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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Snus is a moist, smokeless tobacco, usually sold in small pouches, that is placed under the lip against the gum.
Have you heard of snus before today?*

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  Total
Respond.^
(Yes)Used snus past 6 months (Yes)Not used snus past 6 months (No)Not heard of snus
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,519 135 3.7 2.8- 5.0 1,484 30.4 28.3-32.6 3,900 65.9 63.6-68.1
GENDER
Male 2,105 83 6.3 4.4- 8.8 727 36.2 32.8-39.9 1,295 57.5 53.8-61.1
Female 3,414 52 1.4 0.9- 2.0 757 25.0 22.6-27.6 2,605 73.6 71.0-76.1
RACE
White 4,448 113 4.2 3.0- 5.9 1,254 33.0 30.6-35.4 3,081 62.8 60.2-65.3
African American 710 13 1.9 0.9- 4.1 141 22.8 18.4-27.9 556 75.3 70.1-79.8
Asian 42 0 0.0 . - . 10 31.0 14.5-54.5 32 69.0 45.5-85.5
Native American 128 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 33 24.9 14.9-38.4 94 74.7 61.2-84.7
Other Minorities 165 7 4.5 1.6-11.7 36 21.8 12.7-34.7 122 73.8 60.7-83.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 180 7 3.8 1.4-10.0 42 25.9 16.4-38.3 131 70.2 57.8-80.3
-English Speaking 95 4 3.9 1.3-11.5 27 33.3 19.9-50.2 64 62.8 46.3-76.7
-Spanish Speaking 85 3 3.8 0.9-14.9 15 21.5 10.2-39.7 67 74.7 56.7-87.0
Non-Hispanic 5,326 128 3.7 2.7- 5.0 1,442 30.8 28.7-33.0 3,756 65.4 63.2-67.6
AGE
18-24 175 16 10.8 5.3-20.6 77 38.4 29.1-48.5 82 50.9 40.5-61.2
25-34 493 22 5.0 3.0- 8.1 186 40.4 34.1-47.1 285 54.6 48.1-61.1
35-44 801 31 4.4 2.6- 7.3 231 28.9 24.5-33.8 539 66.7 61.7-71.4
45-54 1,017 25 1.8 1.2- 2.9 258 26.1 22.4-30.2 734 72.0 68.0-75.8
55-64 1,221 9 0.6 0.3- 1.3 325 28.9 25.4-32.7 887 70.5 66.7-74.0
65-74 990 17 2.2 1.1- 4.2 239 24.4 20.8-28.3 734 73.5 69.4-77.2
75+ 771 14 1.8 0.8- 4.1 160 19.6 15.8-23.9 597 78.6 74.1-82.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 685 16 5.7 2.1-14.6 137 22.6 16.8-29.6 532 71.7 63.5-78.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,592 36 3.3 2.1- 5.1 408 32.2 28.0-36.7 1,148 64.5 60.0-68.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,404 38 4.4 2.7- 7.0 384 30.1 26.2-34.3 982 65.5 61.2-69.6
College Graduate 1,830 45 2.7 1.8- 4.0 553 32.4 29.2-35.8 1,232 64.9 61.5-68.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 619 17 4.3 2.1- 8.6 125 25.4 18.8-33.3 477 70.3 62.4-77.3
$15,000- 24,999 911 22 2.9 1.6- 5.2 219 29.7 24.1-35.9 670 67.5 61.2-73.1
$25,000- 34,999 538 9 1.5 0.6- 3.5 145 37.1 29.3-45.6 384 61.4 53.0-69.1
$35,000- 49,999 692 16 3.4 1.9- 6.0 183 23.9 19.7-28.7 493 72.7 67.7-77.3
$50,000-74,999 802 17 2.4 1.1- 5.1 242 34.0 28.7-39.8 543 63.6 57.7-69.0
$75,000+ 1,207 41 6.8 4.0-11.2 407 33.3 29.5-37.3 759 60.0 55.6-64.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,949 48 3.1 2.1- 4.5 462 26.4 23.1-30.1 1,439 70.5 66.8-73.9
No 3,534 84 3.8 2.6- 5.5 1,012 32.1 29.5-34.9 2,438 64.1 61.2-66.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 800 25 3.7 2.3- 6.0 248 35.1 29.9-40.7 527 61.2 55.6-66.5
Non-Veteran 4,713 110 3.7 2.7- 5.2 1,231 29.5 27.2-31.9 3,372 66.8 64.3-69.1

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*Asked of all respondents regardless of smoking status.

^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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