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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

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%)
North Carolina 3,538 1,910 54.9 52.5-57.2 1,628 45.1 42.8-47.5
-Piedmont NC 1,893 1,017 54.8 51.6-58.1 876 45.2 41.9-48.4
GENDER
Male 791 414 53.9 48.9-58.8 377 46.1 41.2-51.1
Female 1,102 603 56.0 52.1-59.9 499 44.0 40.1-47.9
RACE
White 1,483 743 50.7 47.0-54.3 740 49.3 45.7-53.0
African American 328 221 68.6 59.7-76.3 107 31.4 23.7-40.3
Other Minorities 76 50 62.9 48.0-75.7 26 37.1 24.3-52.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 77 49 63.2 48.0-76.1 28 36.8 23.9-52.0
Non-Hispanic 1,814 968 54.3 50.9-57.6 846 45.7 42.4-49.1
AGE
18-24 107 72 58.8 45.7-70.8 35 41.2 29.2-54.3
25-34 337 208 59.2 52.3-65.8 129 40.8 34.2-47.7
35-44 422 226 55.5 49.6-61.2 196 44.5 38.8-50.4
45-54 434 212 47.8 42.0-53.7 222 52.2 46.3-58.0
55-64 345 183 56.3 49.9-62.5 162 43.7 37.5-50.1
65-74 178 90 49.4 40.3-58.6 88 50.6 41.4-59.7
75+ 60 22 35.4 23.5-49.5 38 64.6 50.5-76.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 365 202 52.3 44.1-60.4 163 47.7 39.6-55.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 712 385 57.8 52.5-62.9 327 42.2 37.1-47.5
Some Post-H.S. 465 252 55.4 49.0-61.7 213 44.6 38.3-51.0
College Graduate 346 176 51.0 44.4-57.6 170 49.0 42.4-55.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 254 167 66.7 58.0-74.5 87 33.3 25.5-42.0
$15,000- 24,999 403 217 51.9 44.7-59.1 186 48.1 40.9-55.3
$25,000- 34,999 296 151 51.9 44.3-59.5 145 48.1 40.5-55.7
$35,000- 49,999 281 137 51.4 42.2-60.4 144 48.6 39.6-57.8
$50,000-74,999 216 120 54.6 45.6-63.4 96 45.4 36.6-54.4
$75,000+ 219 104 50.2 42.0-58.5 115 49.8 41.5-58.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 664 388 60.5 55.3-65.5 276 39.5 34.5-44.7
No 1,176 597 51.6 47.4-55.7 579 48.4 44.3-52.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 214 100 40.7 32.1-50.0 114 59.3 50.0-67.9
Non-Veteran 1,675 915 56.8 53.3-60.2 760 43.2 39.8-46.7

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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: 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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