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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-WHITE FEMALES

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,056 1,177 40.0 37.8-42.1 295 9.5 8.3-10.9 1,584 50.5 48.3-52.7
AGE
18-24 119 68 65.8 55.7-74.6 15 13.1 7.4-22.2 36 21.1 14.6-29.5
25-34 394 200 52.4 46.5-58.3 59 12.5 9.4-16.5 135 35.0 29.5-41.0
35-44 543 260 47.1 41.9-52.4 63 12.0 8.8-16.1 220 40.9 35.9-46.1
45-54 638 271 42.9 38.2-47.7 53 8.1 5.9-11.1 314 48.9 44.1-53.8
55-64 610 214 34.4 29.9-39.1 52 7.8 5.6-10.8 344 57.9 53.0-62.5
65-74 449 109 23.1 18.7-28.1 39 9.1 6.2-13.3 301 67.8 62.3-72.9
75+ 296 52 15.5 11.5-20.6 14 5.0 2.7- 9.1 230 79.4 73.7-84.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 467 228 54.0 48.4-59.5 48 10.4 7.5-14.2 191 35.7 30.6-41.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 977 434 46.9 43.0-50.8 96 8.2 6.4-10.4 447 44.9 41.1-48.8
Some Post-H.S. 856 335 39.2 35.3-43.4 84 11.2 8.7-14.5 437 49.5 45.4-53.7
College Graduate 753 179 23.9 20.4-27.8 67 8.9 6.7-11.6 507 67.2 63.0-71.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 405 198 49.3 43.3-55.4 49 13.2 9.3-18.4 158 37.5 31.8-43.6
$15,000- 24,999 542 241 48.2 43.1-53.3 60 10.2 7.7-13.5 241 41.6 36.7-46.6
$25,000- 34,999 353 162 48.5 42.0-55.0 38 9.8 6.4-14.8 153 41.7 35.4-48.2
$35,000- 49,999 436 162 39.1 33.6-44.9 43 10.0 7.0-14.0 231 50.9 45.1-56.6
$50,000-74,999 328 110 34.3 28.4-40.8 20 6.7 4.1-10.8 198 59.0 52.4-65.2
$75,000+ 344 92 26.9 21.6-33.0 30 8.6 5.8-12.6 222 64.5 58.2-70.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,174 448 39.5 36.0-43.0 124 10.0 8.1-12.4 602 50.5 47.0-54.0
No 1,820 700 39.7 36.9-42.5 164 9.2 7.7-11.0 956 51.1 48.3-53.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 55 18 35.6 22.0-52.1 6 13.4 5.7-28.4 31 51.0 35.5-66.3
Non-Veteran 2,994 1,154 40.0 37.8-42.2 288 9.5 8.2-10.9 1,552 50.6 48.4-52.8
Currently Serving 6 5 93.3 61.4-99.2 1 6.7 0.8-38.6 0 0.0 . - .

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life.

^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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