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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Do you use smokeless tobacco in situations where you can't smoke or where you would prefer not to smoke?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Often/Sometimes Rarely/Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 587 73 14.8 10.2-21.0 514 85.2 79.0-89.8
GENDER
Male 463 60 14.0 9.8-19.6 403 86.0 80.4-90.2
Female 124 13 18.9 5.9-46.6 111 81.1 53.4-94.1
RACE
White 477 61 16.1 10.8-23.5 416 83.9 76.5-89.2
African American 61 8 11.0 4.4-25.1 53 89.0 74.9-95.6
Asian 1 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .
Native American 28 3 9.7 1.8-38.0 25 90.3 62.0-98.2
Other Minorities 17 1 4.7 0.6-28.2 16 95.3 71.8-99.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 10 1 3.2 0.4-22.2 9 96.8 77.8-99.6
-English Speaking 6 1 8.2 0.9-46.3 5 91.8 53.7-99.1
-Spanish Speaking 4 0 0.0 . - . 4 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 575 72 15.1 10.4-21.4 503 84.9 78.6-89.6
AGE
18-24 38 10 33.4 16.2-56.4 28 66.6 43.6-83.8
25-34 101 16 11.8 6.8-19.8 85 88.2 80.2-93.2
35-44 118 18 13.5 7.6-22.9 100 86.5 77.1-92.4
45-54 142 7 5.5 2.1-13.4 135 94.5 86.6-97.9
55-64 112 14 8.5 4.8-14.5 98 91.5 85.5-95.2
65-74 62 6 11.1 4.7-24.1 56 88.9 75.9-95.3
75+ 12 2 23.4 4.7-65.1 10 76.6 34.9-95.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 128 17 13.4 6.4-26.0 111 86.6 74.0-93.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 235 30 15.9 8.6-27.5 205 84.1 72.5-91.4
Some Post-H.S. 135 17 16.9 7.9-32.6 118 83.1 67.4-92.1
College Graduate 88 9 10.3 4.8-20.6 79 89.7 79.4-95.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 104 15 14.9 7.0-29.0 89 85.1 71.0-93.0
$15,000- 24,999 123 15 9.5 4.7-18.3 108 90.5 81.7-95.3
$25,000- 34,999 69 11 23.2 9.3-47.1 58 76.8 52.9-90.7
$35,000- 49,999 79 6 6.7 2.8-15.5 73 93.3 84.5-97.2
$50,000-74,999 65 11 18.6 9.8-32.5 54 81.4 67.5-90.2
$75,000+ 85 9 21.6 8.5-44.7 76 78.4 55.3-91.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 295 35 15.4 8.5-26.2 260 84.6 73.8-91.5
No 285 35 13.1 7.9-21.0 250 86.9 79.0-92.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 132 18 14.1 8.1-23.4 114 85.9 76.6-91.9
Non-Veteran 455 55 15.0 9.8-22.3 400 85.0 77.7-90.2

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*Asked only of current smokers who reported ever trying smokeless tobacco.

^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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