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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you currently use chewing tobacco or snuff every day, some days, or not at all?

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  Total
Respond.^
Every day Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,364 146 2.6 2.1- 3.1 93 1.5 1.2- 1.9 6,125 96.0 95.3-96.5
GENDER
Male 2,891 126 4.8 3.9- 5.9 71 2.5 1.9- 3.3 2,694 92.7 91.4-93.8
Female 3,473 20 0.5 0.3- 0.9 22 0.5 0.3- 0.8 3,431 99.0 98.5-99.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,289 124 3.4 2.7- 4.2 65 1.7 1.2- 2.2 4,100 95.0 94.0-95.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,227 14 0.9 0.5- 1.7 16 1.2 0.7- 2.0 1,197 97.9 96.9-98.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** 100 93.7 86.3-97.2
Non-Hispanic Other 232 *** *** *** *** *** *** 222 96.4 91.9-98.4
Hispanic 441 *** *** *** *** *** *** 439 99.2 96.3-99.8
AGE
18-34 1,293 33 2.8 1.9- 4.2 28 2.1 1.4- 3.2 1,232 95.1 93.5-96.3
35-44 854 23 2.6 1.6- 4.2 11 1.3 0.7- 2.5 820 96.1 94.3-97.4
45-54 1,028 35 3.2 2.2- 4.7 15 1.2 0.6- 2.1 978 95.6 94.0-96.8
55-64 1,240 25 2.5 1.5- 4.1 17 0.9 0.5- 1.6 1,198 96.6 94.9-97.7
65-74 1,181 22 2.0 1.2- 3.4 *** *** *** 1,152 97.3 95.8-98.2
75+ 695 *** *** *** 13 2.2 1.1- 4.2 675 96.3 93.8-97.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 693 24 2.9 1.8- 4.9 16 1.6 0.9- 2.7 653 95.5 93.4-96.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,738 55 3.4 2.5- 4.6 33 2.4 1.7- 3.6 1,650 94.2 92.6-95.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,845 40 2.7 1.8- 3.9 22 1.0 0.7- 1.7 1,783 96.3 95.0-97.3
College Graduate 2,075 26 1.3 0.8- 1.9 22 0.9 0.5- 1.5 2,027 97.9 97.0-98.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 588 17 2.6 1.5- 4.5 11 1.5 0.8- 2.9 560 95.9 93.7-97.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,040 18 1.7 0.9- 3.2 23 2.5 1.5- 4.1 999 95.7 93.8-97.1
$25,000- 34,999 606 16 2.4 1.4- 4.1 *** *** *** 582 96.2 94.2-97.6
$35,000- 49,999 775 19 3.0 1.7- 5.3 12 1.6 0.8- 2.9 744 95.4 93.0-97.0
$50,000-74,999 824 22 3.5 2.2- 5.8 14 1.9 1.0- 3.4 788 94.6 92.1-96.3
$75,000+ 1,421 32 2.7 1.8- 4.1 15 1.1 0.6- 1.9 1,374 96.3 94.8-97.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,595 38 2.7 1.7- 4.2 32 1.5 1.0- 2.3 1,525 95.8 94.2-96.9
No 4,117 87 2.3 1.8- 3.0 51 1.4 1.0- 2.0 3,979 96.2 95.4-96.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,859 37 1.7 1.2- 2.5 41 1.9 1.3- 2.7 1,781 96.4 95.3-97.2
No 4,480 109 2.9 2.3- 3.6 52 1.3 1.0- 1.8 4,319 95.8 94.9-96.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 923 40 4.5 3.2- 6.4 24 2.6 1.6- 4.1 859 92.9 90.6-94.7
Non-Veteran 5,439 106 2.3 1.8- 2.9 69 1.3 1.0- 1.7 5,264 96.4 95.7-97.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,741 18 1.3 0.7- 2.3 12 0.8 0.4- 1.4 1,711 97.9 96.9-98.7
Regional City or Suburban County 1,437 30 2.6 1.7- 3.9 20 1.7 1.0- 2.7 1,387 95.7 94.2-96.8
Rural 3,189 98 3.6 2.8- 4.6 61 1.9 1.4- 2.6 3,030 94.5 93.3-95.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,253 97 3.4 2.7- 4.3 49 1.7 1.2- 2.3 3,107 94.9 93.9-95.8
Unemployed 253 *** *** *** *** *** *** 243 97.8 95.7-98.9
Retired 1,739 25 1.4 0.9- 2.3 20 1.3 0.7- 2.1 1,694 97.3 96.2-98.1
Unable to Work 585 14 3.1 1.6- 6.0 14 1.6 0.8- 3.0 557 95.4 92.5-97.2
Other not in Labor Force 510 *** *** *** *** *** *** 501 98.3 96.4-99.2
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 210 *** *** *** *** *** *** 201 96.9 93.2-98.7
50% to 100% 571 13 1.8 0.9- 3.3 12 1.8 0.9- 3.4 546 96.4 94.4-97.7
101% to 150% 954 26 2.8 1.7- 4.5 17 2.0 1.1- 3.6 911 95.2 93.0-96.7
151% to 200% 431 *** *** *** 11 3.0 1.6- 5.6 417 96.5 93.9-98.0
More than 200% 3,037 74 3.1 2.3- 4.0 39 1.3 0.9- 1.9 2,924 95.6 94.5-96.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,268 42 4.6 3.2- 6.7 30 2.4 1.6- 3.6 1,196 93.0 90.8-94.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,318 61 3.1 2.2- 4.1 37 1.6 1.1- 2.3 2,220 95.4 94.1-96.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,781 43 1.7 1.2- 2.5 26 1.1 0.8- 1.7 2,712 97.1 96.2-97.8

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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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