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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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 2,578 372 16.1 14.2-18.2 154 6.0 4.7- 7.6 535 18.0 16.2-19.9 1,517 59.9 57.3-62.4
GENDER
Male 781 153 20.4 17.0-24.4 49 7.1 4.8-10.4 213 22.2 19.0-25.7 366 50.3 45.7-54.8
Female 1,797 219 12.7 10.8-15.0 105 5.1 4.0- 6.5 322 14.7 12.9-16.7 1,151 67.4 64.6-70.1
AGE
18-24 129 24 20.1 13.0-29.8 4 3.8 1.3-10.2 3 2.4 0.7- 7.7 98 73.8 63.6-81.9
25-34 355 55 17.0 12.5-22.7 25 7.5 4.6-12.1 27 10.1 6.6-15.0 248 65.4 58.9-71.4
35-44 459 71 16.6 12.2-22.1 24 3.8 2.4- 6.0 48 10.4 7.5-14.4 316 69.2 63.4-74.4
45-54 555 97 19.4 15.3-24.1 49 10.0 6.1-15.9 108 18.7 15.1-22.9 301 52.0 46.4-57.5
55-64 481 71 15.8 12.1-20.5 31 6.2 4.1- 9.4 151 32.7 27.5-38.4 228 45.3 39.8-50.8
65-74 358 39 10.5 7.3-14.9 17 5.1 2.9- 8.9 126 39.2 32.8-46.0 176 45.3 39.0-51.7
75+ 221 11 4.1 2.2- 7.7 4 2.7 0.9- 7.9 69 30.8 24.1-38.4 137 62.4 54.6-69.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 553 92 19.5 15.2-24.7 42 7.7 5.2-11.2 162 24.8 20.6-29.5 257 48.1 42.3-53.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 926 157 20.6 17.0-24.7 64 6.8 4.9- 9.2 176 16.8 13.9-20.0 529 55.9 51.4-60.2
Some Post-H.S. 597 86 13.3 10.3-17.0 26 5.7 2.8-11.1 111 18.4 14.8-22.6 374 62.6 57.2-67.8
College Graduate 496 37 8.1 5.3-12.3 22 3.4 2.0- 5.8 84 13.2 10.2-16.8 353 75.3 70.4-79.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 504 94 23.4 18.1-29.6 39 6.5 4.5- 9.5 116 18.2 14.7-22.4 255 51.8 45.9-57.7
$15,000- 24,999 606 102 19.7 15.5-24.6 43 7.3 4.8-10.9 126 19.1 15.4-23.5 335 53.9 48.2-59.5
$25,000- 34,999 358 60 18.6 13.8-24.5 21 5.6 3.5- 9.0 56 13.6 9.9-18.3 221 62.2 55.6-68.4
$35,000- 49,999 319 33 10.8 6.9-16.4 10 3.2 1.5- 6.6 70 21.7 16.6-27.8 206 64.3 57.5-70.6
$50,000-74,999 222 25 11.6 7.4-17.8 11 5.0 2.4-10.4 35 14.5 9.8-21.1 151 68.8 60.8-75.8
$75,000+ 188 13 7.9 4.1-14.5 7 7.2 2.0-22.5 40 17.8 12.4-24.9 128 67.1 57.0-75.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 985 149 18.6 15.2-22.7 73 6.8 5.1- 9.1 262 23.5 20.5-26.9 501 51.0 46.9-55.2
No 1,458 207 15.3 13.0-18.1 65 4.9 3.3- 7.2 256 15.6 13.4-18.1 930 64.2 60.7-67.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 296 57 19.8 14.6-26.2 13 7.1 2.8-16.6 94 30.0 24.0-36.8 132 43.1 36.1-50.4
Non-Veteran 2,271 315 15.6 13.5-17.9 138 5.7 4.6- 7.1 441 16.1 14.3-18.0 1,377 62.6 59.9-65.3

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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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