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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 MALES 152 4 7.1 1.5-27.6 40 23.1 15.6-32.9 74 42.6 31.5-54.4 34 27.2 16.8-41.0
AGE
18-24 12 1 21.2 3.3-68.1 4 16.6 5.2-42.0 3 26.1 7.9-59.3 4 36.1 12.4-69.4
25-34 18 1 4.2 0.6-25.4 7 38.9 16.4-67.5 9 33.9 14.4-61.0 1 23.0 3.8-69.5
35-44 28 0 0.0 . - . 5 18.9 7.1-41.3 17 50.7 29.4-71.8 6 30.4 12.4-57.2
45-54 49 1 2.5 0.4-16.0 9 15.0 7.3-28.2 27 61.0 44.1-75.6 12 21.5 11.1-37.5
55-64 25 1 2.2 0.3-14.4 10 35.9 17.1-60.3 9 48.7 24.6-73.4 5 13.3 3.9-36.7
65-74 17 0 0.0 . - . 5 39.9 17.7-67.1 7 34.3 15.2-60.2 5 25.8 9.7-53.2
75+ 2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 29 0 0.0 . - . 10 28.7 14.4-49.2 15 60.6 39.4-78.4 4 10.7 2.9-32.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 79 3 10.1 1.8-40.2 20 23.4 13.4-37.7 36 34.5 21.8-50.0 20 32.0 17.3-51.2
Some Post-H.S. 34 1 3.5 0.5-21.6 8 18.4 8.1-36.5 19 62.3 39.4-80.7 6 15.9 4.6-42.3
College Graduate 10 0 0.0 . - . 2 26.0 6.3-64.9 4 24.9 6.6-60.9 4 49.0 17.4-81.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 29 0 0.0 . - . 11 40.8 20.2-65.3 12 45.9 22.7-71.1 6 13.2 4.7-31.9
$15,000- 24,999 37 2 3.7 0.7-17.5 8 21.3 8.6-43.9 18 32.2 16.8-52.8 9 42.8 20.0-69.1
$25,000- 34,999 26 1 31.4 5.8-77.5 4 7.1 2.0-22.7 15 49.7 19.8-79.8 6 11.7 3.4-33.4
$35,000- 49,999 23 0 0.0 . - . 9 36.2 15.6-63.4 12 47.0 23.4-72.0 2 16.8 3.8-51.0
$50,000-74,999 14 1 6.3 0.8-35.5 2 17.2 3.9-51.5 5 27.4 6.7-66.4 6 49.0 17.9-80.9
$75,000+ 7 0 0.0 . - . 2 32.1 7.7-72.9 2 27.4 6.5-67.4 3 40.5 12.1-77.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 64 3 16.7 3.4-53.3 15 25.4 13.2-43.2 31 40.3 24.3-58.7 15 17.7 7.9-34.9
No 85 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 24 21.3 12.8-33.4 43 44.7 30.2-60.1 17 33.1 18.5-52.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 47 1 23.9 4.1-69.7 8 16.1 6.1-36.1 25 43.7 21.9-68.2 13 16.3 7.1-33.3
Non-Veteran 105 3 1.8 0.5- 6.4 32 25.3 16.4-36.9 49 42.2 29.8-55.6 21 30.6 18.0-47.1

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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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