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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Non-Hispanic Black

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 6,499 760 13.5 12.5-14.7 328 5.4 4.8- 6.2 1,848 25.8 24.6-27.1 3,563 55.2 53.7-56.7
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,251 159 14.2 11.9-16.9 89 7.4 5.9- 9.4 242 16.9 14.6-19.4 761 61.5 58.1-64.7
GENDER
Male 471 84 19.0 15.1-23.8 54 11.5 8.5-15.3 118 22.1 18.1-26.6 215 47.4 42.0-52.9
Female 780 75 10.2 7.7-13.3 35 4.1 2.8- 6.0 124 12.5 10.2-15.3 546 73.2 69.4-76.8
AGE
18-34 244 37 16.8 12.0-23.0 16 7.6 4.5-12.6 16 7.6 4.5-12.7 175 68.0 60.9-74.4
35-44 206 35 15.6 10.9-21.8 18 8.9 5.4-14.3 14 6.4 3.6-11.1 139 69.1 61.6-75.7
45-54 247 36 15.5 10.8-21.7 17 6.4 3.8-10.6 42 21.0 15.4-27.9 152 57.2 49.9-64.1
55-64 272 39 17.0 11.3-24.7 26 10.0 6.5-15.1 73 25.9 20.2-32.5 134 47.2 39.9-54.6
65-74 174 *** *** *** *** *** *** 60 35.8 27.7-44.8 95 54.1 44.9-63.0
75+ 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 156 30 22.9 15.4-32.8 20 13.3 8.1-21.1 39 22.4 15.4-31.3 67 41.4 32.2-51.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 450 74 16.6 12.9-21.2 38 7.9 5.5-11.1 89 17.2 13.7-21.4 249 58.3 52.7-63.6
Some Post-H.S. 346 45 13.6 9.7-18.6 21 6.4 3.9-10.4 63 15.4 11.7-19.9 217 64.6 58.5-70.3
College Graduate 298 *** *** *** *** *** *** 51 14.0 10.1-19.2 227 80.3 74.7-84.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 177 40 26.4 18.3-36.5 14 6.7 3.9-11.5 30 14.1 8.6-22.4 93 52.7 43.0-62.2
$15,000- 24,999 297 50 15.8 11.6-21.2 30 9.9 6.7-14.4 56 16.4 12.1-21.8 161 57.9 51.0-64.5
$25,000- 34,999 121 *** *** *** *** *** *** 32 20.8 14.1-29.6 72 63.5 53.2-72.6
$35,000- 49,999 137 13 12.9 7.1-22.2 *** *** *** 32 23.8 16.5-33.1 85 56.8 46.5-66.5
$50,000- 74,999 126 15 13.8 8.0-22.7 *** *** *** 24 17.2 10.6-26.6 82 64.0 53.5-73.3
$75,000+ 137 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 18.5 12.2-26.9 105 77.7 68.9-84.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 353 45 13.8 9.6-19.5 34 9.5 6.4-13.9 80 21.7 17.1-27.1 194 54.9 48.5-61.2
No 893 112 14.3 11.6-17.5 54 6.7 4.9- 9.0 162 15.3 12.8-18.3 565 63.7 59.7-67.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 159 15 10.6 6.1-17.6 *** *** *** 56 33.6 25.8-42.5 75 46.3 37.3-55.6
Non-Veteran 1,090 144 14.7 12.2-17.7 76 7.2 5.5- 9.2 186 14.7 12.4-17.3 684 63.5 59.9-66.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 474 51 13.8 10.2-18.3 33 7.3 5.0-10.4 98 17.2 13.8-21.2 292 61.8 56.5-66.8
Regional City or Suburban 212 30 14.2 9.4-20.9 16 5.6 3.3- 9.4 38 16.8 11.9-23.3 128 63.4 55.5-70.6
Rural 565 78 14.7 11.3-18.9 40 8.5 5.8-12.2 106 16.5 13.1-20.7 341 60.3 55.0-65.4

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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 some days' rates.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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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