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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 1 & 2 Demographics

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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
Region 1 & 2 989 125 15.3 12.2-18.9 48 6.0 4.1- 8.6 338 30.8 27.3-34.7 478 48.0 43.8-52.1
GENDER
Male 429 65 16.5 12.4-21.8 17 4.3 2.3- 7.8 176 36.5 31.0-42.5 171 42.6 36.7-48.9
Female 560 60 14.1 10.0-19.5 31 7.5 4.6-11.8 162 25.7 21.3-30.5 307 52.8 47.1-58.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 835 100 15.4 12.0-19.5 34 5.1 3.3- 7.7 307 33.6 29.6-37.8 394 46.0 41.5-50.5
Non-Hispanic Black 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 99 14 11.1 5.9-19.9 *** *** *** 24 15.2 8.9-24.9 *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 254 40 19.2 13.6-26.5 21 10.0 5.9-16.3 57 19.1 14.1-25.4 136 51.7 44.0-59.3
44-64 355 59 17.7 12.7-24.2 17 4.2 2.3- 7.5 105 30.9 25.1-37.4 174 47.2 40.5-54.0
65+ 369 26 6.7 4.2-10.5 *** *** *** 173 48.3 41.8-54.9 160 42.4 36.1-49.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 381 71 24.1 18.4-31.0 23 7.3 4.2-12.4 137 31.3 25.6-37.5 150 37.3 31.2-43.8
Some College + 605 54 8.2 5.8-11.3 24 4.8 2.9- 8.0 199 30.4 25.9-35.3 328 56.6 51.4-61.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 502 87 21.2 16.3-27.0 32 7.9 5.0-12.2 166 28.9 24.1-34.2 217 42.1 36.5-47.8
$50,000+ 301 23 8.3 5.0-13.4 *** *** *** 109 35.6 29.1-42.8 164 54.0 46.6-61.1

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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.

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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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