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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 1,447 63 4.8 3.6- 6.4 240 14.8 12.8-17.0 782 55.9 52.7-59.0 256 18.9 16.4-21.6 106 5.6 4.5- 7.0
AGE
18-24 81 2 4.4 1.1-16.0 8 8.9 4.0-18.6 44 53.3 40.5-65.6 27 33.4 22.4-46.6 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 255 7 2.4 1.0- 5.7 25 11.1 7.3-16.7 148 56.9 49.6-63.9 68 26.8 20.9-33.7 7 2.8 1.3- 5.8
35-44 320 8 3.2 1.4- 6.9 50 13.8 9.9-19.0 194 59.2 52.1-65.9 61 21.8 16.1-28.9 7 1.9 0.8- 4.5
45-54 316 13 4.1 2.2- 7.6 57 15.1 11.1-20.2 182 62.4 55.9-68.5 42 12.6 9.0-17.4 22 5.8 3.6- 9.2
55-64 262 21 8.8 5.5-13.9 45 15.1 10.9-20.5 137 56.4 49.1-63.5 39 13.3 9.2-18.8 20 6.4 3.9-10.2
65-74 146 8 7.8 3.1-18.0 38 25.5 17.9-35.0 51 34.2 25.2-44.4 17 14.4 8.2-24.1 32 18.2 12.2-26.1
75+ 64 4 8.4 2.7-23.5 16 23.4 13.7-36.8 25 38.7 26.4-52.7 2 4.4 1.1-16.7 17 25.1 15.1-38.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 269 13 5.1 2.7- 9.4 50 15.9 11.4-21.9 128 51.2 43.8-58.5 43 17.4 12.3-23.9 35 10.4 7.2-14.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 521 25 5.0 3.1- 7.9 87 14.4 11.3-18.1 282 58.3 53.1-63.3 89 17.0 13.3-21.4 38 5.4 3.7- 7.8
Some Post-H.S. 413 19 5.6 3.3- 9.4 59 13.0 9.7-17.3 234 54.7 48.6-60.7 77 22.1 17.0-28.1 24 4.6 2.9- 7.1
College Graduate 243 6 2.8 1.2- 6.4 44 17.2 12.3-23.6 138 58.5 51.0-65.7 46 18.8 13.7-25.2 9 2.6 1.3- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 240 18 7.2 4.2-12.0 33 12.4 8.5-17.7 125 56.1 48.5-63.5 39 15.2 10.9-20.9 25 9.1 5.8-14.0
$15,000- 24,999 297 8 2.8 1.2- 6.2 48 13.5 9.7-18.5 165 60.6 53.9-67.0 48 15.9 11.6-21.5 28 7.1 4.7-10.6
$25,000- 34,999 198 11 7.6 3.9-14.4 35 13.3 9.0-19.3 98 49.7 41.0-58.5 42 24.9 17.7-33.9 12 4.4 2.3- 8.6
$35,000- 49,999 202 7 5.5 2.4-12.2 37 17.8 12.3-25.0 113 55.3 47.0-63.4 36 17.5 12.0-24.9 9 3.8 1.9- 7.4
$50,000-74,999 129 4 2.9 1.0- 8.1 22 15.6 9.5-24.6 67 56.0 45.6-65.8 28 19.9 13.1-29.2 8 5.5 2.5-12.0
$75,000+ 122 5 3.2 1.2- 8.1 17 13.0 7.4-21.9 66 52.8 42.0-63.3 33 30.0 20.6-41.5 1 1.0 0.1- 7.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 564 26 5.2 3.2- 8.4 102 15.2 12.2-18.8 289 54.3 49.2-59.4 100 19.0 15.2-23.6 47 6.2 4.5- 8.5
No 864 36 4.4 3.1- 6.4 137 14.8 12.2-17.8 484 56.7 52.6-60.7 150 18.9 15.8-22.5 57 5.2 3.9- 6.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 24 1 6.9 1.0-35.7 3 16.1 5.1-40.8 17 71.6 47.8-87.5 3 5.4 1.6-16.8 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Veteran 1,417 61 4.7 3.5- 6.4 236 14.7 12.7-17.0 762 55.6 52.4-58.8 252 19.2 16.7-21.9 106 5.7 4.6- 7.1
Currently Serving 6 1 12.1 1.5-54.9 1 25.6 3.7-75.3 3 45.7 12.9-82.7 1 16.5 2.2-63.7 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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