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New Jersey Behavioral Risk Factor Survey
CDC Summary Prevalence Tables, 2003

Tobacco Use 

Four Level Smoker Status

Denominator includes all respondents except those with do not know/refused/missing responses.
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

 

Total # of Respondents

Smoke Every Day

C.I.

Smoke Some Days

C.I.

Former Smoker

C.I.

Never Smoked

C.I.

All Adults

11269

14.0

13.2-14.7

5.4

4.90-6.00

26.3

25.4-27.3

54.3

53.2-55.4

 

Smoker Status by Age

Age Group

Total # of Respondents

Smoke Every Day

C.I.

Smoke Some Days

C.I.

Former Smoker

C.I.

Never Smoked

C.I.

18-24

560

16.9

13.5-20.3

7.1

4.58-9.72

10.8

7.98-13.7

65.1

60.7-69.6

25-34

1559

13.5

11.5-15.5

9.2

7.48-10.9

15.5

13.4-17.6

61.8

59.0-64.6

35-44

2440

16.8

15.0-18.6

5.7

4.70-6.74

20.5

18.7-22.3

57.0

54.7-59.2

45-54

2350

16.9

15.1-18.7

5.1

3.94-6.26

28.2

26.0-30.3

49.8

47.4-52.3

55-64

1699

12.2

10.5-13.9

3.6

2.59-4.59

38.4

35.7-41.1

45.8

43.0-48.6

65+

2467

7.8

6.45-9.07

2.4

1.59-3.15

42.2

40.0-44.5

47.6

45.3-49.9

 

Smoker Status by Sex

Gender Group

Total # of Respondents

Smoke Every Day

C.I.

Smoke Some Days

C.I.

Former Smoker

C.I.

Never Smoked

C.I.

Male

4496

15.3

14.0-16.6

5.9

4.99-6.75

28.0

26.5-29.5

50.9

49.1-52.6

Female

6773

12.8

11.8-13.7

5.1

4.39-5.73

24.8

23.6-25.9

57.4

56.0-58.8

 

Smoker Status by Income

Income

Total # of Respondents

Smoke Every Day

C.I.

Smoke Some Days

C.I.

Former Smoker

C.I.

Never Smoked

C.I.

Less than $15,000

708

17.2

13.7-20.7

4.9

3.10-6.62

23.5

19.6-27.5

54.4

49.6-59.2

$15,000-24,999

1433

18.5

15.9-21.0

6.6

4.81-8.41

25.4

22.7-28.1

49.5

46.2-52.8

$25,000-34,999

999

17.3

14.5-20.0

5.3

3.52-7.16

26.6

23.4-29.7

50.8

47.0-54.6

$35,000-49,999

1461

17.6

15.3-20.0

5.8

4.36-7.22

25.8

23.2-28.3

50.8

47.8-53.9

$50,000-74,999

1648

15.8

13.7-17.9

5.8

4.44-7.14

25.8

23.5-28.2

52.6

49.7-55.4

$75,000+

3394

9.5

8.28-10.6

5.3

4.30-6.22

27.9

26.2-29.6

57.4

55.4-59.3

 

Smoker Status by Education

Education

Group

Total # of Respondents

Smoke Every Day

C.I.

Smoke Some Days

C.I.

Former Smoker

C.I.

Never Smoked

C.I.

Less than H.S.

885

19.4

16.1-22.8

4.9

3.32-6.58

25.2

21.6-28.8

50.4

46.3-54.6

H.S. or G.E.D.

3077

19.5

17.8-21.2

5.9

4.85-7.05

27.0

25.2-28.8

47.6

45.4-49.7

Some Post-H.S.

2629

15.5

13.8-17.1

6.7

5.47-8.01

26.1

24.2-28.1

51.6

49.3-54.0

College Graduate

4635

7.5

6.65-8.45

4.4

3.67-5.15

26.2

24.8-27.6

61.9

60.2-63.5

 

Smoker Status by Race/Ethnicity

Racial/ Ethnic Group

Total # of Respondents

Smoke Every Day

C.I.

Smoke Some Days

C.I.

Former Smoker

C.I.

Never Smoked

C.I.

White/Non-Hispanic

8502

14.9

14.0-15.8

4.8

4.22-5.36

30.7

29.6-31.8

49.6

48.4-50.9

Black or African American/Non-Hispanic

1027

13.8

11.4-16.3

6.8

4.89-8.73

17.9

15.2-20.6

61.4

57.9-65.0

Other Race/Non-Hispanic

533

11.5

7.77-15.3

5.1

2.84-7.30

13.8

10.6-17.1

69.6

64.8-74.3

Multiracial/ Non-Hispanic

61

29.6

16.3-42.8

2.9

-1.5-7.38

18.8

7.52-30.1

48.7

33.9-63.4

Hispanic

995

10.4

8.15-12.6

7.7

5.70-9.70

19.2

16.2-22.1

62.8

59.2-66.4

C.I = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level)

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