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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-WHITES

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,220 5,477 48.8 47.6-50.0 5,743 51.2 50.0-52.4
GENDER
Male 4,186 2,420 56.4 54.5-58.2 1,766 43.6 41.8-45.5
Female 7,034 3,057 41.8 40.3-43.2 3,977 58.2 56.8-59.7
AGE
18-24 520 216 42.4 37.2-47.7 304 57.6 52.3-62.8
25-34 1,581 689 42.5 39.5-45.5 892 57.5 54.5-60.5
35-44 2,045 949 44.9 42.3-47.6 1,096 55.1 52.4-57.7
45-54 2,126 1,091 49.6 47.0-52.2 1,035 50.4 47.8-53.0
55-64 2,026 1,144 56.8 54.1-59.5 882 43.2 40.5-45.9
65-74 1,611 853 56.3 53.3-59.3 758 43.7 40.7-46.7
75+ 1,268 523 44.5 41.1-48.0 745 55.5 52.0-58.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,450 862 63.5 60.2-66.6 588 36.5 33.4-39.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,232 1,715 54.1 51.9-56.2 1,517 45.9 43.8-48.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,894 1,480 50.5 48.2-52.7 1,414 49.5 47.3-51.8
College Graduate 3,630 1,414 38.0 36.0-39.9 2,216 62.0 60.1-64.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,046 620 61.6 57.6-65.5 426 38.4 34.5-42.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,589 870 57.4 54.3-60.4 719 42.6 39.6-45.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,278 667 54.4 51.1-57.8 611 45.6 42.2-48.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,574 823 53.7 50.7-56.7 751 46.3 43.3-49.3
$50,000-74,999 1,539 693 45.9 42.9-49.0 846 54.1 51.0-57.1
$75,000+ 1,801 725 38.5 35.8-41.2 1,076 61.5 58.8-64.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,548 2,031 58.8 56.7-60.9 1,517 41.2 39.1-43.3
No 7,379 3,286 44.2 42.8-45.6 4,093 55.8 54.4-57.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,559 1,050 67.7 64.8-70.4 509 32.3 29.6-35.2
Non-Veteran 9,538 4,363 44.9 43.7-46.2 5,175 55.1 53.8-56.3
Currently Serving 107 57 57.8 47.0-68.0 50 42.2 32.0-53.0

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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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