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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,776 12,898 79.1 78.0-80.1 2,878 20.9 19.9-22.0
-FEMALES 9,808 8,156 81.7 80.5-82.9 1,652 18.3 17.1-19.5
RACE
White 7,498 6,210 80.4 78.9-81.8 1,288 19.6 18.2-21.1
African American 1,659 1,383 82.9 80.2-85.3 276 17.1 14.7-19.8
Other Minorities 613 532 89.6 84.5-93.2 81 10.4 6.8-15.5
AGE
18-24 272 224 80.6 73.2-86.3 48 19.4 13.7-26.8
25-34 943 749 77.2 73.5-80.6 194 22.8 19.4-26.5
35-44 1,498 1,194 80.7 78.1-83.1 304 19.3 16.9-21.9
45-54 1,877 1,440 77.4 75.0-79.7 437 22.6 20.3-25.0
55-64 2,013 1,641 83.0 80.8-84.9 372 17.0 15.1-19.2
65-74 1,737 1,534 88.7 86.6-90.5 203 11.3 9.5-13.4
75+ 1,388 1,310 93.6 91.6-95.1 78 6.4 4.9- 8.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,357 1,083 76.6 73.0-80.0 274 23.4 20.0-27.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,879 2,282 76.3 73.4-78.9 597 23.7 21.1-26.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,732 2,224 79.6 77.2-81.8 508 20.4 18.2-22.8
College Graduate 2,815 2,545 91.2 89.7-92.5 270 8.8 7.5-10.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,249 925 71.7 66.9-76.0 324 28.3 24.0-33.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,626 1,270 74.8 71.2-78.0 356 25.2 22.0-28.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,031 841 81.2 77.6-84.3 190 18.8 15.7-22.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,303 1,066 78.5 74.8-81.8 237 21.5 18.2-25.2
$50,000-74,999 1,278 1,088 84.3 81.5-86.8 190 15.7 13.2-18.5
$75,000+ 1,725 1,562 89.4 86.6-91.7 163 10.6 8.3-13.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,703 2,945 75.5 73.0-77.9 758 24.5 22.1-27.0
No 5,845 4,990 84.8 83.4-86.1 855 15.2 13.9-16.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 210 163 77.2 68.4-84.1 47 22.8 15.9-31.6
Non-Veteran 9,598 7,993 81.8 80.6-83.0 1,605 18.2 17.0-19.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^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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