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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 5 Demographics

Tobacco Use

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 5 803 91 13.8 11.1-17.2 27 3.5 2.3- 5.2 227 26.4 23.1-30.0 458 56.3 52.2-60.2
GENDER
Male 343 43 15.3 11.2-20.7 13 3.8 2.1- 6.6 118 31.6 26.4-37.4 169 49.3 43.2-55.4
Female 460 48 12.5 9.2-16.9 14 3.2 1.8- 5.7 109 21.8 17.8-26.4 289 62.5 57.1-67.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 484 59 15.0 11.4-19.5 11 2.5 1.3- 4.6 156 29.5 25.1-34.2 258 53.1 47.9-58.2
Non-Hispanic Black 184 21 13.6 8.6-20.7 13 7.0 4.0-12.2 46 22.7 16.4-30.5 104 56.7 48.2-64.9
Other 120 11 10.7 5.2-20.5 *** *** *** 20 18.0 11.3-27.6 86 69.5 58.6-78.6
AGE
18-44 307 43 15.6 11.4-21.0 11 3.5 1.9- 6.5 50 16.4 12.2-21.8 203 64.4 58.0-70.4
44-64 281 32 13.9 9.6-19.6 13 5.1 2.9- 8.8 90 33.1 27.2-39.5 146 48.0 41.5-54.6
65+ 202 15 9.7 5.0-18.1 *** *** *** 85 40.7 33.2-48.7 99 48.6 40.5-56.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 282 50 21.3 15.9-27.8 12 3.9 2.1- 6.9 84 27.7 22.1-34.0 136 47.2 40.4-54.2
Some College + 515 41 8.9 6.4-12.4 15 3.3 1.9- 5.6 142 25.7 21.7-30.1 317 62.1 57.3-66.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 343 52 18.3 13.6-24.2 15 4.7 2.7- 8.0 100 27.9 22.7-33.7 176 49.1 42.9-55.4
$50,000+ 296 19 9.2 5.7-14.4 *** *** *** 91 29.2 23.7-35.3 181 59.7 53.1-66.0

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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.

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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