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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Females

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,846 759 29.4 27.3-31.6 319 12.0 10.6-13.7 1,768 58.6 56.2-60.8
-FEMALES 1,364 360 29.6 26.5-32.9 153 11.1 9.2-13.4 851 59.3 55.8-62.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,020 254 28.2 24.6-32.2 89 8.9 7.0-11.3 677 62.9 58.9-66.7
Non-Hispanic Black 226 69 34.9 27.6-43.0 43 20.0 14.0-27.9 114 45.1 37.3-53.1
Other 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 174 68 42.0 33.3-51.2 26 10.5 6.8-16.1 80 47.5 38.7-56.4
35-44 177 72 40.1 31.8-49.1 28 15.8 10.2-23.7 77 44.1 35.5-53.1
45-54 216 77 36.2 28.8-44.3 31 13.4 9.0-19.5 108 50.4 42.5-58.3
55-64 314 78 22.2 17.1-28.2 45 14.7 10.2-20.8 191 63.1 56.2-69.5
65-74 304 47 15.8 10.7-22.5 16 5.3 3.0- 9.3 241 78.9 72.0-84.5
75+ 168 17 13.2 7.4-22.5 *** *** *** 145 83.1 74.0-89.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 153 62 50.1 40.2-60.1 19 9.0 5.3-14.8 72 40.8 31.8-50.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 391 122 32.9 27.2-39.0 53 14.6 10.7-19.7 216 52.5 46.3-58.6
Some Post-H.S. 459 120 26.6 21.9-31.9 48 10.3 7.3-14.4 291 63.0 57.4-68.3
College Graduate 358 56 13.7 9.9-18.6 33 9.0 6.0-13.4 269 77.3 71.5-82.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 189 69 44.4 35.6-53.6 35 17.9 12.3-25.3 85 37.7 29.8-46.3
$15,000- 24,999 254 89 42.9 34.9-51.4 30 11.4 7.0-18.1 135 45.6 37.8-53.7
$25,000- 34,999 112 *** *** *** 11 10.2 5.2-18.8 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 180 52 30.7 22.2-40.6 18 10.0 5.8-16.7 110 59.4 49.5-68.5
$50,000- 74,999 153 23 16.4 10.3-25.1 16 9.5 5.4-16.2 114 74.1 64.8-81.6
$75,000+ 220 30 13.5 8.8-20.1 18 9.6 5.7-15.9 172 76.9 69.2-83.1
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 467 131 32.9 27.4-38.9 71 14.5 10.8-19.1 265 52.7 46.7-58.5
No 783 211 30.2 26.0-34.7 69 9.2 7.0-12.1 503 60.6 56.0-65.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 515 145 30.3 25.5-35.6 74 13.5 10.3-17.3 296 56.2 50.8-61.5
No 842 212 29.2 25.1-33.6 78 9.8 7.5-12.7 552 61.0 56.6-65.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,324 356 30.3 27.1-33.7 151 11.4 9.4-13.7 817 58.3 54.8-61.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 321 68 21.7 17.0-27.3 36 11.1 7.9-15.4 217 67.2 61.2-72.7
Regional City or Suburban County 292 83 34.8 27.8-42.6 28 7.3 4.8-11.0 181 57.8 50.3-65.0
Rural 751 209 31.7 27.2-36.4 89 13.3 10.2-17.1 453 55.1 50.2-59.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 540 169 32.0 27.3-37.1 61 11.4 8.5-15.1 310 56.6 51.4-61.7
Unemployed 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 433 63 13.9 10.1-19.0 19 4.2 2.5- 6.9 351 81.8 76.6-86.1
Unable to Work 214 67 35.6 27.5-44.5 45 18.0 12.4-25.4 102 46.4 38.1-55.0
Other not in Labor Force 106 *** *** *** 14 13.4 7.6-22.5 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 *** *** *** 28 15.6 9.6-24.4 56 35.7 26.6-45.9
101% to 150% 242 85 38.4 30.9-46.5 27 11.5 7.2-18.1 130 50.0 42.1-58.0
151% to 200% 97 *** *** *** 12 12.1 6.3-22.1 *** *** ***
More than 200% 564 109 18.7 14.9-23.2 47 8.8 6.3-12.2 408 72.5 67.6-76.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 287 86 36.4 28.6-44.9 32 10.1 6.4-15.7 169 53.5 45.4-61.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 523 150 34.3 29.0-39.9 61 12.1 8.9-16.2 312 53.7 48.1-59.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 554 124 24.0 19.7-28.8 60 10.7 8.1-14.1 370 65.3 60.3-70.0

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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