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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
Smoking light cigarettes is safer than smoking regular cigarettes.

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  Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No Opinion
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,365 71 5.9 4.4- 7.9 201 14.2 12.1-16.6 764 56.3 53.0-59.5 217 16.1 13.9-18.7 112 7.5 6.0- 9.4
RACE
White 1,009 48 5.2 3.6- 7.2 148 14.5 12.1-17.4 582 58.2 54.5-61.9 156 15.6 13.1-18.5 75 6.5 4.9- 8.5
African American 239 11 4.1 2.0- 8.2 36 13.7 9.6-19.3 123 52.4 44.8-59.9 40 18.4 12.9-25.6 29 11.4 7.7-16.6
Asian 6 1 28.6 4.4-77.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 37.9 10.1-76.9 1 23.1 3.3-72.8 1 10.4 1.3-50.5
Native American 33 4 11.8 4.3-28.5 5 22.0 7.3-50.2 18 48.6 29.1-68.5 5 13.6 4.7-33.3 1 3.9 0.5-23.2
Other Minorities 72 7 13.8 5.7-29.9 12 12.0 5.9-22.8 33 50.3 35.6-64.9 15 16.2 8.6-28.6 5 7.7 2.4-22.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 76 8 13.1 5.5-28.0 13 13.0 6.7-23.8 34 47.7 33.9-62.0 15 17.8 9.8-30.2 6 8.4 2.9-22.2
-English Speaking 24 3 11.2 3.0-34.3 5 17.6 6.7-38.8 9 36.4 18.1-59.6 6 25.9 11.0-49.5 1 9.0 1.3-42.6
-Spanish Speaking 52 5 13.6 4.8-32.8 8 11.7 4.9-25.3 25 51.1 34.2-67.7 9 15.4 6.9-30.8 5 8.2 2.3-25.8
Non-Hispanic 1,288 63 5.3 3.9- 7.1 188 14.3 12.1-16.8 730 57.1 53.7-60.4 202 16.0 13.7-18.6 105 7.4 5.9- 9.2
AGE
18-24 112 7 5.9 2.5-13.1 13 10.6 5.4-19.9 70 61.5 49.9-71.9 21 20.9 12.8-32.2 1 1.1 0.2- 7.6
25-34 257 10 5.0 2.5-10.0 24 9.5 6.1-14.4 159 63.0 55.6-69.8 50 18.4 13.4-24.6 14 4.1 2.2- 7.5
35-44 317 15 5.8 3.1-10.5 43 14.5 10.4-20.0 187 57.1 50.2-63.6 59 17.3 13.1-22.5 13 5.3 2.5-11.0
45-54 290 15 7.6 3.8-14.7 60 20.9 15.7-27.2 155 49.7 42.6-56.8 39 14.3 9.9-20.2 21 7.5 4.7-11.7
55-64 246 18 6.7 3.8-11.6 40 15.0 10.3-21.4 126 53.9 46.2-61.4 35 14.6 9.8-21.1 27 9.8 6.6-14.4
65-74 106 6 3.6 1.5- 8.2 16 14.6 8.6-23.7 50 51.1 39.7-62.4 11 7.6 3.9-14.4 23 23.0 14.4-34.7
75+ 34 0 0.0 . - . 5 9.2 3.6-21.7 15 42.8 25.7-61.7 2 9.2 2.0-33.1 12 38.8 21.7-59.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 323 22 8.4 4.9-13.8 49 13.5 9.7-18.4 178 56.4 49.5-63.1 37 10.3 7.0-14.9 37 11.4 7.6-16.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 492 26 5.6 3.4- 9.1 77 15.5 12.1-19.7 276 56.7 51.3-62.0 73 14.9 11.3-19.3 40 7.3 5.2-10.3
Some Post-H.S. 321 13 4.5 2.3- 8.7 41 12.2 8.3-17.7 183 57.0 50.1-63.6 65 21.4 16.3-27.5 19 4.9 2.9- 8.2
College Graduate 225 10 4.4 2.2- 8.7 34 15.3 10.5-21.7 125 53.9 46.0-61.5 42 21.6 15.7-29.0 14 4.8 2.6- 8.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 176 12 5.8 2.8-11.5 29 14.5 9.0-22.6 94 55.2 45.7-64.4 26 14.1 8.7-22.2 15 10.3 5.9-17.4
$15,000- 24,999 264 15 7.4 3.8-14.0 38 13.1 8.8-19.1 136 54.6 46.8-62.1 47 14.8 10.6-20.3 28 10.1 6.3-15.7
$25,000- 34,999 186 9 3.7 1.8- 7.4 21 13.8 8.7-21.2 110 57.0 48.3-65.3 36 19.3 13.5-26.9 10 6.1 2.7-13.3
$35,000- 49,999 230 11 6.8 3.3-13.5 31 12.0 7.9-17.7 125 54.7 46.8-62.4 52 23.0 17.1-30.2 11 3.5 1.8- 6.6
$50,000-74,999 162 11 8.3 4.3-15.4 28 17.9 11.8-26.1 91 54.9 45.8-63.7 22 13.5 8.4-21.2 10 5.4 2.7-10.5
$75,000+ 129 4 1.9 0.7- 5.3 22 17.2 10.9-26.2 75 58.5 48.1-68.1 18 15.8 9.4-25.2 10 6.6 3.1-13.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 488 36 6.6 4.5- 9.4 78 13.8 10.6-17.7 251 55.0 49.4-60.4 72 15.4 11.7-20.0 51 9.3 6.6-12.9
No 852 34 5.6 3.6- 8.5 120 14.5 11.8-17.6 498 57.0 52.8-61.1 143 16.6 13.8-19.9 57 6.3 4.6- 8.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 383 19 4.5 2.5- 8.2 56 14.1 10.4-18.7 199 54.7 48.7-60.6 64 15.6 12.0-20.2 45 11.0 8.0-15.0
Non-Veteran 939 50 6.3 4.5- 8.9 140 14.3 11.8-17.2 540 57.0 53.0-61.0 142 15.7 13.0-18.9 67 6.6 4.9- 8.9
Currently Serving 42 2 6.6 1.6-23.4 5 12.1 5.0-26.4 24 52.1 35.2-68.5 11 29.3 15.9-47.5 0 0.0 . - .

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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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