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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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 12,085 1,475 14.3 13.2-15.5 554 5.4 4.7- 6.3 3,634 24.5 23.3-25.6 6,422 55.8 54.3-57.2
GENDER
Male 4,468 635 16.9 15.0-18.9 218 6.5 5.2- 8.1 1,686 28.1 26.3-30.1 1,929 48.5 46.1-50.9
Female 7,617 840 12.0 10.7-13.3 336 4.4 3.8- 5.2 1,948 21.0 19.8-22.3 4,493 62.6 60.9-64.3
RACE
White 9,416 1,144 14.9 13.6-16.3 363 4.7 3.9- 5.6 3,052 27.4 26.1-28.7 4,857 53.0 51.4-54.6
African American 1,876 237 13.8 11.3-16.8 159 7.9 6.1-10.3 383 16.1 13.8-18.6 1,097 62.2 58.5-65.7
Asian 104 9 7.5 3.5-15.2 2 6.3 1.2-27.4 16 9.6 4.9-18.2 77 76.5 62.8-86.3
Native American 266 50 23.3 15.0-34.2 12 6.7 2.5-16.9 86 30.1 20.5-41.8 118 39.9 30.5-50.1
Other Minorities 350 31 9.8 5.4-17.1 13 4.9 2.3-10.2 75 18.8 13.2-26.0 231 66.6 58.0-74.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 417 26 4.8 2.3- 9.5 18 4.7 2.3- 9.4 101 22.5 16.9-29.5 272 68.0 60.4-74.6
-English Speaking 239 22 5.1 2.6- 9.6 13 3.0 1.6- 5.7 65 25.1 17.0-35.3 139 66.8 56.7-75.6
-Spanish Speaking 178 4 4.4 1.2-15.4 5 6.4 2.3-16.1 36 20.1 12.8-30.1 133 69.1 57.7-78.6
Non-Hispanic 11,636 1,447 15.1 13.9-16.4 535 5.5 4.8- 6.4 3,520 24.5 23.4-25.7 6,134 54.8 53.4-56.3
AGE
18-24 352 64 21.1 15.5-27.9 24 8.0 4.8-13.1 25 4.8 2.9- 7.9 239 66.0 58.9-72.5
25-34 975 165 16.9 13.9-20.4 55 6.4 4.4- 9.2 162 18.9 15.6-22.7 593 57.9 53.5-62.2
35-44 1,711 228 12.8 10.8-15.0 101 5.9 4.5- 7.7 296 17.6 15.3-20.1 1,086 63.7 60.6-66.7
45-54 2,280 387 17.3 15.1-19.7 153 6.3 5.0- 7.9 559 24.3 22.0-26.7 1,181 52.1 49.3-54.9
55-64 2,682 345 13.4 11.6-15.3 127 4.0 3.2- 5.0 931 35.8 33.4-38.4 1,279 46.8 44.2-49.4
65-74 2,253 216 9.4 7.8-11.3 59 3.1 2.1- 4.6 974 44.4 41.6-47.2 1,004 43.2 40.4-46.0
75+ 1,709 62 3.4 2.5- 4.8 27 1.8 1.1- 2.8 654 39.2 36.0-42.5 966 55.6 52.3-58.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,534 296 23.4 19.6-27.7 89 9.4 6.8-12.8 499 25.2 22.0-28.7 650 42.1 37.8-46.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,489 572 20.6 18.1-23.4 198 7.1 5.5- 9.2 1,008 22.9 20.8-25.1 1,711 49.3 46.3-52.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,014 400 14.7 12.6-17.1 158 5.1 4.1- 6.4 954 25.6 23.4-27.9 1,502 54.6 51.7-57.4
College Graduate 4,028 207 4.7 3.8- 5.8 109 2.6 2.0- 3.4 1,169 24.8 22.9-26.7 2,543 67.9 65.8-70.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,325 291 24.2 20.8-28.0 110 11.4 8.4-15.3 344 21.1 18.1-24.4 580 43.3 39.0-47.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,903 349 20.6 17.5-24.0 97 5.1 3.7- 7.1 615 25.5 22.6-28.6 842 48.8 44.8-52.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,293 184 17.1 13.8-21.0 66 5.4 3.4- 8.7 417 30.3 26.3-34.6 626 47.2 42.7-51.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,504 190 14.9 12.0-18.2 61 4.5 3.0- 6.7 484 26.8 23.7-30.1 769 53.9 49.9-57.8
$50,000-74,999 1,592 141 9.9 7.7-12.6 59 4.4 3.1- 6.4 482 26.2 23.3-29.2 910 59.5 56.0-63.0
$75,000+ 2,527 132 7.5 5.8- 9.7 84 4.0 2.8- 5.5 747 24.4 22.2-26.8 1,564 64.1 61.3-66.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,543 688 19.3 17.1-21.7 256 7.3 5.9- 9.1 1,549 29.6 27.6-31.6 2,050 43.8 41.5-46.2
No 7,041 732 12.1 10.8-13.5 280 4.6 3.8- 5.5 1,947 22.4 21.0-23.9 4,082 60.9 59.1-62.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,675 224 13.8 11.5-16.4 70 5.0 3.4- 7.2 784 39.9 36.6-43.3 597 41.3 37.7-45.0
Non-Veteran 10,405 1,250 14.4 13.2-15.8 484 5.5 4.7- 6.4 2,849 22.2 21.0-23.5 5,822 57.8 56.2-59.4

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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 somedays' rates.

^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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