 16 54.2 34.3-72.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 244 169 72.3 64.9-78.7 75 27.7 21.3-35.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 412 224 53.1 46.7-59.3 188 46.9 40.7-53.3
Some Post-H.S. 314 167 52.8 46.1-59.4 147 47.2 40.6-53.9
College Graduate 190 91 51.0 42.6-59.3 99 49.0 40.7-57.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 194 136 74.9 67.3-81.2 58 25.1 18.8-32.7
$15,000- 24,999 250 152 59.8 50.5-68.4 98 40.2 31.6-49.5
$25,000- 34,999 151 74 52.6 43.5-61.5 77 47.4 38.5-56.5
$35,000- 49,999 170 74 47.2 38.4-56.2 96 52.8 43.8-61.6
$50,000-74,999 107 48 43.1 32.5-54.3 59 56.9 45.7-67.5
$75,000+ 80 39 50.2 37.8-62.6 41 49.8 37.4-62.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 444 273 63.3 57.8-68.5 171 36.7 31.5-42.2
No 669 353 54.9 50.1-59.5 316 45.1 40.5-49.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 170 84 51.0 42.4-59.6 86 49.0 40.4-57.6
Non-Veteran 947 541 58.0 53.8-62.1 406 42.0 37.9-46.2
Currently Serving 42 27 68.9 51.2-82.3 15 31.1 17.7-48.8

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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 (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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