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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked cigarettes regularly?*

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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 3,979 242 10.2 8.0-12.8 537 18.0 15.8-20.5 462 12.6 10.8-14.7 2,738 59.2 56.3-62.0
GENDER
Male 1,864 102 9.4 6.9-12.6 243 18.7 15.5-22.5 197 13.1 10.3-16.5 1,322 58.8 54.6-62.8
Female 2,115 140 11.2 7.8-15.9 294 17.1 14.2-20.4 265 12.0 10.1-14.1 1,416 59.7 55.6-63.7
RACE
White 3,335 193 9.6 7.3-12.6 438 17.1 14.8-19.7 360 11.7 9.9-13.6 2,344 61.6 58.5-64.7
African American 426 31 11.7 6.9-19.2 66 17.8 12.3-24.9 53 8.9 6.2-12.6 276 61.6 53.7-68.9
Asian 17 2 30.0 7.0-71.0 3 24.2 6.7-58.5 4 18.1 5.1-47.5 8 27.8 9.4-58.8
Native American 89 7 7.9 3.0-19.3 13 22.0 9.8-42.2 17 11.4 6.0-20.7 52 58.8 40.9-74.5
Other Minorities 74 8 15.5 4.8-40.2 12 14.0 5.7-30.8 19 36.7 18.6-59.6 35 33.7 20.0-50.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 93 13 18.5 8.2-36.4 18 30.9 16.0-51.1 21 25.0 11.7-45.4 41 25.7 15.5-39.5
-English Speaking 56 10 25.3 10.8-48.7 8 26.3 8.4-58.2 10 14.9 6.4-31.0 28 33.4 17.5-54.3
-Spanish Speaking 37 3 14.3 3.4-44.1 10 33.6 14.4-60.3 11 31.0 12.1-59.5 13 21.1 9.9-39.4
Non-Hispanic 3,872 228 9.6 7.5-12.2 517 16.9 14.9-19.2 439 11.8 10.2-13.6 2,688 61.7 58.8-64.4
AGE
18-24 34 17 59.2 35.6-79.2 17 40.8 20.8-64.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 226 45 19.5 12.4-29.4 80 38.2 28.4-49.0 66 28.3 19.2-39.5 35 14.0 8.7-21.7
35-44 357 44 9.5 6.3-14.0 87 23.1 17.9-29.3 68 21.0 15.5-27.8 158 46.4 39.1-53.9
45-54 633 47 8.6 5.3-13.6 96 17.7 13.3-23.2 86 9.7 7.2-13.0 404 64.0 58.0-69.6
55-64 988 41 4.4 2.8- 6.9 143 13.5 10.8-16.7 120 11.9 9.5-14.8 684 70.2 66.0-74.0
65-74 993 33 3.3 2.1- 5.1 83 7.9 5.8-10.7 86 7.8 6.0-10.1 791 81.0 77.5-84.1
75+ 720 14 2.9 1.3- 6.5 29 3.9 2.2- 7.1 33 3.9 2.3- 6.5 644 89.3 84.9-92.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 548 35 13.7 7.8-23.0 73 12.2 8.5-17.2 71 18.3 11.1-28.8 369 55.8 46.7-64.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,166 84 11.6 8.2-16.0 185 21.5 17.0-27.0 136 10.9 8.4-14.0 761 56.0 50.8-61.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,060 92 14.2 9.2-21.2 140 18.9 14.2-24.6 126 11.2 8.8-14.3 702 55.7 49.6-61.6
College Graduate 1,200 31 3.1 1.9- 4.8 138 16.6 13.5-20.2 128 12.8 10.1-16.1 903 67.6 63.5-71.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 407 43 21.4 12.9-33.4 69 17.0 10.1-27.1 41 15.5 6.9-31.0 254 46.2 35.8-56.9
$15,000- 24,999 612 40 11.9 7.1-19.3 107 25.3 18.1-34.2 72 11.1 8.1-15.2 393 51.6 44.1-59.1
$25,000- 34,999 466 22 6.1 3.6-10.2 65 19.9 13.6-28.3 52 11.4 7.7-16.4 327 62.6 54.7-69.9
$35,000- 49,999 563 43 13.5 6.2-27.1 76 20.2 13.9-28.4 85 15.4 10.4-22.2 359 50.9 42.1-59.6
$50,000-74,999 532 33 8.5 4.7-15.1 61 14.0 9.8-19.7 65 11.1 8.2-14.8 373 66.4 59.6-72.5
$75,000+ 835 31 5.7 3.3- 9.8 107 18.2 14.5-22.6 90 13.9 10.5-18.2 607 62.1 57.0-67.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,557 93 8.2 6.0-11.1 207 16.0 13.0-19.5 152 9.8 7.3-12.9 1,105 66.1 61.8-70.1
No 2,208 135 9.8 7.4-12.9 290 19.0 15.8-22.6 287 14.6 12.0-17.6 1,496 56.6 52.8-60.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 836 29 5.2 2.9- 8.9 76 13.1 9.4-18.0 73 8.4 6.2-11.2 658 73.3 68.0-78.0
Non-Veteran 2,833 189 11.7 8.9-15.1 427 19.5 16.8-22.5 353 13.3 11.4-15.6 1,864 55.5 52.1-58.9

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

^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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