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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Do you now smoke cigars every day, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,919 39 1.6 1.0- 2.7 303 13.4 11.3-15.7 2,577 85.0 82.6-87.2
GENDER
Male 2,047 35 2.0 1.1- 3.4 276 16.3 13.8-19.3 1,736 81.7 78.6-84.4
Female 872 4 0.4 0.1- 1.6 27 3.4 2.0- 6.0 841 96.2 93.6-97.7
RACE
White 2,336 26 1.1 0.6- 2.0 237 13.4 11.1-16.1 2,073 85.4 82.7-87.8
African American 421 10 2.5 0.9- 6.4 47 13.5 9.4-18.9 364 84.1 78.2-88.6
Asian 6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 6 100 . - .
Native American 87 2 2.8 0.6-12.5 12 19.2 5.3-50.4 73 78.0 49.0-92.9
Other Minorities 61 1 9.0 1.3-42.2 7 10.5 4.2-23.9 53 80.5 57.7-92.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 56 1 9.7 1.4-44.1 4 6.2 1.9-18.2 51 84.1 58.2-95.3
-English Speaking 39 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.3 0.7-29.8 38 94.7 70.2-99.3
-Spanish Speaking 17 1 20.1 3.0-66.7 3 7.1 1.7-25.3 13 72.8 33.7-93.4
Non-Hispanic 2,861 38 1.4 0.8- 2.2 298 13.5 11.4-15.9 2,525 85.1 82.7-87.3
AGE
18-24 196 0 0.0 . - . 33 19.3 11.6-30.3 163 80.7 69.7-88.4
25-34 438 5 2.1 0.7- 6.4 54 16.5 11.3-23.4 379 81.3 74.2-86.8
35-44 567 3 0.2 0.0- 0.8 64 13.0 9.4-17.8 500 86.8 82.0-90.4
45-54 612 11 2.6 0.8- 8.2 74 13.7 10.1-18.3 527 83.7 78.2-88.0
55-64 507 9 1.2 0.5- 2.8 55 13.5 9.6-18.7 443 85.3 80.1-89.3
65-74 375 6 3.9 1.3-11.1 15 3.6 1.6- 7.8 354 92.4 85.8-96.1
75+ 210 5 3.1 1.0- 8.8 6 2.7 0.8- 8.5 199 94.2 87.7-97.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 443 12 4.8 1.9-11.8 37 10.4 6.4-16.3 394 84.8 77.6-90.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 804 14 1.9 0.8- 4.4 89 14.5 10.6-19.4 701 83.6 78.6-87.7
Some Post-H.S. 772 7 0.5 0.2- 1.2 78 13.8 9.7-19.4 687 85.6 80.1-89.8
College Graduate 895 6 0.8 0.3- 2.2 99 13.5 10.4-17.4 790 85.7 81.8-88.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 284 9 8.1 2.8-21.5 26 11.9 6.8-19.9 249 80.0 68.6-88.0
$15,000- 24,999 518 7 2.1 0.8- 5.4 54 13.5 9.2-19.4 457 84.4 78.3-89.0
$25,000- 34,999 328 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 33 14.3 8.7-22.5 294 85.6 77.4-91.1
$35,000- 49,999 438 4 1.0 0.3- 3.5 36 7.4 4.7-11.4 398 91.6 87.5-94.5
$50,000-74,999 386 5 0.5 0.2- 1.5 40 14.3 8.6-22.9 341 85.1 76.7-90.9
$75,000+ 438 4 1.1 0.2- 5.3 74 22.3 16.2-29.8 360 76.6 69.0-82.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 166 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 19 14.5 8.6-23.3 146 85.3 76.5-91.2
Guilford 144 2 1.3 0.3- 5.0 19 14.1 8.6-22.1 123 84.7 76.6-90.3
Mecklenburg 143 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1 22 23.0 14.2-34.9 119 76.3 64.4-85.1
Orange 143 0 0.0 . - . 17 13.0 7.5-21.6 126 87.0 78.4-92.5
Wake 141 1 3.8 0.6-22.2 14 13.0 7.3-22.3 126 83.1 71.4-90.7
Chatham/Lee 111 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1 8 6.1 2.8-13.1 102 93.0 85.8-96.7
Nash/Wilson 99 2 1.1 0.3- 4.3 7 6.9 2.9-15.5 90 92.0 83.6-96.3
Craven/Pamlico 147 2 2.1 0.5- 8.4 15 11.0 6.4-18.1 130 86.9 79.2-92.0
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 137 0 0.0 . - . 16 14.4 7.9-24.7 121 85.6 75.3-92.1
Appalachian/Wilkes 159 0 0.0 . - . 14 16.3 7.1-33.3 145 83.7 66.7-92.9
Franklin/Gran./Vance 130 4 4.8 1.7-12.7 9 9.7 4.0-21.5 117 85.5 73.8-92.5
Graham/Swain/Jackson 165 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 11 5.7 2.7-11.5 153 93.9 88.0-97.0
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 152 4 3.3 1.1- 9.3 23 15.0 9.6-22.5 125 81.7 73.6-87.8
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 110 3 2.3 0.7- 7.3 4 6.4 2.2-17.3 103 91.4 81.1-96.3
Northeast NC I 109 3 2.4 0.7- 8.0 5 4.7 1.8-11.7 101 92.9 85.5-96.6
Northeast NC II 143 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9 19 13.6 7.8-22.5 123 85.7 76.7-91.6
Northeastern Partnership 252 4 1.2 0.4- 3.6 24 11.1 6.7-17.6 224 87.7 81.2-92.2
Mountain AHEC 471 5 0.8 0.3- 2.3 40 9.8 6.6-14.3 426 89.4 84.9-92.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 946 19 2.4 1.1- 4.8 96 11.2 8.4-14.8 831 86.4 82.5-89.6
Piedmont 1,245 15 1.6 0.7- 3.5 140 14.9 11.8-18.6 1,090 83.5 79.7-86.7
Western NC 728 5 0.5 0.2- 1.4 67 11.7 8.4-16.2 656 87.8 83.3-91.2

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking cigars.

^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.

** 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: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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