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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
Smoking light cigarettes is safer than smoking regular cigarettes.*

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  Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No Opinion
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,249 156 5.6 4.5- 6.8 495 14.2 12.8-15.7 1,779 55.6 53.4-57.8 563 17.8 16.1-19.5 256 6.9 5.9- 8.0
GENDER
Male 1,365 71 5.9 4.4- 7.9 201 14.2 12.1-16.6 764 56.3 53.0-59.5 217 16.1 13.9-18.7 112 7.5 6.0- 9.4
Female 1,884 85 5.2 4.0- 6.6 294 14.2 12.4-16.1 1,015 54.8 52.0-57.6 346 19.7 17.5-22.1 144 6.1 5.1- 7.4
RACE
White 2,456 111 5.0 4.0- 6.3 388 14.6 13.0-16.5 1,364 57.1 54.6-59.6 412 17.2 15.3-19.1 181 6.1 5.1- 7.3
African American 561 28 5.3 3.4- 8.3 72 12.1 9.3-15.5 299 52.8 47.5-57.9 113 20.8 16.7-25.5 49 9.1 6.7-12.3
Asian 9 1 22.7 3.5-70.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 42.4 15.1-75.3 1 18.3 2.6-64.9 2 16.6 3.8-50.1
Native American 92 5 4.9 1.9-11.9 14 20.9 11.0-36.1 48 48.9 36.4-61.5 14 16.8 9.1-29.0 11 8.5 4.1-17.1
Other Minorities 113 11 13.4 6.3-26.1 20 14.4 8.3-23.6 52 48.5 36.3-60.9 20 15.8 9.2-25.8 10 7.9 3.2-18.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 118 13 13.4 6.7-25.0 20 13.5 7.8-22.2 53 47.6 36.0-59.4 22 17.4 10.5-27.4 10 8.2 3.4-18.5
-English Speaking 54 4 8.9 3.0-23.6 11 16.7 8.5-30.3 24 44.4 29.7-60.1 12 22.4 12.0-37.8 3 7.6 1.9-25.5
-Spanish Speaking 64 9 15.5 6.8-31.8 9 11.9 5.4-24.3 29 49.1 33.8-64.6 10 15.0 7.2-28.9 7 8.4 2.7-23.3
Non-Hispanic 3,129 143 5.1 4.2- 6.2 475 14.2 12.8-15.8 1,726 56.1 53.9-58.3 541 17.8 16.1-19.6 244 6.7 5.8- 7.8
AGE
18-24 220 9 5.0 2.5-10.0 28 11.6 7.3-17.9 131 58.8 50.4-66.8 51 23.8 17.3-31.8 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9
25-34 597 24 4.8 3.0- 7.8 59 10.2 7.6-13.5 354 60.2 55.2-65.0 135 21.1 17.4-25.4 25 3.7 2.3- 5.7
35-44 756 27 4.6 2.9- 7.2 107 13.7 10.9-17.1 449 57.7 53.1-62.1 149 20.1 16.8-23.9 24 3.9 2.2- 6.9
45-54 717 36 6.6 4.2-10.2 132 17.9 14.7-21.7 393 53.5 48.8-58.1 103 14.9 11.8-18.6 53 7.1 5.2- 9.5
55-64 566 42 7.1 4.9-10.2 88 14.2 11.0-18.1 295 55.1 49.9-60.2 85 14.4 11.1-18.6 56 9.2 6.9-12.1
65-74 280 14 5.1 2.6- 9.7 58 18.8 14.0-24.7 110 42.7 35.5-50.3 35 12.0 8.2-17.4 63 21.3 15.9-28.1
75+ 106 4 4.2 1.3-12.7 22 16.8 10.6-25.6 43 40.6 30.3-51.9 5 7.3 2.7-18.1 32 31.1 21.2-43.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 700 41 7.4 5.0-10.9 118 15.0 12.0-18.5 357 53.3 48.5-58.2 95 12.8 10.1-16.2 89 11.4 8.7-14.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,166 61 5.4 3.9- 7.5 181 14.6 12.3-17.2 640 56.9 53.2-60.4 195 16.4 13.8-19.4 89 6.7 5.2- 8.5
Some Post-H.S. 852 37 5.0 3.4- 7.4 114 12.2 9.7-15.3 482 55.8 51.4-60.1 166 22.0 18.5-25.9 53 4.9 3.6- 6.8
College Graduate 526 17 3.9 2.3- 6.6 82 15.3 12.0-19.4 298 56.0 50.7-61.1 106 21.3 17.3-25.9 23 3.5 2.2- 5.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 516 37 7.0 4.7-10.3 76 13.3 10.0-17.6 268 54.4 48.7-59.9 78 14.2 10.8-18.5 57 11.0 8.1-14.9
$15,000- 24,999 695 29 5.8 3.5- 9.5 100 13.2 10.3-16.8 377 56.4 51.5-61.3 125 16.2 13.2-19.7 64 8.4 6.1-11.6
$25,000- 34,999 442 22 4.9 3.0- 7.7 69 14.4 10.8-19.0 236 53.7 47.7-59.5 90 22.0 17.4-27.4 25 5.1 2.9- 8.9
$35,000- 49,999 477 21 6.5 3.9-10.6 71 13.8 10.5-17.8 260 53.4 47.9-58.9 103 22.6 18.3-27.6 22 3.7 2.4- 5.8
$50,000-74,999 310 16 6.5 3.7-11.0 53 16.7 12.2-22.4 166 55.0 48.2-61.6 56 16.3 12.0-21.7 19 5.6 3.3- 9.2
$75,000+ 265 10 2.6 1.3- 5.0 40 15.2 10.7-21.2 149 56.5 49.1-63.6 54 21.2 15.6-28.1 12 4.5 2.3- 8.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,229 72 6.1 4.7- 8.0 203 14.2 12.0-16.6 630 54.3 50.7-57.8 204 16.8 14.3-19.8 120 8.6 6.9-10.7
No 1,963 82 5.2 3.9- 6.9 286 14.3 12.5-16.4 1,119 56.4 53.6-59.2 348 18.3 16.2-20.6 128 5.7 4.6- 7.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 426 20 4.5 2.5- 7.8 60 13.7 10.3-18.1 225 55.7 50.0-61.3 75 15.9 12.4-20.2 46 10.2 7.4-13.9
Non-Veteran 2,773 133 5.7 4.6- 7.1 429 14.3 12.8-16.0 1,526 55.7 53.3-58.1 476 17.9 16.1-19.8 209 6.4 5.4- 7.6
Currently Serving 49 3 6.8 1.8-22.1 6 12.6 5.6-26.2 27 51.4 35.4-67.2 12 28.5 15.7-45.9 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7

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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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