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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,825 169 12.0 10.1-14.2 293 19.3 17.1-21.7 209 13.2 11.3-15.3 1,154 55.6 52.7-58.4
GENDER
Male 887 77 11.3 8.8-14.4 136 17.5 14.6-20.8 101 13.1 10.6-16.2 573 58.1 54.0-62.0
Female 938 92 12.8 10.1-16.1 157 21.4 18.2-25.1 108 13.2 10.7-16.2 581 52.6 48.7-56.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,431 125 11.4 9.4-13.8 219 19.0 16.5-21.8 158 13.1 11.0-15.6 929 56.4 53.2-59.6
Non-Hispanic Black 239 24 10.7 6.6-17.0 40 18.2 12.9-25.1 31 12.9 9.0-18.3 144 58.2 50.4-65.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 14.4 7.3-26.4 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 173 54 33.4 25.8-42.0 79 42.5 34.4-50.9 25 12.3 8.0-18.6 15 11.8 6.7-20.0
35-44 180 34 19.6 13.7-27.3 50 27.0 20.4-34.9 40 26.0 19.1-34.4 56 27.3 20.8-35.0
45-54 249 29 11.1 7.4-16.4 53 22.5 16.9-29.2 39 14.3 10.1-19.8 128 52.2 45.1-59.2
55-64 410 30 7.2 4.6-11.2 62 14.3 10.5-19.1 53 14.5 10.8-19.1 265 64.0 58.1-69.5
65-74 482 17 3.2 1.8- 5.7 37 9.4 6.5-13.2 42 9.2 6.3-13.4 386 78.2 73.1-82.6
75+ 312 *** *** *** 11 4.0 2.0- 8.0 *** *** *** 289 91.4 86.4-94.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 196 21 12.7 7.9-19.7 33 17.6 12.1-25.0 26 15.4 10.2-22.7 116 54.3 45.9-62.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 492 52 13.0 9.6-17.5 77 18.9 15.0-23.6 59 12.4 9.4-16.3 304 55.6 50.3-60.8
Some Post-H.S. 522 46 11.9 8.6-16.1 101 22.6 18.5-27.4 56 12.3 9.2-16.3 319 53.2 48.0-58.3
College Graduate 603 49 10.0 7.4-13.5 78 16.4 13.0-20.4 68 13.9 10.7-17.8 408 59.8 55.0-64.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 141 21 17.3 10.3-27.6 30 21.3 13.8-31.4 15 11.9 6.5-21.0 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 280 33 14.2 9.7-20.4 49 21.2 15.7-27.8 26 9.2 5.8-14.4 172 55.4 48.1-62.5
$25,000- 34,999 188 11 7.7 4.1-14.0 34 24.8 17.7-33.6 31 19.3 13.1-27.4 112 48.2 39.9-56.7
$35,000- 49,999 212 21 13.3 8.1-21.0 38 21.4 15.0-29.6 26 12.8 8.3-19.2 127 52.6 44.3-60.7
$50,000-74,999 240 26 13.5 8.7-20.6 37 18.9 13.4-25.9 32 18.5 12.7-26.1 145 49.1 41.5-56.8
$75,000+ 432 34 9.9 6.8-14.2 58 17.6 13.5-22.7 52 14.0 10.4-18.7 288 58.5 52.8-64.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 589 59 12.2 9.1-16.3 88 17.4 13.8-21.7 66 12.6 9.5-16.4 376 57.8 52.7-62.8
No 1,228 109 11.8 9.6-14.5 205 20.2 17.5-23.2 143 13.5 11.2-16.1 771 54.5 51.0-57.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 364 19 7.2 4.4-11.7 38 12.8 9.1-17.8 32 9.7 6.5-14.2 275 70.2 64.1-75.7
Non-Veteran 1,458 150 13.1 10.9-15.7 253 20.8 18.2-23.6 177 14.0 11.9-16.4 878 52.1 48.9-55.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 494 55 13.4 10.0-17.6 85 20.1 16.2-24.7 58 13.5 10.3-17.6 296 53.0 47.8-58.1
Regional City or Suburban 399 39 12.1 8.5-16.8 78 24.7 19.8-30.5 42 12.0 8.7-16.4 240 51.2 45.3-57.0
Rural 932 75 10.9 8.3-14.2 130 15.7 12.9-18.9 109 13.5 10.9-16.8 618 59.9 55.7-63.9

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

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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