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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Regular Lights Ultra lights
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,175 1,145 38.7 36.5-40.9 1,460 45.1 42.9-47.3 570 16.2 14.7-17.9
GENDER
Male 1,322 575 44.8 41.5-48.2 589 43.9 40.6-47.2 158 11.3 9.4-13.5
Female 1,853 570 31.6 29.0-34.3 871 46.5 43.7-49.4 412 21.9 19.6-24.3
RACE
White 2,404 687 30.6 28.3-33.0 1,207 50.0 47.5-52.6 510 19.4 17.5-21.4
African American 545 354 68.0 63.2-72.5 160 26.8 22.7-31.5 31 5.1 3.4- 7.8
Asian 8 2 31.0 7.1-72.6 3 39.2 12.3-74.8 3 29.8 8.6-65.8
Native American 89 42 54.2 41.2-66.6 35 32.6 22.3-44.9 12 13.2 5.8-27.2
Other Minorities 113 54 43.9 32.2-56.3 46 44.3 32.3-57.0 13 11.8 5.8-22.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 117 55 46.5 35.0-58.4 52 43.9 32.5-56.0 10 9.5 4.5-19.0
-English Speaking 54 27 56.8 41.1-71.2 22 32.9 20.4-48.4 5 10.4 3.7-25.7
-Spanish Speaking 63 28 41.6 27.1-57.7 30 49.3 33.8-64.8 5 9.1 3.3-22.9
Non-Hispanic 3,056 1,090 38.2 36.0-40.5 1,406 45.1 42.9-47.4 560 16.6 15.1-18.3
AGE
18-24 212 104 53.4 45.0-61.6 96 42.3 34.3-50.7 12 4.3 2.2- 8.4
25-34 587 218 41.3 36.2-46.6 296 48.0 42.9-53.2 73 10.7 8.1-14.0
35-44 747 273 37.0 32.8-41.5 345 46.2 41.7-50.7 129 16.8 13.7-20.4
45-54 697 255 37.7 33.3-42.3 312 45.7 41.1-50.4 130 16.6 13.6-20.2
55-64 552 178 33.1 28.4-38.3 241 42.1 36.9-47.4 133 24.8 20.3-29.9
65-74 273 84 34.0 27.0-41.7 122 44.5 37.2-52.1 67 21.5 16.2-27.9
75+ 100 30 36.6 25.7-49.1 46 39.9 29.4-51.4 24 23.5 15.4-34.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 685 309 48.0 43.1-53.0 289 41.7 36.9-46.6 87 10.3 7.9-13.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,139 427 39.9 36.3-43.6 537 45.9 42.3-49.6 175 14.2 11.8-17.0
Some Post-H.S. 836 277 36.5 32.3-40.9 391 43.9 39.7-48.3 168 19.6 16.4-23.3
College Graduate 510 128 24.7 20.6-29.4 242 50.8 45.6-56.1 140 24.4 20.4-29.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 503 232 48.8 43.0-54.5 212 40.2 34.8-46.0 59 11.0 8.1-14.8
$15,000- 24,999 681 294 46.6 41.6-51.6 296 41.7 36.8-46.7 91 11.8 9.0-15.2
$25,000- 34,999 433 146 35.8 30.3-41.6 203 48.5 42.6-54.4 84 15.7 12.0-20.3
$35,000- 49,999 470 141 32.6 27.5-38.1 230 49.9 44.4-55.5 99 17.5 13.9-21.7
$50,000-74,999 303 83 28.3 22.6-34.9 149 48.9 42.1-55.7 71 22.8 17.4-29.2
$75,000+ 255 63 26.1 20.0-33.2 115 46.3 38.9-53.8 77 27.7 21.7-34.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,202 476 43.0 39.3-46.7 502 39.3 35.8-42.9 224 17.7 15.2-20.6
No 1,921 646 35.9 33.2-38.7 932 48.5 45.7-51.4 343 15.6 13.7-17.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 410 177 42.0 36.4-47.9 180 44.9 39.1-50.8 53 13.1 9.6-17.6
Non-Veteran 2,715 951 38.2 35.8-40.6 1,253 45.0 42.6-47.4 511 16.9 15.2-18.7
Currently Serving 49 17 35.4 21.5-52.2 26 53.1 37.0-68.6 6 11.5 4.5-26.4

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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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