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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,776 12,898 79.1 78.0-80.1 2,878 20.9 19.9-22.0
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,386 1,935 77.7 74.7-80.4 451 22.3 19.6-25.3
GENDER
Males 727 552 71.5 66.0-76.4 175 28.5 23.6-34.0
Females 1,659 1,383 82.9 80.2-85.3 276 17.1 14.7-19.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 25 23 77.5 41.6-94.3 2 22.5 5.7-58.4
Non-Hispanic 2,349 1,902 77.6 74.7-80.3 447 22.4 19.7-25.3
AGE
18-24 82 61 62.7 47.3-75.9 21 37.3 24.1-52.7
25-34 272 218 78.3 70.7-84.4 54 21.7 15.6-29.3
35-44 414 339 78.2 71.9-83.5 75 21.8 16.5-28.1
45-54 536 400 75.1 69.9-79.7 136 24.9 20.3-30.1
55-64 464 367 80.0 75.0-84.1 97 20.0 15.9-25.0
65-74 353 312 84.9 78.9-89.4 41 15.1 10.6-21.1
75+ 239 217 92.5 87.9-95.5 22 7.5 4.5-12.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 442 343 70.4 63.1-76.8 99 29.6 23.2-36.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 836 650 70.3 64.4-75.6 186 29.7 24.4-35.6
Some Post-H.S. 587 474 80.4 75.4-84.6 113 19.6 15.4-24.6
College Graduate 514 461 91.4 87.9-93.9 53 8.6 6.1-12.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 431 321 65.9 58.4-72.6 110 34.1 27.4-41.6
$15,000- 24,999 510 391 71.7 64.4-77.9 119 28.3 22.1-35.6
$25,000- 34,999 304 242 74.8 64.2-83.1 62 25.2 16.9-35.8
$35,000- 49,999 325 269 81.4 74.3-86.9 56 18.6 13.1-25.7
$50,000-74,999 252 220 85.8 78.2-91.0 32 14.2 9.0-21.8
$75,000+ 242 224 94.1 90.2-96.5 18 5.9 3.5- 9.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 947 746 74.5 69.3-79.1 201 25.5 20.9-30.7
No 1,330 1,101 79.6 75.8-82.9 229 20.4 17.1-24.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 296 232 76.9 67.5-84.3 64 23.1 15.7-32.5
Non-Veteran 2,090 1,703 77.8 74.7-80.6 387 22.2 19.4-25.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^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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