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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Smoking Cessation

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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%)
North Carolina 4,481 266 7.2 6.1- 8.5 149 4.7 3.8- 5.9 641 16.7 15.2-18.3 493 11.3 10.1-12.6 2,932 60.1 58.1-62.0
-Piedmont NC 2,458 149 7.6 6.1- 9.3 84 4.8 3.6- 6.4 348 16.7 14.7-18.9 272 11.1 9.6-12.8 1,605 59.8 57.1-62.4
GENDER
Male 1,124 68 8.2 6.0-11.0 42 5.3 3.6- 7.7 163 17.5 14.6-20.9 100 9.4 7.4-11.8 751 59.6 55.7-63.4
Female 1,334 81 6.8 5.2- 8.7 42 4.2 2.7- 6.6 185 15.7 13.2-18.5 172 13.3 11.2-15.8 854 60.0 56.6-63.3
RACE
White 2,082 124 7.6 6.0- 9.6 66 4.3 3.1- 5.9 278 15.7 13.7-18.1 222 10.6 9.0-12.4 1,392 61.8 58.9-64.5
African American 299 18 6.3 3.7-10.5 13 4.9 2.4- 9.7 55 19.8 14.8-26.0 37 13.2 8.9-19.2 176 55.8 48.5-62.9
Other Minorities 69 7 11.2 4.8-24.1 5 13.8 4.7-34.4 15 25.7 13.0-44.4 13 14.5 7.7-25.7 29 34.9 21.9-50.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 67 6 7.4 2.7-19.0 7 14.1 5.2-32.9 18 29.4 16.6-46.6 13 14.7 7.7-26.1 23 34.4 21.6-50.0
Non-Hispanic 2,390 143 7.6 6.1- 9.4 77 4.3 3.2- 5.8 330 16.0 14.1-18.2 259 10.9 9.4-12.6 1,581 61.2 58.5-63.7
AGE
18-24 34 10 24.5 12.0-43.6 6 24.8 10.1-49.3 13 39.2 22.1-59.6 4 8.8 3.1-23.0 1 2.6 0.4-16.4
25-34 176 25 15.8 9.3-25.6 20 11.5 6.7-19.0 65 38.5 29.4-48.5 35 15.7 10.6-22.7 31 18.4 11.9-27.5
35-44 310 25 8.3 5.2-12.8 21 7.3 4.3-12.1 74 21.8 16.9-27.7 50 16.2 11.8-21.8 140 46.4 39.8-53.1
45-54 449 37 7.8 5.2-11.4 17 4.1 2.3- 7.2 65 13.7 10.4-17.9 63 13.4 10.0-17.8 267 61.0 55.3-66.4
55-64 585 30 6.4 4.1- 9.7 10 1.2 0.6- 2.2 68 11.5 8.8-15.0 67 10.7 8.1-14.0 410 70.3 65.6-74.6
65-74 517 13 1.8 1.0- 3.3 9 1.7 0.8- 3.6 47 9.7 7.0-13.4 30 5.1 3.3- 7.9 418 81.6 77.3-85.2
75+ 377 9 2.3 1.2- 4.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 14 3.2 1.8- 5.7 22 4.9 2.9- 8.2 331 89.5 85.5-92.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 368 19 6.6 3.7-11.5 11 6.9 3.0-15.0 60 18.1 12.9-24.9 48 12.0 8.6-16.6 230 56.3 48.8-63.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 718 53 9.5 6.6-13.4 38 6.4 4.0- 9.9 113 19.5 15.5-24.3 65 8.9 6.6-12.0 449 55.8 50.7-60.7
Some Post-H.S. 625 41 8.6 5.8-12.5 19 4.3 2.5- 7.5 91 18.1 14.3-22.6 69 11.1 8.4-14.6 405 57.9 52.8-62.9
College Graduate 745 36 5.5 3.5- 8.5 16 3.0 1.7- 5.2 83 12.6 9.8-16.0 90 12.7 10.0-16.1 520 66.2 61.7-70.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 283 24 10.7 6.4-17.3 9 6.5 2.5-15.8 44 15.4 10.8-21.6 35 13.7 8.9-20.5 171 53.6 45.4-61.6
$15,000- 24,999 415 30 8.6 4.9-14.4 19 7.0 3.7-13.0 73 25.9 19.4-33.6 43 8.1 5.6-11.5 250 50.5 43.5-57.5
$25,000- 34,999 275 11 5.5 2.6-11.4 8 3.5 1.4- 8.2 36 15.9 10.4-23.7 35 11.0 7.5-15.9 185 64.0 55.9-71.3
$35,000- 49,999 325 28 11.8 7.9-17.2 10 2.9 1.5- 5.6 54 15.7 11.4-21.1 36 13.2 8.8-19.5 197 56.4 49.5-63.0
$50,000-74,999 347 15 6.4 3.4-11.7 13 4.7 2.5- 8.7 45 13.8 10.0-18.8 44 12.1 8.7-16.5 230 63.0 56.5-69.0
$75,000+ 462 20 4.1 2.4- 7.0 13 3.7 2.0- 6.7 59 16.4 12.4-21.4 53 13.4 9.9-17.8 317 62.4 56.8-67.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 880 55 8.8 6.2-12.4 22 3.7 2.1- 6.5 117 14.8 12.0-18.0 91 10.5 8.0-13.7 595 62.2 57.7-66.4
No 1,562 94 7.1 5.4- 9.2 62 5.4 3.8- 7.5 230 17.6 15.1-20.5 179 11.4 9.6-13.5 997 58.6 55.3-61.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 500 22 6.1 3.7- 9.7 10 2.2 0.9- 5.4 51 10.3 7.5-14.0 38 7.3 4.9-11.0 379 74.1 68.8-78.7
Non-Veteran 1,958 127 8.0 6.3-10.0 74 5.5 4.0- 7.4 297 18.4 16.0-21.0 234 12.1 10.4-14.0 1,226 56.1 53.1-59.1

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* Asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 cigarettes in their entire lifetime and now smoke not at all (for any length of time).

^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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
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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