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2012 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 3,338 311 14.6 12.7-16.6 459 16.0 14.4-17.7 359 11.4 10.1-12.9 2,209 58.0 55.7-60.3
GENDER
Male 1,607 154 15.7 13.0-18.9 223 16.1 13.9-18.5 161 10.6 8.8-12.8 1,069 57.6 54.3-60.8
Female 1,731 157 13.1 10.9-15.6 236 15.8 13.6-18.4 198 12.5 10.6-14.6 1,140 58.6 55.5-61.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,610 229 13.7 11.8-15.9 332 15.0 13.3-16.9 262 10.9 9.5-12.5 1,787 60.4 57.8-62.9
Non-Hispanic Black 427 43 14.3 9.8-20.4 74 18.6 14.1-24.3 54 12.3 9.0-16.6 256 54.8 48.4-61.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 106 25 25.2 16.8-36.0 25 23.9 15.9-34.3 16 18.3 10.6-29.5 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 276 108 45.9 38.7-53.2 105 34.9 28.7-41.6 40 12.2 8.6-17.0 23 7.0 4.2-11.4
35-44 302 60 22.1 16.7-28.6 70 21.4 16.5-27.3 65 21.5 16.4-27.7 107 35.0 28.6-41.9
45-54 486 57 14.2 10.4-19.0 88 18.1 14.1-23.0 80 13.9 10.8-17.8 261 53.8 48.0-59.4
55-64 744 45 4.8 3.4- 6.8 93 12.2 9.6-15.2 79 11.8 9.3-15.0 527 71.1 67.1-74.9
65-74 884 29 2.8 1.8- 4.4 72 6.9 5.2- 9.1 60 5.6 4.2- 7.4 723 84.7 81.8-87.2
75+ 616 *** *** *** 30 3.5 2.3- 5.2 30 4.1 2.6- 6.3 545 91.0 88.1-93.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 420 44 13.9 9.7-19.5 59 13.3 9.7-17.8 42 11.7 8.0-16.8 275 61.1 54.6-67.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 918 96 16.8 13.1-21.3 129 16.5 13.5-20.0 105 11.9 9.5-14.8 588 54.8 50.4-59.1
Some Post-H.S. 935 97 16.8 13.3-21.0 134 17.2 14.2-20.8 106 11.7 9.4-14.3 598 54.3 50.1-58.5
College Graduate 1,056 74 9.9 7.6-12.7 134 15.4 12.7-18.4 106 10.6 8.5-13.2 742 64.2 60.4-67.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 334 49 21.1 15.5-28.1 56 19.0 13.7-25.8 33 10.4 6.8-15.6 196 49.4 42.2-56.7
$15,000- 24,999 545 59 19.3 14.5-25.2 93 19.6 15.5-24.4 65 11.9 8.8-16.0 328 49.2 43.6-54.8
$25,000- 34,999 377 29 13.2 7.7-21.8 50 18.6 13.5-24.9 41 11.2 7.7-16.0 257 57.0 49.7-64.1
$35,000- 49,999 464 36 10.5 7.3-15.0 57 15.2 11.1-20.3 48 10.2 7.4-14.0 323 64.1 58.1-69.7
$50,000-74,999 443 44 12.9 9.3-17.8 72 20.0 15.5-25.3 54 13.2 9.8-17.7 273 53.9 48.0-59.6
$75,000+ 614 44 13.5 9.1-19.4 77 12.3 9.5-15.7 67 12.2 9.3-15.9 426 62.0 56.5-67.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,070 95 12.4 9.8-15.6 139 14.6 12.0-17.6 101 9.0 7.1-11.2 735 64.0 60.2-67.7
No 2,257 213 15.2 12.9-17.8 319 16.6 14.6-18.8 257 12.4 10.7-14.3 1,468 55.8 53.0-58.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 719 42 8.6 6.1-11.9 74 13.8 10.7-17.7 53 8.0 5.9-10.7 550 69.6 65.0-73.8
Non-Veteran 2,618 269 16.2 14.0-18.6 385 16.5 14.7-18.5 306 12.4 10.8-14.1 1,658 54.9 52.3-57.5

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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 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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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