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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,779 382 15.4 13.7-17.1 167 6.6 5.5- 7.8 900 29.1 27.1-31.1 1,330 49.0 46.7-51.2
Female 3,720 378 11.9 10.5-13.4 161 4.4 3.7- 5.3 948 22.8 21.2-24.4 2,233 60.9 59.0-62.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,383 531 14.7 13.4-16.2 190 4.8 4.1- 5.6 1,445 30.2 28.6-31.9 2,217 50.2 48.4-52.0
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
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 90 21 18.1 10.5-29.4 *** *** *** 17 20.9 12.6-32.6 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 211 25 9.8 6.2-15.3 13 4.3 2.2- 8.3 48 19.7 14.0-26.9 125 66.2 58.1-73.4
Hispanic 479 20 3.3 2.0- 5.4 26 5.3 3.3- 8.3 77 16.0 12.5-20.4 356 75.4 70.5-79.7
AGE
18-34 1,215 162 15.4 13.1-18.1 76 6.5 5.1- 8.4 175 14.1 12.0-16.4 802 64.0 60.7-67.1
35-44 907 127 15.3 12.6-18.5 64 7.1 5.4- 9.2 182 20.8 17.9-24.1 534 56.7 52.9-60.5
45-54 1,134 178 16.6 14.1-19.4 72 5.6 4.3- 7.3 251 23.1 20.3-26.1 633 54.7 51.3-58.0
55-64 1,310 176 14.2 12.0-16.7 66 5.5 4.2- 7.1 417 32.7 29.7-35.9 651 47.6 44.4-50.8
65-74 1,122 90 8.5 6.5-11.0 36 3.3 2.3- 4.8 485 44.2 40.6-47.8 511 44.0 40.5-47.6
75+ 731 25 3.7 2.4- 5.7 13 1.3 0.7- 2.4 317 43.4 39.1-47.8 376 51.6 47.2-55.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 693 128 21.3 17.5-25.7 49 6.7 4.8- 9.3 197 27.9 24.0-32.0 319 44.1 39.6-48.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,792 310 19.3 17.2-21.7 102 5.6 4.5- 7.0 497 24.2 22.0-26.5 883 50.9 48.1-53.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,802 235 12.7 10.9-14.6 121 7.0 5.8- 8.6 529 26.2 24.0-28.6 917 54.1 51.3-56.8
College Graduate 2,182 86 3.9 3.0- 5.0 55 2.5 1.9- 3.3 611 25.3 23.3-27.5 1,430 68.3 66.0-70.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 600 136 24.0 19.8-28.8 46 8.0 5.7-11.1 146 21.0 17.2-25.3 272 47.0 42.1-52.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,082 180 18.1 15.3-21.3 76 7.0 5.4- 9.0 284 24.1 21.2-27.3 542 50.8 47.1-54.5
$25,000- 34,999 570 72 17.1 13.2-21.7 32 6.2 4.1- 9.2 189 28.7 24.5-33.2 277 48.1 43.0-53.2
$35,000- 49,999 731 85 14.1 11.0-18.0 38 5.4 3.7- 7.7 215 29.3 25.4-33.5 393 51.2 46.7-55.6
$50,000-74,999 804 86 12.5 9.8-15.9 27 3.1 2.0- 4.8 240 26.7 23.3-30.5 451 57.7 53.4-61.8
$75,000+ 1,411 68 5.5 4.2- 7.3 38 3.4 2.4- 4.9 436 28.9 26.3-31.7 869 62.1 59.1-65.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,748 262 16.8 14.6-19.3 110 6.5 5.2- 8.0 598 32.1 29.5-34.8 778 44.6 41.8-47.5
No 4,725 496 12.6 11.3-13.9 214 5.1 4.3- 5.9 1,242 23.8 22.4-25.3 2,773 58.6 56.8-60.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 876 96 11.7 9.3-14.6 37 4.6 3.1- 6.7 368 39.2 35.4-43.0 375 44.5 40.6-48.5
Non-Veteran 5,605 662 13.8 12.7-15.1 290 5.6 4.9- 6.3 1,476 23.9 22.6-25.2 3,177 56.7 55.1-58.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,916 157 9.9 8.3-11.8 90 4.9 3.9- 6.2 499 24.1 22.0-26.3 1,170 61.1 58.5-63.6
Regional City or Suburban 1,416 173 13.8 11.7-16.1 65 4.4 3.4- 5.8 407 27.2 24.5-29.9 771 54.6 51.5-57.7
Rural 3,167 430 16.3 14.5-18.2 173 6.4 5.3- 7.6 942 26.4 24.6-28.3 1,622 50.9 48.7-53.2

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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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