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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 369 183 52.6 45.6-59.4 186 47.4 40.6-54.4
GENDER
Male 153 79 53.9 43.3-64.1 74 46.1 35.9-56.7
Female 216 104 51.0 42.6-59.4 112 49.0 40.6-57.4
RACE
White 327 160 51.7 44.4-58.9 167 48.3 41.1-55.6
African American 12 7 63.2 30.9-86.9 5 36.8 13.1-69.1
Other Minorities 28 15 63.3 35.5-84.4 13 36.7 15.6-64.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 7 67.8 37.0-88.3 5 32.2 11.7-63.0
Non-Hispanic 356 175 52.0 45.0-59.0 181 48.0 41.0-55.0
AGE
18-24 15 11 72.5 41.1-90.9 4 27.5 9.1-58.9
25-34 51 30 54.4 36.6-71.1 21 45.6 28.9-63.4
35-44 75 34 49.8 36.4-63.2 41 50.2 36.8-63.6
45-54 87 39 46.8 33.6-60.3 48 53.2 39.7-66.4
55-64 82 39 53.1 40.2-65.7 43 46.9 34.3-59.8
65-74 49 22 41.8 26.7-58.6 27 58.2 41.4-73.3
75+ 10 8 67.1 27.9-91.5 2 32.9 8.5-72.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 81 42 49.5 33.4-65.6 39 50.5 34.4-66.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 124 61 52.2 40.8-63.4 63 47.8 36.6-59.2
Some Post-H.S. 106 52 57.4 45.2-68.7 54 42.6 31.3-54.8
College Graduate 57 27 47.3 32.2-62.9 30 52.7 37.1-67.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 67 36 49.6 32.1-67.2 31 50.4 32.8-67.9
$15,000- 24,999 75 40 51.8 36.7-66.7 35 48.2 33.3-63.3
$25,000- 34,999 57 27 48.7 32.1-65.5 30 51.3 34.5-67.9
$35,000- 49,999 61 31 55.7 40.3-70.2 30 44.3 29.8-59.7
$50,000-74,999 35 20 66.8 47.8-81.5 15 33.2 18.5-52.2
$75,000+ 25 5 20.9 8.2-43.9 20 79.1 56.1-91.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 166 95 55.1 44.4-65.4 71 44.9 34.6-55.6
No 195 82 50.7 41.3-59.9 113 49.3 40.1-58.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 44 21 43.5 27.0-61.7 23 56.5 38.3-73.0
Non-Veteran 324 161 53.7 46.3-61.0 163 46.3 39.0-53.7

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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.

** 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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