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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,003 2,578 17.2 16.5-18.0 755 5.3 4.8- 5.8 3,575 23.3 22.5-24.1 8,095 54.2 53.2-55.2
GENDER
Male 5,540 1,097 19.3 18.0-20.6 314 6.0 5.3- 6.9 1,678 28.5 27.1-30.0 2,451 46.2 44.5-47.8
Female 9,463 1,481 15.3 14.5-16.2 441 4.6 4.1- 5.1 1,897 18.4 17.5-19.3 5,644 61.7 60.5-62.9
RACE
White 11,219 2,032 18.4 17.5-19.3 482 4.3 3.9- 4.8 2,962 26.1 25.1-27.1 5,743 51.2 50.0-52.4
African American 2,688 396 15.9 14.1-17.8 185 6.9 5.7- 8.2 463 17.5 15.8-19.4 1,644 59.7 57.3-62.0
Asian 90 5 5.5 2.1-13.4 5 6.0 2.2-15.0 4 5.6 1.9-15.4 76 83.0 71.8-90.3
Native American 291 76 24.1 18.4-30.9 19 8.8 5.3-14.4 52 17.6 12.1-24.9 144 49.5 41.7-57.3
Other Minorities 623 60 8.6 6.1-12.0 55 10.4 7.5-14.3 78 12.4 9.3-16.4 430 68.6 63.5-73.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 669 58 7.7 5.5-10.7 62 10.7 7.9-14.5 90 13.4 10.2-17.4 459 68.2 63.2-72.8
-English Speaking 279 34 9.6 6.5-14.0 22 9.3 5.8-14.5 58 21.8 15.9-29.3 165 59.3 51.7-66.4
-Spanish Speaking 390 24 6.8 4.1-11.0 40 11.4 7.8-16.5 32 9.5 6.1-14.5 294 72.3 65.9-78.0
Non-Hispanic 14,313 2,520 17.9 17.1-18.7 691 4.9 4.4- 5.4 3,481 24.0 23.2-24.9 7,621 53.2 52.2-54.2
AGE
18-24 843 168 20.8 17.5-24.5 58 7.5 5.4-10.3 82 7.8 5.9-10.2 535 63.9 59.7-68.0
25-34 2,395 446 18.1 16.3-20.1 159 7.1 5.8- 8.7 312 12.7 11.2-14.5 1,478 62.0 59.5-64.4
35-44 2,823 611 20.8 18.9-22.7 168 6.1 5.0- 7.3 457 15.5 14.0-17.2 1,587 57.6 55.3-59.9
45-54 2,796 578 19.7 17.9-21.6 161 5.6 4.6- 6.7 659 23.2 21.3-25.2 1,398 51.6 49.3-53.9
55-64 2,552 462 18.1 16.3-20.1 118 4.3 3.4- 5.4 809 32.8 30.6-35.2 1,163 44.8 42.4-47.3
65-74 1,998 221 10.5 8.9-12.3 65 3.1 2.3- 4.2 753 41.7 39.0-44.4 959 44.7 42.0-47.5
75+ 1,521 88 5.0 3.9- 6.4 22 1.4 0.9- 2.3 487 36.3 33.2-39.5 924 57.3 54.1-60.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,490 566 24.0 21.9-26.4 156 7.3 5.9- 8.9 557 22.4 20.3-24.7 1,211 46.3 43.6-48.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,417 960 22.8 21.2-24.4 240 5.4 4.6- 6.4 996 22.0 20.5-23.6 2,221 49.8 47.9-51.7
Some Post-H.S. 3,748 665 17.0 15.6-18.6 206 5.9 5.0- 7.0 934 24.3 22.7-26.0 1,943 52.8 50.8-54.8
College Graduate 4,321 382 8.1 7.2- 9.2 153 3.5 2.9- 4.3 1,081 24.2 22.6-25.8 2,705 64.2 62.4-65.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,732 428 24.9 22.3-27.7 104 6.7 5.2- 8.6 391 23.5 20.8-26.4 809 44.8 41.6-48.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,544 540 22.2 20.0-24.5 170 6.9 5.7- 8.4 547 20.9 18.9-23.1 1,287 50.0 47.4-52.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,727 346 21.2 18.8-23.7 103 6.2 4.9- 8.0 379 21.0 18.8-23.4 899 51.6 48.7-54.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,972 389 20.5 18.4-22.8 101 5.6 4.4- 7.0 503 25.4 23.1-27.8 979 48.5 45.9-51.2
$50,000-74,999 1,798 254 14.4 12.5-16.5 64 3.7 2.8- 4.9 462 25.8 23.4-28.3 1,018 56.2 53.4-59.0
$75,000+ 2,011 200 9.6 8.1-11.2 67 3.1 2.4- 4.1 514 24.4 22.2-26.8 1,230 62.9 60.3-65.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,789 960 21.3 19.8-22.9 286 5.9 5.1- 6.9 1,363 29.2 27.5-30.8 2,180 43.6 41.8-45.4
No 9,767 1,525 15.2 14.4-16.1 442 5.0 4.4- 5.6 2,116 20.9 19.9-21.9 5,684 58.9 57.7-60.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,934 352 17.9 16.0-20.1 84 3.8 3.0- 4.9 821 43.2 40.6-45.9 677 35.0 32.5-37.7
Non-Veteran 12,876 2,190 17.1 16.3-17.9 653 5.4 4.9- 6.0 2,726 19.9 19.0-20.7 7,307 57.6 56.5-58.7
Currently Serving 168 34 20.3 14.2-28.1 17 12.2 7.1-20.3 22 12.5 7.7-19.7 95 55.0 46.1-63.6

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* Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

^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 (MAHEC): 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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