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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-African Americans

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,982 784 13.0 12.0-14.0 381 6.1 5.4- 6.9 1,977 24.4 23.3-25.6 3,840 56.5 55.1-57.9
-African Americans 1,356 153 12.9 10.9-15.3 98 7.7 6.1- 9.7 259 15.6 13.6-17.9 846 63.8 60.6-66.7
GENDER
Male 491 82 16.7 13.3-20.9 47 10.2 7.4-14.0 115 19.1 15.6-23.2 247 53.9 48.7-59.0
Female 865 71 9.8 7.6-12.6 51 5.7 4.1- 7.8 144 12.9 10.7-15.4 599 71.6 68.0-75.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,323 150 13.0 10.9-15.4 97 7.8 6.2- 9.8 258 16.0 13.9-18.2 818 63.3 60.1-66.3
AGE
18-34 273 34 12.4 8.6-17.5 22 8.5 5.4-13.3 *** *** *** 203 75.1 68.9-80.5
35-44 197 32 17.2 12.2-23.7 *** *** *** 17 9.7 5.8-15.6 139 67.7 60.0-74.6
45-54 248 26 13.1 8.8-19.1 17 7.8 4.6-12.9 43 16.8 12.4-22.4 162 62.3 55.1-68.9
55-64 296 34 12.1 8.4-17.2 33 12.5 8.7-17.7 70 25.4 20.0-31.7 159 50.0 43.5-56.4
65-74 205 18 11.4 7.0-18.2 *** *** *** 68 32.6 25.6-40.5 107 51.3 43.2-59.3
75+ 123 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 192 39 23.2 16.8-31.3 22 11.1 6.7-17.9 51 22.9 16.9-30.4 80 42.7 34.5-51.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 447 59 15.8 12.0-20.4 40 9.5 6.6-13.3 94 17.3 13.8-21.5 254 57.5 52.0-62.8
Some Post-H.S. 380 36 8.4 5.9-11.9 27 7.3 4.7-11.2 64 12.2 9.3-15.9 253 72.1 66.8-76.8
College Graduate 335 19 6.3 3.9-10.0 *** *** *** 49 12.0 8.8-16.3 258 79.8 74.7-84.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 252 40 18.4 13.2-25.1 27 10.8 7.1-16.2 58 18.3 13.6-24.1 127 52.4 45.0-59.8
$15,000- 24,999 295 37 15.2 10.9-20.8 24 8.9 5.6-13.8 67 20.3 15.5-26.2 167 55.6 48.8-62.2
$25,000- 34,999 144 19 12.4 7.6-19.6 *** *** *** 26 15.6 10.2-23.1 89 65.7 56.4-73.9
$35,000- 49,999 163 16 12.6 7.6-20.1 *** *** *** 31 15.0 10.0-21.8 102 65.1 56.1-73.1
$50,000- 74,999 114 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 13.6 7.8-22.6 80 72.0 61.1-80.8
$75,000+ 142 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 8.8 5.3-14.5 114 82.5 73.9-88.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 380 47 15.4 11.3-20.6 34 9.7 6.7-14.0 109 27.1 22.2-32.7 190 47.7 41.7-53.8
No 962 104 12.1 9.8-14.8 62 7.0 5.2- 9.4 149 12.3 10.2-14.7 647 68.6 65.0-71.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 158 22 15.9 10.4-23.7 13 9.2 5.1-16.0 41 22.9 16.7-30.6 82 52.0 43.2-60.6
Non-Veteran 1,198 131 12.5 10.4-15.0 85 7.5 5.8- 9.6 218 14.7 12.6-17.0 764 65.3 62.0-68.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 712 77 12.0 9.4-15.3 46 6.3 4.4- 8.9 142 17.0 14.1-20.3 447 64.7 60.4-68.8
No 644 76 13.8 10.8-17.3 52 9.1 6.7-12.4 117 14.3 11.6-17.5 399 62.8 58.3-67.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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