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Number of Cigarettes Currently Smoke Per Day*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  None 1 to 9 per day 10 to 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 1772 1346 78.6 76.0-81.0 111 5.6 4.4- 7.2 124 6.4 5.1- 8.1 191 9.4 7.7-11.3
Age
< 20 years 269 182 63.9 55.6-71.4 20 7.4 4.1-12.9 24 10.3 6.3-16.5 43 18.4 12.8-25.7
20-24 years 494 343 73.9 68.4-78.6 40 7.8 5.2-11.6 51 8.7 5.9-12.6 60 9.6 6.7-13.5
25-34 years 806 656 84.5 81.2-87.4 45 4.2 2.8- 6.3 40 4.7 3.2- 7.0 65 6.5 4.7- 9.0
35+ years 203 165 84.7 76.7-90.3 6 3.4 1.2- 9.3 9 2.7 1.0- 7.5 23 9.2 5.0-16.2
Mother's Race
White 1165 857 75.9 72.7-78.9 59 5.4 4.0- 7.3 91 7.3 5.6- 9.4 158 11.4 9.3-13.9
African American 538 433 85.6 81.1-89.2 48 6.3 4.0- 9.6 31 4.9 2.9- 8.2 26 3.2 1.8- 5.8
Other Minorities 69 56 84.3 69.5-92.6 4 6.0 1.7-19.3 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 7 9.4 3.4-23.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 89 83 97.0 90.6-99.1 3 1.7 0.4- 7.7 2 1.3 0.2- 7.8 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4
No 1682 1263 77.2 74.4-79.7 108 5.9 4.6- 7.6 121 6.8 5.3- 8.5 190 10.1 8.4-12.2
Education
< High School 372 218 65.2 58.4-71.3 28 5.9 3.5- 9.9 44 10.2 6.8-14.9 82 18.8 14.1-24.6
High School 594 419 72.0 67.0-76.4 50 7.4 5.1-10.6 49 8.5 6.0-12.0 76 12.1 9.1-16.0
> High School 804 707 89.9 86.9-92.3 33 4.2 2.7- 6.4 31 3.1 1.9- 5.1 33 2.8 1.7- 4.6
Marital Status
Married 1156 927 82.5 79.6-85.1 58 4.9 3.6- 6.7 65 5.0 3.6- 6.8 106 7.6 5.9- 9.7
Other 616 419 70.4 65.1-75.2 53 7.1 4.8-10.4 59 9.4 6.6-13.2 85 13.1 9.8-17.3
Income
15,999 or less 538 340 67.4 61.9-72.5 45 6.9 4.5-10.3 53 10.0 7.0-14.0 100 15.7 12.0-20.2
16,000-24,999 277 198 76.6 69.6-82.3 20 5.1 2.7- 9.3 22 8.2 4.9-13.5 37 10.1 6.4-15.6
25,000-39,999 282 222 78.5 71.7-84.0 17 7.1 4.1-12.1 14 4.3 2.1- 8.7 29 10.1 6.4-15.5
40,000 or more 529 479 90.9 87.3-93.5 18 3.3 1.9- 5.8 17 2.6 1.4- 5.0 15 3.2 1.7- 5.8
WIC recipient
No 947 787 84.8 81.6-87.5 39 4.3 2.9- 6.4 49 4.6 3.1- 6.7 72 6.3 4.6- 8.5
Yes 807 542 71.1 66.8-75.1 71 7.0 5.0- 9.6 75 8.7 6.5-11.6 119 13.2 10.4-16.5
Medicaid recipient
No 895 764 86.2 83.1-88.8 40 4.7 3.2- 6.7 43 3.9 2.6- 5.8 48 5.3 3.7- 7.5
Yes 877 582 70.1 65.8-74.1 71 6.7 4.8- 9.2 81 9.3 7.0-12.3 143 13.9 11.1-17.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 318 247 76.6 71.4-81.1 25 8.6 5.8-12.5 21 6.5 4.3- 9.9 25 8.3 5.6-12.0
1500-2499 grams 551 377 66.9 62.7-70.9 37 7.3 5.3- 9.9 48 9.0 6.8-11.8 89 16.8 13.8-20.3
2500+ grams 900 720 79.4 76.6-82.0 49 5.4 4.1- 7.1 54 6.2 4.8- 8.1 77 8.9 7.1-11.0

*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.