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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITE FEMALES

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,197 1,286 17.0 15.9-18.1 336 4.3 3.8- 4.9 2,074 22.8 21.8-24.0 4,501 55.8 54.5-57.2
AGE
18-24 317 76 24.8 19.4-31.1 21 5.1 3.2- 8.2 33 9.1 6.1-13.5 187 60.9 54.2-67.3
25-34 969 219 23.6 20.6-26.9 61 5.9 4.4- 7.8 164 16.7 14.2-19.5 525 53.8 50.2-57.4
35-44 1,416 286 18.6 16.5-21.0 64 4.6 3.5- 6.0 280 20.4 18.0-23.0 786 56.4 53.3-59.4
45-54 1,544 305 19.5 17.2-22.0 75 5.1 3.9- 6.7 382 24.0 21.6-26.6 782 51.4 48.4-54.3
55-64 1,561 228 14.1 12.1-16.3 65 4.0 3.0- 5.3 451 28.6 26.0-31.3 817 53.3 50.4-56.3
65-74 1,247 128 9.3 7.6-11.3 32 2.1 1.4- 3.1 439 34.5 31.4-37.6 648 54.1 50.8-57.3
75+ 1,101 39 3.0 2.1- 4.3 17 1.9 1.1- 3.1 313 29.6 26.4-32.9 732 65.5 62.1-68.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,000 197 25.9 22.0-30.3 36 4.4 2.8- 6.8 238 20.1 17.2-23.3 529 49.5 45.1-54.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,460 527 24.0 21.9-26.3 102 4.2 3.3- 5.2 619 23.4 21.4-25.6 1,212 48.4 45.8-50.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,169 361 17.0 14.9-19.3 112 5.5 4.4- 6.9 593 25.1 22.9-27.4 1,103 52.4 49.6-55.2
College Graduate 2,551 199 7.4 6.2- 8.8 86 3.4 2.6- 4.3 620 21.3 19.6-23.2 1,646 67.9 65.7-70.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 910 179 22.0 18.4-26.1 40 4.2 2.9- 6.1 246 21.4 18.4-24.8 445 52.4 47.7-57.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,345 295 27.3 23.8-31.1 67 5.3 3.9- 7.2 331 21.2 18.7-24.0 652 46.2 42.5-49.9
$25,000- 34,999 954 193 22.8 19.3-26.7 44 4.7 3.2- 6.8 222 20.8 17.9-24.1 495 51.7 47.6-55.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,139 204 17.7 15.3-20.4 49 4.6 3.3- 6.3 274 23.5 20.7-26.5 612 54.2 50.8-57.7
$50,000-74,999 1,123 151 13.3 11.1-15.8 38 3.5 2.4- 5.0 297 25.3 22.4-28.3 637 58.0 54.5-61.4
$75,000+ 1,385 116 9.1 7.4-11.2 55 4.4 3.3- 6.0 346 23.0 20.6-25.6 868 63.5 60.4-66.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,572 483 21.2 19.1-23.5 124 5.2 4.2- 6.5 723 25.2 23.2-27.3 1,242 48.4 45.7-51.0
No 5,453 775 15.1 13.9-16.5 204 3.9 3.4- 4.6 1,314 21.9 20.7-23.3 3,160 59.0 57.3-60.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 137 25 18.2 11.5-27.7 9 6.2 3.0-12.5 34 23.1 15.7-32.7 69 52.4 42.0-62.7
Non-Veteran 8,053 1,260 17.0 15.9-18.1 327 4.3 3.8- 4.9 2,038 22.8 21.7-24.0 4,428 55.9 54.5-57.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

^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.

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