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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-MALES

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,540 4,129 74.7 73.3-76.1 1,411 25.3 23.9-26.7
RACE
White 4,186 3,144 75.0 73.4-76.6 1,042 25.0 23.4-26.6
African American 892 642 71.7 67.9-75.2 250 28.3 24.8-32.1
Asian 41 35 85.2 68.8-93.7 6 14.8 6.3-31.2
Native American 91 57 70.4 58.1-80.3 34 29.6 19.7-41.9
Other Minorities 300 227 76.2 69.4-81.9 73 23.8 18.1-30.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 302 225 76.6 70.1-82.0 77 23.4 18.0-29.9
-English Speaking 101 76 78.7 68.6-86.2 25 21.3 13.8-31.4
-Spanish Speaking 201 149 75.9 67.7-82.5 52 24.1 17.5-32.3
Non-Hispanic 5,230 3,897 74.5 73.0-75.9 1,333 25.5 24.1-27.0
AGE
18-24 338 222 65.4 58.8-71.5 116 34.6 28.5-41.2
25-34 898 638 70.8 66.9-74.3 260 29.2 25.7-33.1
35-44 1,097 767 70.1 66.7-73.4 330 29.9 26.6-33.3
45-54 1,045 744 73.8 70.5-76.9 301 26.2 23.1-29.5
55-64 1,005 750 75.6 72.2-78.6 255 24.4 21.4-27.8
65-74 694 585 85.4 82.0-88.2 109 14.6 11.8-18.0
75+ 444 408 93.0 90.0-95.2 36 7.0 4.8-10.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 968 632 65.1 61.1-68.9 336 34.9 31.1-38.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,581 1,072 67.2 64.2-70.0 509 32.8 30.0-35.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,293 961 75.1 72.2-77.9 332 24.9 22.1-27.8
College Graduate 1,685 1,455 87.4 85.5-89.1 230 12.6 10.9-14.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 506 323 66.1 60.5-71.3 183 33.9 28.7-39.5
$15,000- 24,999 835 562 66.4 62.1-70.4 273 33.6 29.6-37.9
$25,000- 34,999 666 478 69.7 65.3-73.8 188 30.3 26.2-34.7
$35,000- 49,999 827 589 70.4 66.5-74.1 238 29.6 25.9-33.5
$50,000-74,999 791 622 79.2 75.7-82.3 169 20.8 17.7-24.3
$75,000+ 893 762 86.1 83.2-88.5 131 13.9 11.5-16.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,648 1,154 69.0 66.1-71.8 494 31.0 28.2-33.9
No 3,683 2,829 77.3 75.6-78.9 854 22.7 21.1-24.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,769 1,376 78.8 76.4-81.0 393 21.2 19.0-23.6
Non-Veteran 3,619 2,647 73.2 71.4-75.0 972 26.8 25.0-28.6
Currently Serving 133 89 64.8 54.9-73.6 44 35.2 26.4-45.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^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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