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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 2,067 513 27.9 25.4-30.5 175 9.5 8.0-11.4 1,379 62.5 59.8-65.2
GENDER
Male 1,047 259 27.6 24.3-31.2 86 10.1 7.8-12.9 702 62.3 58.5-65.9
Female 1,020 254 28.2 24.6-32.2 89 8.9 7.0-11.3 677 62.9 58.9-66.7
AGE
18-34 272 100 38.8 32.0-46.1 38 13.0 9.0-18.4 134 48.2 41.2-55.3
35-44 250 99 36.1 29.5-43.2 28 14.7 9.9-21.2 123 49.2 42.0-56.5
45-54 312 108 35.8 29.7-42.5 37 12.2 8.4-17.3 167 52.0 45.4-58.6
55-64 431 110 25.2 20.5-30.6 41 7.8 5.3-11.3 280 67.0 61.3-72.2
65-74 517 70 12.7 9.2-17.3 22 4.2 2.4- 7.1 425 83.1 78.2-87.1
75+ 270 22 10.2 6.2-16.4 *** *** *** 240 87.1 80.8-91.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 216 85 45.4 37.3-53.9 16 11.0 6.3-18.5 115 43.6 35.8-51.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 606 188 32.6 28.2-37.5 61 11.0 8.3-14.6 357 56.3 51.4-61.1
Some Post-H.S. 669 167 25.3 21.5-29.6 57 9.3 6.9-12.3 445 65.4 60.8-69.7
College Graduate 572 73 12.2 9.3-15.9 41 6.8 4.6- 9.9 458 81.0 76.7-84.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 186 75 49.0 39.6-58.5 27 12.8 8.2-19.4 84 38.2 29.8-47.3
$15,000- 24,999 321 107 39.9 32.9-47.3 32 11.3 7.0-17.8 182 48.8 41.7-55.9
$25,000- 34,999 185 67 39.0 30.5-48.2 21 11.9 7.4-18.8 97 49.1 40.2-58.0
$35,000- 49,999 289 75 27.9 21.7-35.1 25 11.7 7.1-18.6 189 60.5 52.8-67.6
$50,000- 74,999 293 56 22.3 17.0-28.6 17 5.7 3.3- 9.6 220 72.1 65.5-77.8
$75,000+ 457 65 15.2 11.3-20.0 32 8.8 5.9-13.0 360 76.0 70.6-80.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 665 175 30.6 26.0-35.5 68 11.5 8.4-15.6 422 57.9 52.8-62.8
No 1,199 297 27.5 24.3-31.0 80 7.5 5.8- 9.7 822 65.0 61.4-68.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 742 197 29.6 25.5-34.1 77 12.1 9.2-15.8 468 58.3 53.7-62.8
No 1,318 314 26.9 23.9-30.2 98 8.4 6.6-10.5 906 64.7 61.3-67.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 428 79 19.7 15.5-24.8 32 8.7 5.6-13.1 317 71.6 66.0-76.6
Non-Veteran 1,639 434 29.8 26.9-32.8 143 9.7 8.0-11.8 1,062 60.5 57.4-63.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 418 74 19.0 14.9-23.8 39 10.3 7.4-14.2 305 70.7 65.4-75.5
Regional City or Suburban County 476 114 30.9 25.7-36.6 35 7.2 4.8-10.8 327 61.9 56.2-67.3
Rural 1,173 325 30.9 27.5-34.6 101 10.4 8.1-13.3 747 58.7 54.8-62.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 949 272 29.5 26.1-33.2 91 11.0 8.6-13.8 586 59.6 55.7-63.3
Unemployed 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 724 96 13.4 10.4-17.1 29 4.0 2.5- 6.2 599 82.7 78.7-86.0
Unable to Work 216 76 40.7 32.3-49.7 32 13.8 8.6-21.5 108 45.4 37.1-54.0
Other not in Labor Force 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 144 *** *** *** 22 12.5 7.3-20.7 58 35.0 26.1-45.1
101% to 150% 322 108 36.6 30.2-43.6 39 12.5 8.2-18.5 175 50.9 44.0-57.8
151% to 200% 154 40 30.6 22.0-40.9 16 12.6 7.3-21.0 98 56.7 46.7-66.3
More than 200% 1,053 202 20.3 17.4-23.6 72 8.3 6.2-10.9 779 71.4 67.8-74.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 407 115 29.5 23.5-36.2 33 9.6 6.1-14.7 259 61.0 54.1-67.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 846 236 34.2 30.1-38.6 74 9.8 7.4-12.9 536 55.9 51.6-60.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 814 162 22.1 18.7-25.8 68 9.3 7.1-12.1 584 68.7 64.6-72.5

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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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