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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Females

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,499 5,411 81.0 79.7-82.2 1,088 19.0 17.8-20.3
-FEMALES 3,720 3,181 83.7 82.1-85.2 539 16.3 14.8-17.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,501 2,120 81.7 79.6-83.6 381 18.3 16.4-20.4
Non-Hispanic Black 780 670 85.8 82.4-88.6 110 14.2 11.4-17.6
Other 399 353 90.5 86.3-93.5 46 9.5 6.5-13.7
AGE
18-34 634 524 81.0 77.0-84.4 110 19.0 15.6-23.0
35-44 503 424 84.3 79.9-87.8 79 15.7 12.2-20.1
45-54 632 489 77.4 73.2-81.1 143 22.6 18.9-26.8
55-64 724 615 83.0 79.1-86.3 109 17.0 13.7-20.9
65-74 685 615 89.3 86.2-91.8 70 10.7 8.2-13.8
75+ 489 463 94.7 92.0-96.5 26 5.3 3.5- 8.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 378 292 74.3 67.9-79.9 86 25.7 20.1-32.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 989 811 80.8 77.6-83.6 178 19.2 16.4-22.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,098 899 81.9 78.9-84.4 199 18.1 15.6-21.1
College Graduate 1,245 1,171 94.4 92.8-95.7 74 5.6 4.3- 7.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 391 288 71.1 64.8-76.7 103 28.9 23.3-35.2
$15,000- 24,999 636 512 78.8 74.2-82.8 124 21.2 17.2-25.8
$25,000- 34,999 321 271 81.0 74.9-85.9 50 19.0 14.1-25.1
$35,000- 49,999 396 336 82.6 77.1-87.0 60 17.4 13.0-22.9
$50,000- 74,999 400 350 85.6 80.0-89.8 50 14.4 10.2-20.0
$75,000+ 716 674 94.0 91.5-95.7 42 6.0 4.3- 8.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,063 857 78.5 75.2-81.5 206 21.5 18.5-24.8
No 2,643 2,313 85.6 83.7-87.3 330 14.4 12.7-16.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 126 111 89.2 81.8-93.9 15 10.8 6.1-18.2
Non-Veteran 3,588 3,064 83.5 81.8-85.1 524 16.5 14.9-18.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,092 976 87.9 85.3-90.1 116 12.1 9.9-14.7
Regional City or Suburban 790 680 84.7 81.4-87.5 110 15.3 12.5-18.6
Rural 1,838 1,525 79.9 77.1-82.4 313 20.1 17.6-22.9

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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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