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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Smoking light cigarettes is safer than smoking regular cigarettes.*
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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
-WHITE FEMALES 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
AGE
18-24 32 3 6.3 1.5-22.1 6 18.8 7.8-38.9 17 56.3 34.8-75.6 6 18.6 7.2-40.5
25-34 136 3 1.4 0.4- 4.8 18 18.2 10.7-29.3 71 46.8 36.6-57.4 44 33.5 24.0-44.6
35-44 211 6 1.6 0.7- 3.9 53 29.6 22.0-38.6 101 47.2 38.9-55.7 51 21.5 15.7-28.7
45-54 291 17 5.8 3.4- 9.7 73 27.5 21.2-34.8 149 50.9 43.7-58.1 52 15.8 11.6-21.3
55-64 271 18 8.9 4.9-15.6 74 24.2 18.4-31.1 136 51.3 43.6-59.0 43 15.6 10.6-22.4
65-74 146 14 10.0 5.4-17.9 43 23.3 16.6-31.7 65 50.9 40.4-61.2 24 15.8 9.8-24.3
75+ 45 4 5.8 1.9-16.3 18 40.9 24.5-59.6 21 49.9 32.2-67.6 2 3.5 0.8-13.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 161 12 6.9 3.5-13.0 43 30.6 20.4-43.1 75 42.2 32.0-53.1 31 20.4 12.7-31.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 415 21 4.3 2.1- 8.5 106 21.7 16.1-28.6 205 48.0 39.8-56.3 83 26.0 19.1-34.3
Some Post-H.S. 365 19 3.5 2.0- 6.3 90 24.2 18.3-31.2 184 53.8 46.1-61.3 72 18.5 13.6-24.7
College Graduate 198 13 6.0 3.0-11.5 49 25.2 17.4-35.2 96 52.4 42.6-62.0 40 16.4 10.9-23.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 203 10 3.8 1.9- 7.3 63 35.4 24.9-47.6 89 38.2 29.5-47.8 41 22.6 15.3-32.1
$15,000- 24,999 221 17 6.5 3.4-12.0 54 20.0 13.4-28.8 103 44.0 34.5-54.0 47 29.5 20.2-40.8
$25,000- 34,999 136 7 4.7 2.0-10.8 23 13.5 7.3-23.5 71 53.6 42.1-64.7 35 28.2 19.3-39.3
$35,000- 49,999 174 8 3.4 1.5- 7.5 35 22.4 14.6-32.9 98 52.3 41.4-62.9 33 21.9 13.2-34.0
$50,000-74,999 149 5 1.7 0.6- 4.5 39 24.9 16.8-35.3 73 52.4 42.0-62.7 32 21.0 13.9-30.2
$75,000+ 139 8 3.7 1.7- 8.2 39 29.7 19.3-42.9 69 57.7 44.0-70.3 23 8.8 5.1-14.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 519 37 6.4 3.9-10.3 134 25.7 20.0-32.4 237 45.5 38.1-53.1 111 22.3 17.3-28.4
No 617 27 3.3 2.1- 5.2 152 22.9 18.4-28.1 323 53.3 47.4-59.1 115 20.5 15.7-26.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 27 2 5.6 1.2-21.9 6 13.7 5.4-31.0 14 67.8 46.8-83.4 5 12.9 4.8-30.3
Non-Veteran 1,113 63 4.6 3.3- 6.5 282 24.5 20.8-28.6 547 49.5 44.9-54.2 221 21.4 17.8-25.5

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*Asked only of current smokers.

^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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