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Number of Cigarettes Currently Smoke Per Day*

1999 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 1762 1335 79.2 76.6-81.6 133 7.0 5.6- 8.8 120 6.1 4.8- 7.7 174 7.7 6.2- 9.4
Age
< 20 years 268 189 72.6 64.7-79.4 28 12.0 7.5-18.7 21 7.2 3.9-12.8 30 8.2 4.7-13.8
20-24 years 458 317 70.2 64.4-75.4 44 9.6 6.6-13.8 41 9.2 6.2-13.4 56 11.0 7.8-15.4
25-34 years 837 674 84.8 81.4-87.6 50 4.9 3.4- 7.2 47 4.6 3.1- 6.8 66 5.7 4.0- 8.1
35+ years 199 155 85.7 78.3-90.9 11 3.4 1.3- 8.7 11 3.7 1.4- 9.1 22 7.2 3.8-13.2
Mother's Race
White 1179 860 77.8 74.6-80.6 84 6.7 5.1- 8.8 86 5.9 4.4- 7.9 149 9.6 7.7-11.9
African American 518 421 82.9 77.7-87.1 47 9.0 6.0-13.3 27 5.4 3.1- 9.2 23 2.7 1.4- 5.2
Other Minorities 65 54 84.7 68.8-93.2 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2 7 14.2 5.9-30.5 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 111 104 96.7 90.2-99.0 6 3.1 1.0- 9.8 0 0.0 - 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0
No 1651 1231 77.6 74.8-80.2 127 7.4 5.9- 9.3 120 6.6 5.2- 8.5 173 8.3 6.7-10.3
Education
< High School 404 254 70.3 64.0-75.9 38 8.0 5.1-12.4 43 9.4 6.2-14.0 69 12.3 8.6-17.1
High School 582 391 70.1 64.8-75.0 57 9.9 7.0-13.8 50 7.8 5.3-11.4 84 12.1 9.0-16.2
> High School 775 689 89.9 86.9-92.2 38 4.6 3.1- 6.9 27 3.2 2.0- 5.2 21 2.3 1.3- 4.0
Marital Status
Married 1154 925 83.3 80.4-85.9 72 5.6 4.1- 7.5 69 5.2 3.7- 7.1 88 6.0 4.5- 8.0
Other 608 410 70.2 64.9-75.0 61 10.3 7.4-14.3 51 8.1 5.6-11.8 86 11.3 8.3-15.3
Income
15,999 or less 513 325 67.9 62.1-73.1 44 7.9 5.3-11.7 47 8.4 5.6-12.4 97 15.8 12.0-20.6
16,000-24,999 272 196 71.3 63.6-77.9 27 10.4 6.5-16.3 19 6.1 3.3-11.0 30 12.2 7.9-18.5
25,000-39,999 265 202 80.4 73.5-85.8 26 8.2 4.8-13.6 18 6.1 3.3-11.1 19 5.3 2.8-10.0
40,000 or more 535 476 91.3 87.8-93.9 22 3.5 2.0- 6.3 24 3.9 2.3- 6.7 13 1.2 0.5- 3.0
WIC recipient
No 925 761 85.6 82.5-88.3 46 4.6 3.1- 6.8 51 5.1 3.5- 7.3 67 4.7 3.3- 6.7
Yes 825 562 71.7 67.5-75.7 87 9.9 7.5-12.9 69 7.3 5.3-10.1 107 11.1 8.5-14.3
Medicaid recipient
No 875 756 87.9 84.9-90.4 46 4.7 3.2- 6.9 40 4.5 3.1- 6.6 33 2.8 1.7- 4.5
Yes 887 579 69.6 65.3-73.5 87 9.6 7.2-12.6 80 7.8 5.7-10.6 141 13.1 10.3-16.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 329 231 71.3 66.1-75.9 32 9.8 7.0-13.7 26 7.3 5.0-10.5 40 11.6 8.6-15.6
1500-2499 grams 545 385 69.0 64.9-72.9 42 8.0 6.0-10.7 45 8.7 6.6-11.5 73 14.2 11.4-17.5
2500+ grams 883 715 80.1 77.2-82.6 59 6.9 5.4- 8.8 49 5.9 4.5- 7.7 60 7.1 5.6- 9.1

*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.