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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-MALES

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,540 1,097 19.3 18.0-20.6 314 6.0 5.3- 6.9 1,678 28.5 27.1-30.0 2,451 46.2 44.5-47.8
RACE
White 4,186 855 20.3 18.8-21.8 187 4.7 3.9- 5.6 1,378 31.4 29.8-33.1 1,766 43.6 41.8-45.5
African American 892 174 20.6 17.4-24.2 76 7.7 5.9-10.0 218 23.8 20.6-27.3 424 47.9 43.9-51.9
Asian 41 3 7.5 2.3-21.9 3 7.3 2.0-23.2 3 9.3 2.9-26.3 32 75.8 58.1-87.7
Native American 91 29 24.5 15.6-36.2 5 5.1 1.9-13.1 20 24.4 13.8-39.4 37 46.0 33.1-59.6
Other Minorities 300 32 9.4 5.9-14.6 41 14.4 10.0-20.3 54 16.1 11.5-22.1 173 60.1 52.7-67.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 302 30 8.4 5.3-13.1 47 15.0 10.6-20.7 50 16.2 11.5-22.4 175 60.4 53.2-67.2
-English Speaking 101 13 9.4 5.0-17.0 12 11.9 6.4-21.0 22 24.3 14.7-37.3 54 54.4 42.5-65.9
-Spanish Speaking 201 17 8.1 4.5-14.3 35 16.0 10.7-23.4 28 13.4 8.4-20.7 121 62.4 53.6-70.5
Non-Hispanic 5,230 1,067 20.3 19.0-21.7 266 5.2 4.5- 6.0 1,627 29.7 28.3-31.2 2,270 44.8 43.2-46.5
AGE
18-24 338 80 23.5 18.4-29.5 36 11.0 7.4-16.2 39 9.7 6.6-13.9 183 55.8 49.0-62.3
25-34 898 183 19.7 16.7-23.0 77 9.6 7.3-12.4 150 15.4 12.8-18.3 488 55.4 51.4-59.3
35-44 1,097 254 22.5 19.6-25.8 76 7.3 5.6- 9.5 202 17.6 15.1-20.4 565 52.6 49.0-56.2
45-54 1,045 241 21.0 18.2-24.1 60 5.2 3.9- 7.0 271 26.3 23.1-29.7 473 47.6 43.9-51.3
55-64 1,005 214 20.9 18.0-24.1 41 3.5 2.4- 5.1 398 39.1 35.4-42.8 352 36.5 32.9-40.3
65-74 694 94 12.5 9.9-15.8 15 2.1 1.2- 3.8 384 57.2 52.8-61.6 201 28.1 24.3-32.2
75+ 444 30 5.7 3.8- 8.6 6 1.3 0.5- 2.9 229 53.0 47.4-58.5 179 40.0 34.7-45.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 968 258 26.0 22.7-29.7 78 8.9 6.7-11.6 302 28.9 25.5-32.6 330 36.2 32.2-40.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,581 414 26.6 24.0-29.5 95 6.2 4.8- 7.9 449 26.4 23.9-29.1 623 40.8 37.8-43.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,293 254 18.4 16.0-21.1 78 6.4 4.9- 8.4 417 31.1 28.2-34.2 544 44.0 40.8-47.3
College Graduate 1,685 167 8.7 7.3-10.4 63 3.9 2.9- 5.1 507 28.4 25.9-31.0 948 59.1 56.2-61.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 506 154 27.6 22.9-32.8 29 6.3 4.0-10.0 155 29.5 24.5-35.1 168 36.6 30.7-42.9
$15,000- 24,999 835 207 25.6 21.9-29.8 66 8.0 5.9-10.7 235 26.7 23.2-30.6 327 39.7 35.5-44.0
$25,000- 34,999 666 145 23.3 19.6-27.4 43 7.0 5.0- 9.8 198 26.6 23.0-30.5 280 43.1 38.7-47.6
$35,000- 49,999 827 194 23.5 20.1-27.2 44 6.1 4.3- 8.6 233 28.5 25.0-32.4 356 41.9 37.9-46.0
$50,000-74,999 791 131 16.1 13.4-19.3 38 4.7 3.2- 6.8 251 31.3 27.6-35.2 371 47.9 43.8-52.0
$75,000+ 893 100 10.6 8.4-13.2 31 3.4 2.2- 5.0 280 28.9 25.5-32.6 482 57.1 53.2-61.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,648 393 25.0 22.4-27.7 101 6.0 4.7- 7.7 619 36.3 33.5-39.2 535 32.7 29.9-35.6
No 3,683 655 16.7 15.3-18.2 199 6.0 5.1- 7.1 994 25.3 23.7-27.0 1,835 52.0 50.0-54.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,769 323 17.7 15.7-20.0 70 3.5 2.7- 4.6 783 44.6 41.9-47.5 593 34.1 31.5-36.9
Non-Veteran 3,619 744 19.9 18.3-21.6 228 6.9 5.9- 8.1 870 22.1 20.6-23.8 1,777 51.1 49.1-53.1
Currently Serving 133 29 21.6 14.8-30.4 15 13.6 7.8-22.8 20 13.6 8.2-21.8 69 51.2 41.5-60.7

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* Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

^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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