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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

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 7,405 2,424 36.8 35.2-38.4 709 11.0 10.0-12.1 4,272 52.2 50.6-53.8
GENDER
Male 3,306 1,033 36.5 34.2-38.9 279 11.0 9.5-12.8 1,994 52.5 50.1-54.9
Female 4,099 1,391 37.2 35.1-39.2 430 11.0 9.8-12.4 2,278 51.8 49.8-53.9
RACE
White 5,841 1,881 36.8 35.0-38.6 470 9.1 8.1-10.3 3,490 54.1 52.3-55.9
African American 1,061 372 40.2 36.1-44.4 154 15.0 12.0-18.5 535 44.9 40.9-48.9
Asian 25 4 17.1 5.0-44.6 3 15.5 4.0-44.7 18 67.4 40.9-86.1
Native American 177 89 59.1 48.5-68.9 18 7.4 4.0-13.3 70 33.5 24.5-43.8
Other Minorities 273 71 25.7 19.0-33.7 61 23.3 17.2-30.9 141 51.0 43.0-58.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 273 57 20.8 14.6-28.8 63 23.5 17.3-31.0 153 55.7 47.5-63.6
-English Speaking 120 31 27.4 17.4-40.3 21 15.4 9.3-24.2 68 57.3 45.1-68.6
-Spanish Speaking 153 26 18.3 11.1-28.7 42 26.6 18.6-36.4 85 55.1 44.9-64.9
Non-Hispanic 7,109 2,365 38.2 36.5-39.8 645 10.0 9.0-11.1 4,099 51.8 50.2-53.4
AGE
18-24 229 135 57.7 49.9-65.2 37 16.3 11.3-22.8 57 26.0 19.6-33.5
25-34 730 341 46.0 41.4-50.6 131 16.5 13.6-19.9 258 37.6 33.2-42.1
35-44 1,072 501 44.7 41.0-48.4 129 11.7 9.4-14.4 442 43.7 39.9-47.5
45-54 1,565 608 38.1 35.0-41.2 175 11.8 9.6-14.3 782 50.2 47.0-53.4
55-64 1,687 493 28.0 25.5-30.6 131 7.5 6.1- 9.1 1,063 64.6 61.8-67.3
65-74 1,319 265 19.0 16.7-21.7 75 5.1 3.9- 6.6 979 75.9 73.0-78.5
75+ 757 65 8.1 6.1-10.7 28 3.9 2.5- 6.1 664 88.0 84.9-90.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,293 465 42.6 38.4-46.8 153 12.9 10.3-15.9 675 44.6 40.6-48.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,401 897 41.6 38.8-44.5 226 11.1 9.3-13.2 1,278 47.3 44.5-50.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,924 697 40.1 37.0-43.3 168 10.3 8.3-12.7 1,059 49.6 46.4-52.7
College Graduate 1,769 359 21.0 18.6-23.6 160 10.2 8.5-12.4 1,250 68.8 65.8-71.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 967 374 43.2 38.1-48.4 127 16.0 12.1-20.7 466 40.9 36.2-45.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,330 486 40.7 36.9-44.6 140 11.8 9.6-14.5 704 47.5 43.6-51.4
$25,000- 34,999 935 341 40.2 35.9-44.7 87 10.7 8.0-14.0 507 49.1 44.7-53.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,082 404 40.4 36.5-44.5 87 9.5 7.3-12.3 591 50.1 46.0-54.2
$50,000-74,999 951 302 37.0 32.5-41.6 72 8.4 6.2-11.3 577 54.6 50.0-59.1
$75,000+ 1,158 249 23.4 20.3-26.8 95 10.4 7.9-13.6 814 66.1 62.3-69.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,101 992 37.8 35.2-40.4 285 10.2 8.7-11.8 1,824 52.1 49.5-54.6
No 4,107 1,362 35.8 33.7-37.9 394 11.4 9.9-13.0 2,351 52.8 50.6-55.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,509 379 29.1 26.1-32.3 87 8.2 6.1-10.9 1,043 62.7 59.3-66.0
Non-Veteran 5,883 2,039 38.6 36.8-40.5 617 11.7 10.5-12.9 3,227 49.7 47.9-51.6

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

^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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