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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Males

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%)
North Carolina 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
-MALES 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
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,882 257 15.8 13.8-18.1 83 5.1 4.0- 6.4 672 32.3 29.8-34.9 870 46.8 44.1-49.5
Non-Hispanic Black 471 84 19.0 15.1-23.8 54 11.5 8.5-15.3 118 22.1 18.1-26.6 215 47.4 42.0-52.9
Other 381 39 8.7 6.1-12.3 28 7.4 4.7-11.4 99 24.0 19.4-29.3 215 59.9 53.9-65.5
AGE
18-34 581 84 16.2 13.0-20.1 44 8.7 6.3-11.8 98 15.4 12.3-18.9 355 59.7 55.0-64.2
35-44 404 73 19.7 15.4-24.8 39 9.8 7.0-13.4 85 21.0 16.8-26.0 207 49.5 43.9-55.1
45-54 502 75 16.4 12.8-20.7 32 5.4 3.6- 8.0 119 24.8 20.7-29.5 276 53.4 48.3-58.4
55-64 586 100 17.1 13.9-21.0 33 5.5 3.8- 8.0 207 36.9 32.3-41.7 246 40.4 35.9-45.2
65-74 437 39 9.7 6.4-14.3 17 3.5 2.1- 5.8 230 53.1 47.3-58.7 151 33.8 28.6-39.4
75+ 242 *** *** *** *** *** *** 152 64.4 56.8-71.4 78 31.0 24.4-38.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 315 70 24.0 18.6-30.3 21 6.3 3.9-10.3 117 35.7 29.8-42.1 107 34.0 27.9-40.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 803 170 22.8 19.5-26.5 64 7.6 5.7-10.0 243 25.8 22.6-29.4 326 43.7 39.7-47.9
Some Post-H.S. 704 100 12.7 10.2-15.7 57 9.0 6.8-11.8 239 29.8 26.1-33.8 308 48.5 44.2-52.9
College Graduate 937 42 4.5 3.1- 6.4 25 2.7 1.8- 4.1 288 26.7 23.7-29.9 582 66.1 62.6-69.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 209 59 28.0 21.0-36.2 20 9.2 5.7-14.6 62 27.5 20.6-35.6 68 35.3 27.8-43.7
$15,000- 24,999 446 92 20.8 16.7-25.6 40 8.7 6.1-12.1 143 30.4 25.5-35.7 171 40.1 34.7-45.8
$25,000- 34,999 249 38 20.7 14.6-28.4 16 7.0 3.9-12.2 100 32.8 26.4-40.0 95 39.5 32.1-47.5
$35,000- 49,999 335 43 15.3 10.8-21.3 20 6.0 3.6- 9.9 117 33.8 28.0-40.0 155 44.9 38.5-51.4
$50,000- 74,999 404 48 13.1 9.6-17.5 15 3.6 2.0- 6.4 135 29.4 24.4-34.9 206 54.0 48.1-59.9
$75,000+ 695 39 6.7 4.6- 9.6 25 5.1 3.3- 7.7 221 28.2 24.6-32.1 410 60.1 55.7-64.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 685 119 18.6 15.1-22.6 47 7.0 5.0- 9.7 269 36.6 32.3-41.1 250 37.8 33.5-42.3
No 2,082 261 14.5 12.7-16.5 119 6.4 5.3- 7.9 627 27.0 24.8-29.2 1,075 52.1 49.5-54.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 750 85 12.2 9.6-15.4 33 4.9 3.3- 7.3 329 40.1 36.1-44.3 303 42.8 38.5-47.1
Non-Veteran 2,017 295 16.3 14.4-18.5 133 7.1 5.8- 8.5 567 25.7 23.6-28.0 1,022 50.9 48.2-53.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 824 79 11.5 9.0-14.5 52 6.5 4.8- 8.7 229 26.2 22.9-29.7 464 55.9 51.9-59.8
Regional City or Suburban 626 96 16.3 13.1-20.0 32 4.9 3.3- 7.3 208 29.6 25.7-33.8 290 49.2 44.6-53.8
Rural 1,329 207 17.9 15.3-20.9 83 7.6 5.9- 9.7 463 31.1 28.1-34.2 576 43.4 40.1-46.8

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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 somedays' 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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