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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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 AMERICAN 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
AGE
18-24 53 4 9.7 3.4-24.5 3 6.1 1.8-19.2 0 0.0 . - . 46 84.2 68.7-92.8
25-34 203 26 13.3 8.6-20.0 9 3.4 1.7- 6.8 12 5.1 2.5- 9.9 156 78.2 70.8-84.2
35-44 281 35 10.5 7.1-15.3 9 5.7 2.2-13.9 25 8.3 5.0-13.5 212 75.4 67.9-81.7
45-54 356 52 14.7 10.7-19.8 29 7.5 4.6-12.0 84 24.3 18.5-31.2 191 53.6 46.5-60.5
55-64 310 39 14.4 10.2-20.0 24 5.7 3.6- 8.9 67 23.2 17.5-30.1 180 56.7 49.6-63.5
65-74 260 16 9.0 4.7-16.8 7 2.8 1.1- 6.7 77 28.1 21.6-35.5 160 60.1 52.0-67.7
75+ 177 12 6.1 2.9-12.6 7 3.6 1.6- 7.7 46 23.2 16.6-31.5 112 67.1 58.1-75.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 313 44 19.1 13.1-26.9 20 9.0 4.4-17.8 75 19.3 14.6-25.0 174 52.6 44.8-60.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 547 70 14.1 10.6-18.5 29 4.9 2.8- 8.4 102 15.5 12.1-19.8 346 65.4 59.7-70.7
Some Post-H.S. 414 48 11.7 8.3-16.2 24 4.8 2.8- 7.9 65 12.9 9.2-17.9 277 70.6 64.5-76.1
College Graduate 381 24 4.6 2.8- 7.5 17 4.0 2.2- 7.1 75 14.8 10.9-19.9 265 76.5 70.8-81.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 326 50 18.5 13.3-25.1 25 7.4 4.5-12.0 69 18.1 13.3-24.2 182 56.0 48.7-63.0
$15,000- 24,999 374 62 18.7 14.0-24.5 16 4.4 2.1- 9.2 70 15.8 11.4-21.4 226 61.1 53.9-67.9
$25,000- 34,999 211 21 11.2 6.6-18.3 11 2.3 1.2- 4.3 39 14.7 9.7-21.8 140 71.8 63.3-79.0
$35,000- 49,999 195 16 6.2 3.5-10.7 14 10.3 4.6-21.5 30 14.5 8.8-23.0 135 69.0 58.7-77.7
$50,000-74,999 164 9 5.9 2.5-13.2 8 5.2 2.4-10.9 31 11.6 7.2-18.0 116 77.3 68.7-84.1
$75,000+ 141 7 3.6 1.5- 8.0 3 2.3 0.6- 8.8 25 15.1 9.3-23.5 106 79.0 69.9-85.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 652 86 13.6 10.5-17.5 41 5.7 3.7- 8.6 162 22.8 18.7-27.4 363 58.0 52.7-63.1
No 938 93 10.6 8.3-13.4 47 5.3 3.5- 7.9 142 11.1 8.9-13.7 656 73.1 69.1-76.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 52 2 4.4 1.1-16.6 8 20.1 8.1-41.9 7 9.1 3.7-20.8 35 66.4 46.8-81.5
Non-Veteran 1,607 184 12.1 10.2-14.5 82 4.7 3.4- 6.4 311 15.4 13.3-17.8 1,030 67.7 64.5-70.8

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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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