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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,737 194 13.9 11.9-16.2 250 16.3 14.2-18.6 209 13.3 11.4-15.5 1,084 56.5 53.6-59.4
GENDER
Male 900 103 13.5 10.9-16.5 131 17.2 14.2-20.6 107 13.5 10.9-16.6 559 55.9 51.9-59.8
Female 837 91 14.4 11.3-18.1 119 15.3 12.5-18.6 102 13.1 10.4-16.4 525 57.2 52.9-61.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,358 140 13.2 10.9-15.8 179 15.0 12.7-17.7 161 13.4 11.2-15.9 878 58.4 55.1-61.7
Non-Hispanic Black 227 28 13.4 8.9-19.7 39 19.0 13.7-25.8 29 14.0 9.0-21.2 131 53.6 45.6-61.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 181 84 45.8 37.6-54.3 62 35.0 27.5-43.4 25 16.2 10.6-23.9 *** *** ***
35-44 176 39 20.0 14.0-27.9 47 26.8 19.9-35.1 36 19.0 13.2-26.7 54 34.1 26.1-43.1
45-54 227 23 9.1 5.8-14.0 35 14.9 10.3-21.1 41 18.5 13.4-25.0 128 57.5 50.0-64.7
55-64 357 22 6.1 3.8- 9.9 58 13.7 10.0-18.4 45 13.0 9.1-18.1 232 67.2 61.0-72.9
65-74 504 19 4.1 2.4- 6.8 29 5.5 3.5- 8.5 48 9.7 7.0-13.2 408 80.7 76.2-84.6
75+ 273 *** *** *** 16 5.3 2.8- 9.6 13 4.9 2.6- 9.1 239 88.2 82.8-92.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 178 21 13.0 8.1-20.4 23 15.3 9.7-23.3 25 11.8 7.5-18.2 109 59.8 50.9-68.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 468 60 16.4 12.6-21.2 65 13.7 10.3-18.0 67 15.1 11.5-19.7 276 54.8 49.2-60.2
Some Post-H.S. 549 63 14.0 10.5-18.5 96 18.8 15.0-23.3 63 12.7 9.5-16.9 327 54.4 49.2-59.6
College Graduate 535 48 10.7 7.9-14.4 66 16.6 12.8-21.1 54 13.1 9.9-17.3 367 59.6 54.4-64.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 141 21 15.6 9.1-25.4 27 22.9 14.9-33.4 19 14.2 7.7-24.8 74 47.3 37.0-57.8
$15,000- 24,999 255 31 14.9 10.2-21.3 36 15.2 10.5-21.6 34 13.8 9.5-19.5 154 56.1 48.6-63.3
$25,000- 34,999 140 16 16.2 9.3-26.8 26 23.1 15.2-33.4 14 10.4 5.5-18.6 84 50.3 40.1-60.5
$35,000- 49,999 227 33 19.7 13.7-27.5 34 16.0 10.9-22.9 24 12.9 7.9-20.4 136 51.4 43.3-59.4
$50,000-74,999 266 27 11.9 7.8-17.9 37 15.8 10.9-22.4 30 13.3 8.8-19.5 172 59.0 51.4-66.1
$75,000+ 405 39 11.7 8.4-16.0 54 17.2 12.9-22.4 51 14.8 10.9-19.7 261 56.4 50.5-62.1
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 523 50 10.7 7.7-14.6 64 13.4 10.1-17.5 62 12.1 8.8-16.3 347 63.9 58.6-68.9
No 1,050 110 13.3 10.8-16.4 160 17.4 14.6-20.6 126 13.7 11.3-16.6 654 55.6 51.8-59.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 602 58 11.4 8.5-15.3 78 13.8 10.7-17.6 73 12.2 9.2-15.9 393 62.6 57.6-67.4
No 1,128 135 15.0 12.5-18.0 170 17.2 14.5-20.2 135 13.9 11.5-16.6 688 54.0 50.4-57.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 384 34 9.9 6.7-14.3 42 13.3 9.5-18.4 31 9.7 6.3-14.6 277 67.1 60.9-72.8
Non-Veteran 1,352 159 14.8 12.5-17.5 208 17.1 14.7-19.8 178 14.3 12.1-16.8 807 53.8 50.5-57.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 427 61 16.1 12.5-20.6 75 19.4 15.3-24.2 51 13.5 10.0-17.8 240 51.0 45.7-56.4
Regional City or Suburban County 391 39 11.7 7.9-17.0 59 16.6 12.6-21.7 47 13.0 9.5-17.6 246 58.6 52.6-64.4
Rural 919 94 13.5 10.8-16.9 116 13.9 11.1-17.2 111 13.4 10.7-16.7 598 59.2 54.9-63.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 746 124 19.3 16.0-23.2 149 22.7 19.1-26.6 114 16.2 13.2-19.7 359 41.8 37.6-46.0
Unemployed 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 704 26 4.0 2.6- 6.2 51 6.6 4.7- 9.1 52 7.0 5.1- 9.5 575 82.4 78.8-85.5
Unable to Work 167 21 12.8 7.5-21.0 29 14.8 9.5-22.3 24 13.9 8.1-22.8 93 58.6 48.9-67.7
Other not in Labor Force 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 107 17 17.7 10.6-28.2 *** *** *** 18 13.7 8.0-22.3 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 245 31 16.7 11.2-24.2 37 15.1 10.4-21.4 32 14.8 10.1-21.2 145 53.4 45.6-61.1
151% to 200% 129 13 10.5 5.8-18.3 23 20.9 13.1-31.6 12 14.2 7.4-25.4 *** *** ***
More than 200% 912 95 13.3 10.7-16.4 123 16.4 13.5-19.8 105 13.1 10.6-16.2 589 57.2 53.2-61.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 352 30 9.4 6.2-14.1 40 12.6 8.5-18.3 43 16.7 11.4-23.7 239 61.3 54.0-68.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 645 76 15.0 11.7-19.1 88 15.0 11.8-18.9 74 11.0 8.4-14.2 407 59.0 54.2-63.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 740 88 14.4 11.5-17.9 122 18.2 15.1-21.8 92 13.9 11.2-17.2 438 53.5 49.2-57.7

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

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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