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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-WHITES

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%)
North Carolina 11,501 1,457 15.6 14.5-16.8 563 6.1 5.4- 7.0 3,381 24.8 23.6-26.0 6,100 53.4 51.9-54.9
-WHITES 8,781 1,125 16.3 15.0-17.8 379 5.4 4.6- 6.3 2,820 28.2 26.7-29.6 4,457 50.1 48.4-51.9
GENDER
Male 3,347 460 18.0 15.8-20.3 134 5.4 4.2- 6.9 1,396 33.7 31.3-36.1 1,357 43.0 40.4-45.6
Female 5,434 665 14.8 13.3-16.6 245 5.3 4.4- 6.5 1,424 23.1 21.4-24.9 3,100 56.8 54.6-58.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 158 11 10.3 4.6-21.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 8,611 1,114 16.5 15.2-17.9 371 5.4 4.6- 6.3 2,779 28.3 26.9-29.8 4,347 49.8 48.1-51.5
AGE
18-34 878 160 19.7 16.4-23.5 69 7.8 5.8-10.4 142 15.9 12.9-19.4 507 56.6 52.3-60.9
35-44 1,091 168 20.1 16.6-24.2 56 6.1 4.4- 8.5 214 21.5 18.1-25.3 653 52.3 48.0-56.6
45-54 1,539 295 19.9 17.2-23.0 77 5.6 3.9- 8.1 379 25.7 22.6-29.0 788 48.7 45.0-52.5
55-64 1,948 263 14.7 12.4-17.4 95 4.4 3.3- 5.8 676 36.1 33.0-39.4 914 44.7 41.5-48.0
65-74 1,764 173 8.9 7.1-11.2 46 2.3 1.5- 3.4 779 48.4 45.0-51.9 766 40.4 37.1-43.7
75+ 1,476 57 3.7 2.5- 5.3 33 2.1 1.4- 3.1 612 43.2 39.5-46.9 774 51.1 47.4-54.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 914 216 32.5 27.5-38.0 54 6.7 4.5- 9.9 326 31.3 26.6-36.4 318 29.4 24.8-34.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,444 405 19.9 17.3-22.7 124 5.5 4.2- 7.3 773 28.8 26.0-31.8 1,142 45.8 42.5-49.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,259 317 15.4 13.2-18.0 111 6.5 4.9- 8.5 749 27.9 25.2-30.7 1,082 50.3 47.0-53.5
College Graduate 3,143 187 6.1 4.8- 7.6 90 3.3 2.4- 4.4 966 26.3 24.2-28.6 1,900 64.3 61.8-66.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 851 242 35.6 30.4-41.1 61 8.7 5.8-12.9 212 18.1 14.9-21.9 336 37.6 32.3-43.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,318 254 27.1 22.9-31.8 71 5.1 3.6- 7.1 432 28.8 24.9-33.0 561 39.0 34.8-43.4
$25,000- 34,999 842 108 16.1 12.1-21.0 42 7.4 5.1-10.7 319 30.7 26.2-35.6 373 45.8 40.5-51.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,100 140 14.7 11.7-18.2 43 4.7 3.0- 7.2 366 27.3 23.8-31.2 551 53.3 48.7-57.8
$50,000- 74,999 1,151 123 13.8 10.6-17.6 43 3.5 2.2- 5.5 404 33.8 29.6-38.3 581 48.9 44.3-53.5
$75,000+ 1,948 112 6.8 5.0- 9.0 66 5.6 4.0- 7.9 578 27.1 24.3-30.0 1,192 60.5 57.1-63.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,688 441 22.7 20.0-25.7 132 5.4 4.2- 6.9 970 33.1 30.3-36.0 1,145 38.8 35.9-41.8
No 5,708 626 13.7 12.2-15.3 227 5.2 4.3- 6.3 1,746 26.8 25.0-28.6 3,109 54.4 52.3-56.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,301 156 14.8 11.8-18.3 44 4.7 2.9- 7.6 703 49.3 45.1-53.5 398 31.2 27.4-35.2
Non-Veteran 7,479 969 16.6 15.1-18.1 335 5.5 4.6- 6.4 2,117 25.0 23.5-26.6 4,058 53.0 51.1-54.9

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 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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