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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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On the average, about how many cigarettes a day do you now smoke?*

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  Total
Respond.^
<10 cigaretts/per day 10-20 cigarettes/per day 20 cigs.(one pack)/per day More than 20 cigarettes/per day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,122 844 29.2 27.2-31.4 988 31.1 29.1-33.2 896 27.8 25.9-29.8 394 11.9 10.5-13.3
GENDER
Male 1,310 324 28.9 25.8-32.2 358 28.1 25.2-31.3 392 28.1 25.2-31.1 236 14.9 12.9-17.3
Female 1,812 520 29.6 27.1-32.3 630 34.7 32.0-37.4 504 27.5 25.0-30.0 158 8.2 6.8- 9.9
RACE
White 2,380 468 20.8 18.8-23.0 762 31.3 29.0-33.7 784 32.9 30.6-35.3 366 15.0 13.3-16.9
African American 525 271 50.0 44.7-55.4 165 32.9 28.0-38.3 78 15.1 11.8-19.1 11 1.9 0.9- 4.0
Asian 7 2 31.8 7.8-71.8 3 39.3 11.0-77.2 1 10.9 1.4-51.0 1 18.1 2.5-65.4
Native American 88 22 30.8 19.8-44.5 28 32.2 20.7-46.3 24 22.4 14.0-34.0 14 14.6 8.1-24.7
Other Minorities 106 75 75.7 63.0-85.0 22 20.4 11.6-33.3 7 3.4 1.5- 7.4 2 0.6 0.1- 2.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 109 78 79.3 68.5-87.0 16 14.2 7.6-24.9 11 4.0 2.1- 7.6 4 2.6 0.7- 8.9
-English Speaking 50 24 59.2 43.2-73.5 12 20.9 11.3-35.3 10 11.8 5.9-22.1 4 8.1 2.3-25.1
-Spanish Speaking 59 54 88.5 72.1-95.8 4 11.1 3.9-27.7 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 3,011 765 26.4 24.4-28.5 971 32.1 30.0-34.2 885 29.1 27.1-31.2 390 12.4 11.0-13.9
AGE
18-24 215 94 43.3 35.2-51.7 64 29.8 22.7-37.9 46 20.1 14.4-27.3 11 6.9 3.5-13.2
25-34 577 197 37.6 32.5-43.0 197 33.9 29.1-39.1 149 23.3 19.4-27.8 34 5.1 3.4- 7.6
35-44 732 181 25.8 21.9-30.2 248 33.0 28.8-37.4 206 28.6 24.7-32.9 97 12.6 9.9-15.8
45-54 680 157 24.8 20.8-29.3 207 30.3 26.1-34.7 209 29.3 25.3-33.7 107 15.6 12.6-19.1
55-64 548 120 23.3 19.0-28.4 165 29.0 24.4-34.1 171 31.3 26.6-36.5 92 16.3 12.8-20.6
65-74 269 63 25.1 19.1-32.1 76 26.9 20.7-34.0 88 34.1 27.2-41.8 42 14.0 9.6-19.9
75+ 95 29 28.7 19.5-40.1 30 29.3 20.0-40.7 25 29.2 18.8-42.5 11 12.8 6.8-22.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 670 184 32.7 28.0-37.9 176 25.4 21.3-30.1 199 26.8 22.9-31.1 111 15.0 12.0-18.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,127 279 25.4 22.3-28.8 353 30.4 27.1-33.8 363 32.4 29.0-35.9 132 11.9 9.7-14.5
Some Post-H.S. 817 217 28.7 24.8-33.0 294 36.8 32.6-41.2 224 25.9 22.4-29.7 82 8.6 6.7-11.1
College Graduate 503 162 33.5 28.6-38.8 163 32.2 27.5-37.4 110 22.0 17.9-26.9 68 12.2 9.3-15.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 495 129 31.5 26.0-37.5 137 28.1 23.1-33.7 151 25.9 21.5-30.9 78 14.5 11.2-18.5
$15,000- 24,999 673 223 35.2 30.4-40.2 195 27.3 23.1-32.0 186 28.0 23.8-32.6 69 9.5 7.0-12.8
$25,000- 34,999 427 114 28.4 23.2-34.3 134 28.3 23.5-33.7 131 30.3 25.2-36.0 48 13.0 9.3-17.8
$35,000- 49,999 458 106 25.8 21.0-31.2 159 34.2 29.1-39.7 134 28.7 23.9-34.1 59 11.3 8.4-15.0
$50,000-74,999 301 67 22.1 17.0-28.2 112 38.5 31.9-45.5 76 24.7 19.2-31.2 46 14.7 10.8-19.9
$75,000+ 255 67 25.3 19.5-32.2 81 35.0 28.0-42.7 72 27.9 21.9-34.9 35 11.8 7.9-17.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,180 283 24.4 21.3-27.8 351 29.6 26.2-33.1 349 30.1 26.9-33.6 197 15.9 13.5-18.5
No 1,892 546 32.0 29.3-34.8 617 32.0 29.4-34.7 535 26.4 24.0-28.9 194 9.6 8.1-11.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 408 96 22.9 18.4-28.0 119 30.5 25.1-36.5 119 30.5 25.3-36.3 74 16.1 12.5-20.5
Non-Veteran 2,665 727 29.9 27.6-32.3 850 31.1 28.9-33.4 771 27.7 25.6-29.9 317 11.3 9.9-12.9
Currently Serving 48 21 52.2 36.1-67.9 18 36.7 22.6-53.5 6 7.5 3.2-16.8 3 3.5 1.1-10.7

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 cigarettes in entire lifetime and now smoke daily or occasionally.

^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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