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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,776 2,183 15.5 14.6-16.4 695 5.4 4.8- 6.1 4,789 24.8 23.9-25.8 8,109 54.3 53.1-55.5
-WHITES 12,247 1,757 16.9 15.9-18.0 463 4.2 3.7- 4.9 4,017 27.6 26.6-28.7 6,010 51.3 49.9-52.6
GENDER
Males 4,749 756 18.2 16.6-19.9 176 4.7 3.8- 5.8 1,931 31.6 29.8-33.4 1,886 45.5 43.4-47.7
Females 7,498 1,001 15.7 14.4-17.2 287 3.9 3.3- 4.6 2,086 24.0 22.8-25.3 4,124 56.4 54.7-58.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 113 15 10.7 5.7-19.1 7 6.2 2.3-15.8 36 24.0 14.7-36.7 55 59.1 45.9-71.2
Non-Hispanic 12,111 1,740 17.0 15.9-18.1 456 4.2 3.7- 4.9 3,969 27.6 26.6-28.7 5,946 51.2 49.8-52.5
AGE
18-24 269 51 19.0 13.8-25.6 22 7.7 4.7-12.2 22 6.1 3.7- 9.9 174 67.2 60.0-73.7
25-34 983 206 23.1 19.8-26.7 46 5.4 3.8- 7.5 196 18.7 16.0-21.9 535 52.8 48.9-56.7
35-44 1,759 324 19.3 17.1-21.7 66 2.9 2.2- 4.0 369 20.9 18.6-23.3 1,000 56.9 54.0-59.7
45-54 2,350 466 19.5 17.5-21.6 119 5.2 4.2- 6.5 629 25.8 23.7-28.0 1,136 49.5 47.0-52.1
55-64 2,762 411 15.0 13.3-16.7 113 3.7 3.0- 4.6 1,048 40.0 37.7-42.3 1,190 41.3 39.1-43.6
65-74 2,287 225 9.6 8.1-11.2 72 2.8 2.2- 3.7 1,001 45.8 43.3-48.3 989 41.8 39.4-44.3
75+ 1,765 61 3.7 2.7- 5.1 23 1.2 0.7- 1.9 732 43.9 41.0-46.8 949 51.2 48.3-54.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,393 324 37.6 33.3-42.1 57 4.0 2.7- 6.0 491 29.5 26.3-33.0 521 28.9 25.6-32.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,523 663 22.9 20.6-25.3 161 4.8 3.8- 6.1 1,142 27.1 25.0-29.2 1,557 45.2 42.5-48.0
Some Post-H.S. 3,299 505 16.8 14.8-18.9 128 4.7 3.6- 6.1 1,118 28.8 26.7-30.9 1,548 49.8 47.2-52.5
College Graduate 4,009 264 6.3 5.4- 7.3 115 3.4 2.7- 4.4 1,262 26.7 25.0-28.4 2,368 63.6 61.6-65.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,127 283 29.6 25.5-34.2 79 8.3 5.9-11.6 347 27.3 23.6-31.3 418 34.7 30.0-39.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,712 356 28.7 25.2-32.5 77 4.7 3.5- 6.2 569 27.8 25.0-30.8 710 38.8 34.9-42.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,229 208 20.9 17.5-24.7 53 7.0 4.3-11.0 427 29.7 26.3-33.4 541 42.4 38.1-46.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,764 271 19.0 16.3-22.0 66 4.0 2.8- 5.6 591 28.0 25.4-30.9 836 49.0 45.6-52.4
$50,000-74,999 1,899 229 13.2 11.3-15.5 66 4.0 2.9- 5.4 643 28.5 26.0-31.2 961 54.3 51.1-57.4
$75,000+ 2,872 232 9.7 8.0-11.7 75 3.1 2.3- 4.3 924 27.0 25.0-29.2 1,641 60.1 57.6-62.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,548 780 22.6 20.6-24.8 207 4.8 4.0- 5.8 1,679 32.1 30.3-34.0 1,882 40.4 38.3-42.6
No 7,425 928 13.8 12.7-15.1 247 3.9 3.2- 4.7 2,254 25.6 24.3-26.9 3,996 56.7 55.0-58.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,983 260 14.0 12.0-16.3 56 3.4 2.4- 4.7 1,048 48.3 45.3-51.3 619 34.3 31.4-37.4
Non-Veteran 10,260 1,497 17.4 16.2-18.6 407 4.4 3.8- 5.1 2,968 24.1 23.0-25.2 5,388 54.1 52.7-55.6

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

^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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