NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,504 2,941 44.8 43.3-46.3 3,563 55.2 53.7-56.7
GENDER
Male 2,781 1,451 51.0 48.8-53.3 1,330 49.0 46.7-51.2
Female 3,723 1,490 39.1 37.2-41.1 2,233 60.9 58.9-62.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,387 2,170 49.8 48.0-51.6 2,217 50.2 48.4-52.0
Non-Hispanic Black 1,252 491 38.5 35.3-41.9 761 61.5 58.1-64.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 211 86 33.8 26.6-41.9 125 66.2 58.1-73.4
Hispanic 479 123 24.6 20.3-29.5 356 75.4 70.5-79.7
AGE
18-34 1,216 414 36.1 33.0-39.3 802 63.9 60.7-67.0
35-44 907 373 43.3 39.5-47.1 534 56.7 52.9-60.5
45-54 1,135 502 45.3 42.0-48.7 633 54.7 51.3-58.0
55-64 1,311 660 52.4 49.2-55.6 651 47.6 44.4-50.8
65-74 1,122 611 56.0 52.4-59.5 511 44.0 40.5-47.6
75+ 732 356 48.5 44.2-52.9 376 51.5 47.1-55.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 694 375 56.0 51.4-60.4 319 44.0 39.6-48.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,794 911 49.2 46.4-51.9 883 50.8 48.1-53.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,802 885 45.9 43.2-48.7 917 54.1 51.3-56.8
College Graduate 2,184 754 31.8 29.6-34.0 1,430 68.2 66.0-70.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 601 329 53.1 48.0-58.0 272 46.9 42.0-52.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,083 541 49.2 45.5-52.9 542 50.8 47.1-54.5
$25,000- 34,999 570 293 51.9 46.8-57.0 277 48.1 43.0-53.2
$35,000- 49,999 731 338 48.8 44.4-53.3 393 51.2 46.7-55.6
$50,000-74,999 805 354 42.4 38.2-46.7 451 57.6 53.3-61.8
$75,000+ 1,411 542 37.9 35.0-40.9 869 62.1 59.1-65.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,750 972 55.4 52.5-58.3 778 44.6 41.7-47.5
No 4,728 1,955 41.4 39.7-43.2 2,773 58.6 56.8-60.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 877 502 55.5 51.5-59.4 375 44.5 40.6-48.5
Non-Veteran 5,609 2,432 43.3 41.7-44.9 3,177 56.7 55.1-58.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,917 747 38.9 36.4-41.5 1,170 61.1 58.5-63.6
Regional City or Suburban 1,417 646 45.4 42.3-48.5 771 54.6 51.5-57.7
Rural 3,170 1,548 49.1 46.9-51.4 1,622 50.9 48.6-53.1

Back to Tobacco Use.

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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 20SEP16.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts