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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,962 756 16.3 14.6-18.2 237 6.8 5.4- 8.5 1,906 30.3 28.2-32.4 2,063 46.6 44.0-49.1
Female 8,257 1,018 12.6 11.5-13.9 382 5.0 4.2- 6.0 2,158 22.3 20.8-23.9 4,699 60.0 58.2-61.9
RACE
White 10,455 1,390 14.6 13.5-15.9 447 5.2 4.5- 6.1 3,409 28.9 27.4-30.4 5,209 51.2 49.5-52.9
African American 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
Asian 105 11 12.4 6.3-23.1 3 6.0 1.3-23.0 18 19.9 11.0-33.2 73 61.8 48.1-73.8
Native American 311 69 25.0 18.0-33.6 31 16.5 8.1-30.8 90 23.5 16.6-32.1 121 35.0 26.7-44.2
Other Minorities 406 36 11.7 7.2-18.6 22 9.5 4.5-19.0 74 16.9 11.4-24.3 274 61.9 52.4-70.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 440 32 8.6 5.1-14.1 23 9.6 4.8-18.1 94 22.5 16.1-30.5 291 59.4 50.4-67.8
-English Speaking 231 21 10.1 5.6-17.8 13 5.9 2.9-11.7 57 24.7 16.4-35.3 140 59.2 48.8-68.9
-Spanish Speaking 209 11 7.8 3.6-16.1 10 11.5 4.9-24.7 37 21.3 13.2-32.7 151 59.4 46.8-70.9
Non-Hispanic 12,742 1,740 14.9 13.9-16.0 593 5.6 4.9- 6.4 3,955 26.4 25.1-27.7 6,454 53.1 51.6-54.6
AGE
18-24 409 72 13.9 10.2-18.8 48 10.2 6.8-14.9 35 9.9 6.2-15.5 254 66.0 59.1-72.3
25-34 1,222 208 17.0 14.1-20.4 83 7.4 5.3-10.2 234 20.0 16.6-24.0 697 55.6 51.2-59.9
35-44 1,991 329 16.6 14.3-19.2 92 5.5 3.7- 8.0 367 18.5 16.2-21.1 1,203 59.4 56.1-62.7
45-54 2,561 484 17.0 15.0-19.3 141 5.9 4.3- 7.9 648 26.3 23.7-29.0 1,288 50.8 48.0-53.7
55-64 2,765 380 14.7 12.7-16.8 138 4.9 3.9- 6.2 1,002 36.8 34.2-39.4 1,245 43.7 41.0-46.4
65-74 2,341 232 9.6 8.0-11.5 80 3.3 2.5- 4.4 1,017 44.1 41.2-47.1 1,012 42.9 40.0-45.9
75+ 1,812 66 3.4 2.4- 4.8 32 1.6 1.0- 2.6 733 44.1 40.3-47.9 981 51.0 47.2-54.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,733 368 22.8 19.0-27.0 99 8.1 5.3-12.3 561 27.2 23.2-31.6 705 41.9 36.8-47.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,923 656 18.5 16.4-20.8 228 7.1 5.7- 8.9 1,180 25.9 23.6-28.3 1,859 48.5 45.5-51.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,343 491 14.8 13.0-16.8 159 6.4 4.8- 8.5 1,080 28.5 25.8-31.3 1,613 50.4 47.3-53.5
College Graduate 4,198 257 6.7 5.5- 8.1 132 3.4 2.6- 4.4 1,238 24.1 22.4-25.9 2,571 65.8 63.7-67.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,443 315 21.3 17.7-25.4 107 8.1 5.4-12.0 413 26.0 21.4-31.3 608 44.6 38.9-50.4
$15,000- 24,999 2,095 388 19.1 16.2-22.4 136 8.3 5.8-11.8 622 25.6 22.3-29.1 949 47.0 42.8-51.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,356 204 15.8 12.9-19.3 74 10.9 7.2-16.3 472 28.2 24.4-32.3 606 45.0 40.1-50.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,703 227 14.8 12.3-17.8 81 4.8 3.5- 6.5 569 31.4 27.2-35.8 826 49.0 44.7-53.3
$50,000-74,999 1,810 200 13.1 10.7-16.0 79 6.9 4.8- 9.7 543 26.5 23.5-29.7 988 53.6 49.8-57.2
$75,000+ 2,792 186 7.6 6.1- 9.5 74 2.8 2.0- 3.9 861 26.2 23.9-28.6 1,671 63.4 60.6-66.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,582 783 20.0 18.0-22.2 258 7.4 5.8- 9.3 1,587 30.8 28.6-33.2 1,954 41.8 39.1-44.5
No 7,839 877 11.7 10.6-13.0 322 5.5 4.5- 6.7 2,258 24.4 22.9-26.0 4,382 58.4 56.5-60.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,727 210 14.5 11.7-17.9 72 6.4 3.9-10.1 848 42.2 38.5-46.0 597 36.9 33.2-40.8
Non-Veteran 10,387 1,423 14.4 13.2-15.6 490 5.9 5.0- 6.9 2,898 23.7 22.4-25.2 5,576 56.0 54.3-57.8

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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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