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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,846 759 29.4 27.3-31.6 319 12.0 10.6-13.7 1,768 58.6 56.2-60.8
GENDER
Male 1,482 399 29.2 26.4-32.2 166 12.8 10.7-15.3 917 58.0 54.8-61.1
Female 1,364 360 29.6 26.5-32.9 153 11.1 9.2-13.4 851 59.3 55.8-62.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,067 513 27.9 25.4-30.5 175 9.5 8.0-11.4 1,379 62.5 59.8-65.2
Non-Hispanic Black 469 154 35.8 30.6-41.5 84 18.6 14.3-23.9 231 45.5 40.0-51.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 97 *** *** *** 20 18.5 11.3-28.8 *** *** ***
Hispanic 128 28 23.8 15.8-34.1 33 27.3 19.2-37.3 67 48.9 39.0-58.9
AGE
18-34 419 156 39.5 34.1-45.3 76 16.9 13.1-21.6 187 43.5 38.1-49.2
35-44 375 144 36.4 30.8-42.4 53 16.2 11.9-21.5 178 47.4 41.4-53.5
45-54 458 165 35.6 30.4-41.0 62 13.5 10.1-17.9 231 51.0 45.5-56.4
55-64 613 164 26.9 22.8-31.5 80 11.8 9.0-15.3 369 61.3 56.4-65.9
65-74 636 94 14.3 11.0-18.4 35 4.8 3.1- 7.3 507 80.9 76.6-84.6
75+ 317 31 10.9 7.1-16.2 *** *** *** 276 86.3 80.8-90.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 382 149 44.1 37.8-50.5 51 14.2 10.1-19.5 182 41.8 35.9-47.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 877 284 33.1 29.4-37.1 116 14.5 11.8-17.8 477 52.4 48.3-56.4
Some Post-H.S. 878 229 26.5 23.1-30.2 94 11.0 8.7-13.8 555 62.5 58.5-66.4
College Graduate 702 97 13.5 10.7-16.9 58 7.6 5.5-10.4 547 78.9 75.0-82.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 331 126 44.2 37.4-51.3 61 16.5 12.4-21.7 144 39.2 32.8-46.1
$15,000- 24,999 501 175 40.7 35.2-46.5 68 14.1 10.4-19.0 258 45.2 39.8-50.7
$25,000- 34,999 279 100 37.6 30.8-45.1 38 15.4 10.5-21.9 141 47.0 39.8-54.3
$35,000- 49,999 369 101 28.6 23.0-35.0 38 13.3 8.9-19.3 230 58.1 51.4-64.5
$50,000-74,999 372 73 22.1 17.4-27.6 30 8.8 5.7-13.3 269 69.1 63.1-74.6
$75,000+ 527 75 15.2 11.7-19.6 36 8.2 5.6-11.9 416 76.5 71.6-80.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 912 258 32.1 28.1-36.4 124 14.1 11.3-17.6 530 53.7 49.5-57.9
No 1,674 445 29.1 26.4-32.0 158 10.5 8.7-12.6 1,071 60.4 57.4-63.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,044 299 31.5 27.9-35.3 136 13.7 11.1-16.7 609 54.9 51.0-58.7
No 1,789 454 28.2 25.6-30.9 183 11.3 9.5-13.4 1,152 60.5 57.6-63.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 553 115 21.5 17.7-25.9 49 8.9 6.3-12.5 389 69.6 64.7-74.1
Non-Veteran 2,292 644 31.0 28.6-33.6 270 12.7 11.0-14.6 1,378 56.2 53.6-58.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 678 162 25.2 21.6-29.2 84 12.6 10.0-15.7 432 62.2 58.0-66.3
Regional City or Suburban County 620 160 30.8 26.3-35.7 59 9.2 6.8-12.4 401 59.9 55.0-64.7
Rural 1,549 437 31.3 28.2-34.5 177 13.3 11.0-16.0 935 55.5 52.1-58.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,333 407 31.2 28.3-34.4 162 13.7 11.4-16.2 764 55.1 51.8-58.3
Unemployed 134 *** *** *** 26 15.6 9.5-24.5 49 34.2 25.1-44.6
Retired 884 128 14.8 12.0-18.2 44 4.3 3.0- 6.2 712 80.9 77.3-84.0
Unable to Work 366 125 37.0 30.7-43.8 70 17.6 13.0-23.3 171 45.4 38.9-52.1
Other not in Labor Force 119 *** *** *** 16 14.2 8.4-23.0 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 104 *** *** *** 22 20.0 12.7-29.9 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 272 109 46.5 39.0-54.1 55 17.1 12.3-23.1 108 36.4 29.8-43.6
101% to 150% 487 171 38.8 33.4-44.5 66 14.6 10.8-19.6 250 46.5 41.0-52.1
151% to 200% 218 61 30.0 22.9-38.3 28 13.3 8.7-19.9 129 56.7 48.3-64.7
More than 200% 1,283 254 20.6 17.9-23.5 100 9.4 7.4-11.9 929 70.1 66.8-73.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 604 175 31.2 26.2-36.6 69 12.8 9.2-17.6 360 56.0 50.4-61.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,097 319 34.0 30.4-37.8 125 12.6 10.2-15.5 653 53.4 49.6-57.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,146 265 25.3 22.3-28.5 126 11.4 9.3-13.8 755 63.4 59.9-66.7

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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