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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,776 12,898 79.1 78.0-80.1 2,878 20.9 19.9-22.0
GENDER
Male 5,968 4,742 76.3 74.5-77.9 1,226 23.7 22.1-25.5
Female 9,808 8,156 81.7 80.5-82.9 1,652 18.3 17.1-19.5
RACE
White 12,247 10,027 78.9 77.7-80.0 2,220 21.1 20.0-22.3
African American 2,386 1,935 77.7 74.7-80.4 451 22.3 19.6-25.3
Asian 105 94 87.5 74.4-94.4 11 12.5 5.6-25.6
Native American 320 225 65.1 57.2-72.2 95 34.9 27.8-42.8
Other Minorities 656 566 85.1 80.4-88.9 90 14.9 11.1-19.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 634 554 86.3 81.8-89.8 80 13.7 10.2-18.2
-English Speaking 238 198 84.9 77.6-90.1 40 15.1 9.9-22.4
-Spanish Speaking 396 356 86.7 81.0-91.0 40 13.3 9.0-19.0
Non-Hispanic 15,094 12,303 78.5 77.4-79.5 2,791 21.5 20.5-22.6
AGE
18-24 473 360 73.9 68.3-78.8 113 26.1 21.2-31.7
25-34 1,507 1,158 74.2 71.1-77.0 349 25.8 23.0-28.9
35-44 2,450 1,927 78.8 76.7-80.8 523 21.2 19.2-23.3
45-54 3,074 2,311 75.7 73.7-77.6 763 24.3 22.4-26.3
55-64 3,377 2,726 81.1 79.4-82.8 651 18.9 17.2-20.6
65-74 2,727 2,379 87.4 85.7-88.9 348 12.6 11.1-14.3
75+ 2,057 1,949 94.7 93.4-95.8 108 5.3 4.2- 6.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,253 1,715 70.4 67.1-73.5 538 29.6 26.5-32.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,648 3,567 72.1 69.8-74.3 1,081 27.9 25.7-30.2
Some Post-H.S. 4,098 3,304 79.0 76.9-80.8 794 21.0 19.2-23.1
College Graduate 4,738 4,277 90.3 89.0-91.4 461 9.7 8.6-11.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,778 1,260 67.0 63.0-70.8 518 33.0 29.2-37.0
$15,000- 24,999 2,526 1,914 72.1 69.0-75.0 612 27.9 25.0-31.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,675 1,321 73.6 69.7-77.1 354 26.4 22.9-30.3
$35,000- 49,999 2,193 1,778 77.8 75.1-80.3 415 22.2 19.7-24.9
$50,000-74,999 2,239 1,894 83.2 80.8-85.2 345 16.8 14.8-19.2
$75,000+ 3,223 2,886 87.9 86.0-89.6 337 12.1 10.4-14.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,867 4,593 73.1 71.1-75.1 1,274 26.9 24.9-28.9
No 9,463 7,946 82.3 81.0-83.4 1,517 17.7 16.6-19.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,379 1,967 80.7 78.0-83.1 412 19.3 16.9-22.0
Non-Veteran 13,390 10,925 78.8 77.7-80.0 2,465 21.2 20.0-22.3

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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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