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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Females

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,343 5,265 82.1 80.8-83.3 1,078 17.9 16.7-19.2
-FEMALES 3,461 2,948 84.7 83.0-86.2 513 15.3 13.8-17.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,335 1,992 84.0 81.9-86.0 343 16.0 14.0-18.1
Non-Hispanic Black 728 616 83.9 80.3-87.0 112 16.1 13.0-19.7
Other 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 637 543 85.3 81.5-88.4 94 14.7 11.6-18.5
35-44 463 363 78.7 73.8-82.8 100 21.3 17.2-26.2
45-54 550 442 80.9 76.7-84.5 108 19.1 15.5-23.3
55-64 680 557 83.6 79.9-86.8 123 16.4 13.2-20.1
65-74 654 591 90.4 86.8-93.1 63 9.6 6.9-13.2
75+ 438 415 93.1 88.8-95.8 23 6.9 4.2-11.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 338 257 74.6 68.1-80.2 81 25.4 19.8-31.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 919 744 79.6 76.0-82.7 175 20.4 17.3-24.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,043 875 85.0 82.2-87.5 168 15.0 12.5-17.8
College Graduate 1,153 1,064 94.0 92.3-95.4 89 6.0 4.6- 7.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 355 251 68.0 61.4-73.9 104 32.0 26.1-38.6
$15,000- 24,999 605 486 78.5 73.6-82.7 119 21.5 17.3-26.4
$25,000- 34,999 314 259 84.1 78.6-88.4 55 15.9 11.6-21.4
$35,000- 49,999 429 359 84.3 79.3-88.3 70 15.7 11.7-20.7
$50,000- 74,999 417 378 90.6 86.6-93.5 39 9.4 6.5-13.4
$75,000+ 669 621 92.6 89.8-94.7 48 7.4 5.3-10.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 914 712 75.7 71.7-79.3 202 24.3 20.7-28.3
No 2,247 1,967 87.0 85.1-88.7 280 13.0 11.3-14.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,072 853 79.7 76.5-82.5 219 20.3 17.5-23.5
No 2,371 2,081 86.7 84.7-88.4 290 13.3 11.6-15.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 85 79 95.9 89.8-98.4 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,375 2,868 84.4 82.7-85.9 507 15.6 14.1-17.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 927 823 89.6 87.3-91.6 104 10.4 8.4-12.7
Regional City or Suburban County 791 680 83.8 80.0-87.0 111 16.2 13.0-20.0
Rural 1,743 1,445 81.1 78.4-83.5 298 18.9 16.5-21.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,553 1,323 84.9 82.5-86.9 230 15.1 13.1-17.5
Unemployed 129 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,006 924 92.2 89.7-94.1 82 7.8 5.9-10.3
Unable to Work 357 245 68.4 61.7-74.4 112 31.6 25.6-38.3
Other not in Labor Force 402 355 88.6 84.4-91.7 47 11.4 8.3-15.6
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 145 102 71.0 61.4-79.0 43 29.0 21.0-38.6
50% to 100% 313 231 72.0 64.8-78.3 82 28.0 21.7-35.2
101% to 150% 542 430 78.0 73.2-82.2 112 22.0 17.8-26.8
151% to 200% 227 186 83.9 77.5-88.7 41 16.1 11.3-22.5
More than 200% 1,543 1,387 90.5 88.5-92.2 156 9.5 7.8-11.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 710 592 80.7 76.0-84.7 118 19.3 15.3-24.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,258 1,047 81.3 78.2-84.0 211 18.7 16.0-21.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,493 1,309 87.9 85.8-89.8 184 12.1 10.2-14.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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