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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,515 123 4.4 3.1- 6.2 632 23.3 20.9-25.8 1,219 47.8 44.7-50.8 541 24.6 21.9-27.5
-FEMALES 1,447 89 4.9 3.7- 6.5 365 25.4 21.9-29.3 693 47.5 43.5-51.6 300 22.2 19.0-25.6
RACE
White 1,140 65 4.7 3.3- 6.5 288 24.3 20.6-28.3 561 49.8 45.3-54.4 226 21.2 17.7-25.3
African American 229 19 6.1 3.6-10.2 58 28.3 21.0-36.9 102 42.2 34.2-50.5 50 23.5 17.0-31.4
Other Minorities 72 5 5.4 1.4-18.8 18 33.6 12.3-64.5 27 29.3 15.8-47.8 22 31.8 17.2-51.2
AGE
18-24 46 4 6.1 1.9-18.0 8 25.6 11.8-47.1 25 51.3 32.5-69.7 9 17.0 7.5-34.2
25-34 179 5 1.9 0.7- 4.7 27 18.5 11.8-27.8 84 42.9 34.2-52.0 63 36.7 28.2-46.2
35-44 268 10 2.0 1.0- 4.1 64 27.1 20.6-34.7 127 47.7 40.3-55.2 67 23.2 17.7-29.7
45-54 382 22 5.3 3.3- 8.6 98 29.0 23.3-35.5 189 48.7 42.4-55.0 73 16.9 13.0-21.7
55-64 332 25 9.8 6.0-15.5 94 26.0 20.6-32.3 160 48.2 41.4-55.1 53 16.0 11.5-21.9
65-74 169 15 9.0 5.0-15.8 46 20.9 15.0-28.2 81 55.9 46.3-65.0 27 14.2 9.1-21.6
75+ 60 7 6.7 2.8-15.3 25 48.3 32.7-64.2 25 41.4 26.9-57.6 3 3.6 1.1-11.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 227 21 8.1 4.8-13.3 67 31.8 23.3-41.8 98 40.8 32.4-49.8 41 19.2 12.9-27.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 520 26 4.1 2.2- 7.6 128 24.9 18.6-32.5 253 44.9 37.7-52.4 113 26.0 20.1-33.0
Some Post-H.S. 453 26 3.9 2.4- 6.3 109 22.7 17.6-28.6 220 51.6 44.9-58.2 98 21.9 17.0-27.6
College Graduate 245 16 6.0 3.3-10.6 61 26.4 19.2-35.2 120 51.7 43.1-60.2 48 15.9 11.1-22.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 284 19 4.9 2.8- 8.4 81 36.4 25.3-49.1 127 37.0 28.7-46.2 57 21.7 15.3-29.9
$15,000- 24,999 310 23 6.6 3.9-11.1 74 21.0 15.2-28.2 141 42.0 34.4-49.9 72 30.5 22.9-39.2
$25,000- 34,999 176 9 4.4 2.1- 9.2 38 18.7 12.0-28.0 84 50.4 40.4-60.3 45 26.5 18.9-35.8
$35,000- 49,999 207 11 4.3 2.1- 8.5 41 22.4 15.1-31.9 115 51.9 42.2-61.5 40 21.4 13.6-32.0
$50,000-74,999 172 7 2.2 0.9- 5.0 46 25.4 17.9-34.8 82 49.7 40.0-59.3 37 22.7 15.7-31.7
$75,000+ 150 8 3.5 1.5- 7.6 42 30.6 20.4-43.2 73 56.2 43.1-68.5 27 9.7 5.9-15.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 669 55 6.9 4.7-10.1 175 28.4 22.4-35.2 293 42.1 35.7-48.8 146 22.6 18.1-27.8
No 773 33 3.4 2.2- 5.1 188 22.9 19.0-27.5 398 51.8 46.7-56.8 154 21.9 17.7-26.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 44 3 4.1 1.2-12.9 11 30.6 13.6-55.3 18 40.7 23.8-60.2 12 24.6 12.5-42.6
Non-Veteran 1,403 86 4.9 3.7- 6.6 354 25.2 21.7-29.2 675 47.8 43.7-51.9 288 22.1 18.9-25.7

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking daily or occasionally.

^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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