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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 2,871 1,623 58.3 55.5-61.1 1,248 41.7 38.9-44.5
-Eastern NC 1,000 572 58.2 53.4-62.8 428 41.8 37.2-46.6
GENDER
Male 408 228 59.3 51.8-66.3 180 40.7 33.7-48.2
Female 592 344 56.9 51.1-62.6 248 43.1 37.4-48.9
RACE
White 671 348 49.9 44.2-55.6 323 50.1 44.4-55.8
African American 220 152 72.6 62.7-80.7 68 27.4 19.3-37.3
Other Minorities 103 68 71.5 58.6-81.7 35 28.5 18.3-41.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 33 25 78.7 59.4-90.3 8 21.3 9.7-40.6
Non-Hispanic 963 543 56.8 51.8-61.6 420 43.2 38.4-48.2
AGE
18-24 48 32 63.1 45.0-78.1 16 36.9 21.9-55.0
25-34 127 78 62.0 51.6-71.4 49 38.0 28.6-48.4
35-44 192 116 58.5 49.5-66.9 76 41.5 33.1-50.5
45-54 267 141 52.5 45.0-59.9 126 47.5 40.1-55.0
55-64 216 124 56.0 47.7-64.0 92 44.0 36.0-52.3
65-74 105 55 49.7 38.7-60.7 50 50.3 39.3-61.3
75+ 37 22 63.9 43.0-80.7 15 36.1 19.3-57.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 190 111 56.3 45.5-66.5 79 43.7 33.5-54.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 386 211 58.6 50.7-66.1 175 41.4 33.9-49.3
Some Post-H.S. 282 169 54.1 45.2-62.8 113 45.9 37.2-54.8
College Graduate 141 80 70.2 60.7-78.3 61 29.8 21.7-39.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 182 117 72.1 62.2-80.3 65 27.9 19.7-37.8
$15,000- 24,999 211 122 56.1 45.9-65.8 89 43.9 34.2-54.1
$25,000- 34,999 129 81 60.7 44.3-75.0 48 39.3 25.0-55.7
$35,000- 49,999 133 64 53.1 42.0-64.0 69 46.9 36.0-58.0
$50,000-74,999 138 72 51.8 40.8-62.6 66 48.2 37.4-59.2
$75,000+ 102 56 50.7 37.4-64.0 46 49.3 36.0-62.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 453 272 63.7 56.6-70.3 181 36.3 29.7-43.4
No 509 277 53.7 47.2-60.2 232 46.3 39.8-52.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 171 92 62.1 49.8-73.1 79 37.9 26.9-50.2
Non-Veteran 828 479 57.3 52.1-62.3 349 42.7 37.7-47.9

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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 cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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