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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,076 651 61.5 57.8-65.1 425 38.5 34.9-42.2
GENDER
Male 563 339 60.9 55.8-65.8 224 39.1 34.2-44.2
Female 513 312 62.2 56.7-67.4 201 37.8 32.6-43.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 688 376 57.5 52.8-62.1 312 42.5 37.9-47.2
Non-Hispanic Black 237 172 71.8 64.2-78.4 65 28.2 21.6-35.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 231 165 73.6 66.5-79.7 66 26.4 20.3-33.5
35-44 197 121 59.9 51.5-67.8 76 40.1 32.2-48.5
45-54 227 131 54.7 46.6-62.5 96 45.3 37.5-53.4
55-64 244 146 59.5 51.6-67.0 98 40.5 33.0-48.4
65-74 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 199 117 62.7 54.2-70.4 82 37.3 29.6-45.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 400 242 59.1 53.0-65.0 158 40.9 35.0-47.0
Some Post-H.S. 322 209 65.8 59.3-71.8 113 34.2 28.2-40.7
College Graduate 155 83 53.0 43.1-62.6 72 47.0 37.4-56.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 187 108 63.7 54.7-71.8 79 36.3 28.2-45.3
$15,000- 24,999 242 159 68.3 60.5-75.1 83 31.7 24.9-39.5
$25,000- 34,999 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 139 94 72.6 62.4-80.9 45 27.4 19.1-37.6
$50,000-74,999 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 382 251 65.3 58.7-71.3 131 34.7 28.7-41.3
No 601 347 59.9 55.0-64.6 254 40.1 35.4-45.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 435 284 65.3 59.4-70.7 151 34.7 29.3-40.6
No 635 365 59.4 54.5-64.0 270 40.6 36.0-45.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 163 95 56.3 47.0-65.2 68 43.7 34.8-53.0
Non-Veteran 913 556 62.2 58.2-66.1 357 37.8 33.9-41.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 246 159 64.5 57.4-71.0 87 35.5 29.0-42.6
Regional City or Suburban County 218 133 58.9 50.6-66.8 85 41.1 33.2-49.4
Rural 613 360 61.1 56.0-66.0 253 38.9 34.0-44.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 569 349 61.0 56.0-65.7 220 39.0 34.3-44.0
Unemployed 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 171 93 54.4 44.6-63.8 78 45.6 36.2-55.4
Unable to Work 194 120 64.8 55.6-72.9 74 35.2 27.1-44.4
Other not in Labor Force 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 72 53 82.2 71.6-89.5 19 17.8 10.5-28.4
50% to 100% 164 104 68.2 58.6-76.4 60 31.8 23.6-41.4
101% to 150% 236 144 63.3 55.3-70.6 92 36.7 29.4-44.7
151% to 200% 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 354 212 57.8 51.2-64.2 142 42.2 35.8-48.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 243 151 64.0 55.4-71.7 92 36.0 28.3-44.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 443 256 59.0 53.1-64.6 187 41.0 35.4-46.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 391 245 63.0 57.1-68.5 146 37.0 31.5-42.9

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life
and currently smoking every day or on some days.

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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