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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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 11,727 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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,175 273 14.4 12.5-16.5 164 9.4 7.7-11.4 441 17.2 15.3-19.3 1,297 59.0 56.3-61.7
GENDER
Male 742 111 15.4 12.4-19.0 79 12.3 9.4-15.9 198 21.8 18.5-25.5 354 50.5 46.0-54.9
Female 1,433 162 13.5 11.2-16.1 85 7.0 5.3- 9.1 243 13.4 11.3-15.7 943 66.2 62.9-69.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,115 268 14.6 12.7-16.8 161 9.5 7.8-11.5 433 17.3 15.4-19.4 1,253 58.6 55.8-61.3
AGE
18-34 464 75 16.9 13.4-21.1 41 11.2 7.9-15.8 30 6.8 4.6- 9.9 318 65.1 59.8-70.1
35-44 322 34 11.6 8.0-16.7 32 11.6 7.8-16.9 33 12.8 8.4-18.9 223 64.0 57.1-70.4
45-54 415 67 18.1 13.5-23.8 36 9.2 6.1-13.6 54 12.2 8.9-16.4 258 60.6 54.3-66.5
55-64 455 65 15.0 10.7-20.7 31 7.3 4.8-11.0 136 30.5 25.4-36.1 223 47.2 41.4-53.1
65-74 312 26 7.6 4.8-11.9 21 6.9 4.0-11.7 117 44.6 37.0-52.5 148 40.9 33.7-48.4
75+ 176 *** *** *** *** *** *** 62 40.3 30.6-50.7 105 56.1 45.8-65.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 346 52 18.5 13.2-25.4 41 18.2 12.6-25.6 94 26.4 20.6-33.1 159 36.9 30.6-43.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 678 111 19.0 15.4-23.2 63 10.1 7.3-13.7 128 15.0 12.1-18.4 376 56.0 51.1-60.7
Some Post-H.S. 637 76 13.1 10.2-16.7 42 7.0 4.9- 9.9 128 16.3 13.2-20.0 391 63.5 58.8-68.0
College Graduate 504 33 4.5 3.0- 6.6 18 3.8 2.2- 6.3 90 13.6 10.5-17.4 363 78.2 73.7-82.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 412 71 20.3 15.5-26.2 49 16.4 11.8-22.4 81 15.6 11.8-20.2 211 47.6 41.2-54.1
$15,000- 24,999 495 72 16.0 12.0-20.9 59 13.9 9.9-19.2 109 19.4 15.3-24.4 255 50.7 44.9-56.5
$25,000- 34,999 280 41 16.6 11.9-22.5 19 6.2 3.5-10.8 51 13.9 9.5-19.7 169 63.3 56.0-70.1
$35,000- 49,999 229 27 14.7 9.5-22.2 *** *** *** 51 17.8 12.7-24.5 139 60.3 52.0-68.0
$50,000- 74,999 211 15 10.8 6.1-18.3 *** *** *** 42 22.5 15.9-30.8 149 63.8 54.8-71.8
$75,000+ 189 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 12.8 8.3-19.4 147 79.1 71.3-85.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 566 73 17.3 12.8-23.0 53 11.3 7.9-15.8 165 25.9 21.6-30.7 275 45.6 40.2-51.1
No 1,598 198 13.6 11.6-15.9 110 8.9 7.0-11.1 275 15.0 12.9-17.3 1,015 62.6 59.5-65.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 265 41 15.1 10.3-21.6 17 7.3 4.3-12.4 92 31.8 25.5-38.9 115 45.7 38.3-53.3
Non-Veteran 1,909 232 14.3 12.3-16.5 147 9.7 7.9-11.9 349 15.2 13.3-17.4 1,181 60.9 57.9-63.7

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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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