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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 2,456 111 5.0 4.0- 6.3 388 14.6 13.0-16.5 1,364 57.1 54.6-59.6 412 17.2 15.3-19.1 181 6.1 5.1- 7.3
GENDER
Male 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
Female 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
18-24 151 4 3.9 1.3-10.7 14 9.8 5.0-18.3 93 61.6 51.7-70.6 40 24.7 17.4-33.8 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 427 11 2.9 1.3- 6.3 42 11.0 7.8-15.3 256 60.5 54.6-66.1 105 23.4 18.9-28.6 13 2.3 1.2- 4.1
35-44 558 20 4.6 2.7- 7.6 83 14.9 11.5-18.9 340 58.9 53.6-64.0 101 18.6 14.8-23.1 14 3.1 1.5- 6.4
45-54 539 26 5.2 3.2- 8.3 100 17.1 13.6-21.3 304 57.7 52.4-62.7 74 14.2 10.8-18.3 35 5.8 4.0- 8.5
55-64 460 36 8.1 5.4-11.8 78 14.9 11.3-19.4 239 55.2 49.4-60.8 64 13.0 9.6-17.3 43 8.9 6.4-12.3
65-74 225 10 5.1 2.3-10.8 50 19.9 14.5-26.7 94 46.6 38.4-55.1 25 11.5 7.2-17.7 46 16.9 11.8-23.6
75+ 92 4 4.9 1.5-14.5 20 17.4 10.7-27.0 36 39.2 28.3-51.3 3 3.8 1.2-11.5 29 34.7 23.7-47.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 463 22 5.4 3.2- 8.9 81 14.9 11.4-19.1 243 57.3 51.6-62.8 63 12.5 9.4-16.4 54 10.0 7.1-14.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 878 44 5.4 3.7- 7.9 144 15.3 12.6-18.4 486 58.6 54.4-62.6 140 14.8 12.2-17.9 64 5.9 4.4- 7.9
Some Post-H.S. 667 31 5.4 3.5- 8.2 88 12.7 9.8-16.4 386 56.1 51.1-60.9 123 21.1 17.2-25.6 39 4.7 3.2- 6.9
College Graduate 445 14 3.1 1.8- 5.4 75 16.0 12.4-20.6 248 55.9 50.2-61.5 85 20.8 16.4-25.9 23 4.1 2.5- 6.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 349 27 7.5 4.6-11.9 51 14.2 9.9-20.1 183 54.7 47.8-61.5 56 15.2 11.0-20.7 32 8.3 5.5-12.4
$15,000- 24,999 459 15 3.2 1.8- 5.7 72 13.6 10.1-18.0 251 59.5 53.7-65.0 77 16.1 12.5-20.5 44 7.6 5.3-10.8
$25,000- 34,999 349 16 5.1 2.9- 8.6 51 13.0 9.2-18.1 190 55.2 48.6-61.7 72 21.3 16.4-27.2 20 5.4 2.8-10.1
$35,000- 49,999 379 16 6.6 3.6-11.6 61 15.1 11.3-19.9 214 56.7 50.4-62.8 72 18.6 14.3-23.8 16 3.0 1.8- 5.1
$50,000-74,999 263 13 6.1 3.3-11.0 44 16.2 11.5-22.5 146 57.2 49.9-64.3 44 15.0 10.6-20.9 16 5.4 3.1- 9.3
$75,000+ 241 8 2.1 1.0- 4.4 39 16.3 11.4-22.8 135 56.1 48.3-63.5 49 21.2 15.4-28.5 10 4.3 2.0- 8.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 913 50 5.7 4.1- 7.8 159 14.7 12.2-17.6 474 56.0 52.0-60.0 153 17.1 14.3-20.4 77 6.5 5.0- 8.3
No 1,503 59 4.6 3.3- 6.3 226 14.8 12.7-17.2 867 57.6 54.4-60.8 251 17.2 14.9-19.8 100 5.8 4.5- 7.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 328 16 5.2 2.7- 9.6 47 14.2 10.3-19.3 177 56.2 49.7-62.4 51 14.2 10.5-19.0 37 10.3 7.2-14.5
Non-Veteran 2,086 92 4.9 3.8- 6.2 337 14.9 13.1-16.9 1,164 57.5 54.8-60.2 349 17.3 15.3-19.5 144 5.5 4.4- 6.7
Currently Serving 41 3 8.0 2.2-25.3 4 9.5 3.4-23.8 22 49.2 32.2-66.4 12 33.3 18.6-52.2 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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