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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,908 2,578 37.6 36.2-39.1 755 11.5 10.5-12.6 3,575 50.9 49.4-52.3
GENDER
Male 3,089 1,097 35.8 33.7-37.9 314 11.2 9.8-12.7 1,678 53.0 50.8-55.2
Female 3,819 1,481 40.0 38.1-42.0 441 11.9 10.7-13.3 1,897 48.0 46.1-50.0
RACE
White 5,476 2,032 37.7 36.1-39.4 482 8.9 7.9- 9.9 2,962 53.4 51.8-55.1
African American 1,044 396 39.4 35.7-43.3 185 17.1 14.4-20.2 463 43.5 39.7-47.3
Asian 14 5 32.1 12.5-61.1 5 34.9 13.7-64.6 4 33.0 12.0-64.0
Native American 147 76 47.7 37.1-58.4 19 17.4 10.6-27.4 52 34.9 24.9-46.4
Other Minorities 193 60 27.3 19.7-36.5 55 33.2 24.7-43.0 78 39.5 30.6-49.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 210 58 24.2 17.5-32.4 62 33.8 25.6-43.0 90 42.0 33.3-51.3
-English Speaking 114 34 23.7 16.0-33.5 22 22.7 14.5-33.8 58 53.6 41.9-65.0
-Spanish Speaking 96 24 24.5 15.2-37.1 40 41.3 29.3-54.5 32 34.2 22.9-47.6
Non-Hispanic 6,692 2,520 38.3 36.8-39.8 691 10.4 9.5-11.4 3,481 51.3 49.8-52.8
AGE
18-24 308 168 57.6 50.5-64.5 58 20.7 15.2-27.5 82 21.7 16.7-27.7
25-34 917 446 47.7 43.6-51.8 159 18.8 15.6-22.4 312 33.6 29.9-37.5
35-44 1,236 611 49.0 45.5-52.6 168 14.3 12.0-17.1 457 36.7 33.4-40.1
45-54 1,398 578 40.7 37.5-43.9 161 11.5 9.6-13.8 659 47.9 44.6-51.2
55-64 1,389 462 32.8 29.8-36.0 118 7.7 6.1- 9.7 809 59.5 56.2-62.7
65-74 1,039 221 19.0 16.3-22.1 65 5.6 4.1- 7.5 753 75.4 72.1-78.5
75+ 597 88 11.7 9.2-14.9 22 3.3 2.1- 5.3 487 85.0 81.5-87.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,279 566 44.7 41.2-48.4 156 13.5 11.1-16.4 557 41.7 38.3-45.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,196 960 45.4 42.7-48.0 240 10.8 9.2-12.6 996 43.9 41.3-46.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,805 665 36.1 33.3-38.9 206 12.5 10.6-14.7 934 51.4 48.5-54.3
College Graduate 1,616 382 22.7 20.4-25.3 153 9.9 8.2-11.8 1,081 67.4 64.6-70.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 923 428 45.1 40.9-49.4 104 12.2 9.6-15.5 391 42.6 38.4-46.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,257 540 44.3 40.6-48.1 170 13.8 11.4-16.7 547 41.9 38.3-45.5
$25,000- 34,999 828 346 43.7 39.5-47.9 103 12.9 10.1-16.2 379 43.4 39.4-47.6
$35,000- 49,999 993 389 39.9 36.2-43.7 101 10.8 8.6-13.6 503 49.3 45.5-53.1
$50,000-74,999 780 254 32.8 28.9-36.9 64 8.4 6.3-11.1 462 58.8 54.5-62.9
$75,000+ 781 200 25.8 22.2-29.7 67 8.4 6.4-11.1 514 65.8 61.6-69.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,609 960 37.8 35.4-40.2 286 10.5 9.0-12.1 1,363 51.7 49.3-54.2
No 4,083 1,525 37.1 35.2-39.0 442 12.1 10.8-13.5 2,116 50.8 48.9-52.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,257 352 27.6 24.7-30.7 84 5.9 4.6- 7.5 821 66.5 63.3-69.6
Non-Veteran 5,569 2,190 40.3 38.6-42.0 653 12.8 11.7-14.1 2,726 46.9 45.2-48.5
Currently Serving 73 34 45.0 32.3-58.4 17 27.2 16.3-41.7 22 27.8 17.5-41.3

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life.

^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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