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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 1,068 34 3.9 2.0- 7.4 267 21.5 18.4-25.0 526 47.9 43.5-52.4 241 26.7 22.6-31.2
Female 1,447 89 4.9 3.7- 6.5 365 25.4 21.9-29.3 693 47.5 43.5-51.6 300 22.2 19.0-25.6
RACE
White 1,953 91 3.6 2.7- 4.7 490 22.9 20.3-25.7 969 49.5 46.1-52.8 403 24.0 21.1-27.3
African American 381 23 6.7 2.4-17.2 98 25.1 19.4-31.9 176 42.4 34.8-50.3 84 25.8 18.5-34.7
Asian 8 1 10.9 1.4-50.5 1 9.1 1.2-45.7 3 30.7 8.2-68.8 3 49.4 17.3-81.9
Native American 83 6 7.3 2.3-20.7 25 17.7 10.7-27.8 32 37.3 25.0-51.6 20 37.7 23.9-53.7
Other Minorities 80 2 4.9 1.2-18.5 17 25.5 13.1-43.7 34 49.3 33.9-64.9 27 20.2 11.8-32.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 67 2 6.0 1.5-22.0 13 21.1 11.1-36.3 32 53.6 37.7-68.8 20 19.3 11.1-31.4
-English Speaking 32 0 0.0 . - . 8 42.8 22.9-65.3 13 33.6 17.2-55.1 11 23.6 11.7-42.0
-Spanish Speaking 35 2 8.5 2.0-29.4 5 12.4 4.0-32.4 19 61.6 41.2-78.6 9 17.5 8.2-33.8
Non-Hispanic 2,441 119 4.2 2.9- 6.1 619 23.4 21.0-26.0 1,183 47.4 44.4-50.5 520 24.9 22.1-27.9
AGE
18-24 105 5 6.4 1.7-20.9 18 16.9 9.8-27.5 52 46.3 34.6-58.4 30 30.4 20.4-42.7
25-34 317 12 3.9 2.0- 7.5 55 20.0 14.8-26.5 148 43.1 36.3-50.1 102 33.0 26.5-40.2
35-44 468 14 1.6 0.9- 3.0 106 23.7 19.1-29.0 229 50.9 45.1-56.7 119 23.8 19.0-29.2
45-54 676 28 3.4 2.2- 5.3 166 26.3 22.3-30.8 351 52.5 47.7-57.3 131 17.8 14.5-21.6
55-64 566 36 7.6 5.1-11.2 170 28.1 23.8-32.9 258 43.9 38.8-49.2 102 20.3 16.2-25.2
65-74 288 18 5.7 3.2- 9.8 80 23.8 18.5-30.1 145 53.3 45.9-60.5 45 17.3 11.9-24.4
75+ 80 9 6.0 2.7-12.8 34 47.8 34.3-61.6 32 41.1 28.4-55.0 5 5.1 1.8-13.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 444 29 5.6 3.3- 9.4 134 24.3 19.2-30.2 192 45.5 38.5-52.8 89 24.5 18.6-31.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 944 37 4.1 1.9- 8.9 224 22.6 18.5-27.2 474 46.6 41.4-51.8 209 26.7 22.0-32.0
Some Post-H.S. 704 38 4.1 2.7- 6.2 170 21.2 17.5-25.5 349 52.6 47.2-58.0 147 22.0 17.8-27.0
College Graduate 420 19 3.8 2.2- 6.5 104 27.6 21.8-34.1 201 45.1 38.8-51.6 96 23.6 18.3-29.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 443 24 5.0 2.5- 9.5 126 31.2 23.8-39.7 201 43.6 36.1-51.4 92 20.2 15.4-26.0
$15,000- 24,999 535 29 4.2 2.6- 6.7 126 18.7 14.6-23.6 256 47.5 41.0-54.1 124 29.6 23.5-36.7
$25,000- 34,999 319 15 8.6 2.7-24.0 74 20.4 14.9-27.2 157 49.0 40.4-57.7 73 22.0 16.2-29.3
$35,000- 49,999 367 15 2.7 1.5- 4.9 86 27.6 21.2-35.1 197 49.8 42.6-57.0 69 19.9 14.5-26.7
$50,000-74,999 312 12 3.5 1.8- 7.0 74 19.7 14.8-25.6 157 48.5 41.1-55.9 69 28.3 21.4-36.4
$75,000+ 307 13 2.9 1.5- 5.5 83 27.8 21.3-35.4 143 47.3 38.8-56.0 68 22.0 15.4-30.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,121 73 7.0 4.2-11.3 285 25.4 21.5-29.9 510 44.9 40.2-49.8 253 22.7 19.1-26.7
No 1,381 49 2.6 1.8- 3.7 343 21.7 18.8-24.8 703 49.6 45.7-53.6 286 26.1 22.4-30.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 349 15 8.3 2.6-23.5 81 20.9 15.6-27.4 169 43.7 36.0-51.8 84 27.0 20.8-34.3
Non-Veteran 2,165 108 3.8 2.9- 4.9 551 23.6 21.0-26.4 1,049 48.3 45.0-51.6 457 24.3 21.3-27.5

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking daily or occasionally.

^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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