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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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%)
North Carolina 15,776 2,183 15.5 14.6-16.4 695 5.4 4.8- 6.1 4,789 24.8 23.9-25.8 8,109 54.3 53.1-55.5
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,386 290 14.0 11.9-16.4 161 8.3 6.5-10.6 532 18.6 16.4-20.9 1,403 59.1 56.0-62.1
GENDER
Males 727 104 16.6 12.7-21.3 71 12.0 8.5-16.6 214 22.5 18.7-26.9 338 48.9 43.7-54.2
Females 1,659 186 11.9 9.9-14.1 90 5.3 3.9- 7.1 318 15.2 13.1-17.5 1,065 67.7 64.5-70.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 25 2 22.5 5.7-58.4 0 0.0 . - . 5 19.4 4.8-53.2 18 58.1 29.6-82.1
Non-Hispanic 2,349 286 13.9 11.8-16.4 161 8.4 6.6-10.8 523 18.5 16.3-20.8 1,379 59.2 56.1-62.2
AGE
18-24 82 11 19.7 10.3-34.4 10 17.5 8.3-33.3 1 5.4 0.8-29.3 60 57.3 42.0-71.4
25-34 272 41 18.0 12.3-25.7 13 3.6 2.0- 6.6 18 6.4 3.7-10.8 200 71.9 64.2-78.5
35-44 414 49 10.6 7.6-14.8 26 11.1 6.9-17.4 46 10.9 7.7-15.3 293 67.3 60.8-73.2
45-54 536 83 15.1 11.6-19.3 53 9.8 6.9-13.9 122 23.0 18.2-28.6 278 52.1 46.1-58.0
55-64 464 61 14.5 10.8-19.2 36 5.5 3.7- 8.1 131 29.2 24.1-34.9 236 50.7 44.7-56.7
65-74 353 29 10.8 7.0-16.3 12 4.3 2.2- 8.4 123 38.0 31.6-44.9 189 46.8 40.3-53.5
75+ 239 14 4.7 2.4- 9.1 8 2.7 1.3- 5.6 84 37.0 29.3-45.5 133 55.5 47.1-63.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 442 66 19.0 14.0-25.3 33 10.5 6.3-17.1 129 23.3 18.7-28.6 214 47.1 39.8-54.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 836 120 18.1 13.9-23.1 66 11.6 7.8-17.0 189 21.0 16.9-25.8 461 49.3 43.9-54.8
Some Post-H.S. 587 74 14.1 10.4-18.9 39 5.5 3.6- 8.3 106 14.3 11.1-18.2 368 66.2 60.8-71.2
College Graduate 514 30 3.9 2.4- 6.1 23 4.8 2.8- 7.9 106 16.5 12.8-20.8 355 74.9 69.8-79.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 431 73 23.7 17.5-31.2 37 10.5 6.8-15.8 104 20.9 16.3-26.5 217 44.9 38.3-51.7
$15,000- 24,999 510 85 19.6 14.4-26.3 34 8.7 5.2-14.1 117 22.0 16.0-29.4 274 49.7 42.3-57.1
$25,000- 34,999 304 39 14.3 9.8-20.4 23 10.9 4.3-24.8 63 17.2 12.5-23.3 179 57.6 48.4-66.2
$35,000- 49,999 325 30 8.3 5.1-13.1 26 10.4 6.1-17.1 72 21.3 15.8-28.1 197 60.1 52.5-67.1
$50,000-74,999 252 18 7.5 3.9-14.0 14 6.7 3.4-12.9 56 16.6 11.7-23.0 164 69.2 61.0-76.4
$75,000+ 242 10 3.2 1.6- 6.3 8 2.7 1.2- 5.9 46 16.1 11.3-22.3 178 78.1 71.4-83.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 947 134 16.1 12.9-20.0 67 9.3 5.9-14.5 271 25.9 22.2-29.9 475 48.7 43.9-53.5
No 1,330 143 12.6 9.9-16.0 86 7.8 5.8-10.5 238 14.7 12.0-17.8 863 64.9 60.8-68.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 296 34 10.0 6.7-14.6 30 13.1 6.7-24.0 93 24.2 18.7-30.7 139 52.8 44.4-61.0
Non-Veteran 2,090 256 14.7 12.3-17.5 131 7.5 5.8- 9.6 439 17.5 15.2-20.1 1,264 60.3 57.0-63.5

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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 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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