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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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 13,219 1,774 14.4 13.4-15.5 619 5.9 5.1- 6.8 4,064 26.2 24.9-27.5 6,762 53.5 52.0-55.1
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,852 260 14.0 11.6-16.9 111 6.2 4.4- 8.6 434 18.4 15.9-21.2 1,047 61.3 57.5-65.0
GENDER
Male 612 95 14.9 11.3-19.5 50 8.7 5.4-13.8 185 22.1 17.8-27.1 282 54.2 48.0-60.3
Female 1,240 165 13.3 10.3-17.1 61 4.2 2.8- 6.3 249 15.6 12.8-18.8 765 66.9 62.3-71.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 1 9.4 1.2-46.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.5 1.1-30.1 12 84.1 51.5-96.3
Non-Hispanic 1,836 259 14.1 11.7-16.9 111 6.3 4.5- 8.7 432 18.6 16.0-21.4 1,034 61.0 57.2-64.7
AGE
18-24 89 22 17.8 10.5-28.6 3 4.4 1.2-14.7 5 6.4 2.4-16.0 59 71.4 58.5-81.5
25-34 206 36 18.1 11.5-27.5 15 8.1 4.0-15.7 17 6.9 3.8-12.2 138 66.9 57.1-75.4
35-44 289 50 17.0 11.7-24.2 16 5.0 2.6- 9.2 26 9.4 5.3-16.0 197 68.6 60.3-75.8
45-54 406 61 11.9 7.9-17.5 28 8.6 3.7-18.5 96 22.9 17.1-29.9 221 56.6 48.7-64.2
55-64 406 55 13.1 9.1-18.5 30 7.0 4.4-10.7 131 32.4 26.3-39.2 190 47.6 40.5-54.8
65+ 439 36 5.2 3.4- 7.8 19 4.2 2.3- 7.5 156 39.4 32.1-47.2 228 51.2 43.6-58.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 316 67 23.3 16.3-32.2 27 9.4 4.7-17.9 93 25.2 18.0-34.1 129 42.1 32.6-52.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 658 99 16.7 12.2-22.5 49 8.5 5.0-14.1 153 18.8 14.6-24.0 357 56.0 48.9-62.8
Some Post-H.S. 461 62 10.0 6.9-14.2 17 2.7 1.5- 4.8 98 17.1 12.7-22.7 284 70.2 63.6-76.0
College Graduate 413 32 8.0 4.9-12.8 17 4.1 2.1- 8.1 89 14.5 10.9-19.1 275 73.4 67.2-78.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 357 68 18.5 13.0-25.7 34 8.5 5.3-13.3 94 21.0 15.2-28.2 161 52.0 43.2-60.7
$15,000- 24,999 390 67 20.0 13.8-28.1 21 5.3 2.8- 9.6 99 22.3 16.6-29.3 203 52.5 44.4-60.4
$25,000- 34,999 203 28 8.0 4.9-12.7 19 19.6 9.1-37.1 40 13.4 8.8-19.9 116 59.1 46.1-70.9
$35,000-49,999 219 29 11.3 7.0-17.8 10 3.8 1.3-10.6 62 26.4 17.7-37.3 118 58.6 46.7-69.5
$50,000- 74,999 208 19 8.1 4.2-15.2 12 6.0 2.9-12.2 46 16.5 10.6-24.8 131 69.4 59.7-77.6
$75,000+ 196 9 5.1 1.9-12.7 5 1.0 0.4- 2.6 41 17.6 11.8-25.4 141 76.3 67.5-83.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 712 123 20.7 15.7-26.6 61 10.2 6.3-16.1 193 23.2 18.5-28.8 335 45.9 39.5-52.5
No 975 111 10.2 7.8-13.3 41 4.4 2.6- 7.3 214 16.4 13.5-19.8 609 69.0 64.4-73.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 228 31 11.9 7.3-18.9 13 5.1 2.5-10.1 76 36.0 26.4-46.8 108 47.0 37.3-56.9
Non-Veteran 1,471 212 14.8 12.0-18.1 90 6.6 4.5- 9.5 325 16.6 14.0-19.5 844 62.1 57.9-66.1

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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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