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2006 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 3,128 1,696 57.3 54.8-59.8 1,432 42.7 40.2-45.2
-Piedmont NC 1,656 894 57.4 53.9-60.9 762 42.6 39.1-46.1
GENDER
Male 708 367 55.7 50.4-60.9 341 44.3 39.1-49.6
Female 948 527 59.8 55.6-63.9 421 40.2 36.1-44.4
RACE
White 1,266 663 55.8 51.8-59.7 603 44.2 40.3-48.2
African American 277 171 65.2 57.2-72.5 106 34.8 27.5-42.8
Other Minorities 108 59 57.2 43.4-69.9 49 42.8 30.1-56.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 63 35 53.3 35.8-70.0 28 46.7 30.0-64.2
Non-Hispanic 1,592 859 57.9 54.4-61.3 733 42.1 38.7-45.6
AGE
18-24 95 65 69.1 57.1-79.0 30 30.9 21.0-42.9
25-34 258 158 59.1 50.9-66.9 100 40.9 33.1-49.1
35-44 335 179 55.2 48.3-61.9 156 44.8 38.1-51.7
45-54 401 202 53.5 46.9-60.0 199 46.5 40.0-53.1
55-64 339 177 51.6 45.2-57.9 162 48.4 42.1-54.8
65-74 171 84 47.8 39.2-56.6 87 52.2 43.4-60.8
75+ 45 22 47.6 30.7-65.2 23 52.4 34.8-69.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 338 192 54.8 46.3-63.0 146 45.2 37.0-53.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 593 316 60.3 54.6-65.7 277 39.7 34.3-45.4
Some Post-H.S. 447 248 57.4 50.4-64.1 199 42.6 35.9-49.6
College Graduate 276 138 54.9 47.2-62.4 138 45.1 37.6-52.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 248 153 63.0 50.8-73.7 95 37.0 26.3-49.2
$15,000- 24,999 334 176 55.3 47.9-62.5 158 44.7 37.5-52.1
$25,000- 34,999 219 115 60.9 52.0-69.1 104 39.1 30.9-48.0
$35,000- 49,999 259 140 56.9 49.1-64.4 119 43.1 35.6-50.9
$50,000-74,999 208 103 52.4 42.1-62.6 105 47.6 37.4-57.9
$75,000+ 213 108 57.3 48.2-65.9 105 42.7 34.1-51.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 660 398 64.0 58.3-69.4 262 36.0 30.6-41.7
No 944 471 54.3 49.7-58.9 473 45.7 41.1-50.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 239 120 51.3 42.8-59.8 119 48.7 40.2-57.2
Non-Veteran 1,412 771 58.4 54.5-62.1 641 41.6 37.9-45.5

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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.

** 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.

***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.

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