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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
-WHITES 1,953 91 3.6 2.7- 4.7 490 22.9 20.3-25.7 969 49.5 46.1-52.8 403 24.0 21.1-27.3
GENDER
Males 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
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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 0 0.0 . - . 2 18.7 3.3-60.7 9 61.6 30.5-85.4 4 19.7 6.4-46.7
Non-Hispanic 1,936 90 3.6 2.7- 4.7 488 22.9 20.3-25.7 959 49.4 46.0-52.8 399 24.1 21.1-27.3
AGE
18-24 68 3 2.9 0.7-10.7 9 10.8 5.2-21.2 37 54.2 39.7-68.1 19 32.1 19.9-47.3
25-34 231 6 2.2 0.9- 5.2 36 20.0 13.8-28.1 113 43.7 36.1-51.7 76 34.0 26.6-42.3
35-44 353 10 1.8 0.9- 3.7 81 24.4 19.1-30.5 174 51.3 44.8-57.8 88 22.5 17.8-28.0
45-54 521 21 3.4 2.1- 5.7 127 26.8 22.1-32.0 281 53.7 48.2-59.0 92 16.1 12.7-20.3
55-64 464 28 7.8 4.9-12.0 137 27.8 23.0-33.1 216 43.9 38.4-49.6 83 20.5 15.9-25.9
65-74 244 17 6.7 3.7-11.8 70 23.0 17.7-29.3 120 52.9 44.9-60.8 37 17.4 11.5-25.5
75+ 63 6 5.4 2.1-13.4 27 44.6 30.0-60.1 26 44.3 29.7-59.9 4 5.7 1.8-17.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 313 17 4.2 2.3- 7.3 90 23.9 18.0-31.1 139 43.5 35.4-52.1 67 28.4 20.8-37.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 723 28 2.7 1.5- 4.8 173 20.8 16.8-25.6 373 50.9 45.2-56.6 149 25.5 20.5-31.3
Some Post-H.S. 567 30 4.2 2.7- 6.7 140 22.1 17.8-27.1 289 53.3 47.2-59.3 108 20.4 15.7-26.0
College Graduate 348 16 4.0 2.1- 7.2 87 27.9 21.6-35.3 166 46.0 39.0-53.2 79 22.1 16.8-28.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 308 13 2.9 1.6- 5.2 91 27.4 20.2-35.9 141 46.5 38.1-55.0 63 23.3 17.0-31.0
$15,000- 24,999 380 21 4.5 2.5- 7.7 91 19.3 14.6-25.1 185 47.8 40.5-55.2 83 28.5 21.8-36.2
$25,000- 34,999 235 10 3.7 1.7- 7.6 50 21.2 14.7-29.5 122 51.3 42.5-60.1 53 23.8 17.0-32.2
$35,000- 49,999 302 12 2.6 1.3- 5.1 70 27.4 20.4-35.9 163 50.5 42.5-58.5 57 19.5 13.7-27.0
$50,000-74,999 267 9 3.3 1.4- 7.2 63 18.6 13.6-24.9 140 52.5 44.5-60.5 55 25.6 18.6-34.2
$75,000+ 282 13 3.1 1.6- 5.9 76 27.2 20.4-35.1 135 48.3 39.3-57.4 58 21.4 14.5-30.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 867 49 4.5 3.0- 6.7 219 23.9 19.9-28.5 405 47.6 42.3-53.0 194 24.0 19.9-28.7
No 1,078 41 3.0 2.0- 4.4 269 22.2 18.9-25.8 559 50.6 46.2-54.9 209 24.3 20.3-28.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 265 13 4.9 2.4- 9.6 64 20.7 15.3-27.4 134 49.0 41.1-57.0 54 25.4 18.9-33.2
Non-Veteran 1,688 78 3.4 2.5- 4.6 426 23.2 20.4-26.2 835 49.5 45.9-53.2 349 23.9 20.7-27.4

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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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