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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-Non-Hispanic White

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,076 651 61.5 57.8-65.1 425 38.5 34.9-42.2
-Non-Hispanic White 688 376 57.5 52.8-62.1 312 42.5 37.9-47.2
GENDER
Male 345 180 54.1 47.5-60.5 165 45.9 39.5-52.5
Female 343 196 61.5 54.8-67.8 147 38.5 32.2-45.2
AGE
18-34 138 92 71.8 62.3-79.6 46 28.2 20.4-37.7
35-44 127 71 55.4 45.2-65.2 56 44.6 34.8-54.8
45-54 145 78 51.5 41.7-61.2 67 48.5 38.8-58.3
55-64 151 81 54.2 44.1-64.0 70 45.8 36.0-55.9
65-74 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 249 134 54.5 46.8-61.9 115 45.5 38.1-53.2
Some Post-H.S. 224 135 62.0 54.1-69.4 89 38.0 30.6-45.9
College Graduate 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 139 83 65.9 55.5-74.9 56 34.1 25.1-44.5
$25,000- 34,999 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 243 145 60.8 52.4-68.5 98 39.2 31.5-47.6
No 377 193 55.1 48.7-61.3 184 44.9 38.7-51.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 274 164 61.9 54.3-68.9 110 38.1 31.1-45.7
No 412 211 55.0 48.9-60.9 201 45.0 39.1-51.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 577 313 57.4 52.3-62.4 264 42.6 37.6-47.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 113 72 62.7 52.0-72.3 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 149 81 55.1 45.2-64.7 68 44.9 35.3-54.8
Rural 426 223 56.9 50.7-62.8 203 43.1 37.2-49.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 363 201 55.7 49.5-61.8 162 44.3 38.2-50.5
Unemployed 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 147 81 58.7 48.5-68.3 66 41.3 31.7-51.5
151% to 200% 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 274 161 57.4 49.9-64.6 113 42.6 35.4-50.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 148 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 310 157 55.5 48.6-62.3 153 44.5 37.7-51.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 230 138 60.3 52.4-67.6 92 39.7 32.4-47.6

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life
and currently smoking every day or on some days.

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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