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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,574 7,410 46.2 45.0-47.3 8,164 53.8 52.7-55.0
GENDER
Male 5,687 3,308 53.2 51.4-55.0 2,379 46.8 45.0-48.6
Female 9,887 4,102 39.5 38.2-40.8 5,785 60.5 59.2-61.8
RACE
White 11,746 5,846 48.8 47.5-50.1 5,900 51.2 49.9-52.5
African American 2,578 1,061 40.1 37.6-42.7 1,517 59.9 57.3-62.4
Asian 106 25 14.1 8.4-22.7 81 85.9 77.3-91.6
Native American 299 177 63.3 55.5-70.5 122 36.7 29.5-44.5
Other Minorities 778 273 37.7 33.2-42.5 505 62.3 57.5-66.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 815 273 36.4 31.9-41.0 542 63.6 59.0-68.1
-English Speaking 311 120 37.8 30.9-45.3 191 62.2 54.7-69.1
-Spanish Speaking 503 153 35.9 30.5-41.7 350 64.1 58.3-69.5
Non-Hispanic 14,724 7,114 47.2 46.0-48.3 7,610 52.8 51.7-54.0
AGE
18-24 625 229 37.5 33.0-42.4 396 62.5 57.6-67.0
25-34 1,862 730 42.3 39.4-45.2 1,132 57.7 54.8-60.6
35-44 2,662 1,072 40.4 38.1-42.7 1,590 59.6 57.3-61.9
45-54 3,084 1,566 51.5 49.3-53.8 1,518 48.5 46.2-50.7
55-64 3,085 1,688 55.3 53.1-57.5 1,397 44.7 42.5-46.9
65-74 2,356 1,320 57.5 55.1-59.9 1,036 42.5 40.1-44.9
75+ 1,787 758 43.5 40.7-46.3 1,029 56.5 53.7-59.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,381 1,294 53.4 50.3-56.5 1,087 46.6 43.5-49.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,721 2,403 51.1 49.0-53.2 2,318 48.9 46.8-51.0
Some Post-H.S. 3,846 1,925 48.6 46.3-51.0 1,921 51.4 49.0-53.7
College Graduate 4,585 1,769 35.1 33.3-36.8 2,816 64.9 63.2-66.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,773 968 55.0 51.4-58.6 805 45.0 41.4-48.6
$15,000- 24,999 2,576 1,330 52.4 49.5-55.3 1,246 47.6 44.7-50.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,868 935 48.4 45.2-51.5 933 51.6 48.5-54.8
$35,000- 49,999 2,197 1,083 47.8 44.9-50.7 1,114 52.2 49.3-55.1
$50,000-74,999 2,013 951 47.5 44.6-50.5 1,062 52.5 49.5-55.4
$75,000+ 2,836 1,159 39.1 36.8-41.4 1,677 60.9 58.6-63.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,602 3,103 55.9 54.1-57.8 2,499 44.1 42.2-45.9
No 9,482 4,110 42.1 40.7-43.5 5,372 57.9 56.5-59.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,266 1,510 65.3 62.6-67.8 756 34.7 32.2-37.4
Non-Veteran 13,277 5,887 43.1 41.9-44.3 7,390 56.9 55.7-58.1

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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.

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