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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-WHITES

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,476 2,032 37.7 36.1-39.4 482 8.9 7.9- 9.9 2,962 53.4 51.8-55.1
GENDER
Male 2,420 855 36.0 33.7-38.3 187 8.3 7.0- 9.8 1,378 55.7 53.3-58.1
Female 3,056 1,177 40.0 37.8-42.1 295 9.5 8.3-10.9 1,584 50.5 48.3-52.7
AGE
18-24 216 121 64.3 56.3-71.5 33 14.8 9.7-22.1 62 20.9 15.6-27.4
25-34 689 331 49.9 45.3-54.5 103 14.1 11.2-17.7 255 36.0 31.8-40.5
35-44 949 462 48.9 45.0-52.9 108 12.1 9.7-15.1 379 38.9 35.2-42.8
45-54 1,090 466 41.5 38.0-45.2 91 8.5 6.6-10.8 533 50.0 46.3-53.6
55-64 1,144 389 32.8 29.5-36.3 80 6.3 4.8- 8.3 675 60.9 57.3-64.4
65-74 853 183 19.1 16.1-22.5 46 4.8 3.3- 6.9 624 76.1 72.4-79.4
75+ 523 77 11.9 9.1-15.3 19 3.4 2.0- 5.6 427 84.8 81.0-87.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 862 404 49.3 45.1-53.5 75 8.0 6.2-10.3 383 42.7 38.6-46.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,714 745 45.8 42.8-48.8 154 8.0 6.5- 9.8 815 46.2 43.3-49.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,480 546 36.1 33.1-39.3 136 10.4 8.4-12.7 798 53.5 50.3-56.7
College Graduate 1,414 334 22.8 20.3-25.6 117 8.9 7.2-11.0 963 68.3 65.2-71.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 620 298 46.7 41.7-51.8 64 10.7 7.7-14.7 258 42.6 37.6-47.7
$15,000- 24,999 870 386 47.0 42.8-51.4 80 7.2 5.5- 9.2 404 45.8 41.6-50.1
$25,000- 34,999 667 278 44.4 39.8-49.1 73 11.4 8.6-15.0 316 44.2 39.7-48.9
$35,000- 49,999 823 321 40.3 36.2-44.5 68 8.5 6.4-11.3 434 51.2 46.9-55.4
$50,000-74,999 693 221 31.8 27.8-36.2 50 7.7 5.5-10.6 422 60.5 56.0-64.8
$75,000+ 725 185 26.0 22.2-30.1 58 8.1 6.0-10.9 482 65.9 61.5-70.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,030 744 37.7 35.1-40.4 181 7.9 6.6- 9.4 1,105 54.4 51.6-57.1
No 3,286 1,220 37.3 35.3-39.4 285 9.3 8.1-10.7 1,781 53.4 51.3-55.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,050 287 26.6 23.6-29.9 47 4.2 3.0- 5.9 716 69.2 65.8-72.4
Non-Veteran 4,362 1,717 41.0 39.1-42.9 420 9.9 8.8-11.2 2,225 49.1 47.2-50.9
Currently Serving 57 27 44.5 30.4-59.6 14 28.3 16.3-44.5 16 27.2 15.8-42.6

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life.

^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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