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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,963 393 14.3 12.8-15.9 196 7.6 6.5- 8.9 997 28.4 26.6-30.3 1,377 49.7 47.5-51.9
Female 4,019 391 11.8 10.5-13.2 185 4.7 4.0- 5.6 980 20.7 19.4-22.2 2,463 62.8 60.9-64.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,776 551 13.9 12.7-15.2 223 5.5 4.7- 6.4 1,562 28.9 27.4-30.4 2,440 51.7 50.0-53.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,308 147 13.0 10.9-15.4 96 7.6 6.0- 9.6 253 15.9 13.8-18.2 812 63.6 60.4-66.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 111 16 14.3 8.5-23.0 11 9.5 4.6-18.8 32 26.6 18.1-37.4 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 234 26 9.8 5.8-16.1 18 7.2 3.8-13.4 44 13.6 9.1-19.6 146 69.4 61.2-76.5
Hispanic 475 36 5.8 4.0- 8.4 28 5.9 4.0- 8.6 66 12.7 9.6-16.6 345 75.6 71.0-79.7
AGE
18-34 1,214 156 13.7 11.6-16.0 97 7.8 6.3- 9.7 146 12.3 10.3-14.6 815 66.2 63.1-69.2
35-44 924 132 15.9 13.3-18.8 56 6.7 5.0- 8.9 168 18.5 15.9-21.5 568 58.9 55.3-62.4
45-54 1,057 146 15.3 12.9-18.1 57 5.5 4.1- 7.4 261 23.6 20.9-26.5 593 55.5 52.1-58.9
55-64 1,457 203 14.3 12.4-16.6 100 6.9 5.5- 8.5 453 31.3 28.7-34.1 701 47.5 44.6-50.4
65-74 1,321 115 9.1 7.5-11.1 51 3.8 2.8- 5.2 543 42.6 39.6-45.7 612 44.5 41.4-47.5
75+ 926 30 3.0 2.0- 4.5 17 1.8 1.0- 3.2 382 43.1 39.4-46.9 497 52.0 48.3-55.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 864 151 19.9 16.8-23.4 62 7.9 6.0-10.4 247 25.2 21.9-28.7 404 47.0 43.0-51.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,916 293 17.0 15.0-19.2 123 6.6 5.4- 8.1 537 25.7 23.5-28.0 963 50.7 48.0-53.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,852 225 12.6 10.9-14.5 113 6.4 5.2- 7.9 533 23.9 21.8-26.2 981 57.0 54.4-59.7
College Graduate 2,319 114 4.7 3.8- 5.8 81 3.8 3.0- 4.9 648 23.1 21.3-25.0 1,476 68.4 66.3-70.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 749 144 21.6 18.2-25.5 73 9.7 7.5-12.4 191 21.9 18.7-25.5 341 46.8 42.5-51.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,145 176 16.9 14.4-19.8 98 9.6 7.7-11.9 295 24.0 21.0-27.2 576 49.5 46.0-53.1
$25,000- 34,999 690 102 16.1 13.1-19.7 45 6.8 4.9- 9.3 191 24.7 21.3-28.6 352 52.4 47.9-56.8
$35,000- 49,999 819 90 15.6 12.5-19.4 34 5.1 3.4- 7.7 246 24.6 21.4-28.1 449 54.7 50.4-58.9
$50,000-74,999 777 79 11.8 9.3-15.0 36 5.2 3.6- 7.6 258 29.5 25.9-33.4 404 53.4 49.1-57.7
$75,000+ 1,431 78 5.7 4.4- 7.4 36 3.2 2.2- 4.7 403 22.7 20.4-25.2 914 68.4 65.5-71.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,924 287 18.7 16.6-21.1 143 8.1 6.8- 9.8 661 31.9 29.5-34.4 833 41.2 38.5-43.9
No 5,014 486 11.1 10.1-12.3 234 5.4 4.7- 6.3 1,312 22.3 21.0-23.6 2,982 61.2 59.5-62.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 965 123 15.1 12.5-18.2 46 7.2 5.2- 9.9 412 36.9 33.4-40.5 384 40.8 37.1-44.7
Non-Veteran 6,011 660 12.7 11.6-13.8 334 5.9 5.2- 6.7 1,564 22.6 21.4-23.8 3,453 58.8 57.3-60.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,993 502 14.3 13.0-15.7 216 5.9 5.0- 6.8 1,149 25.2 23.6-26.8 2,126 54.7 52.8-56.6
No 2,989 282 11.3 9.9-12.8 165 6.4 5.4- 7.6 828 23.4 21.7-25.2 1,714 58.9 56.8-61.0

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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 some days' 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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