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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-MALES

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 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
RACE
White 2,420 855 36.0 33.7-38.3 187 8.3 7.0- 9.8 1,378 55.7 53.3-58.1
African American 468 174 39.6 34.2-45.3 76 14.7 11.3-18.9 218 45.7 40.3-51.3
Asian 9 3 31.1 9.4-66.3 3 30.2 8.5-66.9 3 38.7 12.6-73.4
Native American 54 29 45.3 28.8-63.0 5 9.5 3.5-23.3 20 45.2 27.8-63.8
Other Minorities 127 32 23.6 15.2-34.7 41 36.1 25.9-47.7 54 40.4 29.8-51.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 127 30 21.3 13.7-31.6 47 37.8 27.6-49.1 50 40.9 30.3-52.5
-English Speaking 47 13 20.6 10.8-35.8 12 26.1 14.1-43.2 22 53.3 35.8-70.0
-Spanish Speaking 80 17 21.6 12.2-35.3 35 42.7 29.6-56.8 28 35.7 23.5-50.2
Non-Hispanic 2,960 1,067 36.8 34.7-38.9 266 9.4 8.1-10.8 1,627 53.8 51.6-56.0
AGE
18-24 155 80 53.2 43.5-62.7 36 25.0 17.2-34.8 39 21.9 15.2-30.4
25-34 410 183 44.1 38.3-50.1 77 21.4 16.6-27.2 150 34.5 29.2-40.2
35-44 532 254 47.5 42.3-52.8 76 15.4 11.9-19.7 202 37.0 32.2-42.2
45-54 572 241 40.0 35.2-45.0 60 9.9 7.4-13.2 271 50.1 45.0-55.1
55-64 653 214 32.9 28.7-37.5 41 5.6 3.8- 8.0 398 61.5 56.9-66.0
65-74 493 94 17.4 13.8-21.7 15 2.9 1.6- 5.2 384 79.6 75.1-83.5
75+ 265 30 9.6 6.3-14.2 6 2.1 0.9- 4.9 229 88.3 83.4-91.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 638 258 40.8 36.0-45.7 78 13.9 10.6-18.0 302 45.3 40.5-50.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 958 414 45.0 41.1-49.0 95 10.4 8.2-13.2 449 44.6 40.7-48.5
Some Post-H.S. 749 254 33.0 29.0-37.2 78 11.5 8.8-14.8 417 55.6 51.2-59.9
College Graduate 737 167 21.3 18.1-25.0 63 9.4 7.1-12.4 507 69.3 65.1-73.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 338 154 43.5 36.8-50.4 29 10.0 6.3-15.4 155 46.6 39.7-53.5
$15,000- 24,999 508 207 42.5 37.0-48.2 66 13.2 9.8-17.6 235 44.3 38.9-49.8
$25,000- 34,999 386 145 40.9 35.2-46.9 43 12.3 8.8-17.0 198 46.8 41.0-52.6
$35,000- 49,999 471 194 40.4 35.2-45.9 44 10.5 7.4-14.6 233 49.1 43.7-54.5
$50,000-74,999 420 131 31.0 26.0-36.4 38 9.0 6.2-12.9 251 60.0 54.4-65.4
$75,000+ 411 100 24.7 20.0-30.0 31 7.9 5.3-11.6 280 67.5 61.8-72.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,113 393 37.1 33.6-40.7 101 9.0 7.0-11.4 619 54.0 50.3-57.6
No 1,848 655 34.7 32.1-37.4 199 12.5 10.7-14.7 994 52.7 50.0-55.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,176 323 26.9 24.0-30.1 70 5.3 4.0- 6.9 783 67.8 64.5-70.9
Non-Veteran 1,842 744 40.7 37.9-43.5 228 14.1 12.1-16.3 870 45.2 42.4-48.1
Currently Serving 64 29 44.2 31.0-58.2 15 27.9 16.5-43.1 20 27.9 17.1-42.0

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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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