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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 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
AGE
18-24 70 2 3.5 0.7-15.7 6 10.5 3.9-25.1 49 67.7 53.0-79.6 13 18.3 9.9-31.4 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 172 4 3.3 1.0-10.1 17 10.9 6.4-17.9 108 63.5 54.5-71.7 37 20.4 14.2-28.4 6 1.8 0.7- 4.7
35-44 238 12 5.7 3.0-10.9 33 15.7 10.9-22.2 146 58.6 50.9-66.0 40 15.8 11.2-21.9 7 4.1 1.5-10.4
45-54 223 13 6.4 3.3-12.2 43 19.2 13.6-26.2 122 52.7 44.7-60.6 32 15.8 10.5-23.0 13 5.9 3.2-10.7
55-64 198 15 7.5 4.0-13.6 33 14.7 9.6-22.0 102 54.2 45.7-62.4 25 12.7 8.0-19.6 23 10.9 7.1-16.5
65-74 79 2 2.0 0.5- 7.9 12 13.6 7.3-24.1 43 60.8 47.5-72.6 8 8.1 3.8-16.6 14 15.5 8.0-27.7
75+ 28 0 0.0 . - . 4 9.2 3.2-23.7 11 39.9 21.9-61.0 1 2.9 0.4-18.4 12 48.0 28.0-68.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 194 9 5.7 2.6-11.8 31 13.9 9.2-20.4 115 62.7 54.1-70.5 20 8.2 5.0-13.1 19 9.6 5.4-16.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 357 19 5.9 3.3-10.1 57 16.1 11.9-21.2 204 58.8 52.5-64.8 51 12.9 9.4-17.5 26 6.4 4.1- 9.7
Some Post-H.S. 254 12 5.1 2.5-10.1 29 12.4 7.9-19.1 152 57.5 49.6-64.9 46 20.1 14.5-27.2 15 4.9 2.7- 8.9
College Graduate 202 8 3.4 1.6- 6.9 31 15.1 10.1-21.9 110 53.9 45.6-61.9 39 22.4 16.0-30.3 14 5.3 2.9- 9.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 109 9 8.0 3.4-17.6 18 16.8 8.9-29.7 58 52.8 40.2-65.0 17 15.2 7.9-27.1 7 7.2 3.2-15.5
$15,000- 24,999 162 7 3.7 1.6- 8.2 24 13.6 8.2-21.7 86 58.4 48.9-67.3 29 16.3 11.0-23.6 16 8.0 4.5-14.1
$25,000- 34,999 151 5 3.0 1.2- 7.6 16 12.8 7.4-21.1 92 59.5 49.8-68.5 30 18.5 12.4-26.7 8 6.1 2.4-15.0
$35,000- 49,999 177 9 7.4 3.3-15.9 24 12.9 8.1-19.9 101 57.8 48.7-66.4 36 19.5 13.5-27.2 7 2.4 1.1- 5.4
$50,000-74,999 134 9 8.2 4.0-16.0 22 16.6 10.3-25.7 79 58.1 47.9-67.6 16 11.8 6.6-20.3 8 5.3 2.4-11.2
$75,000+ 119 3 1.4 0.4- 4.6 22 18.5 11.7-28.0 69 58.2 47.5-68.2 16 15.4 8.9-25.3 9 6.5 2.9-13.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 349 24 6.1 3.9- 9.6 57 14.2 10.5-19.0 185 57.7 51.4-63.7 53 15.2 11.3-20.3 30 6.8 4.5-10.0
No 639 23 4.7 2.8- 7.6 89 14.8 11.7-18.7 383 58.4 53.5-63.1 101 15.8 12.7-19.6 43 6.3 4.3- 9.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 304 15 5.1 2.6- 9.7 44 14.1 10.0-19.4 160 55.2 48.6-61.7 48 14.8 10.8-19.8 37 10.9 7.6-15.3
Non-Veteran 669 31 5.0 3.3- 7.6 101 15.0 12.0-18.7 402 59.9 55.2-64.4 97 14.9 11.9-18.6 38 5.1 3.4- 7.6
Currently Serving 35 2 7.7 1.9-26.8 3 8.5 2.7-23.9 19 49.4 31.6-67.4 11 34.3 18.9-54.0 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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