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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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%)
North Carolina 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
-Western NC 449 20 6.3 3.6-10.8 10 2.5 1.0- 6.5 65 19.5 14.7-25.6 48 12.0 8.1-17.4 306 59.6 53.2-65.8
GENDER
Male 205 9 5.6 2.3-12.8 5 1.3 0.4- 3.6 33 18.9 12.6-27.2 17 11.7 6.2-20.9 141 62.7 53.2-71.2
Female 244 11 7.0 3.4-14.1 5 3.9 1.1-12.9 32 20.3 13.4-29.6 31 12.4 7.8-19.2 165 56.3 47.4-64.8
RACE
White 415 15 5.0 2.7- 9.0 9 2.6 0.9- 7.1 58 18.3 13.4-24.5 43 12.1 7.9-17.9 290 62.1 55.3-68.4
African American 10 2 22.9 4.3-66.1 1 9.4 1.3-45.8 1 8.2 1.1-41.9 2 13.4 3.0-43.4 4 46.2 17.4-77.8
Other Minorities 23 2 15.9 2.7-56.1 0 0.0 . - . 6 37.8 16.4-65.4 3 11.5 2.9-36.1 12 34.8 15.4-61.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 18 2 16.6 2.8-57.6 0 0.0 . - . 4 34.1 13.3-63.6 2 9.3 1.8-37.0 10 40.0 17.9-67.1
Non-Hispanic 429 18 5.5 3.1- 9.4 10 2.7 1.0- 7.0 61 18.5 13.7-24.6 46 12.3 8.2-18.0 294 60.9 54.3-67.2
AGE
18-24 7 2 23.1 5.1-62.7 1 17.7 2.4-64.8 3 42.5 12.4-79.3 1 16.7 2.3-63.3 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 34 6 14.5 5.0-35.2 3 4.5 1.0-17.9 17 51.1 31.7-70.2 4 15.6 4.9-40.0 4 14.3 4.9-35.0
35-44 43 2 5.9 1.4-21.6 0 0.0 . - . 7 18.9 8.6-36.4 14 37.1 21.2-56.4 20 38.2 23.5-55.4
45-54 77 3 4.9 1.6-14.3 2 1.6 0.3- 8.0 13 14.9 8.1-25.6 5 7.0 2.1-20.7 54 71.6 58.4-81.9
55-64 107 2 2.1 0.5- 8.2 2 1.2 0.2- 6.5 13 12.5 6.8-21.8 6 4.6 1.8-11.0 84 79.6 69.5-87.0
65-74 112 5 3.1 1.0- 9.3 2 1.0 0.2- 5.1 8 6.2 2.9-12.8 13 10.9 6.0-19.1 84 78.7 69.3-85.8
75+ 68 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 4.2 1.3-12.3 4 2.5 0.8- 7.5 60 93.3 85.3-97.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 75 5 9.1 1.9-33.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.8 12 26.4 13.9-44.5 6 6.6 2.1-19.1 51 57.6 40.6-73.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 130 7 7.5 3.0-17.5 6 5.5 1.5-18.2 23 25.3 15.4-38.6 16 10.8 6.2-18.1 78 50.9 39.3-62.4
Some Post-H.S. 122 5 5.4 2.0-13.5 2 2.8 0.6-11.2 17 16.9 9.8-27.5 18 18.9 9.8-33.5 80 56.1 44.1-67.4
College Graduate 121 3 4.2 1.3-12.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 13 12.0 6.2-22.1 8 9.4 3.8-21.5 96 74.1 61.9-83.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 57 9 18.2 7.1-39.2 3 3.7 1.0-12.5 10 23.8 11.3-43.5 5 6.7 2.4-17.7 30 47.5 31.2-64.5
$15,000- 24,999 96 4 11.6 3.8-30.0 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1 17 22.9 13.0-37.1 13 12.4 6.2-23.4 59 52.5 38.8-65.9
$25,000- 34,999 64 5 7.7 3.0-18.5 2 4.9 1.1-19.0 12 28.4 15.3-46.6 11 19.9 9.4-37.3 34 39.0 25.9-54.0
$35,000- 49,999 68 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.7 0.8-30.7 10 19.9 8.5-39.9 11 22.1 10.1-41.7 46 52.3 35.7-68.4
$50,000-74,999 54 1 3.3 0.5-19.8 1 1.3 0.2- 8.9 6 12.9 5.4-27.7 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7 45 81.6 66.3-91.0
$75,000+ 52 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 6 12.7 5.1-28.3 3 9.7 2.7-29.5 43 77.6 59.5-89.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 208 9 3.6 1.7- 7.4 7 2.9 1.0- 8.1 24 12.8 8.1-19.7 21 13.0 6.6-24.3 147 67.6 57.8-76.1
No 238 11 8.0 4.0-15.4 3 2.3 0.5-10.1 40 23.5 16.5-32.4 27 11.5 7.3-17.8 157 54.6 46.0-62.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 108 3 3.3 1.0- 9.9 2 1.0 0.2- 5.6 11 7.3 3.5-14.4 11 15.4 7.5-29.0 81 73.1 60.6-82.7
Non-Veteran 341 17 7.1 3.8-12.8 8 3.0 1.0- 8.2 54 23.0 17.0-30.3 37 11.1 6.9-17.2 225 55.9 48.4-63.0

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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.

** 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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