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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.
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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%)
North Carolina 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
-WHITES 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
GENDER
Male 1,711 70 7.3 5.0-10.7 617 39.6 35.7-43.6 1,024 53.1 49.1-57.1
Female 2,737 43 1.5 1.0- 2.3 637 27.1 24.2-30.1 2,057 71.4 68.4-74.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 51 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 15 26.3 13.0-45.9 35 73.0 53.3-86.4
Non-Hispanic 4,389 112 4.3 3.1- 6.0 1,239 33.2 30.8-35.7 3,038 62.5 59.9-65.0
AGE
18-24 116 13 14.8 7.1-28.6 55 42.7 31.0-55.4 48 42.5 30.6-55.2
25-34 345 15 5.2 2.8- 9.6 146 45.3 37.8-53.0 184 49.5 42.0-57.0
35-44 611 27 5.1 3.0- 8.7 189 34.3 29.0-40.1 395 60.6 54.7-66.1
45-54 799 22 2.1 1.3- 3.4 216 28.3 24.1-33.0 561 69.6 64.9-73.9
55-64 1,000 9 0.8 0.4- 1.6 286 30.7 26.7-34.9 705 68.6 64.3-72.5
65+ 1,540 26 2.2 1.2- 3.8 355 23.0 20.2-26.0 1,159 74.9 71.7-77.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 459 10 8.4 2.4-25.2 101 29.6 21.5-39.3 348 62.0 51.0-71.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,262 29 4.1 2.5- 6.6 337 34.3 29.4-39.5 896 61.7 56.5-66.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,155 33 4.8 2.8- 8.0 322 30.9 26.7-35.5 800 64.3 59.5-68.8
College Graduate 1,565 41 2.8 1.9- 4.3 492 34.4 30.8-38.2 1,032 62.7 58.9-66.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 414 11 5.3 2.4-11.1 89 31.6 22.7-42.0 314 63.1 53.0-72.2
$15,000- 24,999 665 20 4.6 2.4- 8.4 169 35.4 28.3-43.1 476 60.0 52.6-67.1
$25,000- 34,999 422 7 1.4 0.5- 3.5 117 42.7 33.4-52.5 298 55.9 46.3-65.2
$35,000-49,999 576 14 3.3 1.8- 6.3 161 26.0 21.1-31.5 401 70.7 64.9-75.9
$50,000- 74,999 669 16 3.0 1.3- 6.5 206 34.6 28.8-40.9 447 62.4 56.0-68.3
$75,000+ 1,090 35 6.6 3.6-11.8 374 33.8 29.8-38.0 681 59.6 54.8-64.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,545 39 3.7 2.4- 5.7 390 31.0 26.9-35.4 1,116 65.3 60.9-69.5
No 2,881 72 4.4 2.9- 6.7 858 33.8 30.9-36.9 1,951 61.7 58.6-64.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 670 23 4.4 2.6- 7.4 208 35.1 29.6-41.0 439 60.4 54.5-66.1
Non-Veteran 3,775 90 4.2 2.9- 6.1 1,043 32.6 29.9-35.3 2,642 63.2 60.4-66.0

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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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