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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 8 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 8 646 75 12.2 9.5-15.5 34 6.0 4.1- 8.7 189 28.5 24.6-32.9 348 53.3 48.7-57.8
GENDER
Male 269 35 13.6 9.5-19.2 19 8.5 5.3-13.5 86 30.0 24.1-36.7 129 47.8 41.0-54.8
Female 377 40 10.7 7.7-14.8 15 3.5 2.0- 6.1 103 27.1 22.1-32.8 219 58.7 52.7-64.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 427 45 11.3 8.3-15.2 20 5.8 3.6- 9.3 162 37.5 32.2-43.0 200 45.5 40.0-51.0
Non-Hispanic Black 121 18 17.6 10.3-28.4 *** *** *** 17 12.9 7.4-21.4 *** *** ***
Other 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 206 24 11.5 7.5-17.2 15 7.8 4.5-13.0 34 20.0 14.3-27.3 133 60.7 53.0-68.0
44-64 239 44 17.9 13.1-24.0 13 5.8 3.2-10.1 72 31.8 25.4-39.1 110 44.5 37.4-51.7
65+ 192 *** *** *** *** *** *** 80 42.6 34.8-50.9 99 49.0 40.9-57.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 272 47 16.2 11.8-21.9 16 6.8 3.9-11.4 66 25.2 19.5-31.9 143 51.8 44.8-58.7
Some College + 372 28 8.6 5.8-12.7 18 5.3 3.2- 8.9 123 31.8 26.4-37.6 203 54.3 48.2-60.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 310 42 14.6 10.5-20.1 20 7.6 4.8-12.0 88 28.6 23.0-34.9 160 49.1 42.6-55.6
$50,000+ 204 16 8.4 4.9-14.0 *** *** *** 73 33.8 26.5-42.0 110 55.6 47.3-63.5

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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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