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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Northeastern Partnership**

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How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
Smoking light cigarettes is safer than smoking regular cigarettes.*

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  Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No Opinion
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,249 156 5.6 4.5- 6.8 495 14.2 12.8-15.7 1,779 55.6 53.4-57.8 563 17.8 16.1-19.5 256 6.9 5.9- 8.0
-Northeastern Partnership 202 9 5.3 2.6-10.8 39 19.4 13.7-26.7 104 49.4 41.4-57.5 31 17.2 11.8-24.5 19 8.6 5.2-13.9
GENDER
Male 86 4 5.9 2.2-15.1 14 16.9 9.5-28.3 47 53.7 41.8-65.2 11 13.0 6.9-23.1 10 10.5 5.4-19.2
Female 116 5 4.6 1.6-12.4 25 22.5 14.8-32.5 57 44.1 34.3-54.5 20 22.4 14.1-33.8 9 6.3 3.0-12.8
RACE
White 132 5 5.0 2.0-12.2 29 21.2 14.2-30.5 66 48.8 38.8-58.9 19 17.2 10.5-26.9 13 7.8 4.2-13.9
African American 64 4 6.4 2.0-19.0 9 16.4 7.8-31.3 35 51.1 37.5-64.6 10 15.0 7.6-27.3 6 11.0 4.7-23.8
AGE
18-24 8 1 17.2 2.4-63.7 1 7.7 1.0-41.0 4 48.4 16.6-81.6 2 26.7 5.2-70.9 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 25 1 1.9 0.3-12.9 5 14.8 5.2-35.8 13 62.6 39.9-80.8 4 13.4 4.4-34.1 2 7.2 1.5-28.5
35-44 42 0 0.0 . - . 9 21.3 10.3-39.1 26 55.0 37.6-71.3 7 23.7 11.5-42.6 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 52 5 11.4 4.4-26.5 12 23.1 12.0-39.7 26 45.3 30.9-60.6 6 13.1 5.6-27.7 3 7.1 2.1-21.5
55-64 46 1 4.5 0.6-25.6 9 22.4 10.8-40.7 24 46.6 31.1-62.7 9 17.5 8.0-34.1 3 9.0 2.8-25.2
65-74 21 0 0.0 . - . 2 13.7 3.4-41.3 9 38.9 19.8-62.3 3 18.6 5.2-48.8 7 28.9 12.9-52.6
75+ 8 1 7.4 0.9-40.2 1 11.1 1.5-51.2 2 19.2 4.3-55.6 0 0.0 . - . 4 62.3 27.5-87.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 49 3 6.4 1.7-21.8 11 21.3 11.1-36.9 21 42.1 27.5-58.1 9 22.8 11.1-41.0 5 7.5 2.8-18.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 79 4 5.2 1.7-14.3 16 21.4 12.4-34.4 40 51.6 38.7-64.4 11 12.7 6.4-23.5 8 9.1 4.2-18.8
Some Post-H.S. 44 1 5.0 0.7-28.0 4 7.7 2.8-19.6 30 59.6 42.2-74.9 7 20.3 9.6-37.9 2 7.4 1.9-24.9
College Graduate 30 1 4.5 0.6-26.1 8 29.3 13.2-53.1 13 38.7 21.2-59.8 4 16.5 5.5-40.1 4 10.9 3.8-27.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 43 3 4.7 1.4-14.2 5 10.7 4.3-24.3 23 59.3 43.0-73.8 6 11.9 5.2-24.8 6 13.5 5.6-29.0
$15,000- 24,999 32 2 11.6 2.9-36.6 5 19.8 7.1-44.5 15 33.8 19.1-52.5 6 21.1 8.5-43.6 4 13.6 4.5-34.5
$25,000- 34,999 32 0 0.0 . - . 7 26.0 12.0-47.5 18 51.3 32.5-69.8 6 19.0 7.8-39.5 1 3.7 0.5-22.2
$35,000- 49,999 28 2 10.1 2.1-37.1 7 20.2 8.8-39.9 11 38.1 21.0-58.7 5 20.4 8.3-42.0 3 11.2 3.0-33.6
$50,000-74,999 20 1 5.6 0.8-31.1 5 21.6 8.1-46.3 10 46.4 24.4-69.8 2 16.2 4.2-46.0 2 10.2 2.2-36.4
$75,000+ 12 0 0.0 . - . 3 37.9 12.4-72.4 9 62.1 27.6-87.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 87 4 5.6 1.8-16.3 20 23.1 14.3-35.0 43 46.5 34.9-58.4 12 15.7 8.4-27.5 8 9.1 4.2-18.7
No 108 5 5.4 2.1-13.3 18 17.1 10.1-27.5 58 51.8 40.7-62.8 17 18.0 10.8-28.4 10 7.7 3.8-14.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 33 1 3.1 0.4-19.0 6 19.2 7.9-39.6 14 37.4 22.0-55.8 6 20.3 9.1-39.5 6 20.0 9.0-38.9
Non-Veteran 168 8 6.0 2.7-12.7 33 19.8 13.5-28.0 89 51.7 42.7-60.5 25 16.7 10.8-24.9 13 5.8 3.2-10.3
Currently Serving 1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 cigarettes in entire lifetime and now smoke daily or occasionally.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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