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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,667 2,183 33.9 32.2-35.6 695 11.9 10.6-13.3 4,789 54.3 52.5-56.0
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 983 290 34.2 29.6-39.2 161 20.4 16.2-25.4 532 45.4 40.5-50.3
GENDER
Males 389 104 32.4 25.4-40.3 71 23.5 17.0-31.4 214 44.1 36.8-51.7
Females 594 186 36.7 31.5-42.2 90 16.3 12.2-21.3 318 47.0 41.6-52.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 7 2 53.7 13.0-90.0 0 0.0 . - . 5 46.3 10.0-87.0
Non-Hispanic 970 286 34.1 29.4-39.2 161 20.7 16.4-25.7 523 45.2 40.3-50.2
AGE
18-24 22 11 46.3 23.6-70.6 10 41.1 19.6-66.6 1 12.7 1.9-52.4
25-34 72 41 64.2 49.9-76.4 13 13.0 6.9-23.1 18 22.8 13.3-36.3
35-44 121 49 32.6 23.2-43.5 26 34.0 22.7-47.5 46 33.4 23.8-44.7
45-54 258 83 31.4 24.5-39.3 53 20.5 14.5-28.2 122 48.0 39.7-56.5
55-64 228 61 29.5 22.4-37.6 36 11.2 7.6-16.2 131 59.3 51.1-67.0
65-74 164 29 20.3 13.3-29.7 12 8.2 4.2-15.4 123 71.5 61.7-79.7
75+ 106 14 10.6 5.4-19.9 8 6.2 2.9-12.4 84 83.2 73.5-89.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 228 66 36.0 27.5-45.5 33 19.9 12.4-30.5 129 44.1 35.6-52.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 375 120 35.6 27.9-44.2 66 23.0 15.8-32.2 189 41.4 33.4-49.8
Some Post-H.S. 219 74 41.7 32.5-51.5 39 16.1 10.7-23.7 106 42.2 33.4-51.4
College Graduate 159 30 15.4 9.8-23.3 23 19.0 11.8-29.3 106 65.6 55.2-74.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 214 73 43.0 33.1-53.5 37 19.0 12.4-28.0 104 38.0 29.4-47.4
$15,000- 24,999 236 85 39.0 29.1-50.0 34 17.2 10.5-27.1 117 43.7 33.0-55.0
$25,000- 34,999 125 39 33.7 22.2-47.4 23 25.7 11.2-48.7 63 40.7 27.8-54.9
$35,000- 49,999 128 30 20.7 12.9-31.5 26 26.0 15.8-39.6 72 53.4 40.9-65.4
$50,000-74,999 88 18 24.4 13.2-40.6 14 21.8 11.4-37.8 56 53.8 38.8-68.1
$75,000+ 64 10 14.5 7.3-26.7 8 12.3 5.7-24.8 46 73.2 59.2-83.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 472 134 31.4 25.4-38.2 67 18.2 11.8-27.0 271 50.4 43.3-57.5
No 467 143 36.0 29.1-43.6 86 22.2 16.7-28.9 238 41.7 34.8-49.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 34 21.1 14.0-30.6 30 27.7 15.3-44.8 93 51.2 38.6-63.7
Non-Veteran 826 256 37.1 31.8-42.7 131 18.8 14.8-23.6 439 44.1 38.9-49.5

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

^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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