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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Females

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,343 759 12.7 11.7-13.8 319 5.2 4.5- 6.0 1,768 25.3 24.0-26.6 3,497 56.8 55.3-58.3
-FEMALES 3,461 360 11.1 9.8-12.6 153 4.2 3.4- 5.1 851 22.3 20.7-24.0 2,097 62.4 60.3-64.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,335 254 12.1 10.4-14.1 89 3.8 3.0- 4.9 677 27.0 24.8-29.3 1,315 57.0 54.5-59.6
Non-Hispanic Black 728 69 10.2 7.8-13.2 43 5.9 4.0- 8.5 114 13.2 10.6-16.2 502 70.8 66.6-74.6
Other 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 637 68 11.8 8.9-15.4 26 3.0 1.9- 4.6 80 13.3 10.4-16.8 463 72.0 67.5-76.0
35-44 463 72 15.3 11.8-19.7 28 6.0 3.8- 9.4 77 16.8 13.2-21.3 286 61.8 56.4-66.9
45-54 550 77 13.9 10.8-17.8 31 5.1 3.4- 7.7 108 19.4 15.8-23.5 334 61.6 56.7-66.2
55-64 680 78 9.8 7.5-12.8 45 6.5 4.5- 9.5 191 28.1 24.1-32.4 366 55.6 50.8-60.2
65-74 654 47 7.2 4.8-10.6 16 2.4 1.4- 4.3 241 36.1 31.8-40.7 350 54.2 49.5-58.9
75+ 438 17 5.4 3.0- 9.7 *** *** *** 145 34.1 28.8-39.9 270 59.0 53.1-64.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 338 62 21.5 16.2-28.0 19 3.9 2.3- 6.4 72 17.5 13.4-22.5 185 57.1 50.4-63.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 919 122 14.1 11.5-17.3 53 6.3 4.6- 8.6 216 22.6 19.5-26.0 528 57.0 53.0-60.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,043 120 10.8 8.7-13.2 48 4.2 2.9- 5.9 291 25.5 22.4-28.9 584 59.5 55.8-63.1
College Graduate 1,153 56 3.6 2.6- 5.0 33 2.4 1.6- 3.6 269 20.3 17.8-23.2 795 73.7 70.6-76.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 355 69 22.8 17.5-29.2 35 9.2 6.3-13.3 85 19.4 15.1-24.5 166 48.6 42.1-55.2
$15,000- 24,999 605 89 17.0 13.2-21.6 30 4.5 2.7- 7.4 135 18.1 14.8-21.9 351 60.4 55.2-65.3
$25,000- 34,999 314 44 12.5 8.6-17.7 11 3.4 1.7- 6.5 57 17.5 12.8-23.6 202 66.6 59.8-72.8
$35,000- 49,999 429 52 11.8 8.3-16.6 18 3.8 2.2- 6.6 110 22.9 18.3-28.2 249 61.4 55.4-67.1
$50,000- 74,999 417 23 6.0 3.7- 9.5 16 3.4 1.9- 6.1 114 26.9 22.1-32.3 264 63.7 58.0-69.1
$75,000+ 669 30 4.3 2.8- 6.6 18 3.1 1.8- 5.2 172 24.4 20.9-28.4 449 68.2 63.9-72.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 914 131 16.9 13.8-20.6 71 7.4 5.5-10.0 265 27.0 23.6-30.8 447 48.6 44.5-52.8
No 2,247 211 10.0 8.4-11.8 69 3.0 2.3- 4.0 503 20.0 18.1-22.1 1,464 67.0 64.5-69.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,072 145 14.1 11.6-16.9 74 6.2 4.8- 8.2 296 26.1 23.0-29.5 557 53.6 49.8-57.3
No 2,371 212 10.0 8.4-11.8 78 3.3 2.5- 4.4 552 20.9 19.0-22.9 1,529 65.8 63.4-68.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,375 356 11.3 10.0-12.9 151 4.3 3.5- 5.2 817 21.8 20.2-23.5 2,051 62.6 60.5-64.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 927 68 6.9 5.3- 8.9 36 3.5 2.5- 5.0 217 21.3 18.5-24.4 606 68.3 64.9-71.6
Regional City or Suburban County 791 83 13.4 10.3-17.1 28 2.8 1.9- 4.2 181 22.2 18.8-25.9 499 61.7 57.3-65.8
Rural 1,743 209 13.3 11.3-15.7 89 5.6 4.2- 7.3 453 23.2 20.8-25.8 992 57.9 54.8-60.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,553 169 11.2 9.3-13.3 61 4.0 3.0- 5.3 310 19.8 17.4-22.3 1,013 65.1 62.2-67.9
Unemployed 129 *** *** *** 13 8.1 4.0-15.6 23 16.4 10.3-25.1 *** *** ***
Retired 1,006 63 6.0 4.3- 8.3 19 1.8 1.1- 3.0 351 35.1 31.6-38.9 573 57.1 53.2-60.8
Unable to Work 357 67 21.0 15.8-27.3 45 10.6 7.2-15.3 102 27.4 22.0-33.6 143 41.0 34.4-47.8
Other not in Labor Force 402 33 8.4 5.7-12.3 14 3.0 1.7- 5.4 59 11.3 8.3-15.1 296 77.3 72.2-81.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 145 29 20.4 13.4-29.6 14 8.6 4.9-14.8 20 8.4 4.9-13.9 82 62.6 52.9-71.4
50% to 100% 313 54 21.2 15.4-28.3 28 6.8 4.2-10.9 56 15.5 11.5-20.6 175 56.5 49.3-63.4
101% to 150% 542 85 16.9 13.2-21.4 27 5.1 3.1- 8.2 130 22.1 18.1-26.6 300 55.9 50.6-61.1
151% to 200% 227 29 11.6 7.6-17.4 12 4.5 2.3- 8.6 56 21.0 15.1-28.4 130 62.9 54.7-70.4
More than 200% 1,543 109 6.5 5.1- 8.2 47 3.0 2.2- 4.3 408 25.1 22.6-27.8 979 65.4 62.5-68.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 710 86 15.1 11.4-19.6 32 4.2 2.6- 6.6 169 22.2 18.4-26.5 423 58.6 53.5-63.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,258 150 13.8 11.4-16.7 61 4.9 3.5- 6.7 312 21.7 19.1-24.6 735 59.6 56.1-63.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,493 124 8.3 6.7-10.3 60 3.7 2.8- 5.0 370 22.7 20.4-25.3 939 65.2 62.3-68.0

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke some days' rates.

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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