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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,142 784 29.8 27.8-31.9 381 14.0 12.5-15.7 1,977 56.1 54.0-58.3
GENDER
Male 1,586 393 28.3 25.7-31.2 196 15.2 13.0-17.6 997 56.5 53.5-59.5
Female 1,556 391 31.7 28.8-34.7 185 12.6 10.8-14.8 980 55.7 52.6-58.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,336 551 28.8 26.5-31.2 223 11.4 9.9-13.2 1,562 59.8 57.3-62.3
Non-Hispanic Black 496 147 35.6 30.7-40.9 96 20.8 16.8-25.6 253 43.5 38.5-48.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 130 36 23.9 16.8-32.8 28 24.1 16.7-33.6 66 52.0 42.0-61.8
AGE
18-34 399 156 40.5 35.2-46.0 97 23.1 18.9-28.0 146 36.4 31.2-41.9
35-44 356 132 38.6 33.1-44.4 56 16.3 12.4-21.2 168 45.1 39.5-50.9
45-54 464 146 34.5 29.7-39.6 57 12.4 9.4-16.4 261 53.1 47.9-58.2
55-64 756 203 27.3 23.8-31.1 100 13.1 10.6-16.1 453 59.6 55.5-63.5
65-74 709 115 16.4 13.5-19.8 51 6.9 5.1- 9.4 543 76.7 72.9-80.1
75+ 429 30 6.3 4.3- 9.3 17 3.8 2.2- 6.6 382 89.8 86.2-92.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 460 151 37.6 32.3-43.1 62 14.9 11.4-19.4 247 47.5 42.1-53.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 953 293 34.5 30.9-38.3 123 13.4 11.0-16.3 537 52.1 48.2-55.8
Some Post-H.S. 871 225 29.3 25.8-33.1 113 15.0 12.3-18.2 533 55.7 51.8-59.6
College Graduate 843 114 14.8 12.1-18.0 81 12.1 9.5-15.3 648 73.1 69.3-76.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 408 144 40.7 35.0-46.6 73 18.2 14.2-23.0 191 41.2 35.7-46.9
$15,000- 24,999 569 176 33.5 28.8-38.5 98 19.0 15.3-23.3 295 47.5 42.4-52.6
$25,000- 34,999 338 102 33.9 28.2-40.1 45 14.2 10.3-19.2 191 51.9 45.8-58.1
$35,000- 49,999 370 90 34.5 28.4-41.2 34 11.3 7.5-16.7 246 54.2 47.8-60.6
$50,000-74,999 373 79 25.4 20.2-31.4 36 11.2 7.7-16.1 258 63.3 57.1-69.2
$75,000+ 517 78 18.0 14.0-22.7 36 10.2 7.0-14.6 403 71.9 66.5-76.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,091 287 31.9 28.5-35.4 143 13.8 11.5-16.5 661 54.3 50.7-57.8
No 2,032 486 28.7 26.2-31.2 234 14.0 12.2-16.1 1,312 57.3 54.6-60.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 581 123 25.5 21.4-30.2 46 12.1 8.8-16.5 412 62.3 57.3-67.1
Non-Veteran 2,558 660 30.7 28.5-33.1 334 14.4 12.8-16.2 1,564 54.8 52.4-57.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,867 502 31.5 28.9-34.3 216 12.9 11.1-15.0 1,149 55.6 52.8-58.3
No 1,275 282 27.5 24.4-30.7 165 15.6 13.2-18.3 828 56.9 53.6-60.2

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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