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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Smoking light cigarettes is safer than smoking regular cigarettes.*
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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 AMERICAN 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
AGE
18-24 6 0 0.0 . - . 1 26.1 3.9-75.5 4 64.2 22.2-91.8 1 9.8 1.2-48.6
25-34 33 2 4.8 1.2-17.5 7 20.9 8.6-42.6 10 25.9 13.3-44.2 14 48.5 29.7-67.7
35-44 33 2 2.5 0.6-10.4 6 14.3 6.0-30.6 17 55.4 35.3-73.9 8 27.8 12.8-50.1
45-54 68 4 4.8 1.3-16.0 18 39.2 25.0-55.5 34 43.3 29.8-58.0 12 12.7 6.8-22.7
55-64 54 6 14.0 6.0-29.5 17 31.5 18.9-47.5 21 35.7 22.7-51.1 10 18.8 9.6-33.5
65-74 18 1 4.4 0.6-26.5 2 8.2 1.8-29.8 12 79.9 57.2-92.2 3 7.5 2.1-23.1
75+ 14 3 9.6 2.2-33.4 7 70.5 41.4-88.9 3 16.0 4.5-43.1 1 4.0 0.5-25.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 50 8 14.7 6.5-30.2 19 38.2 23.1-56.0 17 36.4 22.1-53.7 6 10.6 4.3-23.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 80 4 2.3 0.7- 6.9 17 29.7 17.2-46.2 37 40.6 27.6-55.0 22 27.5 16.8-41.6
Some Post-H.S. 61 5 6.6 2.5-16.8 13 18.4 9.7-32.0 28 44.6 29.8-60.5 15 30.4 17.3-47.7
College Graduate 38 2 4.1 0.9-17.7 9 32.7 15.9-55.4 20 48.2 29.7-67.2 7 15.0 6.4-31.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 64 7 10.0 4.2-21.9 16 27.9 15.7-44.6 29 36.8 24.0-51.8 12 25.3 13.2-43.0
$15,000- 24,999 66 5 5.4 2.0-13.8 16 26.6 14.3-43.9 29 38.5 25.4-53.5 16 29.6 17.3-45.7
$25,000- 34,999 28 2 4.5 1.1-17.3 10 37.1 16.8-63.3 9 38.9 18.0-64.9 7 19.5 7.6-41.6
$35,000- 49,999 26 2 10.8 2.5-36.3 4 25.5 8.4-55.9 15 54.1 30.4-76.1 5 9.6 3.5-23.6
$50,000-74,999 15 1 1.9 0.2-13.0 3 21.9 6.6-52.7 7 37.1 14.6-67.0 4 39.2 14.3-71.3
$75,000+ 9 0 0.0 . - . 3 47.2 15.2-81.6 4 39.3 12.2-75.1 2 13.5 2.8-45.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 111 15 12.0 6.6-20.9 32 33.1 22.0-46.6 43 33.0 23.2-44.5 21 21.9 13.0-34.4
No 118 4 2.0 0.6- 5.9 26 25.0 16.1-36.5 59 48.5 37.4-59.7 29 24.6 16.1-35.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 10 1 3.7 0.5-24.7 3 59.5 24.4-87.0 2 11.1 2.1-42.1 4 25.6 7.1-60.7
Non-Veteran 219 18 6.2 3.6-10.6 55 26.0 19.2-34.1 100 44.5 36.3-53.0 46 23.3 16.7-31.6

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*Asked only of current smokers.

^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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