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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Daily Weekly Monthly Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,051 6,956 39.8 38.6-41.0 929 7.2 6.6- 7.8 397 3.4 3.0- 4.0 6,769 49.6 48.3-50.9
GENDER
Male 5,693 2,287 33.1 31.4-34.9 313 7.0 6.0- 8.1 149 3.5 2.8- 4.3 2,944 56.4 54.5-58.4
Female 9,358 4,669 46.0 44.5-47.6 616 7.4 6.7- 8.2 248 3.4 2.8- 4.1 3,825 43.2 41.6-44.7
RACE
White 11,781 5,689 42.3 41.0-43.7 688 7.0 6.3- 7.8 290 3.1 2.6- 3.7 5,114 47.5 46.1-48.9
African American 2,190 898 36.7 33.8-39.8 161 8.2 6.7-10.1 68 3.4 2.4- 4.6 1,063 51.7 48.5-54.9
Asian 100 37 25.7 16.7-37.4 17 24.0 13.0-39.8 8 12.2 5.6-24.8 38 38.1 25.8-52.2
Native American 302 113 37.7 30.3-45.7 13 4.8 2.1-10.8 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9 172 56.9 48.9-64.6
Other Minorities 627 194 26.5 21.8-31.9 43 4.9 3.3- 7.2 26 6.0 3.6- 9.7 364 62.6 56.8-68.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 602 178 25.4 20.6-30.9 35 4.9 3.2- 7.4 24 5.6 3.3- 9.6 365 64.0 58.0-69.5
-English Speaking 220 76 27.7 19.4-38.0 19 10.5 5.7-18.6 6 6.2 2.0-17.7 119 55.6 43.1-67.5
-Spanish Speaking 382 102 24.7 19.1-31.3 16 3.1 1.7- 5.4 18 5.5 2.9-10.0 246 66.8 59.8-73.1
Non-Hispanic 14,410 6,758 41.0 39.8-42.2 893 7.4 6.7- 8.1 373 3.3 2.8- 3.8 6,386 48.4 47.1-49.6
AGE
18-24 449 107 24.1 19.3-29.7 40 6.9 4.7-10.1 23 4.5 2.6- 7.5 279 64.5 58.5-70.0
25-34 1,426 491 31.8 28.9-34.9 134 8.8 7.1-10.8 61 4.8 3.6- 6.4 740 54.6 51.3-57.9
35-44 2,318 818 33.6 31.2-36.0 218 10.0 8.5-11.7 89 4.5 3.4- 6.0 1,193 52.0 49.3-54.6
45-54 2,937 1,226 40.2 38.0-42.6 198 7.3 6.1- 8.7 107 3.7 2.9- 4.7 1,406 48.7 46.3-51.1
55-64 3,247 1,600 49.2 47.0-51.4 174 5.7 4.7- 6.9 72 2.2 1.6- 3.0 1,401 42.9 40.7-45.1
65-74 2,645 1,547 58.8 56.5-61.1 97 3.3 2.6- 4.2 32 1.2 0.8- 1.8 969 36.7 34.4-39.0
75+ 1,935 1,119 56.8 54.0-59.7 58 3.9 2.6- 5.6 13 0.6 0.3- 1.0 745 38.7 36.0-41.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,101 766 29.7 26.5-33.0 87 4.6 3.4- 6.2 45 3.2 2.0- 5.0 1,203 62.5 59.0-65.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,389 1,932 36.6 34.3-39.0 200 5.5 4.5- 6.7 80 2.2 1.6- 3.1 2,177 55.7 53.2-58.1
Some Post-H.S. 3,962 1,903 40.4 38.2-42.7 253 7.3 6.1- 8.7 106 3.8 2.8- 5.2 1,700 48.5 46.1-50.9
College Graduate 4,567 2,342 47.1 45.1-49.1 387 10.0 8.8-11.3 166 4.4 3.6- 5.4 1,672 38.5 36.5-40.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,685 671 33.1 29.4-37.0 100 5.8 4.2- 7.8 34 2.6 1.4- 4.8 880 58.6 54.4-62.6
$15,000- 24,999 2,418 1,056 34.9 31.7-38.3 110 5.2 3.9- 6.7 61 4.1 2.8- 5.9 1,191 55.8 52.2-59.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,593 734 38.3 34.9-41.9 79 5.9 4.4- 7.9 35 3.1 1.9- 5.0 745 52.7 48.8-56.5
$35,000- 49,999 2,108 992 41.2 38.3-44.2 138 8.4 6.7-10.4 53 2.9 2.0- 4.2 925 47.5 44.5-50.6
$50,000-74,999 2,171 1,046 42.2 39.4-45.2 145 7.8 6.3- 9.7 71 3.1 2.3- 4.1 909 46.9 43.8-49.9
$75,000+ 3,115 1,512 44.4 41.9-46.8 230 8.0 6.7- 9.4 114 4.8 3.7- 6.3 1,259 42.8 40.3-45.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,621 2,647 40.9 39.0-42.9 275 5.6 4.7- 6.6 117 2.8 2.2- 3.6 2,582 50.6 48.6-52.7
No 9,335 4,273 39.4 37.9-40.9 646 7.9 7.1- 8.7 278 3.7 3.1- 4.4 4,138 49.0 47.5-50.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,286 1,122 45.0 42.1-48.0 100 6.1 4.6- 8.0 34 2.0 1.3- 3.1 1,030 46.9 43.8-49.9
Non-Veteran 12,758 5,832 38.9 37.6-40.2 829 7.4 6.7- 8.1 363 3.7 3.2- 4.3 5,734 50.0 48.7-51.4

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^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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