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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Non-Hispanic White

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,348 2,851 43.2 41.7-44.8 3,497 56.8 55.2-58.3
-Non-Hispanic White 4,276 2,070 47.8 45.9-49.7 2,206 52.2 50.3-54.1
GENDER
Male 1,940 1,049 53.0 50.3-55.7 891 47.0 44.3-49.7
Female 2,336 1,021 43.0 40.4-45.5 1,315 57.0 54.5-59.6
AGE
18-34 735 273 38.7 34.5-43.0 462 61.3 57.0-65.5
35-44 478 250 53.5 48.3-58.7 228 46.5 41.3-51.7
45-54 656 312 48.3 43.9-52.7 344 51.7 47.3-56.1
55-64 877 433 48.2 44.2-52.3 444 51.8 47.7-55.8
65-74 929 517 54.9 51.0-58.8 412 45.1 41.2-49.0
75+ 564 270 50.5 45.5-55.5 294 49.5 44.5-54.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 312 216 67.3 60.4-73.6 96 32.7 26.4-39.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,080 606 55.3 51.6-58.9 474 44.7 41.1-48.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,298 671 49.2 45.9-52.5 627 50.8 47.5-54.1
College Graduate 1,578 573 32.3 29.6-35.0 1,005 67.7 65.0-70.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 302 186 60.7 53.3-67.7 116 39.3 32.3-46.7
$15,000- 24,999 559 321 54.8 49.4-60.0 238 45.2 40.0-50.6
$25,000- 34,999 369 185 52.2 45.9-58.4 184 47.8 41.6-54.1
$35,000- 49,999 545 289 52.3 47.0-57.6 256 47.7 42.4-53.0
$50,000- 74,999 620 293 49.7 44.9-54.4 327 50.3 45.6-55.1
$75,000+ 1,173 458 38.2 35.0-41.6 715 61.8 58.4-65.0
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,110 665 59.8 56.1-63.5 445 40.2 36.5-43.9
No 2,704 1,202 44.0 41.7-46.3 1,502 56.0 53.7-58.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,238 742 60.3 56.9-63.7 496 39.7 36.3-43.1
No 3,023 1,321 43.4 41.2-45.6 1,702 56.6 54.4-58.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 674 428 63.7 59.2-67.9 246 36.3 32.1-40.8
Non-Veteran 3,601 1,642 45.3 43.3-47.3 1,959 54.7 52.7-56.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 989 418 41.1 37.6-44.6 571 58.9 55.4-62.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,016 476 48.1 44.4-51.8 540 51.9 48.2-55.6
Rural 2,272 1,176 52.0 49.4-54.7 1,096 48.0 45.3-50.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,125 951 45.4 42.9-48.0 1,174 54.6 52.0-57.1
Unemployed 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,371 724 53.5 50.2-56.7 647 46.5 43.3-49.8
Unable to Work 329 216 65.2 58.0-71.6 113 34.8 28.4-42.0
Other not in Labor Force 312 94 29.5 23.8-35.8 218 70.5 64.2-76.2
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 243 144 58.9 50.7-66.7 99 41.1 33.3-49.3
101% to 150% 560 322 55.7 50.4-60.8 238 44.3 39.2-49.6
151% to 200% 286 154 54.2 46.9-61.3 132 45.8 38.7-53.1
More than 200% 2,364 1,054 44.2 41.8-46.7 1,310 55.8 53.3-58.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 783 408 52.3 47.5-57.1 375 47.7 42.9-52.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,679 848 51.2 48.2-54.2 831 48.8 45.8-51.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,815 814 44.1 41.4-46.8 1,001 55.9 53.2-58.6

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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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