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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 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
White 2,841 294 12.8 11.2-14.5 117 4.3 3.5- 5.3 796 24.6 22.8-26.4 1,634 58.4 56.1-60.5
African American 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
Other Minorities 263 21 8.1 4.6-13.9 13 4.8 2.6- 8.8 37 11.9 8.1-17.1 192 75.2 68.4-81.0
AGE
18-34 648 74 13.0 10.2-16.4 34 4.9 3.5- 7.0 70 10.4 8.1-13.3 470 71.6 67.6-75.4
35-44 510 70 16.4 12.9-20.6 22 4.8 3.1- 7.5 84 16.1 12.9-19.8 334 62.7 57.8-67.3
45-54 601 74 14.1 11.1-17.8 30 4.8 3.2- 7.2 135 21.2 17.9-25.0 362 59.9 55.3-64.2
55-64 805 92 11.7 9.4-14.5 50 6.0 4.4- 8.0 215 26.8 23.5-30.4 448 55.5 51.6-59.4
65-74 795 61 7.2 5.5- 9.4 33 4.2 2.8- 6.1 272 34.8 31.1-38.7 429 53.7 49.8-57.7
75+ 608 20 3.0 1.9- 4.9 13 2.2 1.1- 4.1 191 30.6 26.7-34.9 384 64.2 59.8-68.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 453 61 17.0 12.9-22.0 24 4.8 3.0- 7.6 95 17.1 13.7-21.2 273 61.1 55.6-66.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,110 156 16.0 13.4-18.9 64 5.9 4.5- 7.7 268 21.8 19.2-24.7 622 56.3 52.7-59.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,114 120 12.2 10.0-14.7 61 5.5 4.1- 7.2 295 22.0 19.5-24.8 638 60.4 56.9-63.7
College Graduate 1,324 54 4.3 3.1- 5.8 35 2.4 1.6- 3.5 318 20.0 17.7-22.4 917 73.4 70.7-76.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 478 75 19.1 15.0-24.0 37 7.1 4.9-10.1 107 19.2 15.5-23.5 259 54.6 49.2-60.0
$15,000- 24,999 691 96 16.6 13.2-20.5 50 8.8 6.4-11.9 147 18.0 15.0-21.6 398 56.6 52.1-61.1
$25,000- 34,999 411 58 15.7 11.9-20.6 25 6.4 4.1-10.0 95 20.2 16.2-24.9 233 57.6 51.7-63.3
$35,000- 49,999 456 43 13.9 9.9-19.3 16 2.4 1.4- 4.4 124 21.8 17.8-26.4 273 61.8 56.0-67.3
$50,000- 74,999 402 30 10.1 6.7-14.8 16 4.0 2.2- 7.3 119 24.8 20.2-30.0 237 61.1 55.2-66.7
$75,000+ 697 32 4.8 3.2- 7.1 *** *** *** 160 18.8 15.9-22.1 499 75.4 71.7-78.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,175 158 18.0 15.1-21.2 79 7.3 5.6- 9.3 353 27.6 24.7-30.7 585 47.2 43.7-50.7
No 2,822 229 9.7 8.4-11.3 105 3.9 3.1- 4.8 625 18.6 17.1-20.3 1,863 67.8 65.7-69.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 22.9 15.0-33.2 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,911 382 11.8 10.6-13.2 180 4.6 3.9- 5.5 954 20.7 19.3-22.2 2,395 62.8 61.0-64.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,308 248 13.2 11.4-15.1 106 4.4 3.5- 5.5 550 20.5 18.7-22.4 1,404 62.0 59.5-64.3
No 1,711 143 10.0 8.4-12.0 79 5.1 3.9- 6.5 430 21.1 19.0-23.3 1,059 63.8 61.0-66.4

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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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