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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 7,152 860 13.8 12.7-14.9 353 5.5 4.8- 6.3 1,747 21.2 20.0-22.4 4,192 59.5 58.0-61.0
RACE
White 4,994 613 14.4 13.1-15.8 229 5.3 4.5- 6.2 1,390 25.3 23.8-26.8 2,762 55.1 53.3-56.9
African American 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
Other Minorities 661 78 9.5 6.7-13.4 37 4.2 2.5- 6.7 104 9.0 6.8-11.7 442 77.3 72.8-81.3
AGE
18-34 1,135 173 16.7 14.2-19.7 73 6.5 5.0- 8.4 133 10.8 8.9-12.9 756 66.0 62.6-69.2
35-44 924 138 14.1 11.7-16.9 60 7.0 5.1- 9.6 151 17.1 14.4-20.2 575 61.8 58.0-65.5
45-54 1,227 226 19.3 16.6-22.4 79 6.1 4.5- 8.1 264 21.7 18.9-24.7 658 52.9 49.4-56.5
55-64 1,411 174 12.3 10.4-14.5 63 4.1 3.1- 5.4 381 27.6 24.8-30.5 793 56.0 52.9-59.2
65-74 1,307 109 7.9 6.4- 9.9 55 4.5 3.2- 6.1 479 37.1 34.0-40.4 664 50.5 47.1-53.8
75+ 1,054 36 3.1 2.1- 4.5 17 2.1 1.2- 3.7 317 29.8 26.5-33.3 684 65.1 61.4-68.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 860 134 19.5 15.9-23.6 54 8.6 6.1-12.0 183 17.9 15.0-21.2 489 54.0 49.5-58.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,070 315 17.6 15.5-20.0 116 5.8 4.6- 7.3 467 20.1 18.1-22.2 1,172 56.5 53.7-59.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,027 281 14.7 12.7-16.9 111 5.7 4.6- 7.1 533 22.7 20.5-25.0 1,102 56.9 54.1-59.6
College Graduate 2,172 129 5.0 4.1- 6.2 71 3.1 2.3- 4.1 558 22.1 20.1-24.3 1,414 69.7 67.4-72.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 938 194 24.5 20.9-28.6 80 10.1 7.6-13.3 189 15.1 12.5-18.1 475 50.3 46.0-54.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,274 206 17.6 14.9-20.7 80 6.4 4.9- 8.4 278 17.6 15.2-20.3 710 58.4 54.8-61.9
$25,000- 34,999 763 92 13.4 10.6-16.8 41 5.2 3.6- 7.5 193 22.4 18.9-26.4 437 58.9 54.4-63.3
$35,000- 49,999 831 99 14.4 11.5-17.9 41 6.1 4.3- 8.6 234 24.8 21.4-28.5 457 54.8 50.5-59.0
$50,000- 74,999 796 73 11.8 8.6-16.0 27 3.1 2.0- 4.8 217 27.6 23.8-31.7 479 57.5 52.9-61.9
$75,000+ 1,114 64 5.6 4.1- 7.6 34 2.7 1.8- 4.0 276 22.7 19.9-25.7 740 69.0 65.7-72.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,975 313 19.4 16.9-22.1 122 7.3 5.6- 9.3 546 25.9 23.5-28.4 994 47.5 44.6-50.4
No 5,145 542 12.1 11.0-13.4 230 5.0 4.3- 5.9 1,195 19.8 18.5-21.1 3,178 63.0 61.3-64.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 154 19 13.1 7.6-21.6 *** *** *** 49 30.5 21.4-41.4 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 6,995 841 13.8 12.7-15.0 344 5.5 4.8- 6.3 1,698 21.0 19.8-22.2 4,112 59.7 58.2-61.2

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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 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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