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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Non-Hispanic Black

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 6,343 759 12.7 11.7-13.8 319 5.2 4.5- 6.0 1,768 25.3 24.0-26.6 3,497 56.8 55.3-58.3
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,223 154 13.2 11.0-15.7 84 6.8 5.2- 9.0 231 16.7 14.4-19.3 754 63.3 59.9-66.5
GENDER
Male 495 85 16.8 13.2-21.2 41 8.1 5.4-11.9 117 21.1 17.2-25.6 252 54.0 48.6-59.3
Female 728 69 10.2 7.8-13.2 43 5.9 4.0- 8.5 114 13.2 10.6-16.2 502 70.8 66.6-74.6
AGE
18-34 262 36 13.9 9.9-19.2 16 7.0 3.9-12.3 17 5.8 3.4- 9.5 193 73.4 66.8-79.1
35-44 177 23 14.5 8.9-22.7 *** *** *** 25 14.5 9.1-22.4 117 63.6 54.4-72.0
45-54 213 34 15.3 10.6-21.5 *** *** *** 34 18.0 12.7-24.9 131 60.5 52.6-67.8
55-64 267 42 15.8 11.1-22.0 30 11.2 7.1-17.2 60 23.0 17.2-30.0 135 50.1 42.6-57.5
65-74 187 *** *** *** *** *** *** 66 33.8 26.4-42.0 97 54.6 46.2-62.8
75+ 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 26.4 17.5-37.7 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 155 40 27.3 19.2-37.1 *** *** *** 34 19.1 12.8-27.7 68 47.4 37.6-57.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 427 63 14.8 11.3-19.1 38 10.8 7.3-15.8 82 18.4 14.4-23.3 244 56.0 50.2-61.6
Some Post-H.S. 336 36 10.1 7.0-14.3 23 6.1 3.7-10.0 64 15.6 11.8-20.3 213 68.2 62.3-73.6
College Graduate 304 15 3.8 2.1- 6.7 *** *** *** 51 13.7 10.0-18.4 228 80.7 75.4-85.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 172 36 23.6 16.6-32.6 19 9.9 6.0-15.9 42 21.6 14.9-30.2 75 44.8 35.7-54.4
$15,000- 24,999 257 46 20.6 14.8-27.8 23 9.3 5.6-15.1 40 14.0 9.7-19.7 148 56.1 48.5-63.5
$25,000- 34,999 140 16 12.9 7.5-21.4 *** *** *** 30 18.1 11.8-26.9 84 60.9 50.5-70.5
$35,000- 49,999 149 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 18.3 12.0-26.8 100 68.1 58.4-76.5
$50,000- 74,999 125 *** *** *** *** *** *** 28 17.9 11.3-27.2 78 65.0 54.3-74.4
$75,000+ 138 *** *** *** *** *** *** 29 18.5 12.5-26.5 104 77.4 68.8-84.1
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 329 52 17.8 12.6-24.5 42 11.9 8.1-17.1 67 19.6 14.6-25.7 168 50.7 43.6-57.7
No 824 94 11.8 9.5-14.7 39 5.4 3.5- 8.1 154 16.2 13.5-19.3 537 66.6 62.6-70.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 392 62 17.7 13.2-23.4 41 9.1 6.3-13.1 85 20.2 15.6-25.7 204 52.9 46.6-59.2
No 827 91 11.3 9.0-14.1 43 6.0 4.0- 8.7 145 15.3 12.7-18.3 548 67.5 63.5-71.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 150 20 12.1 7.5-18.9 *** *** *** 45 32.3 23.8-42.1 75 52.0 42.4-61.5
Non-Veteran 1,073 134 13.3 11.0-16.1 74 7.3 5.4- 9.7 186 14.6 12.4-17.2 679 64.8 61.2-68.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 435 62 14.1 10.8-18.1 30 5.9 3.9- 8.7 77 15.5 12.3-19.4 266 64.6 59.5-69.4
Regional City or Suburban County 233 30 11.3 7.6-16.5 *** *** *** 40 16.2 11.4-22.6 149 66.8 59.4-73.4
Rural 555 62 13.0 9.5-17.6 40 8.7 5.5-13.4 114 18.4 14.6-23.0 339 59.9 54.2-65.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 603 83 14.9 11.7-18.7 32 6.9 4.5-10.4 85 14.2 11.2-17.8 403 64.1 59.3-68.6
Unemployed 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 282 19 7.2 4.3-11.6 *** *** *** 87 27.7 22.0-34.2 164 62.7 55.7-69.2
Unable to Work 187 35 18.3 12.4-26.2 29 14.4 9.1-22.0 42 24.0 16.7-33.3 81 43.2 34.4-52.6
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 158 30 20.4 13.9-28.8 14 9.9 5.4-17.4 26 14.0 9.2-20.7 88 55.8 46.6-64.5
101% to 150% 242 43 22.4 16.2-30.2 22 10.4 6.1-17.2 45 15.7 11.1-21.8 132 51.4 43.6-59.2
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 421 29 5.9 3.8- 8.9 *** *** *** 89 18.5 14.6-23.2 285 70.2 64.7-75.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 322 32 12.9 8.4-19.3 *** *** *** 65 18.4 13.2-25.2 200 59.5 51.6-66.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 369 53 13.5 10.0-17.9 23 7.0 4.2-11.6 68 15.9 12.1-20.5 225 63.6 57.6-69.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 532 69 13.1 10.0-16.8 36 6.0 4.1- 8.7 98 16.6 13.4-20.3 329 64.4 59.6-68.9

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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 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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