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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 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
AGE
18-24 36 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.1 1.2-12.8 20 52.5 33.5-70.8 13 43.3 25.5-63.1
25-34 95 3 3.1 1.0- 9.3 18 22.1 13.0-35.0 42 40.3 29.2-52.5 32 34.5 23.7-47.2
35-44 142 4 2.0 0.7- 5.7 28 19.3 12.8-28.0 73 55.2 45.5-64.6 37 23.4 16.5-32.3
45-54 230 4 1.4 0.4- 4.9 54 26.1 19.7-33.8 132 56.1 48.1-63.8 40 16.4 11.4-23.0
55-64 193 10 6.6 3.3-12.9 63 31.4 24.1-39.7 80 36.7 29.3-44.8 40 25.3 18.2-34.0
65-74 98 3 3.3 0.8-13.2 27 22.6 15.0-32.5 55 55.0 42.7-66.8 13 19.0 9.8-33.7
75+ 18 2 4.3 1.0-17.0 9 57.4 31.1-80.1 5 24.7 9.3-51.3 2 13.5 2.3-51.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 152 5 2.5 0.9- 6.9 47 19.8 13.5-28.1 64 44.4 33.0-56.3 36 33.3 22.6-46.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 308 7 1.2 0.5- 2.7 67 20.0 14.5-27.0 168 53.7 45.8-61.5 66 25.1 18.3-33.4
Some Post-H.S. 202 11 5.2 2.5-10.5 50 19.1 13.5-26.3 105 52.7 42.8-62.3 36 23.0 15.0-33.7
College Graduate 150 3 2.1 0.6- 7.7 38 30.3 21.1-41.5 70 40.2 30.7-50.3 39 27.4 19.0-37.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 105 3 1.8 0.5- 6.2 28 18.4 11.4-28.3 52 55.7 42.3-68.3 22 24.1 14.5-37.3
$15,000- 24,999 159 4 2.1 0.7- 6.5 37 18.5 12.4-26.6 82 52.2 41.5-62.7 36 27.3 18.6-38.1
$25,000- 34,999 99 3 2.7 0.7-10.1 27 28.1 17.9-41.3 51 49.3 36.4-62.4 18 19.8 10.8-33.6
$35,000- 49,999 128 4 1.7 0.5- 5.8 35 32.9 21.9-46.2 65 48.6 37.0-60.3 24 16.9 10.5-26.0
$50,000-74,999 118 4 4.8 1.7-12.7 24 12.6 7.6-20.0 67 52.6 40.6-64.4 23 30.0 19.0-43.9
$75,000+ 143 5 2.7 1.0- 7.3 37 25.3 17.1-35.7 66 41.7 30.9-53.3 35 30.3 19.7-43.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 348 12 2.3 1.2- 4.7 85 21.9 16.7-28.3 168 49.9 42.3-57.5 83 25.8 19.5-33.4
No 461 14 2.7 1.5- 5.0 117 21.5 17.0-26.8 236 48.0 41.7-54.4 94 27.8 21.8-34.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 238 11 4.8 2.3-10.0 58 21.3 15.5-28.4 120 47.5 39.2-55.9 49 26.4 19.5-34.7
Non-Veteran 575 15 1.9 1.1- 3.5 144 21.6 17.5-26.3 288 49.6 43.8-55.4 128 26.9 21.6-33.0

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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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