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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,936 760 30.3 28.1-32.5 328 12.2 10.8-13.7 1,848 57.6 55.3-59.8
GENDER
Male 1,449 382 30.1 27.2-33.2 167 12.9 10.9-15.2 900 57.0 53.8-60.1
Female 1,487 378 30.4 27.4-33.7 161 11.3 9.5-13.4 948 58.3 55.1-61.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,166 531 29.6 27.1-32.2 190 9.7 8.2-11.3 1,445 60.7 58.1-63.3
Non-Hispanic Black 490 159 36.9 31.7-42.4 89 19.3 15.4-24.0 242 43.8 38.6-49.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 86 *** *** *** 13 12.7 6.5-23.2 *** *** ***
Hispanic 123 20 13.4 8.2-21.1 26 21.5 13.9-31.7 77 65.1 54.6-74.4
AGE
18-34 413 162 42.8 37.4-48.5 76 18.2 14.3-22.8 175 39.0 33.8-44.4
35-44 373 127 35.5 29.9-41.5 64 16.4 12.7-21.0 182 48.1 42.3-54.1
45-54 501 178 36.7 31.8-41.9 72 12.4 9.6-15.9 251 51.0 45.8-56.1
55-64 659 176 27.1 23.2-31.5 66 10.4 8.0-13.5 417 62.5 57.9-66.8
65-74 611 90 15.2 11.8-19.3 36 5.9 4.1- 8.5 485 78.9 74.5-82.7
75+ 355 25 7.7 5.0-11.7 13 2.7 1.5- 5.0 317 89.6 85.3-92.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 374 128 38.2 32.1-44.7 49 12.0 8.7-16.4 197 49.8 43.6-56.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 909 310 39.3 35.5-43.3 102 11.4 9.2-14.1 497 49.3 45.4-53.1
Some Post-H.S. 885 235 27.6 24.1-31.3 121 15.3 12.7-18.4 529 57.1 53.1-61.0
College Graduate 752 86 12.2 9.6-15.4 55 7.9 5.9-10.4 611 79.9 76.3-83.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 328 136 45.4 38.4-52.5 46 15.0 10.8-20.5 146 39.6 33.0-46.5
$15,000- 24,999 540 180 36.8 31.7-42.1 76 14.2 11.1-18.0 284 49.0 43.8-54.2
$25,000- 34,999 293 72 32.9 26.2-40.3 32 11.9 8.0-17.4 189 55.2 48.0-62.2
$35,000- 49,999 338 85 29.0 23.0-35.8 38 11.0 7.6-15.6 215 60.0 53.2-66.5
$50,000-74,999 353 86 29.6 23.7-36.2 27 7.3 4.7-11.1 240 63.1 56.5-69.3
$75,000+ 542 68 14.6 11.2-18.9 38 9.1 6.5-12.6 436 76.3 71.5-80.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 970 262 30.4 26.7-34.3 110 11.7 9.5-14.4 598 57.9 54.0-61.8
No 1,952 496 30.3 27.7-33.0 214 12.2 10.5-14.1 1,242 57.5 54.7-60.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 501 96 21.1 17.0-25.8 37 8.3 5.7-12.0 368 70.6 65.4-75.3
Non-Veteran 2,428 662 32.0 29.6-34.4 290 12.9 11.3-14.6 1,476 55.2 52.7-57.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 746 157 25.5 21.7-29.6 90 12.7 10.2-15.7 499 61.8 57.6-65.9
Regional City or Suburban 645 173 30.4 26.2-34.8 65 9.8 7.5-12.7 407 59.8 55.3-64.3
Rural 1,545 430 33.2 30.0-36.5 173 13.0 10.9-15.4 942 53.8 50.5-57.0

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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