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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 2,380 468 20.8 18.8-23.0 762 31.3 29.0-33.7 784 32.9 30.6-35.3 366 15.0 13.3-16.9
GENDER
Male 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
Female 1,404 303 21.8 19.3-24.6 500 35.2 32.2-38.4 456 32.9 29.9-36.0 145 10.1 8.3-12.2
AGE
18-24 148 51 33.8 25.0-43.9 48 30.1 22.2-39.5 38 26.0 18.3-35.6 11 10.0 5.1-18.8
25-34 418 114 28.0 22.8-33.8 149 37.3 31.6-43.4 124 28.6 23.6-34.3 31 6.1 4.0- 9.2
35-44 543 93 18.1 14.3-22.7 183 31.9 27.2-37.0 182 34.5 29.7-39.7 85 15.5 12.0-19.6
45-54 519 76 15.1 11.6-19.3 155 28.9 24.3-33.9 185 35.6 30.6-40.8 103 20.5 16.6-25.0
55-64 446 70 16.8 12.7-21.9 137 29.1 24.2-34.6 155 34.7 29.3-40.5 84 19.4 15.1-24.5
65-74 220 40 20.3 14.5-27.8 63 27.4 20.5-35.5 76 35.4 27.6-43.9 41 17.0 11.7-24.0
75+ 83 23 26.3 16.9-38.4 26 30.1 20.1-42.4 23 29.1 18.3-42.8 11 14.6 7.8-25.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 449 66 16.9 12.7-22.0 122 25.3 20.6-30.8 162 35.6 30.3-41.3 99 22.2 17.7-27.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 849 149 17.6 14.6-21.2 259 29.3 25.7-33.2 315 37.7 33.6-41.9 126 15.4 12.5-18.7
Some Post-H.S. 648 135 22.4 18.4-27.0 233 36.6 31.9-41.5 203 30.5 26.3-35.1 77 10.5 8.0-13.5
College Graduate 431 118 29.1 24.0-34.8 146 33.4 28.2-39.1 104 24.4 19.7-29.8 63 13.1 9.9-17.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 340 56 20.0 14.3-27.3 94 28.3 22.2-35.4 122 32.5 26.6-39.0 68 19.2 14.7-24.6
$15,000- 24,999 450 96 20.0 15.9-24.9 136 28.8 23.8-34.4 155 37.0 31.4-43.1 63 14.1 10.3-19.1
$25,000- 34,999 342 74 23.7 18.2-30.1 106 27.2 21.9-33.2 117 33.7 27.7-40.2 45 15.4 11.0-21.2
$35,000- 49,999 363 63 19.9 15.0-25.8 123 32.8 27.2-38.9 121 33.5 27.7-39.8 56 13.9 10.2-18.5
$50,000-74,999 259 51 20.3 15.0-27.0 99 38.3 31.4-45.7 65 24.7 18.8-31.8 44 16.7 12.1-22.5
$75,000+ 233 56 23.2 17.3-30.3 73 34.2 26.9-42.3 70 29.8 23.3-37.3 34 12.8 8.6-18.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 883 146 15.6 12.9-18.7 259 28.7 25.1-32.7 297 35.3 31.3-39.4 181 20.4 17.3-23.9
No 1,460 313 23.6 20.8-26.6 489 32.8 29.8-35.9 476 31.5 28.6-34.5 182 12.1 10.2-14.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 316 50 17.2 12.7-22.7 89 26.9 21.5-33.1 106 35.6 29.4-42.3 71 20.4 15.8-25.8
Non-Veteran 2,023 400 20.7 18.5-23.2 658 31.9 29.4-34.6 673 33.0 30.5-35.7 292 14.3 12.5-16.3
Currently Serving 40 18 52.5 35.0-69.4 14 36.0 20.8-54.5 5 7.4 2.8-17.9 3 4.2 1.3-12.6

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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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