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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Males

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
-MALES 2,882 2,317 79.3 77.4-81.1 565 20.7 18.9-22.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,938 1,593 80.0 77.6-82.2 345 20.0 17.8-22.4
Non-Hispanic Black 495 369 75.1 70.1-79.6 126 24.9 20.4-29.9
Other 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 650 512 77.8 73.7-81.3 138 22.2 18.7-26.3
35-44 389 292 73.9 68.3-78.9 97 26.1 21.1-31.7
45-54 476 357 74.7 69.6-79.2 119 25.3 20.8-30.4
55-64 557 436 78.5 74.1-82.3 121 21.5 17.7-25.9
65-74 521 455 89.1 85.3-92.0 66 10.9 8.0-14.7
75+ 254 236 94.1 90.3-96.4 18 5.9 3.6- 9.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 350 231 63.4 56.8-69.5 119 36.6 30.5-43.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 812 587 72.8 69.0-76.4 225 27.2 23.6-31.0
Some Post-H.S. 798 643 81.9 78.5-84.8 155 18.1 15.2-21.5
College Graduate 915 849 93.6 91.5-95.2 66 6.4 4.8- 8.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 230 147 65.0 56.7-72.5 83 35.0 27.5-43.3
$15,000- 24,999 429 305 70.1 64.4-75.3 124 29.9 24.7-35.6
$25,000- 34,999 291 208 67.5 60.3-73.9 83 32.5 26.1-39.7
$35,000- 49,999 345 276 76.7 70.2-82.1 69 23.3 17.9-29.8
$50,000- 74,999 406 342 81.7 76.7-85.9 64 18.3 14.1-23.3
$75,000+ 749 686 90.7 87.6-93.1 63 9.3 6.9-12.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 677 497 71.3 66.5-75.8 180 28.7 24.2-33.5
No 1,852 1,530 81.6 79.2-83.7 322 18.4 16.3-20.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 779 564 69.3 64.8-73.4 215 30.7 26.6-35.2
No 2,093 1,746 82.6 80.5-84.5 347 17.4 15.5-19.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 835 677 80.6 77.1-83.6 158 19.4 16.4-22.9
Non-Veteran 2,044 1,637 78.9 76.5-81.0 407 21.1 19.0-23.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 810 668 82.5 79.3-85.3 142 17.5 14.7-20.7
Regional City or Suburban County 639 532 80.9 76.8-84.4 107 19.1 15.6-23.2
Rural 1,433 1,117 75.8 72.6-78.7 316 24.2 21.3-27.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,695 1,356 78.4 75.9-80.8 339 21.6 19.2-24.1
Unemployed 123 79 68.3 57.4-77.5 44 31.7 22.5-42.6
Retired 724 634 87.9 84.6-90.6 90 12.1 9.4-15.4
Unable to Work 226 143 62.9 54.3-70.8 83 37.1 29.2-45.7
Other not in Labor Force 103 96 91.5 82.7-96.1 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 255 173 68.2 60.9-74.8 82 31.8 25.2-39.1
101% to 150% 407 282 67.7 61.5-73.3 125 32.3 26.7-38.5
151% to 200% 202 154 73.7 65.4-80.6 48 26.3 19.4-34.6
More than 200% 1,489 1,291 85.1 82.6-87.3 198 14.9 12.7-17.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 550 424 77.2 71.9-81.7 126 22.8 18.3-28.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,049 817 74.6 71.1-77.9 232 25.4 22.1-28.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,283 1,076 82.9 80.2-85.2 207 17.1 14.8-19.8

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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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