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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 4,383 531 14.7 13.4-16.2 190 4.8 4.1- 5.6 1,445 30.2 28.6-31.9 2,217 50.2 48.4-52.0
GENDER
Male 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
Female 2,501 274 13.7 11.9-15.7 107 4.6 3.7- 5.7 773 28.4 26.3-30.5 1,347 53.3 50.9-55.8
AGE
18-34 670 112 19.4 16.0-23.4 43 6.4 4.7- 8.8 129 17.9 14.9-21.4 386 56.2 51.8-60.6
35-44 502 75 17.5 13.6-22.2 33 6.7 4.6- 9.6 139 28.2 23.8-32.9 255 47.7 42.7-52.7
45-54 741 128 18.2 15.0-21.8 41 5.0 3.6- 7.1 173 22.5 19.3-26.1 399 54.3 50.1-58.4
55-64 924 122 13.7 11.3-16.5 36 4.4 3.0- 6.3 307 34.6 31.0-38.4 459 47.3 43.5-51.1
65-74 903 73 8.9 6.6-11.8 27 3.1 2.0- 4.7 413 46.7 42.7-50.7 390 41.3 37.5-45.3
75+ 605 21 3.9 2.4- 6.2 *** *** *** 272 46.0 41.3-50.8 302 48.9 44.2-53.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 308 81 30.3 24.0-37.4 16 4.0 2.3- 6.9 115 35.6 29.5-42.3 96 30.1 24.0-37.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,101 205 22.0 19.1-25.3 50 4.7 3.4- 6.5 362 28.8 25.8-32.0 484 44.5 41.0-48.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,280 174 13.1 11.1-15.5 83 7.1 5.6- 9.0 431 30.4 27.5-33.4 592 49.4 46.1-52.6
College Graduate 1,677 70 4.3 3.3- 5.7 40 2.5 1.8- 3.5 529 29.0 26.6-31.5 1,038 64.2 61.5-66.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 302 76 28.1 22.1-34.9 23 8.8 5.6-13.4 97 28.5 22.7-35.1 106 34.7 28.6-41.3
$15,000- 24,999 566 112 23.4 19.0-28.5 36 6.5 4.5- 9.5 179 29.8 25.3-34.6 239 40.3 35.4-45.4
$25,000- 34,999 358 56 23.0 17.4-29.7 18 6.5 3.9-10.7 138 33.5 28.0-39.6 146 37.0 31.1-43.3
$35,000- 49,999 519 64 15.5 11.5-20.5 24 4.4 2.8- 6.7 172 32.7 27.9-37.8 259 47.4 42.2-52.7
$50,000- 74,999 616 68 13.1 9.9-17.2 19 2.8 1.7- 4.6 207 30.1 25.9-34.6 322 54.1 49.1-59.0
$75,000+ 1,162 63 6.4 4.8- 8.5 31 3.5 2.4- 5.2 386 31.4 28.4-34.6 682 58.7 55.3-61.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,237 195 18.3 15.7-21.4 63 5.3 4.0- 7.0 470 35.4 32.2-38.8 509 41.0 37.6-44.4
No 3,128 336 13.5 12.0-15.3 124 4.6 3.7- 5.6 967 28.4 26.6-30.3 1,701 53.5 51.3-55.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 651 75 12.3 9.5-15.8 20 3.1 1.9- 5.1 295 42.1 37.7-46.7 261 42.5 37.9-47.1
Non-Veteran 3,727 454 15.1 13.6-16.8 169 5.1 4.3- 6.0 1,149 28.3 26.6-30.1 1,955 51.5 49.5-53.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,097 86 8.9 7.0-11.3 40 4.1 2.9- 5.8 346 29.8 26.8-33.0 625 57.1 53.7-60.5
Regional City or Suburban 1,038 135 15.4 12.9-18.4 40 4.0 2.8- 5.5 332 30.4 27.2-33.8 531 50.2 46.6-53.8
Rural 2,248 310 18.0 15.8-20.4 110 5.7 4.6- 7.1 767 30.4 28.1-32.8 1,061 45.9 43.2-48.6

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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 some days' 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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