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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Gambling

Have you purchased a lottery ticket or scratch card since the establishment and operation of the
North Carolina State Lottery?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,704 4,271 90.9 89.4-92.1 433 9.1 7.9-10.6
GENDER
Male 2,143 1,941 90.2 87.8-92.1 202 9.8 7.9-12.2
Female 2,561 2,330 91.7 90.1-93.1 231 8.3 6.9- 9.9
RACE
White 3,663 3,304 90.5 89.0-91.8 359 9.5 8.2-11.0
African American 758 712 94.2 91.3-96.2 46 5.8 3.8- 8.7
Asian 20 20 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 104 99 97.9 93.7-99.3 5 2.1 0.7- 6.3
Other Minorities 142 122 81.1 64.5-91.0 20 18.9 9.0-35.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 118 100 77.3 59.7-88.7 18 22.7 11.3-40.3
-English Speaking 68 60 85.0 68.8-93.6 8 15.0 6.4-31.2
-Spanish Speaking 50 40 72.0 46.0-88.6 10 28.0 11.4-54.0
Non-Hispanic 4,579 4,165 91.5 90.3-92.6 414 8.5 7.4- 9.7
AGE
18-24 148 129 85.8 76.3-91.8 19 14.2 8.2-23.7
25-34 505 449 89.6 86.0-92.4 56 10.4 7.6-14.0
35-44 901 827 92.7 90.4-94.4 74 7.3 5.6- 9.6
45-54 1,093 1,015 93.4 91.4-94.9 78 6.6 5.1- 8.6
55-64 1,130 1,041 92.6 90.6-94.2 89 7.4 5.8- 9.4
65-74 656 586 88.8 85.5-91.5 70 11.2 8.5-14.5
75+ 250 204 84.3 78.5-88.8 46 15.7 11.2-21.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 450 403 87.1 77.4-93.0 47 12.9 7.0-22.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,415 1,328 95.2 93.2-96.6 87 4.8 3.4- 6.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,419 1,300 91.3 88.7-93.3 119 8.7 6.7-11.3
College Graduate 1,418 1,238 87.2 84.7-89.4 180 12.8 10.6-15.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 383 346 92.1 86.4-95.6 37 7.9 4.4-13.6
$15,000- 24,999 678 625 90.0 82.7-94.4 53 10.0 5.6-17.3
$25,000- 34,999 480 448 95.4 92.9-97.0 32 4.6 3.0- 7.1
$35,000- 49,999 796 719 90.0 86.4-92.7 77 10.0 7.3-13.6
$50,000-74,999 799 728 90.7 87.6-93.1 71 9.3 6.9-12.4
$75,000+ 1,165 1,043 90.3 87.6-92.5 122 9.7 7.5-12.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,598 1,456 93.2 91.5-94.6 142 6.8 5.4- 8.5
No 3,084 2,795 89.9 87.9-91.5 289 10.1 8.5-12.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 828 757 91.2 87.8-93.7 71 8.8 6.3-12.2
Non-Veteran 3,875 3,513 90.8 89.2-92.2 362 9.2 7.8-10.8

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*Asked only of those who have gambled in the last SIX months.

^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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