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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,520 1,544 31.9 30.3-33.6 610 13.1 11.8-14.4 3,366 55.0 53.3-56.7
GENDER
Male 2,560 684 30.2 28.0-32.6 257 12.6 10.9-14.5 1,619 57.2 54.7-59.7
Female 2,960 860 34.0 31.7-36.4 353 13.6 12.0-15.5 1,747 52.4 50.0-54.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,076 1,094 31.0 29.2-32.9 355 10.0 8.8-11.3 2,627 59.0 57.0-60.9
Non-Hispanic Black 864 269 35.3 31.2-39.8 161 22.9 19.1-27.2 434 41.8 37.5-46.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 237 *** *** *** 35 14.8 9.0-23.4 121 39.1 30.0-49.1
Non-Hispanic Other 115 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 195 49 24.6 18.0-32.7 40 21.1 15.1-28.7 106 54.3 45.9-62.5
AGE
18-34 757 323 43.3 39.1-47.5 153 21.0 17.7-24.7 281 35.7 31.8-39.9
35-44 675 260 37.5 33.3-42.0 111 16.6 13.4-20.4 304 45.9 41.3-50.5
45-54 987 368 38.4 34.6-42.3 131 12.3 10.0-15.1 488 49.3 45.3-53.3
55-64 1,195 346 28.3 25.1-31.7 103 8.6 6.7-11.0 746 63.1 59.5-66.5
65-74 1,162 188 14.8 12.5-17.4 81 6.4 5.0- 8.3 893 78.8 75.8-81.4
75+ 699 53 6.6 4.8- 9.1 25 3.3 2.0- 5.4 621 90.1 87.1-92.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 805 271 37.3 32.9-41.8 112 17.2 13.7-21.2 422 45.6 41.1-50.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,723 586 38.1 35.2-41.1 210 13.1 11.1-15.4 927 48.8 45.8-51.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,580 462 31.9 29.0-35.0 177 12.8 10.8-15.1 941 55.3 52.1-58.4
College Graduate 1,399 224 15.5 13.3-17.9 110 8.8 7.1-10.9 1,065 75.7 72.8-78.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 785 321 47.0 42.4-51.7 126 18.1 14.6-22.2 338 34.9 30.7-39.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,062 360 37.7 33.9-41.7 155 17.1 14.1-20.7 547 45.1 41.2-49.1
$25,000- 34,999 637 186 32.0 27.6-36.7 70 11.7 8.9-15.2 381 56.3 51.4-61.2
$35,000- 49,999 729 194 30.5 26.3-34.9 70 11.1 8.5-14.2 465 58.5 53.8-63.0
$50,000-74,999 638 144 27.1 22.5-32.1 49 8.0 5.5-11.4 445 65.0 59.8-69.8
$75,000+ 810 137 17.9 14.8-21.6 53 6.7 4.9- 9.1 620 75.4 71.4-79.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,792 524 33.3 30.4-36.4 188 11.0 9.1-13.3 1,080 55.6 52.5-58.7
No 3,700 1,007 31.3 29.4-33.3 419 13.9 12.4-15.5 2,274 54.8 52.7-56.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 982 203 22.9 19.7-26.5 54 6.2 4.6- 8.4 725 70.9 67.2-74.3
Non-Veteran 4,537 1,341 33.7 31.9-35.6 556 14.4 13.0-15.9 2,640 51.9 50.0-53.8

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes in their entire life.

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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