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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
-MALES 1,068 34 3.9 2.0- 7.4 267 21.5 18.4-25.0 526 47.9 43.5-52.4 241 26.7 22.6-31.2
RACE
White 813 26 2.5 1.6- 4.1 202 21.5 18.0-25.5 408 49.1 44.2-54.0 177 26.8 22.3-31.8
African American 152 4 7.1 1.5-27.6 40 23.1 15.6-32.9 74 42.6 31.5-54.4 34 27.2 16.8-41.0
Other Minorities 99 4 5.9 1.9-17.4 25 19.0 11.1-30.4 42 51.0 37.7-64.2 28 24.1 15.0-36.3
AGE
18-24 59 1 6.6 1.0-34.0 10 11.7 5.8-22.3 27 43.3 29.1-58.6 21 38.4 24.6-54.4
25-34 138 7 5.7 2.6-12.1 28 21.2 14.0-30.9 64 43.2 33.3-53.7 39 29.9 20.8-40.8
35-44 200 4 1.3 0.5- 3.7 42 21.0 15.1-28.6 102 53.4 44.9-61.8 52 24.2 17.3-32.8
45-54 294 6 1.7 0.6- 4.5 68 23.9 18.5-30.3 162 55.9 48.7-62.8 58 18.5 13.6-24.6
55-64 234 11 5.5 2.8-10.6 76 30.1 23.6-37.6 98 39.7 32.2-47.7 49 24.6 18.1-32.5
65-74 119 3 2.6 0.6-10.4 34 26.5 18.3-36.7 64 50.9 40.0-61.7 18 20.1 11.7-32.3
75+ 20 2 3.5 0.8-13.8 9 45.9 23.2-70.3 7 39.9 18.5-65.9 2 10.8 1.8-44.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 217 8 4.3 1.7-10.5 67 20.3 14.6-27.5 94 48.0 38.4-57.9 48 27.3 19.2-37.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 424 11 4.2 1.1-14.3 96 20.8 15.9-26.8 221 47.8 40.6-55.1 96 27.2 20.6-35.1
Some Post-H.S. 251 12 4.4 2.2- 8.6 61 19.4 14.2-25.9 129 53.9 45.0-62.5 49 22.3 15.3-31.2
College Graduate 175 3 1.7 0.5- 6.4 43 28.6 20.4-38.6 81 39.1 30.5-48.5 48 30.5 22.0-40.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 159 5 5.1 1.6-15.2 45 26.5 17.9-37.3 74 49.7 38.4-61.0 35 18.8 12.2-27.7
$15,000- 24,999 225 6 2.0 0.8- 5.3 52 16.6 11.3-23.7 115 52.4 42.2-62.4 52 28.9 19.9-40.0
$25,000- 34,999 143 6 11.2 2.7-36.5 36 21.4 14.0-31.4 73 48.2 35.8-60.8 28 19.2 11.6-30.0
$35,000- 49,999 160 4 1.2 0.3- 4.1 45 32.4 22.8-43.9 82 47.8 37.5-58.4 29 18.5 11.8-28.0
$50,000-74,999 140 5 4.7 1.9-11.4 28 14.6 9.2-22.3 75 47.5 36.7-58.5 32 33.2 22.6-45.9
$75,000+ 157 5 2.5 0.9- 6.7 41 25.9 18.0-35.7 70 41.1 31.0-52.1 41 30.5 20.5-42.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 452 18 7.0 2.8-16.4 110 22.6 17.7-28.5 217 47.6 40.7-54.6 107 22.7 17.5-29.0
No 608 16 2.0 1.1- 3.6 155 20.7 16.8-25.2 305 48.0 42.2-53.8 132 29.3 23.8-35.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 305 12 8.8 2.6-25.9 70 19.8 14.5-26.4 151 44.1 35.7-52.8 72 27.3 20.6-35.3
Non-Veteran 762 22 2.6 1.5- 4.5 197 22.0 18.4-26.1 374 48.9 43.7-54.0 169 26.5 21.8-31.9

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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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