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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,727 9,573 79.1 78.1-80.1 2,154 20.9 19.9-21.9
GENDER
Male 4,575 3,634 77.4 75.8-78.9 941 22.6 21.1-24.2
Female 7,152 5,939 80.7 79.4-82.0 1,213 19.3 18.0-20.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 8,107 6,658 79.5 78.3-80.7 1,449 20.5 19.3-21.7
Non-Hispanic Black 2,120 1,690 75.9 73.3-78.3 430 24.1 21.7-26.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 444 328 64.2 56.1-71.5 116 35.8 28.5-43.9
Non-Hispanic Other 297 240 80.6 73.6-86.1 57 19.4 13.9-26.4
Hispanic 680 591 86.2 82.7-89.1 89 13.8 10.9-17.3
AGE
18-34 2,005 1,529 75.0 72.6-77.2 476 25.0 22.8-27.4
35-44 1,605 1,234 76.5 73.9-78.9 371 23.5 21.1-26.1
45-54 2,030 1,531 75.0 72.5-77.3 499 25.0 22.7-27.5
55-64 2,346 1,897 80.8 78.6-82.8 449 19.2 17.2-21.4
65-74 2,086 1,817 87.7 85.9-89.3 269 12.3 10.7-14.1
75+ 1,534 1,456 95.3 93.8-96.4 78 4.7 3.6- 6.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,469 1,086 68.2 64.8-71.4 383 31.8 28.6-35.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,398 2,602 74.1 72.1-76.0 796 25.9 24.0-27.9
Some Post-H.S. 3,174 2,535 79.3 77.5-81.1 639 20.7 18.9-22.5
College Graduate 3,649 3,315 91.8 90.7-92.8 334 8.2 7.2- 9.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,426 979 64.0 60.6-67.4 447 36.0 32.6-39.4
$15,000- 24,999 2,028 1,513 71.1 68.3-73.7 515 28.9 26.3-31.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,264 1,008 78.5 75.6-81.2 256 21.5 18.8-24.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,423 1,159 78.7 75.8-81.3 264 21.3 18.7-24.2
$50,000-74,999 1,379 1,186 83.0 80.0-85.7 193 17.0 14.3-20.0
$75,000+ 2,177 1,987 91.5 90.0-92.8 190 8.5 7.2-10.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,155 2,443 73.9 71.6-76.0 712 26.1 24.0-28.4
No 8,513 7,087 80.6 79.5-81.7 1,426 19.4 18.3-20.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,530 1,273 81.9 79.4-84.2 257 18.1 15.8-20.6
Non-Veteran 10,192 8,295 78.7 77.6-79.8 1,897 21.3 20.2-22.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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