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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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 9,884 1,391 14.7 13.7-15.7 430 4.3 3.8- 4.9 2,278 20.5 19.5-21.5 5,785 60.5 59.2-61.8
RACE
White 7,389 1,097 15.9 14.8-17.1 291 4.2 3.6- 4.9 1,853 23.1 21.9-24.4 4,148 56.8 55.2-58.3
African American 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
Asian 72 4 4.8 1.4-15.3 3 4.3 1.1-15.7 10 9.1 4.3-18.3 55 81.8 69.5-89.9
Native American 191 47 27.9 19.8-37.7 10 3.2 1.6- 6.4 41 20.8 14.4-28.9 93 48.1 39.0-57.3
Other Minorities 395 23 5.4 3.0- 9.5 20 4.2 2.5- 6.9 40 8.5 5.7-12.5 312 82.0 76.7-86.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 440 19 2.9 1.7- 4.8 24 5.0 3.2- 7.9 47 8.6 6.0-12.4 350 83.5 79.0-87.1
-English Speaking 208 18 6.6 3.8-11.1 18 8.6 5.0-14.5 35 13.7 9.1-20.1 137 71.1 63.2-77.9
-Spanish Speaking 231 1 0.4 0.1- 2.5 6 2.6 1.1- 6.1 12 5.3 2.5-10.7 212 91.8 86.2-95.2
Non-Hispanic 9,422 1,371 15.6 14.6-16.6 406 4.3 3.8- 4.9 2,220 21.3 20.3-22.4 5,425 58.8 57.5-60.1
AGE
18-24 388 73 19.1 14.8-24.2 19 4.4 2.6- 7.2 35 9.8 6.6-14.3 261 66.8 60.8-72.3
25-34 1,210 207 17.1 14.7-19.9 72 5.7 4.3- 7.5 150 13.8 11.6-16.4 781 63.4 60.0-66.6
35-44 1,659 310 17.2 15.2-19.5 82 4.6 3.6- 5.9 253 14.8 12.9-16.9 1,014 63.4 60.6-66.1
45-54 1,940 337 16.6 14.6-18.7 106 5.4 4.3- 6.8 465 24.3 22.1-26.7 1,032 53.7 51.0-56.4
55-64 1,916 268 13.3 11.6-15.2 81 3.9 3.0- 5.1 541 27.9 25.5-30.3 1,026 55.0 52.3-57.6
65-74 1,469 142 8.9 7.3-10.7 47 2.5 1.8- 3.5 486 33.3 30.4-36.4 794 55.3 52.1-58.4
75+ 1,213 43 3.2 2.2- 4.6 21 1.9 1.1- 3.2 328 27.5 24.6-30.6 821 67.4 64.1-70.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,453 233 18.3 15.4-21.5 86 5.6 4.3- 7.4 325 18.0 15.8-20.5 809 58.1 54.5-61.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,007 510 18.1 16.3-20.1 133 4.7 3.8- 5.8 670 20.7 18.8-22.8 1,694 56.5 54.0-58.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,604 439 18.0 16.0-20.1 107 4.2 3.2- 5.4 616 21.3 19.3-23.3 1,442 56.6 54.0-59.2
College Graduate 2,793 207 6.5 5.5- 7.7 102 3.6 2.8- 4.6 660 20.5 18.8-22.4 1,824 69.4 67.2-71.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,305 246 20.8 17.8-24.1 84 6.8 5.1- 9.1 297 19.5 16.8-22.4 678 52.9 49.2-56.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,723 301 19.2 16.7-22.0 80 4.8 3.6- 6.3 386 19.6 17.4-22.0 956 56.4 53.2-59.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,173 194 16.9 14.2-19.9 55 4.9 3.4- 7.0 267 21.5 18.4-25.0 657 56.7 52.8-60.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,329 215 16.7 14.2-19.6 52 4.0 2.9- 5.6 291 18.6 16.0-21.4 771 60.7 57.2-64.1
$50,000-74,999 1,184 161 14.4 11.8-17.4 46 3.8 2.7- 5.4 292 23.0 20.2-26.1 685 58.8 55.1-62.3
$75,000+ 1,544 113 6.7 5.5- 8.3 48 3.3 2.3- 4.6 373 22.5 20.2-25.1 1,010 67.5 64.6-70.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,609 573 17.7 16.0-19.6 183 5.4 4.5- 6.6 990 25.0 23.2-26.8 1,863 51.9 49.7-54.1
No 5,978 785 13.3 12.2-14.5 229 3.8 3.2- 4.4 1,240 18.7 17.5-20.0 3,724 64.1 62.5-65.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 220 43 22.3 16.0-30.3 15 9.3 4.8-17.4 61 25.7 19.3-33.4 101 42.6 34.6-51.1
Non-Veteran 9,648 1,345 14.4 13.5-15.4 413 4.2 3.7- 4.8 2,217 20.4 19.4-21.4 5,673 61.0 59.6-62.2

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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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