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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,499 5,411 81.0 79.7-82.2 1,088 19.0 17.8-20.3
GENDER
Male 2,779 2,230 78.1 76.1-79.9 549 21.9 20.1-23.9
Female 3,720 3,181 83.7 82.1-85.2 539 16.3 14.8-17.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,383 3,662 80.5 78.9-82.0 721 19.5 18.0-21.1
Non-Hispanic Black 1,251 1,003 78.4 75.3-81.1 248 21.6 18.9-24.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 211 173 85.9 79.8-90.3 38 14.1 9.7-20.2
Hispanic 479 433 91.4 88.1-93.9 46 8.6 6.1-11.9
AGE
18-34 1,215 977 78.0 75.1-80.7 238 22.0 19.3-24.9
35-44 907 716 77.6 74.1-80.7 191 22.4 19.3-25.9
45-54 1,134 884 77.8 74.8-80.5 250 22.2 19.5-25.2
55-64 1,310 1,068 80.3 77.6-82.8 242 19.7 17.2-22.4
65-74 1,122 996 88.2 85.5-90.4 126 11.8 9.6-14.5
75+ 731 693 95.0 92.8-96.5 38 5.0 3.5- 7.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 693 516 71.9 67.4-76.1 177 28.1 23.9-32.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,792 1,380 75.1 72.5-77.5 412 24.9 22.5-27.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,802 1,446 80.3 78.0-82.4 356 19.7 17.6-22.0
College Graduate 2,182 2,041 93.6 92.3-94.7 141 6.4 5.3- 7.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 600 418 68.0 63.0-72.6 182 32.0 27.4-37.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,082 826 74.9 71.5-78.0 256 25.1 22.0-28.5
$25,000- 34,999 570 466 76.7 71.8-81.0 104 23.3 19.0-28.2
$35,000- 49,999 731 608 80.5 76.4-84.0 123 19.5 16.0-23.6
$50,000-74,999 804 691 84.4 80.9-87.4 113 15.6 12.6-19.1
$75,000+ 1,411 1,305 91.0 88.9-92.8 106 9.0 7.2-11.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,748 1,376 76.7 74.1-79.1 372 23.3 20.9-25.9
No 4,725 4,015 82.4 80.9-83.8 710 17.6 16.2-19.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 876 743 83.7 80.4-86.5 133 16.3 13.5-19.6
Non-Veteran 5,605 4,653 80.6 79.2-81.9 952 19.4 18.1-20.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,916 1,669 85.1 83.1-87.0 247 14.9 13.0-16.9
Regional City or Suburban 1,416 1,178 81.8 79.2-84.1 238 18.2 15.9-20.8
Rural 3,167 2,564 77.3 75.2-79.3 603 22.7 20.7-24.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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