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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Females

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,348 2,851 43.2 41.7-44.8 3,497 56.8 55.2-58.3
-FEMALES 3,463 1,366 37.7 35.7-39.7 2,097 62.3 60.3-64.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,336 1,021 43.0 40.4-45.5 1,315 57.0 54.5-59.6
Non-Hispanic Black 729 227 29.6 25.7-33.8 502 70.4 66.2-74.3
Other 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 637 174 28.0 24.0-32.5 463 72.0 67.5-76.0
35-44 463 177 38.2 33.1-43.6 286 61.8 56.4-66.9
45-54 550 216 38.4 33.8-43.3 334 61.6 56.7-66.2
55-64 681 315 44.5 39.9-49.2 366 55.5 50.8-60.1
65-74 654 304 45.8 41.1-50.5 350 54.2 49.5-58.9
75+ 438 168 41.0 35.4-46.9 270 59.0 53.1-64.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 338 153 42.9 36.4-49.6 185 57.1 50.4-63.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 920 392 43.2 39.3-47.3 528 56.8 52.7-60.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,044 460 40.5 36.9-44.2 584 59.5 55.8-63.1
College Graduate 1,153 358 26.3 23.5-29.4 795 73.7 70.6-76.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 355 189 51.4 44.8-57.9 166 48.6 42.1-55.2
$15,000- 24,999 605 254 39.6 34.7-44.8 351 60.4 55.2-65.3
$25,000- 34,999 315 113 34.2 28.0-41.1 202 65.8 58.9-72.0
$35,000- 49,999 429 180 38.6 32.9-44.6 249 61.4 55.4-67.1
$50,000- 74,999 417 153 36.3 30.9-42.0 264 63.7 58.0-69.1
$75,000+ 669 220 31.8 27.8-36.1 449 68.2 63.9-72.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 914 467 51.4 47.2-55.5 447 48.6 44.5-52.8
No 2,249 785 33.1 30.7-35.6 1,464 66.9 64.4-69.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,072 515 46.4 42.7-50.2 557 53.6 49.8-57.3
No 2,373 844 34.3 32.0-36.7 1,529 65.7 63.3-68.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,377 1,326 37.5 35.4-39.5 2,051 62.5 60.5-64.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 927 321 31.7 28.4-35.1 606 68.3 64.9-71.6
Regional City or Suburban County 792 293 38.6 34.4-43.0 499 61.4 57.0-65.6
Rural 1,744 752 42.2 39.2-45.2 992 57.8 54.8-60.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,554 541 34.9 32.1-37.9 1,013 65.1 62.1-67.9
Unemployed 129 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,007 434 43.2 39.5-47.1 573 56.8 52.9-60.5
Unable to Work 357 214 59.0 52.2-65.6 143 41.0 34.4-47.8
Other not in Labor Force 402 106 22.7 18.3-27.8 296 77.3 72.2-81.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 145 63 37.4 28.6-47.1 82 62.6 52.9-71.4
50% to 100% 313 138 43.5 36.6-50.7 175 56.5 49.3-63.4
101% to 150% 542 242 44.1 38.9-49.4 300 55.9 50.6-61.1
151% to 200% 228 98 38.3 30.5-46.7 130 61.7 53.3-69.5
More than 200% 1,543 564 34.6 31.7-37.5 979 65.4 62.5-68.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 711 288 41.5 36.6-46.5 423 58.5 53.5-63.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,259 524 40.6 37.2-44.1 735 59.4 55.9-62.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,493 554 34.8 32.0-37.7 939 65.2 62.3-68.0

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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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