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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,004 6,909 45.8 44.8-46.8 8,095 54.2 53.2-55.2
GENDER
Male 5,540 3,089 53.8 52.2-55.5 2,451 46.2 44.5-47.8
Female 9,464 3,820 38.3 37.1-39.5 5,644 61.7 60.5-62.9
RACE
White 11,220 5,477 48.8 47.6-50.0 5,743 51.2 50.0-52.4
African American 2,688 1,044 40.3 38.0-42.7 1,644 59.7 57.3-62.0
Asian 90 14 17.0 9.7-28.2 76 83.0 71.8-90.3
Native American 291 147 50.5 42.7-58.3 144 49.5 41.7-57.3
Other Minorities 623 193 31.4 26.6-36.5 430 68.6 63.5-73.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 669 210 31.8 27.2-36.8 459 68.2 63.2-72.8
-English Speaking 279 114 40.7 33.6-48.3 165 59.3 51.7-66.4
-Spanish Speaking 390 96 27.7 22.0-34.1 294 72.3 65.9-78.0
Non-Hispanic 14,314 6,693 46.8 45.8-47.8 7,621 53.2 52.2-54.2
AGE
18-24 843 308 36.1 32.0-40.3 535 63.9 59.7-68.0
25-34 2,395 917 38.0 35.6-40.5 1,478 62.0 59.5-64.4
35-44 2,823 1,236 42.4 40.1-44.7 1,587 57.6 55.3-59.9
45-54 2,797 1,399 48.4 46.1-50.8 1,398 51.6 49.2-53.9
55-64 2,552 1,389 55.2 52.7-57.6 1,163 44.8 42.4-47.3
65-74 1,998 1,039 55.3 52.5-58.0 959 44.7 42.0-47.5
75+ 1,521 597 42.7 39.5-45.9 924 57.3 54.1-60.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,490 1,279 53.7 51.1-56.4 1,211 46.3 43.6-48.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,418 2,197 50.2 48.3-52.1 2,221 49.8 47.9-51.7
Some Post-H.S. 3,748 1,805 47.2 45.2-49.2 1,943 52.8 50.8-54.8
College Graduate 4,321 1,616 35.8 34.1-37.6 2,705 64.2 62.4-65.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,732 923 55.2 51.8-58.4 809 44.8 41.6-48.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,544 1,257 50.0 47.4-52.6 1,287 50.0 47.4-52.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,727 828 48.4 45.5-51.3 899 51.6 48.7-54.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,972 993 51.5 48.8-54.1 979 48.5 45.9-51.2
$50,000-74,999 1,798 780 43.8 41.0-46.6 1,018 56.2 53.4-59.0
$75,000+ 2,011 781 37.1 34.6-39.7 1,230 62.9 60.3-65.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,790 2,610 56.4 54.6-58.2 2,180 43.6 41.8-45.4
No 9,767 4,083 41.1 39.8-42.3 5,684 58.9 57.7-60.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,934 1,257 65.0 62.3-67.5 677 35.0 32.5-37.7
Non-Veteran 12,877 5,570 42.4 41.3-43.5 7,307 57.6 56.5-58.7
Currently Serving 168 73 45.0 36.4-53.9 95 55.0 46.1-63.6

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^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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