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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did you smell tobacco smoke from someone else's cigarette,
cigar, or pipe drifting into your home from nearby apartments or from outside?

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  Total
Respond.^
1-6 days All 7 days No days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,169 225 4.5 3.8- 5.3 168 3.2 2.7- 3.8 4,776 92.3 91.4-93.2
GENDER
Male 2,311 106 5.1 4.1- 6.3 74 3.1 2.3- 4.0 2,131 91.8 90.4-93.1
Female 2,858 119 3.9 3.1- 4.9 94 3.3 2.6- 4.2 2,645 92.7 91.5-93.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,467 132 3.9 3.2- 4.7 82 2.3 1.8- 3.0 3,253 93.8 92.8-94.7
Non-Hispanic Black 1,050 51 5.3 3.7- 7.4 56 5.5 4.0- 7.4 943 89.3 86.6-91.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** 80 85.5 74.9-92.0
Non-Hispanic Other 170 12 6.9 3.5-13.2 *** *** *** 152 90.9 84.5-94.9
Hispanic 343 23 6.2 3.9- 9.9 15 3.6 2.0- 6.3 305 90.2 86.1-93.2
AGE
18-34 904 66 6.5 4.9- 8.5 38 3.8 2.7- 5.5 800 89.7 87.2-91.7
35-44 681 39 4.0 2.8- 5.8 26 3.5 2.2- 5.4 616 92.5 90.1-94.3
45-54 868 32 3.9 2.6- 5.7 32 3.8 2.6- 5.6 804 92.3 90.0-94.1
55-64 1,060 45 4.9 3.4- 7.1 38 2.8 1.9- 4.2 977 92.2 89.9-94.1
65-74 1,025 31 3.1 2.1- 4.6 28 2.4 1.5- 3.9 966 94.5 92.6-95.9
75+ 575 12 1.9 0.9- 3.8 *** *** *** 559 97.3 95.1-98.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 589 29 4.7 3.0- 7.2 43 6.6 4.6- 9.3 517 88.7 85.4-91.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,404 56 4.1 3.0- 5.5 51 3.4 2.4- 4.7 1,297 92.6 90.8-94.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,552 79 5.0 3.8- 6.6 46 2.8 2.0- 3.8 1,427 92.2 90.4-93.7
College Graduate 1,613 62 4.2 3.2- 5.5 28 1.5 0.9- 2.4 1,523 94.3 92.8-95.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 471 32 5.7 3.7- 8.8 30 5.8 3.8- 8.8 409 88.5 84.6-91.5
$15,000- 24,999 854 43 5.4 3.8- 7.7 54 6.4 4.7- 8.7 757 88.2 85.3-90.6
$25,000- 34,999 502 27 4.6 2.8- 7.5 19 2.5 1.4- 4.2 456 92.9 89.9-95.1
$35,000- 49,999 639 25 3.5 2.1- 5.7 16 3.0 1.7- 5.3 598 93.5 90.7-95.5
$50,000-74,999 678 25 4.3 2.7- 6.8 *** *** *** 645 94.0 91.2-96.0
$75,000+ 1,121 45 4.6 3.3- 6.3 11 1.0 0.5- 1.9 1,065 94.5 92.6-95.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,444 71 4.6 3.5- 6.2 84 5.6 4.3- 7.3 1,289 89.7 87.6-91.5
No 3,705 154 4.5 3.7- 5.4 84 2.4 1.9- 3.1 3,467 93.1 92.0-94.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,577 76 4.9 3.7- 6.4 92 5.9 4.6- 7.4 1,409 89.3 87.3-91.0
No 3,573 149 4.4 3.6- 5.3 75 2.2 1.7- 2.9 3,349 93.4 92.3-94.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 696 25 3.6 2.3- 5.6 22 2.6 1.6- 4.1 649 93.8 91.5-95.5
Non-Veteran 4,473 201 4.6 3.9- 5.5 146 3.3 2.7- 4.0 4,126 92.1 91.1-93.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,313 74 5.2 4.0- 6.7 44 3.3 2.4- 4.5 1,195 91.6 89.8-93.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,172 51 4.2 3.0- 5.8 39 3.8 2.7- 5.4 1,082 92.0 89.9-93.7
Rural 2,687 101 4.2 3.3- 5.4 85 2.8 2.1- 3.6 2,501 93.0 91.6-94.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,588 122 4.6 3.8- 5.7 75 2.9 2.2- 3.7 2,391 92.5 91.2-93.6
Unemployed 202 *** *** *** *** *** *** 184 91.2 85.0-95.0
Retired 1,477 36 2.6 1.7- 4.0 27 1.7 1.1- 2.7 1,414 95.6 94.1-96.8
Unable to Work 495 33 6.3 4.0- 9.8 46 7.7 5.4-10.7 416 86.0 81.9-89.3
Other not in Labor Force 391 25 6.3 3.9- 9.8 11 3.2 1.7- 6.2 355 90.5 86.4-93.5
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 170 *** *** *** 13 6.8 3.6-12.5 149 89.3 83.1-93.4
50% to 100% 458 22 2.9 1.7- 4.9 36 6.9 4.7-10.1 400 90.2 86.7-92.8
101% to 150% 781 47 5.8 4.1- 8.1 39 4.8 3.4- 6.9 695 89.4 86.6-91.7
151% to 200% 355 19 6.6 3.8-11.2 12 2.8 1.4- 5.4 324 90.7 85.9-93.9
More than 200% 2,473 96 4.3 3.4- 5.4 36 1.5 1.0- 2.2 2,341 94.3 93.0-95.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,105 47 4.3 2.9- 6.5 42 3.2 2.2- 4.6 1,016 92.5 90.1-94.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,922 65 4.0 3.0- 5.4 63 3.4 2.5- 4.5 1,794 92.6 90.9-94.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,145 114 4.9 4.0- 6.0 63 3.1 2.3- 4.0 1,968 92.0 90.6-93.2

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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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