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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Smoking Cessation

On how many visits did your doctor, nurse or other health professional recommend or discuss medication to assist you with quitting smoking,
such as nicotine gum, patch, nasal spray, inhaler, lozenge, or prescription medication such as Wellbutrin/Zyban/ Buproprion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1 visit 2 visits 3 visits 4 visits None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,841 483 17.4 15.7-19.3 230 7.9 6.7- 9.2 97 3.7 2.9- 4.7 242 8.1 6.9- 9.4 1,789 63.0 60.7-65.2
GENDER
Male 1,075 174 16.2 13.7-19.0 93 8.5 6.8-10.7 37 3.7 2.5- 5.4 86 7.6 5.8- 9.8 685 64.1 60.5-67.5
Female 1,766 309 18.6 16.4-21.0 137 7.3 5.9- 9.0 60 3.7 2.7- 4.9 156 8.5 7.1-10.2 1,104 61.9 59.1-64.7
RACE
White 2,189 379 17.6 15.7-19.7 185 8.5 7.2-10.1 75 3.6 2.8- 4.8 183 7.8 6.5- 9.3 1,367 62.5 59.9-65.0
African American 488 80 18.1 14.1-22.9 31 5.6 3.7- 8.6 18 4.0 2.4- 6.7 39 8.3 5.7-11.9 320 64.0 58.5-69.1
Asian 9 3 39.9 12.6-75.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 9.8 1.3-47.3 1 4.7 0.6-28.8 4 45.6 16.4-78.2
Native American 74 10 16.4 7.6-32.1 9 15.8 6.9-32.3 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7 10 11.2 4.9-23.8 44 55.4 40.5-69.3
Other Minorities 67 10 9.5 4.1-20.6 3 2.8 0.7-10.3 1 2.5 0.4-16.0 8 10.7 4.3-24.3 45 74.4 59.7-85.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 72 9 8.8 3.6-20.1 3 3.1 0.9-10.1 1 2.7 0.4-16.6 3 6.6 1.7-22.4 56 78.8 64.2-88.6
-English Speaking 46 7 10.4 4.7-21.3 2 3.6 0.8-14.7 1 5.9 0.8-31.3 2 4.9 1.2-17.7 34 75.3 58.5-86.8
-Spanish Speaking 26 2 7.5 1.3-32.8 1 2.7 0.4-17.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.0 1.1-39.5 22 81.8 55.9-94.1
Non-Hispanic 2,769 474 17.7 16.0-19.6 227 8.1 6.9- 9.4 96 3.7 2.9- 4.7 239 8.1 6.9- 9.4 1,733 62.4 60.1-64.6
AGE
18-24 191 22 12.9 7.8-20.6 8 4.6 2.0-10.0 4 2.1 0.7- 6.3 9 5.4 2.4-11.7 148 75.0 66.4-82.1
25-34 497 85 16.1 12.6-20.3 27 5.0 3.1- 7.8 16 2.7 1.5- 4.8 26 4.3 2.7- 6.9 343 72.0 66.9-76.5
35-44 634 127 17.6 14.3-21.3 57 10.0 7.3-13.4 15 3.1 1.6- 6.0 41 5.6 3.9- 8.0 394 63.7 58.9-68.3
45-54 609 127 23.6 19.5-28.2 59 8.6 6.3-11.7 21 3.0 1.8- 5.0 54 8.2 6.1-11.1 348 56.6 51.6-61.5
55-64 517 73 15.7 11.9-20.4 44 9.1 6.3-12.8 27 5.7 3.7- 8.6 68 13.9 10.2-18.5 305 55.7 50.1-61.1
65-74 276 40 15.0 10.5-21.0 26 8.9 5.7-13.7 13 6.9 3.7-12.3 37 14.2 9.7-20.4 160 54.9 47.5-62.1
75+ 111 8 10.6 4.5-23.1 9 5.1 2.5-10.3 0 0.0 . - . 7 6.0 2.7-12.8 87 78.3 67.0-86.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 558 57 9.3 6.8-12.6 38 6.4 4.3- 9.4 21 4.3 2.6- 7.0 57 9.3 6.7-12.7 385 70.7 65.8-75.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 979 179 19.5 16.5-22.9 90 9.2 7.2-11.7 23 3.1 1.9- 5.2 71 6.9 5.2- 9.2 616 61.3 57.3-65.1
Some Post-H.S. 799 150 19.8 16.5-23.6 60 7.2 5.2- 9.9 33 3.3 2.2- 4.9 70 8.4 6.3-11.2 486 61.3 56.9-65.5
College Graduate 502 97 19.3 15.5-23.8 42 8.3 5.8-11.7 20 4.6 2.8- 7.3 44 8.4 5.8-11.9 299 59.5 54.1-64.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 452 52 12.7 9.1-17.3 30 7.0 4.5-10.9 12 2.9 1.5- 5.6 52 10.9 7.8-15.2 306 66.4 60.6-71.8
$15,000- 24,999 562 85 15.1 11.7-19.4 44 7.0 4.8-10.0 19 4.4 2.4- 7.9 49 8.5 5.8-12.1 365 65.1 59.7-70.1
$25,000- 34,999 390 78 20.9 16.2-26.5 27 8.4 5.3-13.0 16 4.1 2.4- 6.9 31 6.2 4.2- 9.0 238 60.5 54.2-66.4
$35,000- 49,999 425 92 20.3 16.1-25.2 39 9.4 6.6-13.2 19 4.2 2.5- 6.9 29 7.4 4.7-11.4 246 58.8 53.0-64.3
$50,000-74,999 291 54 19.0 14.2-25.0 31 10.0 6.5-15.0 9 2.8 1.4- 5.5 23 8.4 5.2-13.2 174 59.8 52.8-66.4
$75,000+ 256 51 18.0 13.2-24.0 16 5.2 3.0- 8.9 10 3.1 1.5- 6.2 21 8.5 5.0-14.1 158 65.2 58.0-71.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,154 154 14.3 11.9-17.1 102 9.3 7.4-11.8 34 3.5 2.3- 5.4 151 11.9 9.8-14.5 713 60.8 57.2-64.4
No 1,634 320 19.1 16.9-21.6 123 6.9 5.5- 8.5 62 3.8 2.8- 5.1 90 5.8 4.5- 7.4 1,039 64.4 61.5-67.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 370 67 18.8 14.4-24.2 34 9.5 6.5-13.8 17 5.3 3.2- 8.8 40 10.3 7.2-14.7 212 56.0 49.8-62.1
Non-Veteran 2,431 411 17.2 15.3-19.1 191 7.5 6.3- 9.0 75 3.2 2.4- 4.2 199 7.7 6.5- 9.1 1,555 64.4 62.0-66.8
Currently Serving 39 5 17.7 7.0-38.1 5 11.4 4.1-27.7 5 13.4 4.8-32.1 3 5.6 1.5-19.3 21 51.9 34.0-69.3

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*Asked of respondents who stopped smoking within the past year or now smoke every day or some days AND who saw a doctor, nurse, or other health professional in the past 12 months.

^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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