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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,667 2,183 33.9 32.2-35.6 695 11.9 10.6-13.3 4,789 54.3 52.5-56.0
GENDER
Male 3,511 928 31.8 29.4-34.3 298 13.4 11.4-15.6 2,285 54.8 52.2-57.4
Female 4,156 1,255 36.4 34.2-38.8 397 10.0 8.7-11.5 2,504 53.6 51.3-55.8
RACE
White 6,237 1,757 34.7 32.8-36.5 463 8.7 7.6- 9.9 4,017 56.6 54.8-58.5
African American 983 290 34.2 29.6-39.2 161 20.4 16.2-25.4 532 45.4 40.5-50.3
Asian 27 7 23.6 8.6-50.6 4 22.6 6.6-54.6 16 53.8 29.2-76.6
Native American 191 72 49.6 39.9-59.3 23 11.0 6.2-18.6 96 39.4 30.7-48.8
Other Minorities 202 46 18.2 11.0-28.7 44 28.5 19.9-39.2 112 53.2 41.6-64.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 187 42 16.9 10.5-26.2 38 28.7 19.5-40.2 107 54.3 42.1-66.1
-English Speaking 98 30 23.5 12.5-39.7 10 12.5 5.2-26.8 58 64.1 43.9-80.2
-Spanish Speaking 89 12 13.2 5.9-27.1 28 38.0 25.5-52.3 49 48.8 35.1-62.7
Non-Hispanic 7,455 2,134 34.8 33.1-36.5 657 11.0 9.8-12.3 4,664 54.2 52.5-56.0
AGE
18-24 142 73 50.2 39.2-61.2 40 27.8 19.4-38.2 29 22.0 13.0-34.6
25-34 592 266 46.5 41.3-51.7 83 16.4 12.7-20.8 243 37.1 32.4-42.1
35-44 984 411 41.0 37.2-44.9 112 12.5 9.8-15.9 461 46.5 42.5-50.5
45-54 1,568 582 37.1 34.1-40.2 181 12.0 10.0-14.3 805 50.9 47.7-54.1
55-64 1,876 494 25.9 23.5-28.5 157 7.4 6.1- 8.9 1,225 66.7 63.9-69.3
65-74 1,506 263 16.9 14.6-19.4 85 5.2 4.0- 6.7 1,158 77.9 75.2-80.4
75+ 947 76 8.0 6.0-10.5 32 3.0 2.0- 4.5 839 89.0 86.3-91.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,232 422 43.6 39.1-48.2 116 12.7 9.6-16.7 694 43.7 39.4-48.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,479 831 39.6 36.3-43.0 250 13.1 10.7-15.8 1,398 47.3 44.0-50.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,067 614 34.8 31.7-38.0 180 10.3 8.3-12.7 1,273 54.9 51.6-58.1
College Graduate 1,877 314 16.9 14.8-19.3 147 11.2 9.1-13.8 1,416 71.9 68.9-74.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,014 385 40.8 35.7-46.2 133 17.2 13.2-22.1 496 41.9 36.8-47.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,348 476 41.9 37.3-46.7 136 12.7 10.0-16.1 736 45.3 40.5-50.2
$25,000- 34,999 875 270 36.0 31.3-41.1 84 15.4 10.5-22.1 521 48.5 43.3-53.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,109 318 34.3 30.3-38.5 97 11.5 8.7-15.0 694 54.2 49.9-58.4
$50,000-74,999 1,061 260 28.3 24.7-32.3 85 10.8 8.2-14.0 716 60.9 56.7-64.9
$75,000+ 1,342 248 23.2 19.6-27.2 89 8.3 6.3-10.8 1,005 68.5 64.4-72.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,324 971 36.5 33.8-39.3 303 10.7 8.9-12.8 2,050 52.8 50.0-55.5
No 4,132 1,145 31.6 29.4-33.9 372 12.4 10.8-14.3 2,615 55.9 53.5-58.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,588 315 22.0 19.3-25.0 97 9.4 6.6-13.2 1,176 68.6 64.8-72.1
Non-Veteran 6,076 1,868 36.6 34.7-38.6 597 12.4 11.0-13.9 3,611 51.0 49.0-53.0

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

^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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