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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 3,324 1,784 54.7 52.5-56.8 1,540 45.3 43.2-47.5
GENDER
Male 1,407 715 53.1 49.9-56.4 692 46.9 43.6-50.1
Female 1,917 1,069 56.5 53.7-59.2 848 43.5 40.8-46.3
RACE
White 2,508 1,247 50.2 47.7-52.6 1,261 49.8 47.4-52.3
African American 580 385 66.1 60.7-71.0 195 33.9 29.0-39.3
Asian 9 6 62.3 27.1-88.0 3 37.7 12.0-72.9
Native American 95 47 52.2 39.6-64.4 48 47.8 35.6-60.4
Other Minorities 114 88 77.0 65.1-85.7 26 23.0 14.3-34.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 119 92 75.9 64.2-84.7 27 24.1 15.3-35.8
-English Speaking 55 39 69.0 52.4-81.7 16 31.0 18.3-47.6
-Spanish Speaking 64 53 79.2 62.8-89.5 11 20.8 10.5-37.2
Non-Hispanic 3,203 1,691 53.5 51.2-55.7 1,512 46.5 44.3-48.8
AGE
18-24 225 153 68.8 60.9-75.7 72 31.2 24.3-39.1
25-34 602 370 60.7 55.6-65.6 232 39.3 34.4-44.4
35-44 779 411 53.7 49.1-58.2 368 46.3 41.8-50.9
45-54 738 375 50.5 45.9-55.0 363 49.5 45.0-54.1
55-64 576 283 49.9 44.7-55.1 293 50.1 44.9-55.3
65-74 286 139 48.7 41.4-56.1 147 51.3 43.9-58.6
75+ 110 48 43.1 32.5-54.4 62 56.9 45.6-67.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 721 422 61.2 56.5-65.7 299 38.8 34.3-43.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,198 653 54.7 51.0-58.3 545 45.3 41.7-49.0
Some Post-H.S. 867 454 51.7 47.4-55.9 413 48.3 44.1-52.6
College Graduate 533 253 50.2 45.0-55.4 280 49.8 44.6-55.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 531 319 62.4 57.0-67.6 212 37.6 32.4-43.0
$15,000- 24,999 708 415 58.0 53.0-62.9 293 42.0 37.1-47.0
$25,000- 34,999 447 230 54.7 48.9-60.4 217 45.3 39.6-51.1
$35,000- 49,999 490 228 48.4 43.0-53.8 262 51.6 46.2-57.0
$50,000-74,999 318 143 45.5 38.9-52.2 175 54.5 47.8-61.1
$75,000+ 265 130 48.3 41.0-55.6 135 51.7 44.4-59.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,243 730 59.2 55.7-62.7 513 40.8 37.3-44.3
No 1,961 991 52.4 49.5-55.2 970 47.6 44.8-50.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 435 207 48.9 43.2-54.6 228 51.1 45.4-56.8
Non-Veteran 2,835 1,542 55.4 53.0-57.7 1,293 44.6 42.3-47.0
Currently Serving 51 34 71.1 55.5-83.0 17 28.9 17.0-44.5

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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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