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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 2,871 1,623 58.3 55.5-61.1 1,248 41.7 38.9-44.5
GENDER
Male 1,224 667 59.8 55.7-63.8 557 40.2 36.2-44.3
Female 1,647 956 56.4 52.6-60.2 691 43.6 39.8-47.4
RACE
White 2,214 1,183 53.6 50.4-56.8 1,031 46.4 43.2-49.6
African American 450 309 69.7 62.6-76.0 141 30.3 24.0-37.4
Asian 11 6 50.5 16.2-84.4 5 49.5 15.6-83.8
Native American 95 57 65.0 52.0-76.0 38 35.0 24.0-48.0
Other Minorities 90 61 75.9 61.8-86.0 29 24.1 14.0-38.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 80 57 75.2 59.9-86.0 23 24.8 14.0-40.1
-English Speaking 40 27 71.5 53.1-84.7 13 28.5 15.3-46.9
-Spanish Speaking 40 30 76.6 55.5-89.6 10 23.4 10.4-44.5
Non-Hispanic 2,784 1,560 57.3 54.4-60.2 1,224 42.7 39.8-45.6
AGE
18-24 113 74 64.8 52.8-75.1 39 35.2 24.9-47.2
25-34 349 223 65.6 59.0-71.8 126 34.4 28.2-41.0
35-44 523 299 54.6 49.0-60.0 224 45.4 40.0-51.0
45-54 761 420 55.5 50.9-60.0 341 44.5 40.0-49.1
55-64 651 356 53.4 48.5-58.3 295 46.6 41.7-51.5
65-74 344 188 51.1 44.2-57.9 156 48.9 42.1-55.8
75+ 108 53 49.3 37.7-61.1 55 50.7 38.9-62.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 538 308 56.2 49.6-62.5 230 43.8 37.5-50.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,078 583 57.1 52.2-61.8 495 42.9 38.2-47.8
Some Post-H.S. 791 475 60.1 54.7-65.2 316 39.9 34.8-45.3
College Graduate 461 254 61.5 55.4-67.2 207 38.5 32.8-44.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 515 324 70.2 63.8-75.9 191 29.8 24.1-36.2
$15,000- 24,999 612 346 56.5 50.3-62.5 266 43.5 37.5-49.7
$25,000- 34,999 354 212 61.8 53.2-69.6 142 38.2 30.4-46.8
$35,000- 49,999 414 224 58.2 51.4-64.7 190 41.8 35.3-48.6
$50,000-74,999 345 184 52.0 44.9-59.1 161 48.0 40.9-55.1
$75,000+ 337 169 51.9 43.8-59.9 168 48.1 40.1-56.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,271 757 62.9 58.5-67.0 514 37.1 33.0-41.5
No 1,513 817 54.9 51.1-58.7 696 45.1 41.3-48.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 412 231 59.7 52.4-66.5 181 40.3 33.5-47.6
Non-Veteran 2,458 1,391 58.1 55.0-61.1 1,067 41.9 38.9-45.0

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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.

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