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2008 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 2,871 1,623 58.3 55.5-61.1 1,248 41.7 38.9-44.5
-Piedmont NC 1,295 738 59.7 55.5-63.7 557 40.3 36.3-44.5
GENDER
Male 554 311 62.7 56.9-68.2 243 37.3 31.8-43.1
Female 741 427 55.9 50.1-61.6 314 44.1 38.4-49.9
RACE
White 1,021 558 55.6 50.9-60.2 463 44.4 39.8-49.1
African American 211 145 68.0 57.6-76.8 66 32.0 23.2-42.4
Other Minorities 60 34 76.4 62.7-86.1 26 23.6 13.9-37.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 34 24 84.2 68.1-93.0 10 15.8 7.0-31.9
Non-Hispanic 1,258 712 58.5 54.3-62.6 546 41.5 37.4-45.7
AGE
18-24 42 32 71.0 51.4-85.1 10 29.0 14.9-48.6
25-34 150 93 67.1 57.1-75.7 57 32.9 24.3-42.9
35-44 232 134 54.7 46.4-62.7 98 45.3 37.3-53.6
45-54 339 193 56.7 49.9-63.3 146 43.3 36.7-50.1
55-64 306 166 52.8 45.6-59.9 140 47.2 40.1-54.4
65-74 164 91 54.8 45.1-64.1 73 45.2 35.9-54.9
75+ 50 24 46.4 30.4-63.1 26 53.6 36.9-69.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 230 136 60.2 50.3-69.3 94 39.8 30.7-49.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 472 252 56.7 49.4-63.7 220 43.3 36.3-50.6
Some Post-H.S. 352 221 65.1 57.4-72.1 131 34.9 27.9-42.6
College Graduate 240 128 57.6 49.1-65.6 112 42.4 34.4-50.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 197 131 72.1 60.9-81.1 66 27.9 18.9-39.1
$15,000- 24,999 266 157 60.1 50.9-68.6 109 39.9 31.4-49.1
$25,000- 34,999 155 89 62.3 51.0-72.4 66 37.7 27.6-49.0
$35,000- 49,999 201 114 59.5 49.6-68.7 87 40.5 31.3-50.4
$50,000-74,999 152 85 55.1 44.1-65.5 67 44.9 34.5-55.9
$75,000+ 188 88 50.9 40.1-61.6 100 49.1 38.4-59.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 543 326 63.6 56.8-69.9 217 36.4 30.1-43.2
No 721 397 56.9 51.5-62.2 324 43.1 37.8-48.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 166 96 59.1 48.9-68.5 70 40.9 31.5-51.1
Non-Veteran 1,129 642 59.8 55.3-64.1 487 40.2 35.9-44.7

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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 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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