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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 11,501 1,457 15.6 14.5-16.8 563 6.1 5.4- 7.0 3,381 24.8 23.6-26.0 6,100 53.4 51.9-54.9
GENDER
Male 4,294 605 17.5 15.7-19.5 214 7.0 5.8- 8.4 1,650 29.9 28.0-32.0 1,825 45.5 43.2-47.9
Female 7,207 852 13.9 12.6-15.3 349 5.4 4.5- 6.3 1,731 20.0 18.6-21.4 4,275 60.8 58.9-62.6
RACE
White 8,781 1,125 16.3 15.0-17.8 379 5.4 4.6- 6.3 2,820 28.2 26.7-29.6 4,457 50.1 48.4-51.9
African American 1,815 231 15.2 12.7-18.1 124 8.4 6.5-10.7 372 16.5 14.2-19.2 1,088 59.9 56.3-63.4
Native American 268 47 20.1 13.4-29.0 26 6.8 4.0-11.4 56 23.2 15.3-33.6 139 49.8 39.9-59.8
Other Minorities 553 45 8.9 5.6-14.0 31 6.9 4.1-11.4 111 15.3 11.7-19.8 366 68.8 62.5-74.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 527 32 8.3 5.1-13.3 35 8.3 5.4-12.6 98 15.8 11.8-20.9 362 67.6 61.1-73.4
-English Speaking 233 23 15.2 8.9-25.0 16 8.8 4.7-15.7 46 17.2 10.1-27.6 148 58.8 48.1-68.7
-Spanish Speaking 294 *** *** *** 19 8.0 4.4-14.1 52 15.1 10.6-21.1 214 72.2 64.2-78.9
Non-Hispanic 10,939 1,425 16.2 15.1-17.5 526 6.0 5.2- 6.8 3,272 25.5 24.2-26.8 5,716 52.3 50.8-53.8
AGE
18-34 1,428 225 16.9 14.4-19.7 118 9.0 7.2-11.2 182 12.6 10.5-15.1 903 61.5 58.1-64.7
35-44 1,551 229 18.2 15.4-21.4 81 5.6 4.2- 7.4 278 19.1 16.4-22.2 963 57.1 53.4-60.7
45-54 2,089 397 20.4 17.9-23.2 117 5.6 4.2- 7.5 493 24.6 22.0-27.5 1,082 49.3 46.1-52.5
55-64 2,469 326 14.9 12.8-17.3 136 5.8 4.5- 7.3 809 33.5 30.8-36.4 1,198 45.8 42.9-48.8
65-74 2,118 209 9.1 7.4-11.1 61 2.7 1.8- 4.0 907 47.3 44.1-50.5 941 40.9 37.8-44.0
75+ 1,708 60 3.1 2.1- 4.5 43 2.6 1.7- 4.0 682 41.2 37.7-44.8 923 53.1 49.5-56.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,455 291 24.9 21.3-28.8 91 7.6 5.7-10.2 458 26.0 22.6-29.6 615 41.5 37.4-45.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,300 536 19.3 17.2-21.7 193 6.8 5.5- 8.4 962 25.0 22.8-27.4 1,609 48.9 46.1-51.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,892 396 14.6 12.7-16.8 163 6.9 5.5- 8.6 878 24.9 22.7-27.3 1,455 53.6 50.7-56.4
College Graduate 3,823 232 6.2 5.1- 7.6 116 3.4 2.6- 4.4 1,075 23.5 21.7-25.4 2,400 66.9 64.7-69.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,376 347 29.9 26.0-34.1 100 9.4 7.0-12.6 322 16.5 14.0-19.5 607 44.1 39.9-48.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,949 343 21.8 18.8-25.2 123 6.5 5.0- 8.4 564 24.2 21.2-27.4 919 47.5 43.9-51.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,119 133 12.8 9.9-16.5 68 9.8 7.2-13.3 382 26.6 23.0-30.7 536 50.7 45.9-55.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,408 174 14.1 11.5-17.1 62 4.8 3.4- 6.9 430 24.5 21.5-27.8 742 56.6 52.6-60.5
$50,000-74,999 1,344 140 12.9 10.1-16.2 57 3.8 2.5- 5.7 447 32.7 28.8-36.9 700 50.6 46.3-54.9
$75,000+ 2,262 134 8.0 6.1-10.4 77 5.5 4.0- 7.6 632 24.9 22.5-27.6 1,419 61.6 58.4-64.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,413 538 20.2 17.9-22.6 184 6.4 5.1- 8.0 1,176 31.1 28.7-33.7 1,515 42.3 39.6-45.1
No 7,533 834 13.7 12.4-15.1 347 5.9 5.1- 6.9 2,071 23.2 21.8-24.7 4,281 57.2 55.4-59.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,584 198 14.7 12.1-17.8 61 5.9 4.0- 8.5 799 45.0 41.3-48.8 526 34.4 30.7-38.2
Non-Veteran 9,912 1,259 15.8 14.6-17.1 502 6.2 5.4- 7.1 2,581 22.0 20.8-23.3 5,570 56.1 54.4-57.7

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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.

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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