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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Males

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
-MALES 900 103 13.5 10.9-16.5 131 17.2 14.2-20.6 107 13.5 10.9-16.6 559 55.9 51.9-59.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 689 70 12.1 9.3-15.6 93 16.5 13.1-20.5 78 13.0 10.2-16.5 448 58.4 53.8-62.8
Non-Hispanic Black 116 15 13.9 7.9-23.3 18 16.4 10.1-25.6 15 14.8 7.9-25.9 *** *** ***
Other 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 15.7 9.1-25.9 *** *** ***
35-44 101 19 18.5 11.1-29.4 29 28.6 19.5-39.9 20 19.1 11.6-29.8 *** *** ***
45-54 119 11 8.6 4.5-15.7 14 10.8 6.0-18.5 28 24.2 16.5-34.0 66 56.5 46.2-66.2
55-64 170 11 6.1 3.1-11.5 34 18.2 12.3-26.2 19 11.8 6.8-19.6 106 63.9 54.7-72.2
65-74 265 *** *** *** 13 5.6 2.9-10.5 20 7.7 4.7-12.2 223 83.9 77.9-88.5
75+ 130 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 118 89.5 80.7-94.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 107 13 14.8 8.0-25.5 12 14.6 7.7-25.7 14 11.2 6.0-19.9 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 256 36 16.9 11.9-23.5 37 15.3 10.6-21.6 37 16.0 11.0-22.6 146 51.7 44.4-59.0
Some Post-H.S. 261 27 10.8 7.1-16.2 50 22.1 16.3-29.2 28 13.2 8.8-19.3 156 53.9 46.6-61.1
College Graduate 272 25 11.1 7.3-16.6 32 14.6 10.1-20.6 28 12.5 8.4-18.2 187 61.8 54.6-68.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 123 19 17.0 10.3-26.9 12 12.1 6.4-21.7 18 14.2 8.7-22.4 74 56.6 46.1-66.5
$25,000- 34,999 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 118 19 21.2 13.2-32.2 18 15.1 9.0-24.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 153 13 9.6 5.2-17.1 21 15.3 9.1-24.5 21 15.8 9.9-24.5 98 59.2 49.3-68.4
$75,000+ 239 21 10.6 6.8-16.1 33 18.8 13.1-26.1 28 14.0 9.3-20.6 157 56.7 48.9-64.1
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 262 22 9.5 5.7-15.5 33 15.0 10.2-21.4 26 10.5 6.3-17.0 181 65.0 57.3-72.0
No 555 67 14.0 10.8-18.0 81 17.1 13.4-21.6 72 15.1 11.8-19.3 335 53.7 48.6-58.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 310 28 10.4 6.4-16.3 39 14.6 10.2-20.5 31 10.9 7.0-16.6 212 64.1 56.9-70.7
No 586 75 14.9 11.8-18.7 91 17.9 14.3-22.2 75 14.6 11.4-18.4 345 52.6 47.7-57.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 350 30 9.2 6.1-13.7 37 12.7 8.7-18.0 28 9.9 6.3-15.2 255 68.2 61.7-74.0
Non-Veteran 549 72 15.5 12.1-19.6 94 19.5 15.6-24.0 79 15.4 12.1-19.4 304 49.7 44.6-54.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 213 34 17.2 12.2-23.8 36 20.1 14.3-27.4 27 13.2 8.8-19.4 116 49.5 42.0-57.1
Regional City or Suburban County 215 23 11.4 7.2-17.6 36 16.2 11.3-22.8 28 14.7 10.0-21.1 128 57.7 49.9-65.1
Rural 472 46 12.2 8.7-16.7 59 15.7 11.7-20.9 52 13.0 9.3-17.9 315 59.1 53.1-64.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 442 71 17.8 14.0-22.5 86 22.3 17.8-27.5 71 16.9 13.2-21.5 214 43.0 37.6-48.5
Unemployed 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 358 13 3.4 1.8- 6.1 26 7.2 4.5-11.2 21 6.1 3.7- 9.7 298 83.4 78.3-87.4
Unable to Work 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 118 *** *** *** 14 11.8 6.5-20.6 13 12.0 6.7-20.5 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 512 50 11.7 8.7-15.7 71 17.0 13.1-21.6 58 13.6 10.2-17.9 333 57.7 52.4-62.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 186 11 4.5 2.2- 9.2 24 14.9 9.0-23.6 22 18.2 10.8-28.9 129 62.4 52.2-71.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 336 42 15.2 10.9-20.8 46 15.9 11.5-21.6 38 12.3 8.6-17.4 210 56.5 50.0-62.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 378 50 15.0 11.2-19.8 61 18.7 14.3-24.0 47 12.9 9.5-17.3 220 53.5 47.6-59.2

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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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