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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 1,431 125 11.4 9.4-13.8 219 19.0 16.5-21.8 158 13.1 11.0-15.6 929 56.4 53.2-59.6
GENDER
Male 665 55 10.9 8.1-14.4 99 16.9 13.6-20.9 69 13.1 10.1-16.9 442 59.1 54.3-63.6
Female 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
AGE
18-34 127 39 31.9 23.4-41.7 60 46.5 36.9-56.4 20 14.1 8.8-21.9 *** *** ***
35-44 138 23 16.8 10.8-25.2 38 26.8 19.3-35.8 33 28.4 20.3-38.2 44 28.1 20.6-37.0
45-54 172 22 13.4 8.5-20.7 35 21.9 15.4-30.1 26 13.2 8.6-19.9 89 51.5 42.9-59.9
55-64 302 23 8.4 5.1-13.5 47 14.8 10.3-20.8 35 13.0 9.0-18.5 197 63.8 56.8-70.2
65-74 412 *** *** *** 30 9.0 6.0-13.2 36 9.3 6.0-14.1 332 78.4 72.7-83.2
75+ 268 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 249 90.9 85.2-94.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 114 *** *** *** 18 16.8 10.0-26.8 15 16.4 9.6-26.6 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 360 35 12.8 8.8-18.3 53 18.0 13.5-23.7 44 13.1 9.4-18.0 228 56.1 49.7-62.2
Some Post-H.S. 426 38 12.3 8.8-17.0 81 22.8 18.2-28.2 42 11.7 8.4-16.2 265 53.2 47.4-58.8
College Graduate 523 41 9.8 7.1-13.4 65 16.2 12.6-20.6 57 13.5 10.1-17.8 360 60.5 55.3-65.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 176 19 13.0 7.8-20.8 29 20.8 14.1-29.5 18 10.8 6.1-18.2 110 55.5 46.1-64.4
$25,000- 34,999 137 *** *** *** 21 22.9 14.8-33.6 22 19.0 12.0-28.8 85 49.1 39.2-59.1
$35,000- 49,999 169 14 11.0 6.1-19.1 31 22.2 14.8-32.0 20 12.4 7.4-20.0 104 54.3 44.9-63.5
$50,000- 74,999 207 21 13.5 8.3-21.2 30 16.3 11.1-23.3 29 19.8 13.4-28.3 127 50.3 42.1-58.6
$75,000+ 383 31 10.6 7.2-15.4 52 18.2 13.7-23.8 43 13.5 9.6-18.5 257 57.7 51.6-63.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 464 46 12.1 8.6-16.8 67 17.9 13.8-23.0 50 11.7 8.4-16.0 301 58.3 52.4-64.0
No 959 78 11.1 8.7-14.0 152 19.6 16.6-23.1 108 13.8 11.2-16.9 621 55.4 51.6-59.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 293 15 7.4 4.2-12.8 28 12.2 8.1-17.8 25 9.8 6.2-15.1 225 70.6 63.6-76.8
Non-Veteran 1,137 110 12.4 10.1-15.2 191 20.8 17.8-24.0 133 13.9 11.5-16.8 703 52.9 49.3-56.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 341 37 12.7 8.9-17.7 55 19.7 15.1-25.4 37 13.1 9.3-18.2 212 54.5 48.2-60.7
Regional City or Suburban 326 30 11.0 7.4-16.0 64 25.8 20.2-32.3 33 11.9 8.2-17.0 199 51.3 44.8-57.8
Rural 764 58 10.9 8.1-14.6 100 14.8 11.8-18.4 88 13.8 10.7-17.5 518 60.5 55.9-64.9

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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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