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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

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 11,741 1,881 18.0 16.9-19.0 470 4.5 3.9- 5.0 3,490 26.4 25.4-27.5 5,900 51.2 49.9-52.5
GENDER
Male 4,352 784 20.2 18.5-22.0 179 4.7 3.9- 5.7 1,637 30.1 28.3-31.9 1,752 45.0 42.9-47.1
Female 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
AGE
18-24 346 90 25.2 20.2-31.0 24 5.8 3.6- 9.1 34 10.6 7.2-15.3 198 58.4 52.0-64.6
25-34 1,141 251 23.3 20.3-26.7 76 6.6 5.0- 8.5 184 17.4 14.8-20.4 630 52.7 49.1-56.3
35-44 1,916 381 19.1 17.1-21.3 82 4.1 3.2- 5.4 352 18.8 16.8-21.1 1,101 57.9 55.2-60.6
45-54 2,342 477 20.0 18.0-22.1 120 5.4 4.3- 6.7 625 27.5 25.3-29.8 1,120 47.2 44.7-49.7
55-64 2,472 405 15.8 14.2-17.5 89 3.4 2.7- 4.4 868 36.4 34.1-38.8 1,110 44.4 42.0-46.8
65-74 1,926 219 11.1 9.5-12.8 53 2.5 1.8- 3.4 825 44.8 42.2-47.5 829 41.6 39.0-44.3
75+ 1,526 50 3.3 2.3- 4.5 24 1.6 1.0- 2.5 585 40.1 37.2-43.2 867 55.1 52.0-58.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,391 323 30.9 26.9-35.1 79 5.4 4.0- 7.2 434 26.0 23.1-29.1 555 37.7 33.7-41.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,444 691 22.9 20.9-25.1 133 4.6 3.7- 5.8 1,033 27.3 25.3-29.4 1,587 45.1 42.7-47.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,027 558 20.8 18.7-23.1 130 4.9 3.9- 6.2 909 26.2 24.1-28.4 1,430 48.0 45.3-50.7
College Graduate 3,853 304 7.4 6.4- 8.5 127 3.6 2.9- 4.5 1,109 25.9 24.2-27.7 2,313 63.1 61.1-65.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,084 254 28.4 24.4-32.9 68 7.3 5.3-10.0 316 26.7 23.2-30.5 446 37.5 33.5-41.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,623 338 25.8 22.6-29.4 73 4.9 3.7- 6.5 501 28.5 25.4-31.8 711 40.7 37.2-44.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,353 255 21.2 18.1-24.7 57 4.8 3.3- 7.1 424 27.7 24.6-31.0 617 46.2 42.4-50.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,738 344 21.6 19.0-24.4 69 4.8 3.6- 6.5 490 24.7 22.0-27.5 835 48.9 45.6-52.2
$50,000-74,999 1,705 266 18.2 15.5-21.2 54 3.6 2.5- 5.1 526 28.4 25.7-31.3 859 49.8 46.6-53.0
$75,000+ 2,541 224 9.1 7.7-10.7 85 3.9 3.0- 5.1 750 27.1 25.0-29.2 1,482 60.0 57.5-62.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,263 774 22.0 20.1-24.1 187 5.1 4.2- 6.2 1,480 31.3 29.4-33.2 1,822 41.6 39.5-43.7
No 7,182 1,061 15.9 14.7-17.1 272 4.2 3.6- 4.9 1,941 24.3 23.0-25.7 3,908 55.6 54.0-57.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,878 301 18.3 16.1-20.9 68 5.0 3.7- 6.6 923 44.6 41.8-47.5 586 32.0 29.3-34.8
Non-Veteran 9,848 1,576 17.9 16.8-19.1 402 4.4 3.8- 5.0 2,565 23.1 22.0-24.3 5,305 54.6 53.2-56.0

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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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