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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 1,358 140 13.2 10.9-15.8 179 15.0 12.7-17.7 161 13.4 11.2-15.9 878 58.4 55.1-61.7
GENDER
Male 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
Female 669 70 14.4 11.0-18.7 86 13.4 10.4-17.1 83 13.7 10.6-17.5 430 58.5 53.6-63.2
AGE
18-34 131 58 43.9 34.3-53.9 44 34.1 25.4-44.0 21 19.1 12.1-28.7 *** *** ***
35-44 122 27 20.6 13.4-30.5 34 28.6 20.2-38.8 21 15.4 9.7-23.5 40 35.4 26.0-46.1
45-54 165 16 9.0 5.2-15.1 22 12.0 7.4-18.9 33 20.0 13.9-27.9 94 59.0 50.1-67.2
55-64 270 16 5.7 3.2-10.0 39 11.6 7.8-16.8 32 12.8 8.5-18.9 183 69.9 62.9-76.2
65-74 423 17 4.4 2.5- 7.5 26 5.7 3.5- 9.2 42 10.0 7.1-14.1 338 79.8 74.8-84.1
75+ 237 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 207 87.8 81.9-92.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 113 13 14.1 7.7-24.5 *** *** *** 14 11.4 6.3-19.8 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 350 40 14.8 10.6-20.3 43 10.6 7.4-15.1 45 13.7 9.9-18.8 222 60.8 54.4-66.8
Some Post-H.S. 442 50 14.2 10.3-19.4 74 18.6 14.4-23.7 55 13.8 10.1-18.6 263 53.4 47.6-59.1
College Graduate 449 36 9.5 6.6-13.4 51 15.7 11.8-20.7 47 13.3 9.8-17.9 315 61.5 55.8-66.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 179 16 13.0 7.7-21.2 22 13.0 7.9-20.7 23 13.5 8.6-20.7 118 60.4 51.2-68.9
$25,000- 34,999 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 187 25 18.7 12.2-27.6 29 16.3 10.6-24.3 18 11.9 6.6-20.5 115 53.1 44.0-61.9
$50,000- 74,999 218 23 11.1 6.9-17.4 27 13.9 9.0-20.8 26 14.8 9.6-22.1 142 60.2 52.0-67.9
$75,000+ 353 34 11.5 8.1-16.1 44 17.1 12.5-22.8 44 14.8 10.7-20.1 231 56.7 50.3-62.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 416 38 9.7 6.7-13.9 48 12.9 9.3-17.6 46 11.0 7.8-15.3 284 66.4 60.6-71.8
No 809 77 13.0 10.0-16.7 112 15.7 12.7-19.3 99 14.3 11.5-17.8 521 57.0 52.6-61.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 463 42 11.2 7.9-15.7 57 13.0 9.6-17.4 56 11.4 8.3-15.4 308 64.4 58.8-69.7
No 890 98 14.2 11.3-17.6 120 15.6 12.7-18.9 104 14.2 11.5-17.4 568 56.1 52.0-60.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 314 28 10.7 7.1-16.0 32 13.4 9.1-19.4 25 8.7 5.6-13.3 229 67.1 60.3-73.2
Non-Veteran 1,044 112 13.9 11.2-17.0 147 15.5 12.8-18.5 136 14.6 12.0-17.6 649 56.1 52.3-59.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 302 39 14.7 10.6-20.0 43 17.1 12.5-23.0 31 12.2 8.3-17.5 189 56.1 49.5-62.5
Regional City or Suburban County 321 30 11.4 7.2-17.7 48 16.1 11.8-21.6 40 14.2 10.2-19.5 203 58.2 51.5-64.7
Rural 735 71 13.3 10.2-17.2 88 13.1 10.1-16.8 90 13.6 10.6-17.3 486 60.0 55.2-64.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 573 90 18.8 14.9-23.3 102 21.2 17.2-25.7 85 16.3 12.9-20.3 296 43.8 39.0-48.8
Unemployed 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 593 23 4.4 2.8- 6.8 43 6.5 4.5- 9.3 46 7.2 5.2-10.0 481 81.9 78.0-85.3
Unable to Work 106 *** *** *** 21 16.8 9.9-27.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 15 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 171 17 15.4 9.0-24.9 21 11.7 6.9-19.1 27 17.8 11.8-26.1 106 55.2 45.7-64.2
151% to 200% 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 768 80 12.8 10.1-16.2 98 15.6 12.6-19.3 86 13.0 10.2-16.5 504 58.5 54.1-62.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 252 21 10.6 6.5-16.8 26 11.1 6.6-18.0 31 16.5 10.8-24.4 174 61.9 53.4-69.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 533 58 13.9 10.3-18.3 68 13.6 10.2-17.8 61 11.4 8.5-15.1 346 61.2 55.8-66.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 573 61 13.4 10.1-17.6 85 17.1 13.6-21.3 69 13.9 10.8-17.8 358 55.5 50.6-60.4

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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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