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Number of Cigarettes Currently Smoke Per Day*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  None 1-9 per day 10-19 per day 20 or more per day
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 841 633 79.2 75.1-82.8 54 4.9 3.2- 7.4 62 5.8 4.0- 8.4 92 10.0 7.5-13.3
Age
< 20 years 126 89 79.0 67.5-87.2 10 6.0 2.3-15.2 10 4.7 1.5-13.7 17 10.3 5.0-20.0
20-24 years 218 153 70.6 61.3-78.5 17 7.3 3.6-14.1 19 5.8 2.8-11.6 29 16.3 10.3-24.8
25-34 years 402 307 81.3 75.6-86.0 23 3.8 2.0- 7.3 31 7.2 4.4-11.6 41 7.6 4.7-12.0
35+ years 95 84 91.9 81.7-96.7 4 2.0 0.4-10.1 2 1.9 0.3-10.4 5 4.3 1.2-14.2
Mother's Race
White 566 408 76.0 70.8-80.5 33 4.2 2.4- 7.1 46 6.6 4.3-10.0 79 13.3 9.8-17.8
African American 251 207 85.3 77.8-90.6 18 7.2 3.7-13.7 15 4.5 2.0-10.0 11 2.9 1.1- 7.6
Other Minorities 24 18 96.0 89.8-98.5 3 2.0 0.5- 6.9 1 0.8 0.1- 5.8 2 1.2 0.3- 5.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 19 17 97.5 88.8-99.5 0 0.0 - 2 2.5 0.5-11.2 0 0.0 -
No 822 616 78.9 74.7-82.5 54 5.0 3.3- 7.6 60 5.9 4.0- 8.6 92 10.2 7.6-13.6
Education
< High School 162 94 67.1 55.7-76.7 15 6.3 2.7-14.1 22 9.7 4.8-18.7 31 16.9 10.0-27.2
High School 289 196 73.5 65.7-80.1 23 4.5 2.1- 9.3 23 6.1 3.2-11.2 47 15.9 10.7-22.9
> High School 390 343 88.8 84.1-92.3 16 4.6 2.5- 8.6 17 3.9 2.1- 7.1 14 2.6 1.3- 5.3
Marital Status
Married 560 450 85.8 81.5-89.2 25 3.2 1.7- 5.8 39 4.4 2.7- 7.2 46 6.7 4.4-10.0
Other 281 183 66.3 57.8-73.8 29 8.4 4.8-14.5 23 8.7 4.9-14.8 46 16.6 11.1-24.1
Income
15,999 or less 258 154 62.3 53.1-70.7 25 8.4 4.4-15.3 27 7.4 3.9-13.5 52 21.9 15.2-30.5
16,000-24,999 131 93 77.9 65.8-86.6 16 11.1 5.2-22.2 11 4.5 1.6-12.1 11 6.5 2.5-16.0
25,000-39,999 138 108 81.2 71.4-88.2 4 2.5 0.7- 8.3 10 6.6 2.9-14.5 16 9.7 5.0-18.3
40,000 or more 260 232 90.7 85.3-94.3 7 1.8 0.6- 5.0 10 4.6 2.2- 9.3 11 2.9 1.2- 6.7
WIC recipient
No 462 384 87.4 82.7-90.9 14 1.7 0.8- 3.9 25 4.7 2.6- 8.2 39 6.2 3.8- 9.9
Yes 375 247 70.0 63.0-76.2 39 8.3 5.1-13.3 36 7.1 4.3-11.6 53 14.6 10.1-20.5
Medicaid recipient
No 431 368 88.4 84.1-91.7 15 2.8 1.5- 5.5 20 4.2 2.3- 7.4 28 4.6 2.7- 7.7
Yes 410 265 68.8 61.8-75.1 39 7.3 4.3-12.1 42 7.7 4.7-12.4 64 16.2 11.5-22.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 170 117 67.4 59.7-74.2 15 9.1 5.5-14.7 16 9.6 5.9-15.3 22 13.9 9.3-20.3
1500-2499 grams 261 179 67.8 61.7-73.3 22 8.4 5.6-12.6 25 10.6 7.2-15.3 35 13.1 9.5-17.9
2500+ grams 408 335 80.2 75.7-84.0 17 4.6 2.9- 7.4 21 5.5 3.5- 8.3 35 9.7 7.0-13.4

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 24. How many cigarettes or packs of
cigarettes do you smoke on an average day now?

Percents based on fewer than 50 total respondents may not be reliable.
Interpret these percentages with caution. C.I. = confidence interval.