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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Smoking Cessation-WHITES

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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 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
GENDER
Male 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
Female 1,556 114 7.7 6.2- 9.5 69 4.6 3.4- 6.1 261 17.6 15.4-20.0 186 11.6 9.8-13.7 926 58.5 55.5-61.5
AGE
18-24 59 25 47.4 32.7-62.7 5 6.6 2.5-16.4 22 37.2 23.9-52.8 4 4.4 1.5-12.2 3 4.4 1.2-14.7
25-34 247 47 19.9 14.6-26.7 22 11.2 6.7-18.2 101 40.0 33.0-47.4 39 15.5 10.8-21.6 38 13.4 9.2-19.2
35-44 371 46 12.0 8.6-16.7 24 5.8 3.6- 9.2 79 20.8 16.2-26.3 65 18.0 13.6-23.3 157 43.4 37.4-49.6
45-54 525 33 5.6 3.7- 8.3 18 3.2 1.8- 5.7 89 15.8 12.5-19.8 60 12.0 8.8-16.0 325 63.5 58.3-68.4
55-64 660 25 3.0 1.9- 4.6 22 3.4 2.1- 5.3 87 12.2 9.6-15.5 71 10.9 8.4-14.1 455 70.6 66.2-74.6
65-74 609 21 3.5 2.1- 5.6 11 1.2 0.6- 2.4 64 10.2 7.7-13.5 48 5.7 4.2- 7.8 465 79.4 75.5-82.9
75+ 421 7 1.6 0.7- 3.6 5 1.3 0.5- 3.4 23 4.3 2.7- 6.7 21 3.5 1.9- 6.1 365 89.4 85.7-92.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 368 21 5.9 3.5- 9.6 15 3.6 1.9- 6.4 55 14.5 10.4-19.8 35 11.1 7.5-16.2 242 65.0 58.5-71.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 796 57 7.6 5.7-10.1 29 4.4 2.9- 6.7 130 14.9 12.3-17.9 95 11.6 9.1-14.5 485 61.6 57.4-65.6
Some Post-H.S. 783 73 9.1 7.0-11.8 32 3.8 2.5- 5.6 133 17.1 14.1-20.5 81 9.2 7.1-11.8 464 60.9 56.7-64.9
College Graduate 949 53 5.2 3.7- 7.3 30 3.1 2.0- 5.0 147 15.5 12.9-18.5 99 10.0 8.0-12.6 620 66.1 62.3-69.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 255 23 10.0 6.1-15.9 15 7.0 4.0-12.0 46 15.6 11.1-21.5 25 10.1 6.3-15.7 146 57.3 49.6-64.7
$15,000- 24,999 396 22 6.0 3.7- 9.5 13 2.1 1.1- 4.3 59 13.7 9.9-18.7 48 11.9 8.3-16.8 254 66.3 60.1-72.0
$25,000- 34,999 313 35 10.0 6.8-14.5 13 4.7 2.4- 8.8 50 16.6 12.3-22.0 35 10.0 6.8-14.5 180 58.7 52.1-65.0
$35,000- 49,999 425 27 6.5 4.1-10.1 18 4.3 2.5- 7.3 78 16.9 13.2-21.5 42 8.9 6.1-12.6 260 63.4 57.7-68.7
$50,000-74,999 418 32 7.8 5.1-11.7 15 4.2 2.2- 7.6 73 16.7 13.0-21.2 48 11.9 8.6-16.0 250 59.5 53.7-65.0
$75,000+ 477 26 4.3 2.8- 6.6 17 2.6 1.4- 4.5 67 14.7 11.3-18.9 54 11.6 8.5-15.5 313 66.9 61.6-71.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,092 78 6.7 5.1- 8.6 40 3.6 2.5- 5.0 166 14.9 12.5-17.7 113 9.7 7.7-12.0 695 65.2 61.7-68.5
No 1,763 124 7.3 5.9- 8.9 64 3.7 2.7- 5.1 294 16.2 14.3-18.3 189 10.6 9.0-12.4 1,092 62.2 59.4-65.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 699 28 4.0 2.6- 6.2 15 2.6 1.5- 4.4 78 9.9 7.7-12.6 50 6.3 4.6- 8.7 528 77.2 73.4-80.5
Non-Veteran 2,184 171 8.0 6.7- 9.5 92 4.2 3.3- 5.4 381 17.8 15.9-19.9 258 12.0 10.4-13.9 1,282 57.9 55.3-60.5
Currently Serving 15 5 31.2 11.7-61.0 0 0.0 . - . 6 39.1 15.0-69.9 2 11.8 2.8-38.5 2 17.9 3.7-55.0

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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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