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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 4,273 3,585 82.1 80.5-83.6 688 17.9 16.4-19.5
GENDER
Male 1,938 1,593 80.0 77.6-82.2 345 20.0 17.8-22.4
Female 2,335 1,992 84.0 81.9-86.0 343 16.0 14.0-18.1
AGE
18-34 734 596 80.0 76.1-83.4 138 20.0 16.6-23.9
35-44 478 351 72.8 67.9-77.3 127 27.2 22.7-32.1
45-54 656 511 76.8 72.7-80.5 145 23.2 19.5-27.3
55-64 875 724 84.1 80.9-86.8 151 15.9 13.2-19.1
65-74 929 837 90.7 87.8-93.0 92 9.3 7.0-12.2
75+ 564 534 93.5 90.1-95.7 30 6.5 4.3- 9.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 312 211 62.0 54.9-68.7 101 38.0 31.3-45.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,080 831 75.9 72.5-78.9 249 24.1 21.1-27.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,296 1,072 83.0 80.4-85.3 224 17.0 14.7-19.6
College Graduate 1,577 1,463 93.9 92.3-95.1 114 6.1 4.9- 7.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 302 200 62.5 54.8-69.5 102 37.5 30.5-45.2
$15,000- 24,999 559 420 71.9 66.6-76.8 139 28.1 23.2-33.4
$25,000- 34,999 369 281 73.4 67.2-78.8 88 26.6 21.2-32.8
$35,000- 49,999 545 445 79.3 74.3-83.5 100 20.7 16.5-25.7
$50,000- 74,999 620 547 86.1 82.4-89.2 73 13.9 10.8-17.6
$75,000+ 1,172 1,075 90.8 88.4-92.8 97 9.2 7.2-11.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,110 867 74.8 71.1-78.2 243 25.2 21.8-28.9
No 2,701 2,324 84.6 82.7-86.3 377 15.4 13.7-17.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,238 964 74.8 71.5-77.9 274 25.2 22.1-28.5
No 3,020 2,608 84.7 82.9-86.3 412 15.3 13.7-17.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 674 563 81.9 78.0-85.3 111 18.1 14.7-22.0
Non-Veteran 3,598 3,021 82.1 80.4-83.7 577 17.9 16.3-19.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 989 876 88.0 85.4-90.1 113 12.0 9.9-14.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,016 867 81.7 78.3-84.7 149 18.3 15.3-21.7
Rural 2,269 1,843 78.5 76.1-80.7 426 21.5 19.3-23.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,123 1,760 81.6 79.5-83.6 363 18.4 16.4-20.5
Unemployed 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,371 1,246 90.7 88.5-92.6 125 9.3 7.4-11.5
Unable to Work 329 221 64.5 57.2-71.1 108 35.5 28.9-42.8
Other not in Labor Force 311 269 84.5 79.0-88.8 42 15.5 11.2-21.0
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 243 157 61.7 53.3-69.5 86 38.3 30.5-46.7
101% to 150% 560 413 72.7 67.7-77.2 147 27.3 22.8-32.3
151% to 200% 286 230 76.6 69.5-82.4 56 23.4 17.6-30.5
More than 200% 2,363 2,089 87.4 85.5-89.0 274 12.6 11.0-14.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 782 634 79.6 75.2-83.4 148 20.4 16.6-24.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,677 1,367 77.4 74.6-80.0 310 22.6 20.0-25.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,815 1,585 86.2 84.1-88.1 230 13.8 11.9-15.9

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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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