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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
<10 cigaretts/per day 10-20 cigarettes/per day 20 cigs.(one pack)/per day More than 20 cigarettes/per day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,310 324 28.9 25.8-32.2 358 28.1 25.2-31.3 392 28.1 25.2-31.1 236 14.9 12.9-17.3
RACE
White 976 165 19.9 16.8-23.4 262 27.7 24.4-31.3 328 32.9 29.4-36.6 221 19.5 16.8-22.5
African American 226 101 44.2 36.6-52.1 71 33.1 26.0-41.0 48 20.6 15.3-27.2 6 2.1 0.8- 5.2
Asian 5 1 18.9 2.4-68.5 2 42.4 9.5-83.8 1 14.5 1.8-61.1 1 24.1 3.3-74.8
Native American 32 5 18.6 7.2-40.2 10 35.1 17.0-58.9 10 20.7 9.8-38.8 7 25.5 12.0-46.3
Other Minorities 66 51 78.9 63.0-89.2 11 18.4 8.6-34.9 3 2.2 0.6- 7.1 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 67 54 83.5 69.7-91.8 10 13.6 6.1-27.4 2 1.0 0.2- 3.9 1 2.0 0.3-12.7
-English Speaking 19 10 67.9 43.1-85.5 6 18.1 7.1-39.0 2 4.6 1.1-17.6 1 9.4 1.3-44.1
-Spanish Speaking 48 44 87.6 69.4-95.7 4 12.4 4.3-30.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,242 269 24.3 21.4-27.5 348 29.3 26.3-32.6 390 30.3 27.3-33.5 235 16.0 13.8-18.5
AGE
18-24 108 48 45.7 34.6-57.3 27 25.0 16.2-36.5 26 22.0 14.3-32.3 7 7.3 3.0-16.9
25-34 248 91 42.2 34.6-50.2 79 32.8 25.9-40.5 55 18.4 13.5-24.6 23 6.6 4.1-10.6
35-44 306 61 23.7 18.0-30.4 81 26.4 20.8-32.8 101 32.3 26.3-39.0 63 17.6 13.2-23.1
45-54 275 58 24.1 18.0-31.6 77 30.0 23.7-37.1 85 27.5 21.6-34.2 55 18.4 13.8-24.2
55-64 238 37 16.6 11.3-23.6 59 25.3 19.0-32.8 84 36.9 29.7-44.6 58 21.3 16.0-27.8
65-74 104 22 22.1 13.9-33.2 28 28.9 19.4-40.8 32 31.5 21.6-43.5 22 17.4 10.5-27.6
75+ 29 6 23.5 10.4-44.8 7 16.6 7.4-33.2 8 36.2 17.7-60.0 8 23.7 11.2-43.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 309 90 36.4 29.5-43.9 69 23.4 17.8-30.1 84 23.1 18.2-28.8 66 17.2 12.8-22.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 475 104 23.1 18.6-28.2 122 26.4 21.8-31.5 169 35.6 30.4-41.1 80 15.0 11.7-19.1
Some Post-H.S. 307 74 29.8 23.6-36.8 98 32.8 26.4-39.8 86 24.9 19.7-30.9 49 12.6 9.1-17.1
College Graduate 215 54 28.1 21.3-36.1 68 34.0 26.9-42.0 53 23.6 17.5-31.1 40 14.3 10.0-19.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 166 43 34.1 24.9-44.8 37 25.0 17.2-35.0 45 21.5 15.3-29.4 41 19.3 13.6-26.7
$15,000- 24,999 253 81 34.0 26.8-42.0 61 25.3 18.9-32.8 76 29.2 22.7-36.6 35 11.6 7.6-17.4
$25,000- 34,999 180 43 28.6 21.1-37.5 47 25.1 18.5-33.1 59 29.7 22.6-38.0 31 16.5 10.8-24.3
$35,000- 49,999 219 42 24.4 17.8-32.5 63 28.9 22.2-36.6 72 31.1 24.0-39.1 42 15.6 11.0-21.6
$50,000-74,999 156 34 21.6 15.0-30.2 48 32.7 24.5-42.1 41 26.3 18.8-35.5 33 19.3 13.6-26.8
$75,000+ 128 26 22.1 14.6-32.0 38 34.4 24.9-45.2 41 29.4 21.3-39.1 23 14.1 8.7-22.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 467 104 23.2 18.5-28.7 126 29.3 24.2-35.1 136 29.4 24.6-34.8 101 18.0 14.5-22.3
No 820 214 32.2 28.2-36.5 225 27.6 24.0-31.5 249 27.0 23.5-30.8 132 13.2 10.8-16.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 366 74 20.8 16.3-26.2 108 30.6 25.0-36.8 111 31.2 25.7-37.3 73 17.4 13.5-22.2
Non-Veteran 902 230 30.6 26.7-34.7 234 26.9 23.4-30.7 277 27.9 24.5-31.6 161 14.6 12.2-17.4
Currently Serving 41 20 55.1 38.0-71.1 15 36.7 21.9-54.4 4 5.9 2.1-15.5 2 2.4 0.6- 9.2

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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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