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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-FEMALES

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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 3,374 1,001 36.0 33.5-38.7 287 8.8 7.5-10.4 2,086 55.1 52.6-57.6
African American 594 186 36.7 31.5-42.2 90 16.3 12.2-21.3 318 47.0 41.6-52.6
Other Minorities 176 61 41.3 28.0-56.0 20 9.2 5.3-15.7 95 49.5 36.3-62.7
AGE
18-24 64 34 64.0 49.3-76.5 14 18.5 10.2-31.3 16 17.5 10.0-28.8
25-34 331 157 50.6 43.8-57.3 37 11.3 7.7-16.3 137 38.1 31.9-44.7
35-44 559 244 44.7 39.6-50.0 60 10.2 7.2-14.4 255 45.0 39.9-50.3
45-54 915 331 37.3 33.4-41.3 106 11.5 9.1-14.5 478 51.2 47.1-55.4
55-64 950 279 28.2 24.7-31.9 93 8.1 6.4-10.2 578 63.8 59.9-67.5
65-74 790 147 18.2 14.8-22.1 56 6.7 4.9- 9.0 587 75.1 71.0-78.8
75+ 506 51 11.9 8.5-16.4 27 5.0 3.2- 7.7 428 83.1 78.3-87.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 602 211 45.7 39.9-51.7 63 10.0 6.8-14.7 328 44.2 38.7-49.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,300 468 45.7 41.2-50.3 129 9.0 7.0-11.5 703 45.3 41.1-49.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,234 398 37.6 33.7-41.8 110 9.7 7.5-12.4 726 52.7 48.7-56.7
College Graduate 1,015 176 16.9 14.1-20.1 94 11.7 8.9-15.1 745 71.5 67.4-75.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 633 244 47.8 41.2-54.4 80 11.3 8.4-14.9 309 41.0 35.2-47.0
$15,000- 24,999 742 282 48.3 43.0-53.6 74 9.9 7.3-13.2 386 41.8 37.0-46.8
$25,000- 34,999 463 145 36.5 30.6-42.8 45 9.5 6.4-13.9 273 54.1 47.8-60.2
$35,000- 49,999 574 185 39.3 33.4-45.4 52 10.8 7.2-16.1 337 49.9 44.0-55.8
$50,000-74,999 530 140 28.2 23.4-33.5 50 12.0 8.5-16.6 340 59.8 54.1-65.3
$75,000+ 627 118 22.9 17.4-29.5 45 9.1 6.1-13.4 464 68.0 61.5-73.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,832 568 39.1 35.3-43.0 190 9.8 8.1-11.9 1,074 51.1 47.4-54.7
No 2,233 655 34.0 31.2-36.9 200 10.3 8.5-12.5 1,378 55.7 52.8-58.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 93 32 31.7 21.3-44.3 15 23.4 12.1-40.2 46 44.9 32.5-58.1
Non-Veteran 4,063 1,223 36.5 34.2-38.9 382 9.7 8.4-11.1 2,458 53.8 51.5-56.1

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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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