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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Females

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,737 194 13.9 11.9-16.2 250 16.3 14.2-18.6 209 13.3 11.4-15.5 1,084 56.5 53.6-59.4
-FEMALES 837 91 14.4 11.3-18.1 119 15.3 12.5-18.6 102 13.1 10.4-16.4 525 57.2 52.9-61.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 669 70 14.4 11.0-18.7 86 13.4 10.4-17.1 83 13.7 10.6-17.5 430 58.5 53.6-63.2
Non-Hispanic Black 111 13 12.8 7.1-21.9 21 22.4 14.4-33.1 14 13.0 7.1-22.8 *** *** ***
Other 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 108 12 9.8 5.2-17.8 21 20.1 12.5-30.7 13 11.3 6.1-20.1 *** *** ***
55-64 187 11 6.2 3.0-12.3 24 9.2 5.6-14.6 26 14.1 8.9-21.8 126 70.5 62.0-77.8
65-74 239 *** *** *** 16 5.4 3.0- 9.6 28 12.2 7.9-18.3 185 76.9 69.7-82.8
75+ 143 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 121 86.8 79.3-91.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 12.7 6.4-23.9 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 212 24 15.7 10.3-23.3 28 11.5 7.3-17.6 30 13.9 9.2-20.5 130 58.9 50.6-66.7
Some Post-H.S. 288 36 17.2 11.7-24.6 46 15.5 11.0-21.3 35 12.3 8.0-18.5 171 55.0 47.5-62.1
College Graduate 263 23 10.3 6.5-15.9 34 18.7 13.1-26.0 26 13.8 9.1-20.5 180 57.2 49.6-64.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 12 11.5 5.8-21.5 *** *** *** 13 13.1 7.0-23.3 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 132 12 12.5 6.9-21.7 24 18.7 11.8-28.3 16 13.3 7.6-22.3 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 109 14 17.9 10.1-29.9 16 17.1 9.5-28.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 113 14 15.5 8.5-26.6 16 16.6 9.6-27.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 166 18 13.4 8.2-21.1 21 14.8 9.3-22.6 23 15.9 10.2-24.0 104 55.9 46.8-64.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 261 28 11.9 7.9-17.6 31 11.7 7.8-17.1 36 13.8 9.3-19.9 166 62.7 55.2-69.6
No 495 43 12.5 8.6-17.7 79 17.7 13.8-22.5 54 12.0 8.7-16.2 319 57.9 52.1-63.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 292 30 12.6 8.5-18.2 39 12.9 8.9-18.2 42 13.5 9.4-19.0 181 61.0 53.9-67.7
No 542 60 15.1 11.2-20.1 79 16.2 12.7-20.6 60 13.0 9.7-17.3 343 55.6 50.2-60.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 803 87 14.3 11.2-18.1 114 15.1 12.2-18.5 99 13.4 10.6-16.7 503 57.2 52.8-61.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 214 27 14.9 10.1-21.5 39 18.6 13.4-25.3 24 13.7 8.9-20.5 124 52.7 45.0-60.2
Regional City or Suburban County 176 16 12.1 6.2-22.3 23 17.1 11.1-25.6 19 11.0 6.4-18.3 118 59.8 50.1-68.8
Rural 447 48 15.3 11.1-20.7 57 11.6 8.4-15.8 59 13.9 10.1-18.7 283 59.2 53.1-65.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 304 53 21.8 16.1-28.7 63 23.3 17.9-29.7 43 15.1 10.7-20.8 145 39.9 33.5-46.6
Unemployed 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 346 13 4.8 2.5- 8.8 25 5.9 3.7- 9.2 31 8.1 5.3-12.0 277 81.3 75.9-85.7
Unable to Work 100 12 11.8 6.2-21.3 19 14.7 8.5-24.2 15 12.3 6.5-22.3 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 127 13 10.6 5.5-19.2 23 18.2 11.2-28.2 19 17.6 10.6-27.8 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 400 45 15.5 11.3-21.0 52 15.6 11.5-20.7 47 12.5 8.9-17.3 256 56.4 50.3-62.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 166 19 15.9 9.6-25.1 16 9.5 5.0-17.4 21 14.7 8.6-24.1 110 59.9 49.5-69.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 309 34 14.8 10.0-21.3 42 13.9 9.6-19.6 36 9.3 6.2-13.7 197 62.1 54.9-68.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 362 38 13.7 9.5-19.4 61 17.7 13.5-22.8 45 15.1 11.0-20.4 218 53.5 47.3-59.6

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

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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