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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Males

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
-MALES 1,482 399 29.2 26.4-32.2 166 12.8 10.7-15.3 917 58.0 54.8-61.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,047 259 27.6 24.3-31.2 86 10.1 7.8-12.9 702 62.3 58.5-65.9
Non-Hispanic Black 243 85 36.6 29.3-44.5 41 17.5 11.9-25.0 117 45.9 38.2-53.7
Other 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 245 88 37.7 30.9-45.1 50 21.6 15.9-28.6 107 40.7 33.8-47.9
35-44 198 72 33.6 26.3-41.7 25 16.5 10.8-24.2 101 49.9 41.7-58.2
45-54 242 88 35.0 28.2-42.6 31 13.6 8.9-20.2 123 51.4 43.9-58.8
55-64 299 86 31.4 25.2-38.3 35 9.1 6.2-13.2 178 59.5 52.6-66.1
65-74 332 47 13.1 9.2-18.4 19 4.3 2.3- 8.0 266 82.6 76.9-87.1
75+ 149 14 8.4 4.7-14.5 *** *** *** 131 89.7 83.4-93.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 229 87 40.2 32.5-48.3 32 17.5 11.7-25.5 110 42.3 34.8-50.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 486 162 33.3 28.4-38.5 63 14.5 10.8-19.1 261 52.2 46.9-57.6
Some Post-H.S. 419 109 26.4 21.6-31.8 46 11.6 8.4-15.8 264 62.0 56.3-67.5
College Graduate 344 41 13.3 9.5-18.3 25 6.2 3.7-10.3 278 80.5 74.8-85.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 142 *** *** *** 26 15.0 9.6-22.9 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 247 86 38.7 31.3-46.6 38 16.6 11.1-24.0 123 44.7 37.4-52.3
$25,000- 34,999 167 56 37.8 29.1-47.4 27 18.2 11.6-27.5 84 43.9 35.1-53.1
$35,000- 49,999 189 49 27.0 19.9-35.4 20 15.9 9.3-25.8 120 57.1 47.9-65.8
$50,000- 74,999 219 50 25.4 19.2-32.7 14 8.3 4.5-14.9 155 66.3 58.4-73.4
$75,000+ 307 45 16.4 11.7-22.6 18 7.3 4.2-12.4 244 76.3 69.5-81.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 445 127 31.4 25.8-37.5 53 13.9 9.8-19.3 265 54.8 48.6-60.8
No 890 234 28.3 24.8-32.1 88 11.4 8.8-14.5 568 60.3 56.3-64.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 528 154 32.5 27.5-38.0 61 13.8 10.0-18.6 313 53.7 48.2-59.2
No 947 242 27.4 24.0-31.0 105 12.5 10.0-15.6 600 60.1 56.2-63.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 513 111 22.8 18.8-27.5 47 9.4 6.6-13.2 355 67.8 62.7-72.5
Non-Veteran 968 288 31.9 28.3-35.7 119 14.2 11.5-17.5 561 53.9 50.0-57.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 357 94 28.0 22.9-33.8 48 13.8 10.1-18.4 215 58.2 52.2-63.9
Regional City or Suburban County 327 77 27.3 21.9-33.6 30 10.8 7.0-16.1 220 61.9 55.3-68.0
Rural 798 228 31.0 26.8-35.4 88 13.3 10.1-17.2 482 55.8 51.1-60.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 793 238 30.8 27.0-34.8 101 15.0 12.0-18.6 454 54.2 49.9-58.4
Unemployed 70 *** *** *** 13 14.5 7.1-27.4 *** *** ***
Retired 451 65 15.6 11.8-20.3 25 4.4 2.6- 7.4 361 80.0 75.0-84.3
Unable to Work 152 58 38.7 29.1-49.3 25 17.1 10.4-26.9 69 44.1 34.2-54.5
Other not in Labor Force 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 134 55 44.2 34.2-54.7 27 18.6 11.9-27.7 52 37.2 28.0-47.5
101% to 150% 245 86 39.2 31.6-47.3 39 17.4 11.6-25.2 120 43.4 35.9-51.2
151% to 200% 121 32 29.3 20.2-40.5 16 13.9 8.0-23.2 *** *** ***
More than 200% 719 145 21.8 18.3-25.8 53 9.8 7.0-13.4 521 68.4 63.9-72.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 317 89 27.0 21.0-34.0 37 14.9 9.5-22.7 191 58.0 50.3-65.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 573 169 33.8 29.1-38.9 63 13.0 9.7-17.2 341 53.1 48.0-58.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 592 141 26.3 22.3-30.8 66 11.9 9.0-15.6 385 61.7 56.9-66.3

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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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