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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,950 179 13.2 11.1-15.6 248 16.2 14.2-18.5 243 14.2 12.4-16.2 1,280 56.4 53.6-59.2
GENDER
Male 983 90 14.6 11.4-18.4 123 16.0 13.2-19.3 118 13.6 11.2-16.4 652 55.8 51.9-59.7
Female 967 89 11.4 9.1-14.2 125 16.5 13.6-19.8 125 14.9 12.3-17.9 628 57.2 53.3-60.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,545 131 12.6 10.3-15.4 182 15.1 12.9-17.6 197 14.7 12.7-17.1 1,035 57.5 54.4-60.6
Non-Hispanic Black 246 28 13.6 9.0-20.0 38 20.6 14.6-28.3 22 9.5 6.1-14.4 158 56.3 48.7-63.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 144 54 39.3 30.3-49.1 50 36.2 27.8-45.6 24 14.6 9.4-21.8 16 9.9 5.8-16.3
35-44 165 32 17.6 12.2-24.7 36 22.1 15.8-30.1 45 27.0 20.3-34.9 52 33.3 25.7-41.8
45-54 255 28 11.4 7.4-17.2 48 19.1 14.4-25.0 45 18.6 13.8-24.5 134 50.9 44.1-57.6
55-64 448 34 9.7 6.5-14.4 54 12.1 9.2-15.9 53 11.9 9.0-15.7 307 66.2 60.9-71.1
65-74 538 22 4.1 2.5- 6.5 38 6.9 4.8- 9.8 54 10.0 7.5-13.2 424 79.1 75.0-82.8
75+ 377 *** *** *** 19 5.5 2.8-10.4 19 6.0 3.6- 9.7 331 86.0 80.5-90.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 244 23 15.8 9.6-24.7 33 16.0 11.0-22.7 31 13.2 9.1-18.7 157 55.1 47.1-62.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 531 59 16.4 12.5-21.3 89 19.4 15.5-24.1 66 12.3 9.4-15.9 317 51.8 46.7-56.9
Some Post-H.S. 524 42 10.6 7.4-14.9 71 17.7 13.9-22.3 71 15.6 12.1-19.8 340 56.1 50.9-61.2
College Graduate 640 55 11.1 8.3-14.6 55 10.6 7.9-13.9 75 15.7 12.4-19.6 455 62.7 58.1-67.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 184 25 21.8 14.6-31.2 32 16.8 11.5-23.9 21 8.5 5.2-13.7 106 52.9 44.1-61.4
$15,000- 24,999 292 36 18.8 12.4-27.4 45 20.0 14.3-27.2 41 15.5 11.1-21.3 170 45.8 38.7-53.0
$25,000- 34,999 191 19 12.4 7.4-20.0 26 18.6 12.3-27.1 24 12.2 8.0-18.2 122 56.8 48.3-65.0
$35,000- 49,999 244 25 14.0 9.1-21.1 26 14.0 9.2-20.6 29 12.9 8.6-18.7 164 59.1 51.4-66.4
$50,000-74,999 255 22 11.9 7.5-18.3 33 17.6 12.0-25.1 32 16.3 11.2-23.2 168 54.1 46.5-61.6
$75,000+ 401 28 9.0 5.5-14.3 45 14.0 10.2-18.8 54 16.7 12.7-21.7 274 60.3 54.3-66.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 650 55 11.3 8.3-15.1 84 15.1 12.0-18.8 75 13.6 10.5-17.2 436 60.1 55.4-64.6
No 1,296 123 14.0 11.4-17.1 164 16.7 14.2-19.6 168 14.5 12.3-17.0 841 54.8 51.4-58.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 408 29 9.5 6.4-13.9 38 12.9 8.9-18.3 33 8.7 6.0-12.5 308 68.9 63.0-74.3
Non-Veteran 1,541 150 14.1 11.6-16.9 210 17.0 14.7-19.6 210 15.5 13.4-17.9 971 53.4 50.3-56.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,134 109 14.4 11.5-17.8 150 16.3 13.7-19.4 139 13.1 11.0-15.7 736 56.1 52.5-59.8
No 816 70 11.5 8.8-14.9 98 16.1 13.0-19.7 104 15.6 12.7-19.0 544 56.8 52.6-60.9

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

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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