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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Smoking Cessation-MALES

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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 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
RACE
White 1,343 90 6.5 5.1- 8.2 38 3.1 2.1- 4.4 204 14.2 12.2-16.5 124 9.4 7.7-11.4 887 66.9 63.8-69.8
African American 209 13 8.6 4.6-15.6 6 1.9 0.8- 4.4 28 14.2 9.6-20.6 26 11.5 7.5-17.3 136 63.8 55.7-71.1
Asian 3 1 48.1 7.7-91.1 1 23.7 2.7-77.9 1 28.2 3.3-81.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 20 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 8 39.3 15.3-69.9 4 9.6 3.0-27.2 8 51.1 22.7-78.8
Other Minorities 53 11 25.0 12.6-43.6 7 11.7 5.0-25.0 12 31.5 16.5-51.6 4 4.8 1.5-14.4 19 27.0 14.6-44.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 49 12 25.1 12.7-43.6 7 11.8 5.1-25.2 10 28.4 14.0-49.2 6 4.6 1.5-13.7 14 30.1 16.1-49.2
-English Speaking 21 4 22.2 6.3-54.8 1 4.7 0.6-27.5 2 9.5 2.1-34.0 6 12.2 3.7-33.5 8 51.3 25.2-76.8
-Spanish Speaking 28 8 26.8 11.5-50.7 6 16.2 6.2-35.9 8 39.8 19.0-65.2 0 0.0 . - . 6 17.2 5.8-41.0
Non-Hispanic 1,583 104 6.8 5.4- 8.5 45 2.9 2.1- 4.1 244 14.7 12.8-16.8 152 9.6 8.1-11.5 1,038 65.9 63.1-68.6
AGE
18-24 35 17 51.0 31.7-69.9 3 12.8 3.8-35.1 11 31.1 16.0-51.7 3 3.8 1.1-12.3 1 1.4 0.2- 9.5
25-34 146 31 24.2 16.5-34.0 11 7.7 3.8-14.9 63 39.1 30.4-48.5 20 13.7 8.5-21.3 21 15.4 9.3-24.3
35-44 196 26 14.1 9.0-21.5 14 6.4 3.5-11.2 44 21.1 15.1-28.6 31 16.2 11.0-23.1 81 42.2 34.2-50.7
45-54 264 16 5.4 3.1- 9.2 8 2.6 1.0- 6.5 44 17.8 12.2-25.1 34 13.0 8.9-18.6 162 61.3 53.7-68.3
55-64 389 10 2.1 0.9- 4.7 11 3.0 1.6- 5.4 47 11.2 8.0-15.4 36 9.3 6.5-13.3 285 74.4 69.0-79.2
65-74 373 11 2.8 1.4- 5.4 2 0.7 0.2- 2.6 37 8.7 5.9-12.5 25 5.2 3.3- 8.1 298 82.7 78.0-86.6
75+ 225 5 1.8 0.7- 4.6 3 1.4 0.4- 4.7 7 3.5 1.5- 7.6 8 2.7 1.1- 6.4 202 90.6 85.4-94.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 290 24 10.7 6.5-17.1 13 4.2 2.4- 7.5 44 15.5 11.0-21.4 29 10.2 6.7-15.3 180 59.3 52.0-66.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 435 29 6.9 4.5-10.4 16 3.8 2.1- 6.6 67 15.6 11.6-20.7 44 10.5 7.6-14.4 279 63.2 57.5-68.6
Some Post-H.S. 406 38 9.0 6.3-12.8 11 3.3 1.7- 6.4 65 14.9 11.3-19.3 38 8.4 5.9-11.9 254 64.4 58.7-69.6
College Graduate 499 25 5.5 3.4- 8.6 12 2.5 1.2- 5.0 78 15.6 12.3-19.7 47 8.8 6.4-12.1 337 67.6 62.5-72.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 16 12.2 6.4-21.8 7 5.3 2.3-11.4 25 17.3 9.6-29.2 16 10.2 5.9-17.2 88 55.0 44.2-65.3
$15,000- 24,999 228 19 9.8 6.0-15.7 6 3.2 1.3- 7.7 28 13.3 8.6-20.0 19 9.2 5.4-15.1 156 64.6 56.5-71.9
$25,000- 34,999 197 19 7.7 4.6-12.5 5 2.7 1.1- 6.5 27 12.8 8.5-18.8 25 12.3 8.0-18.4 121 64.6 56.8-71.6
$35,000- 49,999 228 12 5.4 2.7-10.3 9 3.3 1.6- 6.4 42 18.9 13.6-25.7 28 11.2 7.3-16.8 137 61.3 53.6-68.4
$50,000-74,999 245 15 7.4 4.1-12.8 8 3.5 1.5- 8.1 37 14.7 10.4-20.3 25 9.8 6.3-14.8 160 64.6 57.4-71.3
$75,000+ 277 16 5.5 3.0- 9.8 8 2.3 1.1- 5.1 40 14.5 10.2-20.1 21 7.6 4.7-12.1 192 70.1 63.3-76.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 611 31 4.7 3.1- 6.9 21 3.5 2.2- 5.5 95 16.7 13.0-21.1 58 9.1 6.8-12.1 406 66.0 61.2-70.5
No 986 82 9.4 7.3-12.1 30 3.1 2.0- 4.8 154 14.7 12.3-17.3 94 9.3 7.4-11.5 626 63.5 59.9-67.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 763 27 3.3 2.1- 5.1 15 2.2 1.3- 3.9 86 11.1 8.5-14.4 57 6.5 4.8- 8.7 578 76.9 73.0-80.3
Non-Veteran 850 82 10.9 8.5-14.0 37 4.4 3.0- 6.4 161 18.7 15.8-22.0 98 11.8 9.5-14.6 472 54.2 50.1-58.3
Currently Serving 19 7 37.3 16.7-63.8 0 0.0 . - . 7 36.1 14.9-64.6 3 11.6 3.3-33.8 2 15.0 3.1-49.0

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^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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