NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,982 5,817 80.9 79.7-82.1 1,165 19.1 17.9-20.3
GENDER
Male 2,963 2,374 78.1 76.2-79.9 589 21.9 20.1-23.8
Female 4,019 3,443 83.5 82.0-84.9 576 16.5 15.1-18.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,776 4,002 80.6 79.1-82.0 774 19.4 18.0-20.9
Non-Hispanic Black 1,308 1,065 79.4 76.6-82.0 243 20.6 18.0-23.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 111 84 76.2 65.7-84.2 27 23.8 15.8-34.3
Non-Hispanic Other 234 190 82.9 75.4-88.5 44 17.1 11.5-24.6
Hispanic 475 411 88.3 84.9-91.0 64 11.7 9.0-15.1
AGE
18-34 1,214 961 78.5 75.8-81.0 253 21.5 19.0-24.2
35-44 924 736 77.4 74.2-80.4 188 22.6 19.6-25.8
45-54 1,057 854 79.1 76.1-81.9 203 20.9 18.1-23.9
55-64 1,457 1,154 78.8 76.3-81.1 303 21.2 18.9-23.7
65-74 1,321 1,155 87.0 84.8-89.0 166 13.0 11.0-15.2
75+ 926 879 95.1 93.3-96.5 47 4.9 3.5- 6.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 864 651 72.2 68.4-75.7 213 27.8 24.3-31.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,916 1,500 76.4 73.9-78.6 416 23.6 21.4-26.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,852 1,514 81.0 78.8-83.0 338 19.0 17.0-21.2
College Graduate 2,319 2,124 91.5 90.1-92.8 195 8.5 7.2- 9.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 749 532 68.7 64.5-72.6 217 31.3 27.4-35.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,145 871 73.5 70.2-76.6 274 26.5 23.4-29.8
$25,000- 34,999 690 543 77.1 73.2-80.6 147 22.9 19.4-26.8
$35,000- 49,999 819 695 79.3 75.2-82.8 124 20.7 17.2-24.8
$50,000-74,999 777 662 82.9 79.3-86.0 115 17.1 14.0-20.7
$75,000+ 1,431 1,317 91.1 89.0-92.8 114 8.9 7.2-11.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,924 1,494 73.1 70.5-75.6 430 26.9 24.4-29.5
No 5,014 4,294 83.4 82.1-84.7 720 16.6 15.3-17.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 965 796 77.7 74.1-80.9 169 22.3 19.1-25.9
Non-Veteran 6,011 5,017 81.4 80.1-82.6 994 18.6 17.4-19.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,993 3,275 79.9 78.2-81.4 718 20.1 18.6-21.8
No 2,989 2,542 82.3 80.5-84.0 447 17.7 16.0-19.5

Back to Derived Variables and Risk Factors.

*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 15SEP15.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts