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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,457 1,774 31.0 29.0-33.1 619 12.7 11.0-14.6 4,064 56.3 54.1-58.5
GENDER
Male 2,899 756 30.6 27.7-33.6 237 12.8 10.3-15.7 1,906 56.7 53.4-59.9
Female 3,558 1,018 31.6 29.0-34.3 382 12.6 10.7-14.8 2,158 55.8 52.9-58.6
RACE
White 5,246 1,390 30.0 27.9-32.2 447 10.7 9.2-12.4 3,409 59.2 56.9-61.5
African American 805 260 36.3 30.8-42.1 111 16.1 11.7-21.6 434 47.6 42.0-53.4
Asian 32 11 32.5 16.0-54.8 3 15.6 3.6-47.8 18 52.0 29.8-73.4
Native American 190 69 38.5 27.2-51.1 31 25.4 13.0-43.8 90 36.1 25.2-48.7
Other Minorities 132 36 30.8 19.1-45.6 22 25.0 12.6-43.5 74 44.2 30.3-59.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 149 32 21.1 12.6-33.2 23 23.5 12.4-40.1 94 55.3 41.0-68.8
-English Speaking 91 21 24.9 13.8-40.7 13 14.5 7.1-27.5 57 60.6 44.4-74.7
-Spanish Speaking 58 11 19.1 8.8-36.8 10 28.3 12.8-51.5 37 52.6 33.2-71.1
Non-Hispanic 6,288 1,740 31.8 29.8-33.8 593 12.0 10.5-13.6 3,955 56.2 54.1-58.4
AGE
18-24 155 72 40.9 30.7-52.0 48 29.9 20.7-41.1 35 29.2 19.3-41.6
25-34 525 208 38.3 32.1-44.9 83 16.6 12.0-22.4 234 45.1 38.5-52.0
35-44 788 329 40.9 35.8-46.2 92 13.5 9.4-19.0 367 45.6 40.4-50.9
45-54 1,273 484 34.6 30.8-38.8 141 11.9 8.9-15.9 648 53.4 49.0-57.8
55-64 1,520 380 26.0 22.8-29.5 138 8.7 6.9-11.0 1,002 65.2 61.6-68.7
65-74 1,329 232 16.8 14.1-20.0 80 5.8 4.4- 7.7 1,017 77.3 74.0-80.4
75+ 831 66 6.9 4.8- 9.7 32 3.2 1.9- 5.3 733 89.9 86.7-92.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,028 368 39.2 33.3-45.4 99 14.0 9.2-20.6 561 46.8 40.7-53.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,064 656 35.9 32.3-39.7 228 13.8 11.2-17.0 1,180 50.2 46.5-54.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,730 491 29.8 26.3-33.5 159 12.9 9.7-16.8 1,080 57.4 53.1-61.6
College Graduate 1,627 257 19.6 16.5-23.1 132 9.9 7.7-12.8 1,238 70.4 66.6-74.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 835 315 38.4 32.2-44.9 107 14.6 9.9-21.1 413 47.0 40.0-54.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,146 388 36.0 31.0-41.4 136 15.7 11.2-21.6 622 48.2 42.7-53.8
$25,000- 34,999 750 204 28.8 23.6-34.6 74 19.9 13.5-28.3 472 51.3 44.7-58.0
$35,000- 49,999 877 227 29.1 24.3-34.5 81 9.4 6.9-12.6 569 61.5 55.7-67.0
$50,000-74,999 822 200 28.2 23.3-33.6 79 14.8 10.6-20.4 543 57.0 51.2-62.6
$75,000+ 1,121 186 20.8 17.1-25.2 74 7.6 5.4-10.5 861 71.6 67.1-75.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,628 783 34.4 31.2-37.7 258 12.7 10.1-15.8 1,587 52.9 49.5-56.3
No 3,457 877 28.2 25.7-30.8 322 13.1 10.9-15.8 2,258 58.7 55.7-61.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,130 210 23.0 18.7-28.0 72 10.1 6.3-15.7 848 66.9 61.2-72.1
Non-Veteran 4,811 1,423 32.7 30.4-35.1 490 13.3 11.4-15.5 2,898 54.0 51.4-56.5

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

^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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