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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-WHITES

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 11,219 2,032 18.4 17.5-19.3 482 4.3 3.9- 4.8 2,962 26.1 25.1-27.1 5,743 51.2 50.0-52.4
GENDER
Male 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
Female 7,033 1,177 16.7 15.6-17.8 295 4.0 3.5- 4.6 1,584 21.1 20.0-22.2 3,977 58.3 56.8-59.7
AGE
18-24 520 121 27.2 22.6-32.4 33 6.3 4.0- 9.7 62 8.9 6.6-11.8 304 57.6 52.3-62.8
25-34 1,581 331 21.2 18.8-23.8 103 6.0 4.7- 7.6 255 15.3 13.3-17.5 892 57.5 54.5-60.5
35-44 2,045 462 22.0 19.8-24.3 108 5.4 4.3- 6.8 379 17.5 15.6-19.5 1,096 55.1 52.4-57.7
45-54 2,125 466 20.6 18.6-22.7 91 4.2 3.3- 5.4 533 24.8 22.6-27.1 1,035 50.4 47.8-53.0
55-64 2,026 389 18.6 16.6-20.8 80 3.6 2.7- 4.7 675 34.6 32.0-37.3 882 43.2 40.5-45.9
65-74 1,611 183 10.8 9.0-12.8 46 2.7 1.9- 3.9 624 42.9 39.9-45.9 758 43.7 40.7-46.7
75+ 1,268 77 5.3 4.1- 6.9 19 1.5 0.9- 2.5 427 37.7 34.3-41.2 745 55.5 52.0-58.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,450 404 31.3 28.2-34.5 75 5.1 3.9- 6.6 383 27.1 24.2-30.1 588 36.5 33.4-39.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,231 745 24.8 22.9-26.7 154 4.3 3.5- 5.3 815 25.0 23.2-26.9 1,517 45.9 43.8-48.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,894 546 18.2 16.5-20.1 136 5.2 4.2- 6.5 798 27.0 25.1-29.0 1,414 49.5 47.3-51.8
College Graduate 3,630 334 8.7 7.6- 9.8 117 3.4 2.7- 4.2 963 25.9 24.2-27.7 2,216 62.0 60.1-64.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,046 298 28.8 25.3-32.5 64 6.6 4.7- 9.2 258 26.2 22.9-29.9 426 38.4 34.5-42.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,589 386 27.0 24.2-30.0 80 4.1 3.2- 5.3 404 26.3 23.6-29.2 719 42.6 39.6-45.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,278 278 24.2 21.3-27.3 73 6.2 4.6- 8.2 316 24.1 21.4-27.0 611 45.6 42.2-48.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,574 321 21.6 19.2-24.3 68 4.6 3.4- 6.1 434 27.5 24.8-30.2 751 46.3 43.3-49.3
$50,000-74,999 1,539 221 14.6 12.6-16.9 50 3.5 2.5- 4.9 422 27.8 25.1-30.6 846 54.1 51.0-57.1
$75,000+ 1,801 185 10.0 8.4-11.8 58 3.1 2.3- 4.2 482 25.4 23.0-27.9 1,076 61.5 58.8-64.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,547 744 22.2 20.5-24.0 181 4.7 3.9- 5.6 1,105 32.0 30.1-33.9 1,517 41.2 39.2-43.3
No 7,379 1,220 16.5 15.5-17.6 285 4.1 3.5- 4.7 1,781 23.6 22.4-24.8 4,093 55.8 54.4-57.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,559 287 18.0 15.9-20.4 47 2.9 2.0- 4.0 716 46.8 43.8-49.8 509 32.3 29.6-35.2
Non-Veteran 9,537 1,717 18.4 17.4-19.4 420 4.5 4.0- 5.0 2,225 22.0 21.0-23.1 5,175 55.1 53.8-56.4
Currently Serving 107 27 25.8 17.3-36.5 14 16.4 9.2-27.4 16 15.7 9.0-26.0 50 42.2 32.0-53.0

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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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