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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-WHITES

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 2,508 1,247 50.2 47.7-52.6 1,261 49.8 47.4-52.3
GENDER
Male 1,039 478 47.8 44.1-51.5 561 52.2 48.5-55.9
Female 1,469 769 52.8 49.6-55.9 700 47.2 44.1-50.4
AGE
18-24 154 97 60.8 51.0-69.8 57 39.2 30.2-49.0
25-34 432 255 56.3 50.3-62.2 177 43.7 37.8-49.7
35-44 570 279 51.4 46.3-56.5 291 48.6 43.5-53.7
45-54 556 259 45.2 40.1-50.3 297 54.8 49.7-59.9
55-64 466 212 45.7 40.1-51.5 254 54.3 48.5-59.9
65-74 229 104 45.7 37.5-54.1 125 54.3 45.9-62.5
75+ 96 38 40.1 28.9-52.4 58 59.9 47.6-71.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 478 251 54.3 48.6-59.8 227 45.7 40.2-51.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 898 452 49.9 45.8-54.1 446 50.1 45.9-54.2
Some Post-H.S. 679 341 49.1 44.3-54.0 338 50.9 46.0-55.7
College Graduate 450 202 47.9 42.3-53.6 248 52.1 46.4-57.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 361 206 58.0 51.2-64.5 155 42.0 35.5-48.8
$15,000- 24,999 464 242 50.8 44.9-56.7 222 49.2 43.3-55.1
$25,000- 34,999 350 167 50.5 43.9-57.1 183 49.5 42.9-56.1
$35,000- 49,999 389 172 45.4 39.4-51.6 217 54.6 48.4-60.6
$50,000-74,999 271 118 43.6 36.6-50.9 153 56.4 49.1-63.4
$75,000+ 241 117 47.4 39.8-55.1 124 52.6 44.9-60.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 923 499 54.2 50.1-58.2 424 45.8 41.8-49.9
No 1,501 709 48.0 44.8-51.3 792 52.0 48.7-55.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 333 148 45.4 39.1-51.8 185 54.6 48.2-60.9
Non-Veteran 2,132 1,068 50.3 47.6-53.0 1,064 49.7 47.0-52.4
Currently Serving 41 30 82.3 67.5-91.3 11 17.7 8.7-32.5

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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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