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2012 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 11,727 1,544 14.8 14.0-15.7 610 6.1 5.5- 6.7 3,366 25.5 24.5-26.5 6,207 53.6 52.4-54.8
GENDER
Male 4,575 684 16.0 14.7-17.3 257 6.6 5.7- 7.7 1,619 30.2 28.6-31.9 2,015 47.2 45.3-49.0
Female 7,152 860 13.8 12.7-14.9 353 5.5 4.8- 6.3 1,747 21.2 20.0-22.4 4,192 59.5 58.0-61.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 8,107 1,094 15.5 14.5-16.6 355 5.0 4.4- 5.7 2,627 29.5 28.2-30.7 4,031 50.0 48.6-51.5
Non-Hispanic Black 2,120 269 14.6 12.7-16.8 161 9.5 7.8-11.5 434 17.3 15.4-19.4 1,256 58.6 55.8-61.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 444 81 27.1 20.2-35.3 35 8.7 5.3-14.0 121 23.0 17.7-29.4 207 41.2 34.3-48.4
Non-Hispanic Other 297 41 13.9 9.2-20.4 *** *** *** 58 16.9 10.9-25.4 182 63.7 55.3-71.3
Hispanic 680 49 7.4 5.3-10.3 40 6.4 4.5- 9.0 106 16.4 13.3-20.1 485 69.8 65.4-73.9
AGE
18-34 2,005 323 16.8 15.0-18.9 153 8.2 6.8- 9.8 281 13.9 12.2-15.9 1,248 61.1 58.5-63.6
35-44 1,605 260 16.3 14.3-18.6 111 7.2 5.8- 9.0 304 20.0 17.6-22.5 930 56.5 53.6-59.4
45-54 2,030 368 19.0 16.9-21.2 131 6.1 4.9- 7.5 488 24.3 22.0-26.8 1,043 50.6 47.9-53.4
55-64 2,346 346 14.7 12.9-16.7 103 4.5 3.5- 5.8 746 32.8 30.5-35.2 1,151 48.0 45.4-50.5
65-74 2,086 188 8.6 7.2-10.1 81 3.7 2.9- 4.8 893 45.6 42.9-48.3 924 42.1 39.5-44.8
75+ 1,534 53 3.2 2.3- 4.4 25 1.6 0.9- 2.6 621 43.0 39.8-46.3 835 52.2 49.0-55.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,469 271 21.8 19.0-24.8 112 10.0 8.0-12.6 422 26.7 23.8-29.7 664 41.5 38.3-44.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,398 586 19.3 17.6-21.1 210 6.6 5.6- 7.9 927 24.7 22.9-26.6 1,675 49.4 47.1-51.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,174 462 14.8 13.3-16.4 177 5.9 5.0- 7.0 941 25.5 23.7-27.4 1,594 53.8 51.6-56.0
College Graduate 3,649 224 5.2 4.5- 6.1 110 3.0 2.4- 3.7 1,065 25.6 23.9-27.3 2,250 66.2 64.3-68.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,426 321 26.0 23.0-29.2 126 10.0 8.0-12.4 338 19.3 16.8-22.0 641 44.8 41.3-48.3
$15,000- 24,999 2,028 360 19.9 17.7-22.3 155 9.0 7.4-11.0 547 23.8 21.5-26.2 966 47.3 44.5-50.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,264 186 15.7 13.4-18.4 70 5.7 4.3- 7.5 381 27.7 24.5-31.1 627 50.9 47.2-54.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,423 194 15.7 13.4-18.3 70 5.7 4.3- 7.4 465 30.1 27.1-33.2 694 48.6 45.2-52.0
$50,000-74,999 1,379 144 13.1 10.7-15.9 49 3.9 2.7- 5.6 445 31.5 28.5-34.6 741 51.5 48.1-54.9
$75,000+ 2,177 137 6.2 5.0- 7.5 53 2.3 1.7- 3.2 620 25.9 23.7-28.3 1,367 65.6 63.0-68.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,155 524 19.6 17.7-21.7 188 6.5 5.3- 7.9 1,080 32.8 30.7-34.9 1,363 41.1 38.8-43.4
No 8,513 1,007 13.4 12.5-14.4 419 6.0 5.3- 6.7 2,274 23.5 22.4-24.7 4,813 57.1 55.7-58.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,530 203 14.2 12.1-16.6 54 3.8 2.8- 5.2 725 44.0 40.9-47.0 548 38.0 35.0-41.1
Non-Veteran 10,192 1,341 14.9 14.0-15.9 556 6.4 5.7- 7.1 2,640 23.0 21.9-24.0 5,655 55.8 54.5-57.0

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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 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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