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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Males

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,343 759 12.7 11.7-13.8 319 5.2 4.5- 6.0 1,768 25.3 24.0-26.6 3,497 56.8 55.3-58.3
-MALES 2,882 399 14.4 12.9-16.1 166 6.3 5.2- 7.6 917 28.6 26.6-30.5 1,400 50.7 48.5-53.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,938 259 14.6 12.8-16.8 86 5.3 4.1- 6.9 702 33.0 30.5-35.5 891 47.0 44.3-49.7
Non-Hispanic Black 495 85 16.8 13.2-21.2 41 8.1 5.4-11.9 117 21.1 17.2-25.6 252 54.0 48.6-59.3
Other 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 650 88 14.1 11.3-17.6 50 8.1 5.8-11.1 107 15.2 12.4-18.6 405 62.5 58.1-66.7
35-44 389 72 17.5 13.5-22.4 25 8.6 5.6-13.0 101 26.0 21.2-31.5 191 47.9 42.1-53.9
45-54 476 88 18.3 14.4-22.9 31 7.1 4.6-10.8 123 26.8 22.4-31.7 234 47.9 42.7-53.2
55-64 557 86 16.7 13.1-20.9 35 4.8 3.3- 7.0 178 31.6 27.1-36.5 258 46.8 41.9-51.9
65-74 521 47 8.2 5.7-11.7 19 2.7 1.4- 5.1 266 51.8 46.6-56.9 189 37.3 32.4-42.5
75+ 254 14 4.8 2.7- 8.4 *** *** *** 131 51.4 43.9-58.9 105 42.6 35.3-50.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 350 87 25.5 20.2-31.6 32 11.1 7.3-16.6 110 26.9 21.8-32.6 121 36.5 30.5-42.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 812 162 18.9 15.9-22.3 63 8.2 6.1-11.0 261 29.7 26.2-33.5 326 43.1 39.0-47.3
Some Post-H.S. 798 109 12.6 10.2-15.6 46 5.5 4.0- 7.6 264 29.7 26.1-33.5 379 52.2 48.1-56.3
College Graduate 915 41 4.4 3.1- 6.2 25 2.0 1.2- 3.5 278 26.4 23.3-29.7 571 67.2 63.6-70.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 230 57 26.1 19.2-34.4 26 8.9 5.6-13.8 59 24.2 17.9-31.9 88 40.8 32.9-49.2
$15,000- 24,999 429 86 20.9 16.5-26.1 38 9.0 5.9-13.4 123 24.2 19.9-29.0 182 45.9 40.2-51.8
$25,000- 34,999 291 56 22.0 16.5-28.6 27 10.6 6.6-16.5 84 25.5 20.1-31.7 124 42.0 35.4-48.9
$35,000- 49,999 345 49 14.7 10.7-19.8 20 8.6 5.0-14.7 120 31.0 25.6-37.1 156 45.6 39.3-52.1
$50,000- 74,999 406 50 13.7 10.2-18.2 14 4.5 2.4- 8.3 155 35.9 30.5-41.7 187 45.8 40.0-51.7
$75,000+ 749 45 6.4 4.5- 9.1 18 2.9 1.6- 5.0 244 29.8 26.2-33.8 442 60.9 56.7-65.0
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 677 127 19.9 16.1-24.3 53 8.8 6.1-12.4 265 34.7 30.4-39.2 232 36.6 32.0-41.5
No 1,852 234 13.2 11.4-15.2 88 5.3 4.1- 6.8 568 28.0 25.7-30.5 962 53.5 50.8-56.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 779 154 21.6 18.0-25.7 61 9.1 6.6-12.5 313 35.7 31.7-39.9 251 33.6 29.5-37.9
No 2,093 242 12.0 10.4-13.8 105 5.5 4.3- 6.9 600 26.3 24.1-28.5 1,146 56.3 53.7-58.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 835 111 13.8 11.2-16.8 47 5.7 3.9- 8.1 355 40.9 37.0-44.9 322 39.7 35.8-43.7
Non-Veteran 2,044 288 14.6 12.8-16.6 119 6.5 5.2- 8.1 561 24.7 22.6-27.0 1,076 54.2 51.5-56.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 810 94 11.8 9.4-14.6 48 5.8 4.2- 7.9 215 24.4 21.3-27.8 453 58.0 54.1-61.9
Regional City or Suburban County 639 77 13.7 10.8-17.3 30 5.4 3.5- 8.3 220 31.0 27.1-35.2 312 49.9 45.4-54.4
Rural 1,433 228 17.0 14.5-19.7 88 7.3 5.5- 9.6 482 30.6 27.7-33.6 635 45.2 41.9-48.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,695 238 14.5 12.6-16.6 101 7.1 5.6- 8.9 454 25.5 23.1-28.0 902 53.0 50.1-55.8
Unemployed 123 31 24.6 16.4-35.3 13 7.0 3.4-14.1 26 16.9 10.8-25.4 *** *** ***
Retired 724 65 9.4 7.1-12.5 25 2.7 1.6- 4.5 361 48.4 44.0-52.9 273 39.5 35.1-43.9
Unable to Work 226 58 25.7 19.0-33.9 25 11.4 6.8-18.4 69 29.3 22.3-37.4 74 33.6 26.1-42.0
Other not in Labor Force 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 90 86.3 76.9-92.3
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 255 55 22.4 16.7-29.3 27 9.4 6.0-14.5 52 18.9 13.9-25.2 121 49.4 41.9-56.8
101% to 150% 407 86 22.4 17.6-28.0 39 9.9 6.5-14.8 120 24.8 20.2-29.9 162 42.9 37.0-49.1
151% to 200% 202 32 17.8 12.0-25.7 16 8.5 4.8-14.5 73 34.5 27.2-42.5 81 39.3 31.7-47.4
More than 200% 1,489 145 10.3 8.6-12.4 53 4.6 3.3- 6.4 521 32.3 29.6-35.2 770 52.8 49.7-55.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 550 89 14.7 11.3-18.9 37 8.1 5.1-12.7 191 31.5 26.7-36.8 233 45.7 40.2-51.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,049 169 18.3 15.5-21.5 63 7.1 5.2- 9.5 341 28.8 25.6-32.1 476 45.9 42.2-49.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,283 141 11.8 9.8-14.1 66 5.3 4.0- 7.1 385 27.6 24.9-30.5 691 55.3 52.1-58.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

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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