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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,781 7,672 45.7 44.5-46.9 8,109 54.3 53.1-55.5
GENDER
Male 5,969 3,512 52.5 50.6-54.5 2,457 47.5 45.5-49.4
Female 9,812 4,160 39.3 37.9-40.8 5,652 60.7 59.2-62.1
RACE
White 12,252 6,242 48.8 47.4-50.1 6,010 51.2 49.9-52.6
African American 2,386 983 40.9 37.9-44.0 1,403 59.1 56.0-62.1
Asian 105 27 27.0 16.8-40.2 78 73.0 59.8-83.2
Native American 320 191 57.7 49.8-65.2 129 42.3 34.8-50.2
Other Minorities 656 202 31.8 26.2-38.0 454 68.2 62.0-73.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 634 187 30.1 24.4-36.4 447 69.9 63.6-75.6
-English Speaking 238 98 41.9 29.6-55.3 140 58.1 44.7-70.4
-Spanish Speaking 396 89 25.9 20.1-32.6 307 74.1 67.4-79.9
Non-Hispanic 15,099 7,460 47.1 45.8-48.3 7,639 52.9 51.7-54.2
AGE
18-24 473 142 33.5 27.9-39.6 331 66.5 60.4-72.1
25-34 1,507 592 41.1 37.9-44.3 915 58.9 55.7-62.1
35-44 2,450 984 39.6 37.1-42.1 1,466 60.4 57.9-62.9
45-54 3,075 1,569 49.5 47.2-51.8 1,506 50.5 48.2-52.8
55-64 3,377 1,876 56.7 54.5-58.8 1,501 43.3 41.2-45.5
65-74 2,729 1,508 57.0 54.7-59.3 1,221 43.0 40.7-45.3
75+ 2,057 947 48.0 45.2-50.8 1,110 52.0 49.2-54.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,254 1,233 52.6 49.1-56.1 1,021 47.4 43.9-50.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,649 2,480 52.9 50.5-55.4 2,169 47.1 44.6-49.5
Some Post-H.S. 4,101 2,070 46.6 44.3-48.9 2,031 53.4 51.1-55.7
College Graduate 4,738 1,877 34.6 32.8-36.4 2,861 65.4 63.6-67.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,778 1,014 56.7 52.6-60.8 764 43.3 39.2-47.4
$15,000- 24,999 2,527 1,349 51.0 47.4-54.6 1,178 49.0 45.4-52.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,675 875 51.3 47.5-55.1 800 48.7 44.9-52.5
$35,000- 49,999 2,193 1,109 48.5 45.5-51.5 1,084 51.5 48.5-54.5
$50,000-74,999 2,240 1,062 43.1 40.3-46.0 1,178 56.9 54.0-59.7
$75,000+ 3,223 1,342 38.3 36.0-40.7 1,881 61.7 59.3-64.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,869 3,326 56.9 54.9-58.9 2,543 43.1 41.1-45.1
No 9,465 4,134 40.3 38.8-41.8 5,331 59.7 58.2-61.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,380 1,589 61.5 58.6-64.4 791 38.5 35.6-41.4
Non-Veteran 13,394 6,080 43.2 41.8-44.5 7,314 56.8 55.5-58.2

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^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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