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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,348 2,851 43.2 41.7-44.8 3,497 56.8 55.2-58.3
GENDER
Male 2,885 1,485 49.3 47.1-51.5 1,400 50.7 48.5-52.9
Female 3,463 1,366 37.7 35.7-39.7 2,097 62.3 60.3-64.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,277 2,070 47.8 45.9-49.6 2,207 52.2 50.4-54.1
Non-Hispanic Black 1,224 470 36.9 33.6-40.3 754 63.1 59.7-66.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 233 97 28.8 22.4-36.2 136 71.2 63.8-77.6
Hispanic 441 129 26.7 22.3-31.7 312 73.3 68.3-77.7
AGE
18-34 1,288 420 32.8 29.8-35.9 868 67.2 64.1-70.2
35-44 853 375 44.9 41.0-48.9 478 55.1 51.1-59.0
45-54 1,027 459 45.1 41.5-48.7 568 54.9 51.3-58.5
55-64 1,239 615 48.6 45.2-52.0 624 51.4 48.0-54.8
65-74 1,176 636 53.5 50.1-57.0 540 46.5 43.0-49.9
75+ 692 317 47.6 43.0-52.2 375 52.4 47.8-57.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 690 383 53.5 48.8-58.1 307 46.5 41.9-51.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,732 878 50.2 47.3-53.1 854 49.8 46.9-52.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,843 880 43.9 41.1-46.6 963 56.1 53.4-58.9
College Graduate 2,070 703 29.3 27.1-31.6 1,367 70.7 68.4-72.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 586 331 54.8 49.6-59.9 255 45.2 40.1-50.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,034 501 46.1 42.3-49.9 533 53.9 50.1-57.7
$25,000- 34,999 606 280 46.3 41.5-51.3 326 53.7 48.7-58.5
$35,000- 49,999 775 370 46.0 41.7-50.5 405 54.0 49.5-58.3
$50,000-74,999 823 372 46.0 41.9-50.1 451 54.0 49.9-58.1
$75,000+ 1,419 528 35.7 32.8-38.8 891 64.3 61.2-67.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,591 912 56.8 53.7-59.9 679 43.2 40.1-46.3
No 4,107 1,679 39.5 37.6-41.3 2,428 60.5 58.7-62.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,853 1,044 55.2 52.3-58.1 809 44.8 41.9-47.7
No 4,470 1,794 39.0 37.2-40.7 2,676 61.0 59.3-62.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 921 553 59.1 55.2-62.9 368 40.9 37.1-44.8
Non-Veteran 5,425 2,297 41.0 39.4-42.6 3,128 59.0 57.4-60.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,737 678 36.6 34.1-39.2 1,059 63.4 60.8-65.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,433 621 44.0 40.9-47.1 812 56.0 52.9-59.1
Rural 3,181 1,553 48.3 46.1-50.6 1,628 51.7 49.4-53.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,251 1,336 41.6 39.6-43.6 1,915 58.4 56.4-60.4
Unemployed 252 134 48.7 41.0-56.5 118 51.3 43.5-59.0
Retired 1,732 885 51.0 48.1-53.9 847 49.0 46.1-51.9
Unable to Work 583 366 62.1 56.8-67.1 217 37.9 32.9-43.2
Other not in Labor Force 507 120 20.7 16.9-25.0 387 79.3 75.0-83.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 211 104 46.2 38.1-54.4 107 53.8 45.6-61.9
50% to 100% 568 272 46.7 41.6-51.9 296 53.3 48.1-58.4
101% to 150% 949 487 50.1 46.1-54.1 462 49.9 45.9-53.9
151% to 200% 430 219 50.0 44.0-55.9 211 50.0 44.1-56.0
More than 200% 3,034 1,285 41.2 39.1-43.4 1,749 58.8 56.6-60.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,263 606 47.8 44.0-51.5 657 52.2 48.5-56.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,311 1,100 47.1 44.5-49.6 1,211 52.9 50.4-55.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,777 1,146 39.6 37.5-41.7 1,631 60.4 58.3-62.5

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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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