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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,776 2,183 15.5 14.6-16.4 695 5.4 4.8- 6.1 4,789 24.8 23.9-25.8 8,109 54.3 53.1-55.5
GENDER
Male 5,968 928 16.7 15.3-18.2 298 7.0 6.0- 8.3 2,285 28.8 27.2-30.5 2,457 47.5 45.5-49.4
Female 9,808 1,255 14.3 13.2-15.5 397 3.9 3.4- 4.5 2,504 21.1 20.0-22.1 5,652 60.7 59.2-62.1
RACE
White 12,247 1,757 16.9 15.9-18.0 463 4.2 3.7- 4.9 4,017 27.6 26.6-28.7 6,010 51.3 49.9-52.6
African American 2,386 290 14.0 11.9-16.4 161 8.3 6.5-10.6 532 18.6 16.4-20.9 1,403 59.1 56.0-62.1
Asian 105 7 6.4 2.3-16.7 4 6.1 1.7-19.8 16 14.5 7.9-25.2 78 73.0 59.8-83.2
Native American 320 72 28.6 22.0-36.4 23 6.3 3.6-11.0 96 22.7 17.5-29.0 129 42.3 34.8-50.2
Other Minorities 656 46 5.8 3.5- 9.5 44 9.1 6.3-12.9 112 16.9 12.3-22.9 454 68.2 62.0-73.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 634 42 5.1 3.2- 8.1 38 8.6 5.8-12.6 107 16.3 11.5-22.6 447 69.9 63.6-75.6
-English Speaking 238 30 9.8 6.1-15.5 10 5.2 2.4-11.1 58 26.9 14.8-43.8 140 58.1 44.7-70.4
-Spanish Speaking 396 12 3.4 1.5- 7.7 28 9.8 6.3-15.0 49 12.6 8.6-18.2 307 74.1 67.4-79.9
Non-Hispanic 15,094 2,134 16.4 15.4-17.4 657 5.2 4.6- 5.8 4,664 25.5 24.6-26.5 7,639 52.9 51.7-54.2
AGE
18-24 473 73 16.8 12.8-21.8 40 9.3 6.4-13.4 29 7.3 4.2-12.6 331 66.5 60.4-72.1
25-34 1,507 266 19.1 16.6-21.9 83 6.7 5.2- 8.7 243 15.2 13.1-17.6 915 58.9 55.7-62.1
35-44 2,450 411 16.2 14.5-18.1 112 5.0 3.8- 6.4 461 18.4 16.5-20.4 1,466 60.4 57.9-62.9
45-54 3,074 582 18.4 16.7-20.2 181 5.9 4.9- 7.1 805 25.2 23.3-27.3 1,506 50.5 48.2-52.8
55-64 3,377 494 14.7 13.2-16.3 157 4.2 3.4- 5.1 1,225 37.8 35.7-39.9 1,501 43.3 41.2-45.5
65-74 2,727 263 9.6 8.3-11.2 85 3.0 2.3- 3.8 1,158 44.4 42.1-46.7 1,221 43.0 40.7-45.3
75+ 2,057 76 3.8 2.9- 5.1 32 1.4 1.0- 2.2 839 42.7 40.0-45.5 1,110 52.0 49.2-54.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,253 422 22.9 20.1-26.0 116 6.7 5.0- 8.9 694 23.0 20.5-25.7 1,021 47.4 43.9-51.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,648 831 21.0 19.0-23.1 250 6.9 5.6- 8.5 1,398 25.0 23.1-27.1 2,169 47.1 44.6-49.5
Some Post-H.S. 4,098 614 16.2 14.5-18.1 180 4.8 3.9- 6.0 1,273 25.6 23.8-27.4 2,031 53.4 51.1-55.7
College Graduate 4,738 314 5.8 5.1- 6.7 147 3.9 3.1- 4.8 1,416 24.8 23.3-26.4 2,861 65.4 63.6-67.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,778 385 23.2 19.9-26.8 133 9.8 7.4-12.8 496 23.8 20.6-27.3 764 43.3 39.2-47.4
$15,000- 24,999 2,526 476 21.4 18.8-24.3 136 6.5 5.1- 8.3 736 23.1 20.2-26.3 1,178 49.0 45.4-52.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,675 270 18.5 15.9-21.4 84 7.9 5.3-11.7 521 24.9 22.2-27.8 800 48.7 44.9-52.5
$35,000- 49,999 2,193 318 16.6 14.4-19.1 97 5.6 4.2- 7.4 694 26.3 23.9-28.8 1,084 51.5 48.5-54.5
$50,000-74,999 2,239 260 12.2 10.5-14.2 85 4.6 3.5- 6.1 716 26.2 24.0-28.6 1,178 56.9 54.0-59.8
$75,000+ 3,223 248 8.9 7.4-10.7 89 3.2 2.4- 4.2 1,005 26.2 24.3-28.2 1,881 61.7 59.3-64.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,867 971 20.8 19.0-22.7 303 6.1 5.0- 7.4 2,050 30.0 28.4-31.7 2,543 43.1 41.1-45.1
No 9,463 1,145 12.7 11.7-13.8 372 5.0 4.3- 5.8 2,615 22.5 21.3-23.8 5,331 59.7 58.2-61.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,379 315 13.5 11.8-15.5 97 5.8 4.0- 8.2 1,176 42.2 39.5-45.0 791 38.5 35.6-41.4
Non-Veteran 13,390 1,868 15.8 14.8-16.8 597 5.4 4.7- 6.0 3,611 22.0 21.0-23.0 7,314 56.8 55.5-58.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

^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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