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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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 7,498 1,001 15.7 14.4-17.2 287 3.9 3.3- 4.6 2,086 24.0 22.8-25.3 4,124 56.4 54.7-58.1
African American 1,659 186 11.9 9.9-14.1 90 5.3 3.9- 7.1 318 15.2 13.1-17.5 1,065 67.7 64.5-70.7
Other Minorities 613 61 8.5 5.1-13.7 20 1.9 1.1- 3.2 95 10.2 7.4-13.7 437 79.5 74.0-84.0
AGE
18-24 272 34 15.1 9.8-22.4 14 4.4 2.4- 7.7 16 4.1 2.4- 6.9 208 76.5 69.1-82.5
25-34 943 157 18.6 15.5-22.2 37 4.2 2.8- 6.1 137 14.0 11.5-16.9 612 63.2 59.2-67.1
35-44 1,498 244 15.7 13.5-18.1 60 3.6 2.5- 5.2 255 15.8 13.7-18.1 939 64.9 61.9-67.9
45-54 1,877 331 17.3 15.2-19.5 106 5.3 4.2- 6.8 478 23.7 21.4-26.2 962 53.7 50.8-56.6
55-64 2,013 279 13.3 11.5-15.2 93 3.8 3.0- 4.8 578 30.0 27.5-32.6 1,063 52.9 50.2-55.7
65-74 1,737 147 8.3 6.6-10.2 56 3.0 2.2- 4.1 587 34.1 31.4-36.9 947 54.6 51.7-57.5
75+ 1,388 51 4.5 3.2- 6.4 27 1.9 1.2- 2.9 428 31.6 28.6-34.9 882 61.9 58.6-65.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,357 211 19.1 16.1-22.6 63 4.2 2.8- 6.3 328 18.5 16.0-21.3 755 58.1 54.1-62.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,879 468 19.8 17.3-22.7 129 3.9 3.0- 5.0 703 19.6 17.8-21.7 1,579 56.6 53.6-59.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,732 398 16.2 14.2-18.5 110 4.2 3.2- 5.4 726 22.7 20.7-24.9 1,498 56.9 54.2-59.6
College Graduate 2,815 176 5.2 4.3- 6.3 94 3.6 2.7- 4.8 745 22.1 20.2-24.0 1,800 69.1 66.8-71.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,249 244 22.9 18.8-27.7 80 5.4 4.0- 7.2 309 19.6 16.8-22.8 616 52.0 47.2-56.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,626 282 21.0 17.9-24.4 74 4.3 3.1- 5.8 386 18.1 15.9-20.7 884 56.6 52.8-60.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,031 145 14.9 12.1-18.2 45 3.9 2.6- 5.8 273 22.1 19.0-25.6 568 59.1 54.8-63.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,303 185 16.8 13.9-20.2 52 4.7 3.0- 7.1 337 21.4 18.6-24.5 729 57.1 53.1-61.0
$50,000-74,999 1,278 140 11.0 8.9-13.4 50 4.7 3.3- 6.6 340 23.3 20.5-26.5 748 61.0 57.4-64.6
$75,000+ 1,725 118 7.6 5.6-10.2 45 3.0 2.0- 4.5 464 22.5 20.1-25.0 1,098 67.0 63.7-70.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,703 568 19.6 17.2-22.1 190 4.9 4.1- 6.0 1,074 25.6 23.7-27.5 1,871 50.0 47.5-52.5
No 5,845 655 11.7 10.5-12.9 200 3.5 2.9- 4.3 1,378 19.2 17.9-20.5 3,612 65.6 63.8-67.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 210 32 13.1 8.7-19.3 15 9.7 4.7-18.7 46 18.6 13.2-25.6 117 58.6 49.5-67.1
Non-Veteran 9,598 1,223 14.4 13.2-15.5 382 3.8 3.3- 4.4 2,458 21.1 20.1-22.2 5,535 60.7 59.3-62.2

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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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