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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,569 12,436 77.9 77.0-78.9 3,133 22.1 21.1-23.0
GENDER
Male 5,685 4,373 74.7 73.0-76.3 1,312 25.3 23.7-27.0
Female 9,884 8,063 81.0 79.9-82.0 1,821 19.0 18.0-20.1
RACE
White 11,741 9,390 77.6 76.5-78.7 2,351 22.4 21.3-23.5
African American 2,578 2,052 77.9 75.5-80.1 526 22.1 19.9-24.5
Asian 106 99 95.4 88.7-98.2 7 4.6 1.8-11.3
Native American 299 192 57.9 49.3-66.0 107 42.1 34.0-50.7
Other Minorities 778 646 81.5 77.2-85.1 132 18.5 14.9-22.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 815 695 83.9 79.8-87.3 120 16.1 12.7-20.2
-English Speaking 311 259 83.8 77.5-88.6 52 16.2 11.4-22.5
-Spanish Speaking 503 435 83.9 78.7-88.0 68 16.1 12.0-21.3
Non-Hispanic 14,719 11,709 77.3 76.3-78.3 3,010 22.7 21.7-23.7
AGE
18-24 625 453 72.2 67.7-76.3 172 27.8 23.7-32.3
25-34 1,862 1,390 73.6 70.9-76.1 472 26.4 23.9-29.1
35-44 2,662 2,032 77.3 75.2-79.2 630 22.7 20.8-24.8
45-54 3,083 2,300 74.3 72.2-76.3 783 25.7 23.7-27.8
55-64 3,084 2,460 80.4 78.7-82.0 624 19.6 18.0-21.3
65-74 2,355 2,015 86.1 84.4-87.7 340 13.9 12.3-15.6
75+ 1,786 1,693 94.8 93.4-95.9 93 5.2 4.1- 6.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,380 1,762 70.4 67.4-73.3 618 29.6 26.7-32.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,719 3,596 73.1 71.1-74.9 1,123 26.9 25.1-28.9
Some Post-H.S. 3,845 2,980 75.5 73.4-77.5 865 24.5 22.5-26.6
College Graduate 4,585 4,066 89.1 87.8-90.2 519 10.9 9.8-12.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,772 1,271 67.5 63.6-71.1 501 32.5 28.9-36.4
$15,000- 24,999 2,576 1,950 72.5 69.8-75.0 626 27.5 25.0-30.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,868 1,440 75.4 72.5-78.1 428 24.6 21.9-27.5
$35,000- 49,999 2,196 1,705 76.2 73.6-78.5 491 23.8 21.5-26.4
$50,000-74,999 2,013 1,639 78.4 75.6-81.0 374 21.6 19.0-24.4
$75,000+ 2,835 2,491 86.8 84.9-88.4 344 13.2 11.6-15.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,600 4,323 73.2 71.4-74.9 1,277 26.8 25.1-28.6
No 9,479 7,723 80.1 78.9-81.3 1,756 19.9 18.7-21.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,265 1,799 75.7 73.1-78.1 466 24.3 21.9-26.9
Non-Veteran 13,273 10,617 78.3 77.3-79.4 2,656 21.7 20.6-22.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^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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