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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

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Smoking light cigarettes is safer than smoking regular cigarettes.*
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  Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,515 123 4.4 3.1- 6.2 632 23.3 20.9-25.8 1,219 47.8 44.7-50.8 541 24.6 21.9-27.5
-Mecklenburg County 80 3 2.5 0.7- 8.0 18 19.7 11.1-32.5 44 55.9 42.0-68.9 15 21.9 12.4-35.9
GENDER
Male 40 1 1.5 0.2-10.2 9 19.3 8.9-37.1 21 56.0 37.8-72.7 9 23.2 11.2-41.9
Female 40 2 4.7 1.1-18.5 9 20.6 10.2-37.4 23 55.7 38.2-71.9 6 19.0 7.8-39.3
RACE
White 57 3 3.8 1.1-11.9 14 21.3 10.8-37.8 30 54.2 37.5-69.9 10 20.8 9.8-38.9
Other 23 0 0.0 . - . 4 16.6 5.7-39.9 14 59.2 35.3-79.4 5 24.1 9.5-49.0
AGE
18-44 19 0 0.0 . - . 3 17.8 5.4-45.1 10 53.0 29.0-75.6 6 29.2 12.3-54.8
45+ 61 3 4.5 1.4-13.9 15 21.2 12.2-34.2 34 58.2 43.7-71.5 9 16.0 7.6-30.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 25 0 0.0 . - . 4 19.6 6.3-46.9 18 68.2 43.2-85.8 3 12.2 3.8-33.1
Some College + 55 3 4.2 1.2-13.1 14 19.8 10.8-33.5 26 47.4 31.8-63.6 12 28.6 15.2-47.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 46 0 0.0 . - . 9 19.7 8.3-39.8 28 61.0 41.9-77.2 9 19.3 9.1-36.6
$50,000+ 27 0 0.0 . - . 7 19.0 8.2-38.1 16 55.6 33.6-75.6 4 25.4 9.8-51.8

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

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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