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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Regions 1 & 2 Demographics

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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
Regions 1 & 2 1,036 151 15.2 12.0-18.9 36 3.3 2.1- 5.3 324 31.5 27.8-35.4 525 50.1 45.9-54.2
GENDER
Male 448 57 11.3 8.2-15.3 17 4.2 2.2- 7.9 161 35.8 30.1-41.8 213 48.7 42.6-54.8
Female 588 94 18.7 13.8-24.8 19 2.5 1.3- 4.7 163 27.6 23.0-32.7 312 51.3 45.6-56.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 896 124 14.4 11.1-18.5 27 2.9 1.6- 5.0 300 33.6 29.6-37.9 445 49.1 44.6-53.5
Non-Hispanic Black 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 94 15 13.4 7.0-24.3 *** *** *** 16 15.3 8.4-26.2 *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 265 57 21.6 15.0-30.1 14 5.2 2.6-10.2 51 20.6 14.9-27.7 143 52.5 44.4-60.6
45-64 369 57 15.1 11.1-20.3 11 2.1 1.0- 4.3 111 33.5 27.3-40.2 190 49.3 42.9-55.8
65+ 387 35 6.9 4.6-10.3 *** *** *** 157 43.7 37.5-50.0 185 47.1 40.9-53.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 422 80 20.0 14.5-26.9 21 4.7 2.5- 8.6 134 31.6 25.9-38.0 187 43.7 37.4-50.3
Some College + 615 71 10.8 8.2-14.1 15 2.1 1.1- 3.9 190 31.3 26.7-36.2 339 55.8 50.7-60.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 534 112 21.7 16.7-27.7 28 4.5 2.6- 7.9 158 28.6 23.7-34.0 236 45.2 39.5-51.0
$50,000+ 319 21 6.8 4.0-11.2 *** *** *** 99 34.2 27.5-41.7 194 56.8 49.3-63.9

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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.

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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.

^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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