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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 1,633 116 7.7 6.2- 9.5 52 3.4 2.4- 4.6 254 15.4 13.3-17.6 158 9.4 7.9-11.2 1,053 64.2 61.3-67.0
Female 1,865 137 7.9 6.5- 9.6 87 4.8 3.7- 6.2 329 17.8 15.8-20.1 217 11.4 9.8-13.3 1,095 58.0 55.3-60.8
RACE
White 2,899 204 7.0 5.9- 8.2 107 3.7 2.9- 4.7 465 15.6 14.1-17.3 310 10.4 9.1-11.8 1,813 63.4 61.2-65.5
African American 453 27 8.6 5.5-13.2 21 3.2 2.0- 5.2 75 15.2 11.7-19.6 50 10.6 7.7-14.3 280 62.4 56.8-67.7
Asian 4 1 43.1 7.1-88.3 1 21.2 2.5-73.6 2 35.6 6.4-81.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 51 3 1.7 0.5- 5.7 0 0.0 . - . 21 39.9 22.6-60.1 7 10.6 4.3-23.8 20 47.8 28.5-67.7
Other Minorities 77 16 24.0 13.2-39.7 8 11.8 5.4-23.6 18 30.8 17.7-47.8 7 6.5 2.8-14.5 28 26.9 16.1-41.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 89 16 21.9 12.1-36.4 10 11.3 5.5-22.0 19 26.4 14.8-42.6 11 5.8 2.6-12.4 33 34.6 22.5-49.1
-English Speaking 57 8 18.5 7.6-38.3 4 7.5 2.2-22.3 10 14.7 6.9-28.6 10 10.1 4.2-22.0 25 49.3 32.0-66.7
-Spanish Speaking 32 8 25.5 11.0-48.6 6 15.4 6.0-34.2 9 38.7 18.7-63.4 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7 8 19.1 7.4-41.2
Non-Hispanic 3,407 237 7.2 6.2- 8.4 129 3.6 2.9- 4.5 564 16.0 14.6-17.5 364 10.4 9.2-11.7 2,113 62.7 60.7-64.7
AGE
18-24 78 33 47.4 33.5-61.6 8 12.1 5.1-25.9 28 33.6 21.8-47.8 6 4.2 1.7- 9.7 3 2.9 0.8- 9.9
25-34 304 59 22.4 16.8-29.2 30 10.9 7.0-16.5 126 38.9 32.5-45.7 43 13.6 9.6-18.8 46 14.2 10.0-20.0
35-44 447 55 13.0 9.4-17.6 29 5.7 3.7- 8.6 99 21.6 17.2-26.7 77 16.7 13.0-21.3 187 43.0 37.4-48.8
45-54 647 40 5.4 3.8- 7.8 24 3.3 2.0- 5.4 119 18.0 14.3-22.4 79 12.2 9.4-15.7 385 61.1 56.2-65.8
55-64 794 31 3.3 2.1- 5.1 27 3.2 2.1- 4.8 104 12.4 9.9-15.3 89 11.2 8.9-14.1 543 69.9 65.9-73.6
65-74 735 25 3.4 2.1- 5.2 14 1.3 0.7- 2.5 78 9.8 7.6-12.7 56 5.8 4.3- 7.9 562 79.6 76.0-82.8
75+ 479 9 1.6 0.8- 3.3 7 1.6 0.7- 3.5 27 4.7 3.0- 7.3 23 3.4 2.0- 5.8 413 88.7 85.1-91.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 540 41 10.2 6.9-14.8 25 4.3 2.7- 6.6 84 15.4 11.9-19.8 55 10.7 7.8-14.6 335 59.4 53.8-64.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 970 70 7.8 6.0-10.3 40 4.4 3.1- 6.4 172 16.7 13.9-19.9 111 11.1 9.0-13.7 577 59.9 56.0-63.7
Some Post-H.S. 915 84 9.1 7.1-11.6 38 3.9 2.6- 5.7 160 17.5 14.7-20.7 96 9.2 7.2-11.6 537 60.4 56.5-64.2
College Graduate 1,067 58 5.5 4.0- 7.5 35 3.4 2.2- 5.1 167 15.8 13.4-18.7 113 10.1 8.1-12.4 694 65.2 61.6-68.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 387 35 10.8 6.9-16.4 20 6.2 3.8- 9.9 77 17.9 12.7-24.6 41 10.8 7.6-15.3 214 54.3 47.4-61.0
$15,000- 24,999 535 35 8.6 5.9-12.4 23 3.4 2.0- 5.9 89 15.1 11.7-19.5 57 10.3 7.4-14.1 331 62.5 57.1-67.7
$25,000- 34,999 376 42 10.3 7.2-14.5 16 4.5 2.5- 7.9 64 17.4 13.3-22.4 44 10.8 7.7-15.0 210 57.0 51.0-62.8
$35,000- 49,999 494 30 5.8 3.8- 8.9 21 4.2 2.6- 6.8 93 19.1 15.2-23.7 56 9.7 7.1-13.1 294 61.2 55.9-66.3
$50,000-74,999 455 37 8.9 6.0-12.9 16 3.8 2.1- 7.0 77 16.0 12.5-20.2 52 11.6 8.5-15.5 273 59.8 54.3-65.1
$75,000+ 508 28 5.0 3.1- 7.9 18 2.6 1.5- 4.5 72 15.2 11.8-19.4 56 11.0 8.2-14.7 334 66.2 61.0-71.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,346 95 6.7 5.3- 8.4 50 3.8 2.8- 5.2 218 16.5 14.0-19.3 142 10.1 8.3-12.2 841 63.0 59.6-66.2
No 2,096 155 8.5 7.0-10.3 85 3.8 2.9- 5.0 354 16.3 14.5-18.3 223 10.1 8.7-11.7 1,279 61.3 58.6-63.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 802 30 3.6 2.4- 5.5 17 2.3 1.4- 3.9 93 11.2 8.6-14.4 64 6.9 5.2- 9.1 598 76.0 72.2-79.4
Non-Veteran 2,674 216 9.2 7.8-10.8 122 4.6 3.7- 5.7 482 18.2 16.5-20.1 308 11.5 10.1-13.1 1,546 56.5 54.1-58.9
Currently Serving 21 7 35.4 16.0-61.1 0 0.0 . - . 8 37.6 16.6-64.5 3 11.0 3.1-32.2 3 16.0 4.0-47.0

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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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