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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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On the average, about how many cigarettes a day do you now smoke?*

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  Total
Respond.^
<10 cigaretts/per day 10-20 cigarettes/per day 20 cigs.(one pack)/per day More than 20 cigarettes/per day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,738 513 30.5 27.6-33.5 584 33.2 30.3-36.2 476 27.4 24.6-30.4 165 8.9 7.4-10.7
RACE
White 1,336 333 25.5 22.5-28.8 442 33.3 30.0-36.8 409 30.8 27.5-34.3 152 10.4 8.6-12.6
African American 300 140 47.4 40.0-54.9 104 35.2 28.6-42.6 49 15.5 10.9-21.6 7 1.9 0.8- 4.2
Asian 6 4 85.7 47.7-97.5 2 14.3 2.5-52.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 56 10 14.5 6.7-28.6 29 45.6 28.9-63.4 14 26.8 14.7-43.8 3 13.1 2.7-45.0
Other Minorities 40 26 74.7 57.2-86.6 7 10.2 4.3-22.3 4 8.1 2.3-24.6 3 7.0 2.2-20.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 41 26 73.5 56.4-85.6 7 13.8 5.8-29.5 5 9.3 3.0-25.3 3 3.5 1.0-11.0
-English Speaking 34 19 65.5 45.7-81.1 7 17.9 7.5-37.0 5 12.0 3.9-31.6 3 4.5 1.3-14.1
-Spanish Speaking 7 7 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,697 487 29.2 26.3-32.2 577 33.8 30.8-36.9 471 28.0 25.1-31.0 162 9.1 7.5-10.9
AGE
18-24 88 33 37.1 26.4-49.4 28 29.4 19.7-41.4 23 30.1 19.6-43.2 4 3.4 1.2- 9.2
25-34 263 100 34.8 28.4-41.8 95 37.0 30.2-44.3 54 22.9 17.3-29.7 14 5.4 2.7-10.4
35-44 377 100 27.1 21.8-33.0 148 38.6 32.9-44.7 95 24.1 19.5-29.5 34 10.2 7.0-14.6
45-54 429 119 28.8 23.7-34.5 122 27.7 22.7-33.3 131 30.7 25.5-36.4 57 12.9 9.4-17.4
55-64 340 89 25.3 20.2-31.1 107 30.4 24.9-36.5 110 32.9 27.2-39.1 34 11.4 7.9-16.1
65-74 174 44 20.8 14.9-28.1 59 33.0 25.4-41.5 52 32.2 24.5-40.9 19 14.1 8.3-22.8
75+ 57 25 49.1 33.3-65.1 22 37.0 23.1-53.3 9 13.2 6.4-25.2 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 308 72 25.2 18.6-33.2 103 25.0 19.7-31.1 91 36.4 28.6-45.1 42 13.4 9.0-19.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 614 160 27.7 23.4-32.5 201 33.5 28.7-38.7 193 30.1 25.5-35.1 60 8.7 6.4-11.7
Some Post-H.S. 516 163 30.1 25.0-35.6 185 38.0 32.4-44.0 125 23.7 19.2-28.8 43 8.2 5.7-11.7
College Graduate 298 118 43.7 36.4-51.3 94 31.5 25.3-38.5 66 18.7 14.0-24.6 20 6.1 3.7- 9.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 315 85 30.3 23.5-38.1 117 32.9 26.6-39.8 83 27.4 21.1-34.7 30 9.5 5.8-15.2
$15,000- 24,999 362 99 29.3 23.2-36.4 114 28.9 23.2-35.2 107 31.5 25.3-38.5 42 10.3 7.2-14.5
$25,000- 34,999 240 68 32.8 25.0-41.7 82 34.7 27.3-42.8 64 22.9 17.0-30.0 26 9.7 6.1-15.1
$35,000- 49,999 257 78 29.0 22.7-36.2 77 31.2 24.2-39.3 77 29.9 23.0-37.9 25 9.9 6.1-15.7
$50,000-74,999 204 63 29.0 21.9-37.4 76 41.9 32.8-51.6 51 23.6 17.4-31.2 14 5.5 3.0- 9.7
$75,000+ 149 60 43.8 34.6-53.4 49 33.5 25.5-42.7 31 17.5 11.8-25.0 9 5.2 2.4-10.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 736 189 25.9 21.6-30.6 246 32.8 28.3-37.6 204 28.6 24.1-33.5 97 12.8 10.1-16.2
No 987 318 33.4 29.7-37.4 333 33.4 29.6-37.4 268 26.7 23.1-30.5 68 6.5 4.9- 8.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 57 20 37.9 23.1-55.4 17 34.5 20.6-51.9 12 18.4 9.7-32.0 8 9.2 3.6-21.4
Non-Veteran 1,681 493 30.2 27.3-33.2 567 33.1 30.2-36.2 464 27.8 24.9-30.9 157 8.9 7.4-10.8

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking daily or occasionally.

^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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