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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Smoking Cessation

About how long has it been since you last smoked cigarettes regularly?*

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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 4,159 202 7.1 5.9- 8.6 117 3.7 2.8- 4.9 575 17.0 15.3-18.8 446 12.5 11.0-14.1 2,819 59.7 57.5-61.8
GENDER
Male 1,936 87 6.8 5.1- 9.0 53 4.1 2.8- 6.1 239 16.0 13.7-18.7 199 13.2 11.0-15.6 1,358 59.9 56.7-63.0
Female 2,223 115 7.5 5.9- 9.6 64 3.3 2.3- 4.6 336 18.2 15.9-20.6 247 11.6 9.9-13.5 1,461 59.5 56.6-62.3
RACE
White 3,411 147 6.3 5.0- 7.8 93 3.7 2.7- 5.2 434 15.1 13.4-17.0 358 12.2 10.7-14.0 2,379 62.7 60.3-65.0
African American 518 32 7.9 5.1-12.0 19 4.9 2.8- 8.5 77 15.1 11.5-19.6 55 10.3 7.3-14.3 335 61.8 56.2-67.1
Asian 17 3 21.9 6.1-54.9 0 0.0 . - . 6 38.6 14.6-69.7 4 27.0 9.6-56.2 4 12.5 4.1-31.9
Native American 64 7 14.6 6.0-31.6 3 6.7 2.1-19.6 11 23.5 12.3-40.3 8 10.6 4.9-21.4 35 44.6 30.8-59.3
Other Minorities 135 12 12.8 6.5-23.5 2 2.0 0.4- 9.2 44 37.1 27.3-48.1 19 18.0 10.6-29.0 58 30.0 22.0-39.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 145 11 12.6 6.5-23.0 2 1.8 0.4- 8.7 43 34.0 24.7-44.6 22 19.9 12.4-30.5 67 31.7 23.6-41.0
-English Speaking 64 2 6.1 1.4-23.1 1 1.4 0.2- 9.2 10 19.8 9.2-37.7 8 14.0 5.8-30.1 43 58.7 42.2-73.5
-Spanish Speaking 81 9 15.0 7.2-28.6 1 2.0 0.3-12.9 33 39.3 27.5-52.4 14 22.1 12.7-35.7 24 21.6 13.6-32.5
Non-Hispanic 3,997 191 6.7 5.5- 8.1 115 3.9 2.9- 5.2 530 15.5 13.9-17.2 422 11.9 10.5-13.4 2,739 62.0 59.9-64.2
AGE
18-24 56 21 35.7 22.5-51.5 9 16.4 7.4-32.4 15 28.1 16.2-44.3 9 16.1 7.6-30.9 2 3.7 0.8-15.1
25-34 250 47 15.9 11.2-22.1 21 9.1 5.2-15.4 94 38.7 31.6-46.4 47 19.0 13.6-25.8 41 17.3 12.4-23.6
35-44 428 35 9.4 6.3-13.8 17 2.5 1.4- 4.3 107 24.8 20.1-30.2 94 24.0 19.0-29.8 175 39.3 33.8-45.1
45-54 754 38 4.9 3.4- 7.1 23 2.9 1.7- 4.9 122 16.0 13.0-19.5 86 11.2 8.7-14.4 485 64.9 60.6-69.0
55-64 1,043 35 3.0 2.1- 4.4 24 2.1 1.3- 3.3 118 11.4 9.3-14.0 89 7.9 6.2-10.0 777 75.6 72.4-78.6
65-74 953 20 1.7 1.0- 3.0 18 2.0 1.1- 3.6 87 7.7 6.0- 9.8 84 9.6 7.3-12.3 744 79.0 75.7-82.0
75+ 652 5 0.4 0.2- 1.0 4 0.4 0.1- 1.2 30 4.0 2.7- 6.1 32 4.0 2.6- 6.4 581 91.1 88.3-93.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 652 30 7.2 4.1-12.5 12 2.4 1.1- 5.1 108 21.9 17.2-27.4 66 11.0 7.7-15.4 436 57.6 51.7-63.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,237 76 8.9 6.7-11.8 38 4.6 2.8- 7.3 163 17.4 14.2-21.2 149 14.2 11.5-17.5 811 54.9 50.8-58.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,038 55 7.9 5.4-11.5 35 4.6 2.7- 7.6 156 16.8 13.9-20.0 135 14.4 11.6-17.9 657 56.3 52.0-60.5
College Graduate 1,224 41 4.6 3.1- 6.8 32 2.9 1.6- 5.1 147 14.2 11.7-17.2 95 9.8 7.6-12.6 909 68.5 64.7-72.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 454 34 10.8 6.9-16.7 12 2.4 1.3- 4.4 68 14.7 10.6-19.8 45 10.4 6.8-15.8 295 61.6 54.9-67.9
$15,000- 24,999 685 33 9.9 6.0-15.8 21 3.7 2.0- 6.7 110 22.0 17.2-27.7 74 12.8 9.3-17.4 447 51.6 45.9-57.3
$25,000- 34,999 494 26 8.3 4.8-13.8 15 4.5 2.3- 8.6 70 17.2 12.8-22.6 61 13.1 9.4-18.1 322 56.9 50.7-62.9
$35,000- 49,999 579 25 4.1 2.4- 7.1 23 5.2 2.6-10.3 77 17.4 13.1-22.7 67 14.1 10.1-19.4 387 59.1 53.1-64.9
$50,000-74,999 570 29 7.3 4.8-11.1 16 4.0 1.6- 9.3 93 18.1 14.2-22.8 74 14.4 11.0-18.7 358 56.2 50.7-61.6
$75,000+ 793 31 5.4 3.4- 8.3 18 3.6 1.9- 6.8 95 13.7 10.8-17.2 79 11.6 9.0-15.0 570 65.7 61.2-70.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,786 79 5.6 4.2- 7.4 51 3.1 2.2- 4.4 225 14.6 12.2-17.4 181 11.6 9.4-14.1 1,250 65.1 61.8-68.3
No 2,336 119 8.0 6.3-10.1 64 4.1 2.8- 6.0 343 18.3 16.1-20.7 263 13.1 11.2-15.3 1,547 56.5 53.6-59.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,018 38 5.9 4.0- 8.8 23 2.4 1.5- 3.9 87 9.2 7.2-11.8 92 11.1 8.7-14.0 778 71.4 67.5-74.9
Non-Veteran 3,140 164 7.5 6.0- 9.3 94 4.2 3.0- 5.7 488 19.4 17.3-21.6 354 12.9 11.2-14.8 2,040 56.1 53.5-58.6

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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.

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