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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 381 23 6.7 2.4-17.2 98 25.1 19.4-31.9 176 42.4 34.8-50.3 84 25.8 18.5-34.7
GENDER
Males 152 4 7.1 1.5-27.6 40 23.1 15.6-32.9 74 42.6 31.5-54.4 34 27.2 16.8-41.0
Females 229 19 6.1 3.6-10.2 58 28.3 21.0-36.9 102 42.2 34.2-50.5 50 23.5 17.0-31.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 2 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 377 22 6.7 2.4-17.4 96 24.3 18.7-31.0 175 42.8 35.2-50.9 84 26.1 18.8-35.1
AGE
18-24 18 1 17.6 2.7-62.1 5 18.2 6.7-40.9 7 32.5 13.5-59.9 5 31.7 11.7-61.9
25-34 51 3 4.4 1.3-14.2 14 30.8 16.8-49.5 19 30.3 17.5-47.1 15 34.5 17.6-56.5
35-44 61 2 0.7 0.2- 3.2 11 17.5 8.3-33.4 34 52.1 35.4-68.4 14 29.6 15.3-49.5
45-54 117 5 3.5 1.2-10.2 27 25.8 17.0-37.2 61 53.1 41.4-64.5 24 17.5 10.8-27.2
55-64 79 7 9.0 4.0-19.1 27 33.4 22.0-47.1 30 41.2 27.6-56.3 15 16.5 9.0-28.3
65-74 35 1 1.7 0.2-11.3 7 27.8 13.0-49.8 19 51.7 32.6-70.3 8 18.8 8.0-38.0
75+ 16 3 8.0 1.9-28.2 7 58.5 30.3-82.1 5 30.2 11.3-59.4 1 3.3 0.4-21.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 79 8 7.4 3.2-16.2 29 33.5 22.2-47.1 32 48.4 34.9-62.2 10 10.6 4.9-21.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 159 7 7.9 1.6-30.8 37 25.1 16.5-36.3 73 36.2 25.8-48.1 42 30.7 19.2-45.2
Some Post-H.S. 95 6 5.0 1.9-12.5 21 18.4 10.9-29.2 47 53.8 39.6-67.5 21 22.8 12.8-37.2
College Graduate 48 2 2.6 0.5-11.7 11 30.2 15.7-50.2 24 39.5 24.0-57.4 11 27.7 13.1-49.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 93 7 4.5 1.8-10.7 27 34.9 22.1-50.4 41 41.8 26.9-58.4 18 18.7 10.4-31.4
$15,000- 24,999 103 7 4.4 1.7-11.0 24 23.7 13.7-37.7 47 35.0 23.7-48.3 25 36.9 21.9-55.0
$25,000- 34,999 54 3 23.5 4.5-66.9 14 15.9 7.0-32.2 24 46.5 24.5-70.0 13 14.0 6.0-29.4
$35,000- 49,999 49 2 3.7 0.8-14.8 13 32.5 16.9-53.3 27 49.4 30.9-68.1 7 14.4 4.5-37.5
$50,000-74,999 29 2 4.6 0.8-22.1 5 19.0 7.1-41.7 12 31.1 13.2-57.1 10 45.3 22.3-70.6
$75,000+ 16 0 0.0 . - . 5 39.7 16.8-68.3 6 33.4 14.1-60.6 5 26.8 10.0-54.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 175 18 14.8 5.0-36.6 47 28.4 19.0-40.2 74 37.4 26.9-49.3 36 19.4 11.8-30.2
No 203 5 1.3 0.5- 3.6 50 22.7 16.0-31.2 102 46.1 35.9-56.7 46 29.8 19.6-42.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 57 2 20.7 3.6-64.4 11 22.9 10.4-43.1 27 38.6 21.0-59.8 17 17.8 8.7-32.9
Non-Veteran 324 21 3.8 2.2- 6.4 87 25.6 19.5-32.8 149 43.2 35.1-51.6 67 27.5 19.2-37.5

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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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