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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Females

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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
Non-Hispanic White 766 70 12.0 9.2-15.5 120 21.2 17.6-25.4 89 13.1 10.3-16.5 487 53.7 49.3-58.0
Non-Hispanic Black 123 14 9.6 5.2-17.0 24 17.8 11.3-26.9 15 16.8 10.1-26.8 70 55.7 45.2-65.8
Other 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 12.4 6.6-22.1 *** *** ***
35-44 97 19 21.7 13.4-33.3 23 22.5 14.7-33.0 *** *** *** 32 28.7 20.1-39.0
45-54 131 18 13.8 8.3-22.0 31 24.2 16.9-33.4 23 16.2 10.5-24.3 59 45.8 36.5-55.3
55-64 206 18 7.4 4.4-12.4 32 18.5 12.1-27.1 26 13.8 9.1-20.4 130 60.3 51.7-68.2
65-74 255 12 3.7 1.9- 7.1 23 9.1 5.8-14.0 23 8.5 5.2-13.7 197 78.6 72.2-83.9
75+ 161 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 147 89.0 80.4-94.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 252 27 11.7 7.6-17.6 44 23.9 17.7-31.4 31 12.8 8.7-18.6 150 51.6 44.1-58.9
Some Post-H.S. 286 31 15.2 10.3-21.8 58 24.4 18.8-31.2 30 12.9 8.6-18.8 167 47.5 40.8-54.4
College Graduate 319 23 7.9 4.9-12.5 42 16.1 11.6-21.8 39 15.6 11.0-21.6 215 60.5 53.7-66.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 141 20 17.1 10.4-26.9 27 25.7 17.3-36.3 11 8.0 4.1-15.2 83 49.2 39.3-59.2
$25,000- 34,999 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 105 13 15.4 8.0-27.8 17 21.1 13.0-32.4 15 15.4 8.8-25.5 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 213 15 8.5 4.9-14.5 30 19.7 13.6-27.6 30 16.7 11.2-24.3 138 55.0 46.9-62.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 325 40 14.5 10.0-20.6 60 24.9 19.0-31.8 34 11.5 8.0-16.5 191 49.1 42.4-55.8
No 609 51 11.8 8.6-16.0 97 19.9 16.1-24.3 74 14.1 10.9-18.0 387 54.2 49.3-59.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 900 89 13.1 10.3-16.5 150 21.3 17.9-25.0 106 13.4 10.8-16.5 555 52.2 48.2-56.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 267 28 13.1 8.6-19.4 44 19.1 14.1-25.4 28 12.5 8.5-18.2 167 55.3 48.2-62.1
Regional City or Suburban 194 24 14.0 9.0-21.2 42 28.4 20.9-37.2 26 16.7 11.0-24.5 102 40.9 33.3-48.9
Rural 477 40 11.8 8.0-17.1 71 19.2 14.8-24.4 54 11.6 8.6-15.6 312 57.4 51.5-63.1

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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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