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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 4,273 513 13.3 12.0-14.8 175 4.6 3.8- 5.5 1,379 29.9 28.2-31.6 2,206 52.2 50.4-54.1
GENDER
Male 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
Female 2,335 254 12.1 10.4-14.1 89 3.8 3.0- 4.9 677 27.0 24.8-29.3 1,315 57.0 54.5-59.6
AGE
18-34 734 100 15.0 12.0-18.6 38 5.0 3.4- 7.3 134 18.7 15.6-22.2 462 61.3 57.0-65.5
35-44 478 99 19.3 15.6-23.7 28 7.9 5.2-11.6 123 26.4 22.0-31.3 228 46.5 41.3-51.7
45-54 656 108 17.3 14.0-21.1 37 5.9 4.0- 8.5 167 25.1 21.5-29.2 344 51.7 47.3-56.1
55-64 875 110 12.2 9.7-15.1 41 3.7 2.5- 5.5 280 32.3 28.6-36.2 444 51.8 47.7-55.9
65-74 929 70 7.0 5.0- 9.7 22 2.3 1.3- 3.9 425 45.7 41.8-49.6 412 45.1 41.2-49.0
75+ 564 22 5.1 3.1- 8.5 *** *** *** 240 44.0 39.1-49.1 294 49.5 44.5-54.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 312 85 30.6 24.4-37.5 16 7.4 4.2-12.7 115 29.3 23.9-35.5 96 32.7 26.4-39.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,080 188 18.0 15.3-21.1 61 6.1 4.5- 8.1 357 31.1 28.0-34.5 474 44.7 41.1-48.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,296 167 12.4 10.4-14.8 57 4.6 3.4- 6.1 445 32.1 29.2-35.3 627 50.8 47.5-54.2
College Graduate 1,577 73 3.9 3.0- 5.2 41 2.2 1.5- 3.2 458 26.1 23.7-28.7 1,005 67.8 65.0-70.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 302 75 29.8 23.1-37.5 27 7.8 5.0-12.0 84 23.2 17.9-29.4 116 39.3 32.3-46.7
$15,000- 24,999 559 107 21.9 17.5-26.9 32 6.2 3.8-10.0 182 26.7 22.6-31.2 238 45.2 40.0-50.6
$25,000- 34,999 369 67 20.3 15.5-26.3 21 6.2 3.8-10.0 97 25.6 20.5-31.5 184 47.8 41.6-54.1
$35,000- 49,999 545 75 14.6 11.1-18.9 25 6.1 3.7-10.0 189 31.6 27.0-36.6 256 47.7 42.4-53.0
$50,000- 74,999 620 56 11.1 8.3-14.5 17 2.8 1.6- 4.8 220 35.8 31.3-40.5 327 50.3 45.6-55.1
$75,000+ 1,172 65 5.8 4.3- 7.8 32 3.4 2.2- 5.0 360 29.1 26.1-32.2 715 61.8 58.4-65.0
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,110 175 18.3 15.4-21.7 68 6.9 5.0- 9.5 422 34.6 31.3-38.1 445 40.2 36.5-43.9
No 2,701 297 12.1 10.5-13.8 80 3.3 2.5- 4.3 822 28.6 26.5-30.7 1,502 56.0 53.7-58.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,238 197 17.8 15.2-20.9 77 7.3 5.5- 9.7 468 35.2 32.0-38.5 496 39.7 36.3-43.1
No 3,020 314 11.7 10.2-13.3 98 3.6 2.9- 4.6 906 28.1 26.2-30.0 1,702 56.6 54.4-58.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 674 79 12.6 9.8-16.0 32 5.5 3.6- 8.4 317 45.6 41.2-50.1 246 36.3 32.1-40.8
Non-Veteran 3,598 434 13.5 12.0-15.0 143 4.4 3.6- 5.4 1,062 27.4 25.7-29.2 1,959 54.7 52.7-56.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 989 74 7.8 6.0-10.0 39 4.2 3.0- 5.9 305 29.0 25.9-32.3 571 58.9 55.4-62.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,016 114 14.8 12.1-18.1 35 3.5 2.3- 5.3 327 29.8 26.6-33.2 540 51.9 48.2-55.6
Rural 2,269 325 16.1 14.1-18.3 101 5.4 4.2- 7.0 747 30.5 28.2-33.0 1,096 48.0 45.3-50.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,123 272 13.4 11.7-15.3 91 5.0 3.9- 6.3 586 27.0 24.8-29.4 1,174 54.6 52.0-57.1
Unemployed 125 *** *** *** *** *** *** 29 22.0 14.4-32.0 *** *** ***
Retired 1,371 96 7.1 5.5- 9.3 29 2.1 1.3- 3.3 599 44.2 41.0-47.4 647 46.5 43.3-49.8
Unable to Work 329 76 26.5 20.5-33.6 32 9.0 5.5-14.3 108 29.6 23.9-36.0 113 34.8 28.4-42.0
Other not in Labor Force 311 31 11.6 7.9-16.7 *** *** *** 51 14.0 10.2-18.9 218 70.6 64.2-76.2
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 243 64 30.9 23.5-39.4 22 7.4 4.3-12.4 58 20.6 15.2-27.3 99 41.1 33.3-49.3
101% to 150% 560 108 20.4 16.5-25.0 39 6.9 4.5-10.5 175 28.3 24.1-33.1 238 44.3 39.2-49.6
151% to 200% 286 40 16.6 11.6-23.2 16 6.8 3.9-11.7 98 30.8 24.6-37.6 132 45.8 38.7-53.1
More than 200% 2,363 202 9.0 7.6-10.6 72 3.7 2.7- 4.9 779 31.6 29.4-33.9 1,310 55.8 53.3-58.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 782 115 15.4 12.1-19.5 33 5.0 3.2- 7.8 259 31.9 27.7-36.4 375 47.7 43.0-52.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,677 236 17.5 15.2-20.2 74 5.0 3.8- 6.7 536 28.6 26.1-31.3 831 48.8 45.8-51.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,815 162 9.7 8.1-11.6 68 4.1 3.1- 5.4 584 30.3 27.9-32.8 1,001 55.9 53.2-58.6

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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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