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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Non-Hispanic Black

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,343 5,265 82.1 80.8-83.3 1,078 17.9 16.7-19.2
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,223 985 80.0 77.0-82.7 238 20.0 17.3-23.0
GENDER
Male 495 369 75.1 70.1-79.6 126 24.9 20.4-29.9
Female 728 616 83.9 80.3-87.0 112 16.1 13.0-19.7
AGE
18-34 262 210 79.1 72.7-84.3 52 20.9 15.7-27.3
35-44 177 142 78.2 69.3-85.0 35 21.8 15.0-30.7
45-54 213 165 78.5 71.4-84.2 48 21.5 15.8-28.6
55-64 267 195 73.1 65.8-79.3 72 26.9 20.7-34.2
65-74 187 163 88.4 81.8-92.7 24 11.6 7.3-18.2
75+ 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 155 102 66.5 56.5-75.3 53 33.5 24.7-43.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 427 326 74.4 68.9-79.3 101 25.6 20.7-31.1
Some Post-H.S. 336 277 83.8 78.7-87.8 59 16.2 12.2-21.3
College Graduate 304 279 94.3 91.1-96.4 25 5.7 3.6- 8.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 172 117 66.4 57.2-74.5 55 33.6 25.5-42.8
$15,000- 24,999 257 188 70.1 62.4-76.8 69 29.9 23.2-37.6
$25,000- 34,999 140 114 79.1 68.6-86.7 26 20.9 13.3-31.4
$35,000- 49,999 149 127 86.3 77.7-92.0 22 13.7 8.0-22.3
$50,000- 74,999 125 106 82.9 72.8-89.8 19 17.1 10.2-27.2
$75,000+ 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 329 235 70.3 63.2-76.5 94 29.7 23.5-36.8
No 824 691 82.8 79.3-85.7 133 17.2 14.3-20.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 392 289 73.1 67.1-78.4 103 26.9 21.6-32.9
No 827 693 82.7 79.2-85.8 134 17.3 14.2-20.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 150 120 84.3 77.2-89.5 30 15.7 10.5-22.8
Non-Veteran 1,073 865 79.4 76.2-82.4 208 20.6 17.6-23.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 435 343 80.1 75.6-83.9 92 19.9 16.1-24.4
Regional City or Suburban County 233 189 83.0 77.0-87.7 44 17.0 12.3-23.0
Rural 555 453 78.3 72.8-83.0 102 21.7 17.0-27.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 603 488 78.3 73.8-82.2 115 21.7 17.8-26.2
Unemployed 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 282 251 90.4 85.8-93.6 31 9.6 6.4-14.2
Unable to Work 187 123 67.3 58.2-75.2 64 32.7 24.8-41.8
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 158 114 69.7 60.6-77.6 44 30.3 22.4-39.4
101% to 150% 242 177 67.2 58.9-74.4 65 32.8 25.6-41.1
151% to 200% 87 72 90.2 83.1-94.5 15 9.8 5.5-16.9
More than 200% 421 374 88.8 84.3-92.1 47 11.2 7.9-15.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 322 265 77.9 70.0-84.2 57 22.1 15.8-30.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 369 293 79.5 74.0-84.0 76 20.5 16.0-26.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 532 427 81.0 76.8-84.6 105 19.0 15.4-23.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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