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2008 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 2,871 1,623 58.3 55.5-61.1 1,248 41.7 38.9-44.5
-Western NC 576 313 53.6 47.6-59.5 263 46.4 40.5-52.4
GENDER
Male 262 128 50.3 41.8-58.8 134 49.7 41.2-58.2
Female 314 185 57.5 49.5-65.1 129 42.5 34.9-50.5
RACE
White 522 277 53.0 47.1-58.8 245 47.0 41.2-52.9
African American 19 12 61.7 33.7-83.7 7 38.3 16.3-66.3
Other Minorities 33 22 55.2 26.7-80.7 11 44.8 19.3-73.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 8 48.9 17.1-81.7 5 51.1 18.3-82.9
Non-Hispanic 563 305 53.9 48.2-59.5 258 46.1 40.5-51.8
AGE
18-24 23 10 39.4 20.0-62.9 13 60.6 37.1-80.0
25-34 72 52 66.8 50.1-80.1 20 33.2 19.9-49.9
35-44 99 49 45.9 34.8-57.4 50 54.1 42.6-65.2
45-54 155 86 57.0 47.5-66.0 69 43.0 34.0-52.5
55-64 129 66 50.5 40.3-60.7 63 49.5 39.3-59.7
65-74 75 42 43.1 29.1-58.2 33 56.9 41.8-70.9
75+ 21 7 26.7 11.5-50.5 14 73.3 49.5-88.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 118 61 45.4 32.9-58.4 57 54.6 41.6-67.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 220 120 55.0 45.7-63.9 100 45.0 36.1-54.3
Some Post-H.S. 157 85 53.9 42.6-64.9 72 46.1 35.1-57.4
College Graduate 80 46 64.2 49.6-76.6 34 35.8 23.4-50.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 136 76 63.0 52.0-72.8 60 37.0 27.2-48.0
$15,000- 24,999 135 67 46.9 34.1-60.1 68 53.1 39.9-65.9
$25,000- 34,999 70 42 62.9 48.6-75.2 28 37.1 24.8-51.4
$35,000- 49,999 80 46 62.3 48.7-74.2 34 37.7 25.8-51.3
$50,000-74,999 55 27 41.7 27.4-57.6 28 58.3 42.4-72.6
$75,000+ 47 25 61.2 41.9-77.5 22 38.8 22.5-58.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 275 159 58.6 50.7-66.0 116 41.4 34.0-49.3
No 283 143 49.7 41.2-58.2 140 50.3 41.8-58.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 75 43 55.1 38.0-71.1 32 44.9 28.9-62.0
Non-Veteran 501 270 53.4 47.0-59.6 231 46.6 40.4-53.0

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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.

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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