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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 8 Demographics

Tobacco Use

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
Region 8 574 70 13.6 10.5-17.5 36 6.7 4.6- 9.7 188 29.5 25.5-33.9 280 50.1 45.3-54.9
GENDER
Male 272 50 18.9 14.0-24.9 22 9.8 6.2-15.0 93 32.1 26.1-38.6 107 39.3 32.9-46.0
Female 302 20 8.5 5.0-13.9 14 3.8 2.0- 7.1 95 27.0 21.8-32.9 173 60.7 54.1-67.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 360 40 13.5 9.7-18.5 19 7.1 4.4-11.4 134 34.7 29.4-40.4 167 44.7 38.9-50.6
Non-Hispanic Black 114 15 11.7 6.7-19.8 *** *** *** 30 20.7 13.5-30.4 *** *** ***
Other 94 15 17.1 9.4-29.2 *** *** *** 20 15.9 9.5-25.4 *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 186 32 18.9 13.3-26.2 16 8.8 5.3-14.4 32 17.1 12.0-23.9 106 55.1 47.1-62.9
45-64 209 30 12.3 8.4-17.7 16 6.7 3.7-11.9 66 33.2 26.5-40.8 97 47.7 40.4-55.2
65+ 177 *** *** *** *** *** *** 89 51.2 43.0-59.3 76 42.3 34.5-50.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 260 45 17.4 12.5-23.8 24 10.2 6.5-15.6 83 29.4 23.5-36.1 108 42.9 35.9-50.2
Some College + 313 25 10.0 6.5-15.0 12 3.4 1.8- 6.5 103 29.1 23.9-35.0 173 57.5 51.1-63.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 299 48 17.0 12.5-22.7 18 5.6 3.2- 9.7 94 27.7 22.3-33.8 139 49.6 43.1-56.2
$50,000+ 165 *** *** *** *** *** *** 62 35.8 28.2-44.2 87 49.4 40.9-57.8

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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 some days' 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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