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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,354 306 13.8 11.7-16.2 485 18.9 16.6-21.5 326 11.2 9.5-13.0 2,237 56.1 53.3-58.9
GENDER
Male 1,634 144 14.3 11.4-17.9 239 18.7 15.6-22.2 146 11.0 8.7-13.7 1,105 56.0 52.0-59.9
Female 1,720 162 13.0 10.3-16.4 246 19.3 15.9-23.2 180 11.5 9.3-14.0 1,132 56.2 52.2-60.1
RACE
White 2,798 239 12.9 10.7-15.5 379 18.2 15.6-21.1 253 10.3 8.6-12.3 1,927 58.6 55.4-61.7
African American 368 37 15.9 9.9-24.5 66 20.1 14.7-26.8 55 16.5 11.2-23.8 210 47.6 39.5-55.7
Native American 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 111 *** *** *** 20 17.3 9.8-28.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 12.6 5.7-25.8 *** *** ***
-English Speaking 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 3,246 291 13.7 11.5-16.2 466 18.6 16.3-21.2 315 11.1 9.5-13.0 2,174 56.5 53.6-59.4
AGE
18-34 180 63 40.8 31.5-50.8 75 41.3 32.0-51.3 25 10.8 6.7-17.0 17 7.0 3.9-12.5
35-44 274 45 18.2 12.0-26.7 66 23.1 16.7-31.0 46 19.4 13.3-27.5 117 39.3 31.7-47.4
45-54 487 63 11.4 8.2-15.8 108 22.8 17.6-29.0 54 12.6 8.7-18.0 262 53.2 46.6-59.6
55-64 802 73 8.5 6.2-11.5 125 14.6 11.5-18.2 88 11.4 8.6-14.8 516 65.6 60.8-70.1
65-74 902 49 4.8 3.1- 7.1 78 8.5 5.8-12.3 73 7.9 5.9-10.6 702 78.8 74.5-82.6
75+ 680 11 1.8 0.8- 4.1 31 4.7 2.7- 7.9 37 4.8 3.2- 7.1 601 88.7 84.9-91.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 452 49 16.0 10.2-24.2 54 17.2 11.4-25.0 49 11.1 7.5-15.9 300 55.8 47.9-63.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 955 101 15.2 11.7-19.6 154 19.9 15.6-25.2 104 12.4 9.2-16.5 596 52.4 47.1-57.6
Some Post-H.S. 873 79 13.1 9.4-17.9 133 19.9 15.7-24.9 86 11.6 8.6-15.4 575 55.5 50.1-60.7
College Graduate 1,066 77 11.4 8.3-15.5 144 17.8 14.5-21.7 87 9.2 6.9-12.2 758 61.5 56.9-65.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 321 46 21.8 14.1-32.2 57 16.9 11.7-23.8 38 10.3 6.6-15.8 180 51.0 42.3-59.6
$15,000- 24,999 561 66 19.4 13.4-27.1 64 18.8 13.1-26.1 63 11.1 7.8-15.4 368 50.8 43.6-58.1
$25,000- 34,999 382 31 11.8 6.4-20.8 60 20.7 14.6-28.5 37 10.1 6.5-15.4 254 57.4 49.1-65.2
$35,000- 49,999 426 34 9.2 5.9-14.1 81 20.6 15.5-26.8 35 12.3 7.9-18.7 276 57.9 50.8-64.6
$50,000-74,999 445 35 13.6 8.5-21.0 72 17.3 12.7-23.1 54 17.6 12.0-25.1 284 51.5 43.9-59.0
$75,000+ 627 62 13.4 9.6-18.3 85 18.0 13.5-23.7 49 9.3 6.4-13.3 431 59.3 53.3-65.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,164 93 11.8 8.5-16.0 163 15.5 12.1-19.7 115 12.3 9.3-16.1 793 60.4 55.5-65.2
No 2,057 201 14.7 12.0-17.9 308 20.6 17.6-23.9 192 10.5 8.6-12.8 1,356 54.2 50.6-57.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 791 55 12.3 8.6-17.2 86 13.3 9.9-17.7 62 7.9 5.7-10.8 588 66.6 61.1-71.6
Non-Veteran 2,562 251 14.2 11.8-17.1 399 20.5 17.8-23.6 264 12.1 10.2-14.4 1,648 53.1 49.9-56.3

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 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).

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