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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Whites

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
-Whites 4,997 569 13.6 12.4-14.8 236 5.5 4.8- 6.4 1,606 28.3 26.9-29.8 2,586 52.6 50.9-54.3
GENDER
Male 2,156 275 14.4 12.6-16.3 119 6.9 5.6- 8.4 810 32.4 30.1-34.7 952 46.4 43.8-48.9
Female 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 172 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 14.8 9.3-22.7 125 75.8 67.6-82.6
Non-Hispanic 4,813 556 13.9 12.7-15.2 225 5.5 4.7- 6.4 1,574 28.8 27.4-30.4 2,458 51.8 50.0-53.5
AGE
18-34 734 105 15.7 12.9-18.9 55 7.5 5.7- 9.9 109 15.6 12.7-18.9 465 61.3 57.2-65.2
35-44 574 85 16.6 13.3-20.4 38 7.5 5.3-10.4 134 22.8 19.2-26.8 317 53.2 48.5-57.7
45-54 717 107 16.1 13.2-19.4 35 4.9 3.4- 7.1 194 25.8 22.4-29.4 381 53.2 49.1-57.3
55-64 1,075 159 15.4 13.0-18.0 61 5.4 4.1- 7.1 362 33.8 30.7-37.0 493 45.5 42.1-48.8
65-74 1,073 92 8.6 6.8-10.7 33 3.2 2.2- 4.7 466 45.5 42.1-48.9 482 42.7 39.4-46.1
75+ 777 21 2.7 1.6- 4.3 *** *** *** 325 43.7 39.7-47.7 419 51.8 47.8-55.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 490 94 23.0 18.6-28.1 27 6.4 4.2- 9.7 164 29.8 25.2-34.9 205 40.8 35.5-46.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,313 215 18.5 16.0-21.3 69 5.7 4.3- 7.5 417 30.3 27.5-33.4 612 45.4 42.2-48.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,339 172 13.7 11.7-16.1 73 6.1 4.7- 7.9 447 28.2 25.6-31.0 647 52.0 48.8-55.2
College Graduate 1,842 87 4.4 3.5- 5.7 65 4.1 3.1- 5.4 574 25.8 23.7-28.0 1,116 65.6 63.1-68.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 408 89 25.6 20.6-31.3 40 10.0 7.1-14.0 119 25.9 21.2-31.2 160 38.5 32.8-44.5
$15,000- 24,999 705 124 19.6 16.1-23.6 58 9.3 6.9-12.4 203 28.0 23.9-32.5 320 43.1 38.6-47.7
$25,000- 34,999 467 77 19.0 15.0-23.7 27 6.5 4.3- 9.9 148 29.1 24.6-34.2 215 45.3 39.9-50.9
$35,000- 49,999 606 74 18.0 14.0-22.7 18 4.8 2.8- 8.1 207 28.1 24.2-32.3 307 49.2 44.3-54.2
$50,000- 74,999 616 58 11.4 8.6-15.0 26 5.3 3.4- 8.1 229 33.2 28.9-37.7 303 50.2 45.4-55.0
$75,000+ 1,215 65 5.9 4.4- 7.8 31 3.2 2.1- 4.8 372 25.0 22.4-27.8 747 66.0 62.8-69.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,427 223 19.9 17.3-22.8 93 7.5 6.0- 9.4 525 34.0 31.1-37.0 586 38.6 35.5-41.7
No 3,547 339 11.4 10.1-12.8 141 4.9 4.0- 5.9 1,078 26.6 24.9-28.3 1,989 57.2 55.2-59.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 763 96 15.5 12.5-19.1 31 6.6 4.4- 9.9 357 40.9 36.9-45.1 279 37.0 32.9-41.2
Non-Veteran 4,232 472 13.2 12.0-14.6 204 5.3 4.6- 6.3 1,249 26.3 24.7-27.9 2,307 55.2 53.3-57.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,945 382 15.3 13.7-17.0 143 5.6 4.7- 6.8 941 28.5 26.6-30.5 1,479 50.6 48.3-52.8
No 2,052 187 11.2 9.5-13.1 93 5.4 4.3- 6.8 665 28.0 25.8-30.3 1,107 55.4 52.8-58.0

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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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