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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,882 399 14.4 12.9-16.1 166 6.3 5.2- 7.6 917 28.6 26.6-30.5 1,400 50.7 48.5-53.0
Female 3,461 360 11.1 9.8-12.6 153 4.2 3.4- 5.1 851 22.3 20.7-24.0 2,097 62.4 60.3-64.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,274 513 13.3 12.0-14.8 175 4.6 3.8- 5.5 1,379 29.9 28.2-31.6 2,207 52.2 50.4-54.1
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
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 106 24 21.3 13.5-32.0 *** *** *** 28 26.2 17.1-37.8 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 233 33 9.0 5.7-13.9 20 5.3 3.2- 8.7 44 14.5 10.0-20.7 136 71.2 63.8-77.6
Hispanic 440 28 6.3 4.0- 9.7 33 7.2 4.9-10.5 67 13.0 10.0-16.7 312 73.5 68.5-77.9
AGE
18-34 1,287 156 13.0 10.9-15.4 76 5.5 4.2- 7.2 187 14.3 12.2-16.6 868 67.2 64.1-70.2
35-44 853 144 16.4 13.6-19.5 53 7.3 5.3- 9.9 178 21.3 18.2-24.8 478 55.1 51.1-59.0
45-54 1,026 165 16.0 13.5-18.9 62 6.1 4.5- 8.2 231 22.9 20.1-26.1 568 55.0 51.4-58.6
55-64 1,237 164 13.1 10.9-15.6 80 5.7 4.4- 7.5 369 29.8 26.7-33.0 624 51.4 48.0-54.9
65-74 1,176 94 7.7 5.9-10.0 35 2.5 1.7- 3.9 507 43.3 39.9-46.8 540 46.5 43.0-49.9
75+ 692 31 5.2 3.4- 7.9 *** *** *** 276 41.1 36.6-45.7 375 52.4 47.8-57.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 689 149 23.5 19.7-27.9 51 7.6 5.4-10.6 182 22.3 18.9-26.1 307 46.6 42.0-51.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,731 284 16.6 14.5-18.9 116 7.3 5.8- 9.0 477 26.2 23.8-28.8 854 49.9 47.0-52.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,841 229 11.6 10.0-13.5 94 4.8 3.8- 6.1 555 27.4 25.1-29.9 963 56.1 53.4-58.9
College Graduate 2,069 97 3.9 3.1- 5.0 58 2.2 1.6- 3.1 547 23.1 21.1-25.2 1,367 70.7 68.4-73.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 586 126 24.2 19.9-29.2 61 9.1 6.8-12.0 144 21.5 17.7-25.9 255 45.2 40.1-50.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,034 175 18.7 15.8-22.1 68 6.5 4.7- 8.9 258 20.8 18.1-23.8 533 53.9 50.1-57.7
$25,000- 34,999 605 100 17.3 13.8-21.5 38 7.1 4.8-10.4 141 21.6 17.9-25.8 326 54.0 49.1-58.8
$35,000- 49,999 774 101 13.2 10.4-16.5 38 6.1 4.0- 9.1 230 26.7 23.1-30.6 405 54.1 49.6-58.4
$50,000-74,999 823 73 10.2 7.9-13.0 30 4.0 2.6- 6.2 269 31.8 28.1-35.7 451 54.0 49.9-58.1
$75,000+ 1,418 75 5.4 4.1- 7.2 36 2.9 2.0- 4.3 416 27.3 24.7-30.1 891 64.3 61.3-67.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,591 258 18.3 15.8-21.0 124 8.0 6.4-10.1 530 30.5 27.8-33.4 679 43.2 40.1-46.3
No 4,102 445 11.5 10.3-12.8 158 4.1 3.4- 5.0 1,071 23.8 22.3-25.4 2,428 60.6 58.7-62.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,853 299 17.4 15.2-19.8 136 7.5 6.1- 9.3 609 30.3 27.8-32.9 809 44.8 41.9-47.7
No 4,465 454 11.0 9.8-12.2 183 4.4 3.7- 5.2 1,152 23.5 22.1-25.0 2,676 61.1 59.3-62.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 921 115 12.7 10.4-15.5 49 5.3 3.7- 7.5 389 41.1 37.4-45.0 368 40.9 37.1-44.8
Non-Veteran 5,420 644 12.7 11.6-13.9 270 5.2 4.5- 6.0 1,378 23.0 21.7-24.4 3,128 59.1 57.4-60.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,737 162 9.2 7.8-10.9 84 4.6 3.6- 5.8 432 22.8 20.7-25.1 1,059 63.4 60.8-65.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,432 160 13.5 11.3-16.0 59 4.0 3.0- 5.5 401 26.3 23.7-29.0 812 56.2 53.0-59.3
Rural 3,177 437 15.1 13.5-16.9 177 6.4 5.3- 7.8 935 26.8 24.9-28.8 1,628 51.7 49.4-54.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,248 407 13.0 11.6-14.5 162 5.7 4.7- 6.8 764 22.9 21.2-24.7 1,915 58.4 56.4-60.5
Unemployed 252 59 24.5 18.0-32.4 26 7.6 4.6-12.3 49 16.6 12.1-22.5 118 51.3 43.5-59.0
Retired 1,731 128 7.5 6.1- 9.4 44 2.2 1.5- 3.2 712 41.2 38.4-44.0 847 49.1 46.2-52.0
Unable to Work 583 125 23.0 18.7-27.9 70 10.9 8.0-14.7 171 28.2 23.8-33.1 217 37.9 32.9-43.2
Other not in Labor Force 506 38 7.8 5.4-11.1 16 2.9 1.7- 5.0 65 9.9 7.4-13.1 387 79.4 75.1-83.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 211 50 24.7 18.0-32.8 22 9.2 5.8-14.3 32 12.3 7.9-18.6 107 53.8 45.6-61.9
50% to 100% 568 109 21.7 17.5-26.6 55 8.0 5.7-11.0 108 17.0 13.8-20.9 296 53.3 48.1-58.4
101% to 150% 949 171 19.5 16.4-22.9 66 7.3 5.3-10.0 250 23.3 20.3-26.7 462 49.9 45.9-53.9
151% to 200% 429 61 14.9 11.0-19.7 28 6.6 4.2-10.1 129 28.1 23.2-33.5 211 50.5 44.6-56.4
More than 200% 3,032 254 8.5 7.3- 9.8 100 3.9 3.0- 4.9 929 28.9 27.0-30.8 1,749 58.8 56.7-60.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,261 175 14.9 12.3-17.9 69 6.1 4.3- 8.6 360 26.7 23.6-30.1 657 52.3 48.6-56.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,308 319 16.0 14.1-18.1 125 5.9 4.8- 7.4 653 25.1 23.0-27.2 1,211 53.0 50.5-55.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,777 265 10.0 8.7-11.4 126 4.5 3.7- 5.5 755 25.1 23.3-26.9 1,631 60.4 58.3-62.5

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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 somedays' 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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