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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use-WHITES

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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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%)
North Carolina 3,338 311 14.6 12.7-16.6 459 16.0 14.4-17.7 359 11.4 10.1-12.9 2,209 58.0 55.7-60.3
-WHITES 2,643 232 13.6 11.7-15.8 338 15.0 13.3-17.0 269 11.2 9.8-12.9 1,804 60.1 57.5-62.6
GENDER
Male 1,261 109 14.1 11.2-17.5 164 15.2 12.8-18.0 116 10.4 8.4-12.8 872 60.4 56.7-64.0
Female 1,382 123 13.1 10.8-15.9 174 14.9 12.5-17.6 153 12.3 10.3-14.7 932 59.7 56.3-63.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,606 229 13.7 11.8-15.9 331 15.0 13.3-16.9 262 10.9 9.5-12.5 1,784 60.4 57.8-62.9
AGE
18-34 207 82 46.3 38.3-54.6 81 35.3 28.3-43.0 27 11.1 7.3-16.5 17 7.3 4.1-12.7
35-44 235 44 20.3 15.0-26.9 52 18.9 14.0-25.0 51 22.1 16.3-29.3 88 38.7 31.4-46.6
45-54 377 44 13.2 9.2-18.6 66 18.0 13.5-23.5 57 14.0 10.5-18.4 210 54.8 48.4-61.1
55-64 553 32 4.8 3.2- 7.2 61 11.0 8.3-14.5 60 12.5 9.5-16.4 400 71.6 66.9-75.9
65-74 728 23 2.7 1.7- 4.4 59 7.2 5.3- 9.6 45 5.0 3.6- 7.0 601 85.1 82.0-87.7
75+ 527 *** *** *** 18 2.6 1.5- 4.4 26 4.3 2.6- 6.9 477 92.4 89.4-94.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 262 21 9.0 5.4-14.7 26 10.5 6.6-16.2 25 11.6 7.0-18.7 190 68.9 60.8-76.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 718 77 16.2 12.5-20.6 92 14.9 11.7-18.8 85 12.7 10.0-16.1 464 56.2 51.5-60.8
Some Post-H.S. 747 78 17.3 13.4-22.2 103 16.7 13.4-20.5 79 11.2 8.7-14.2 487 54.8 50.1-59.4
College Graduate 908 56 9.1 6.8-12.0 115 15.2 12.5-18.4 80 9.8 7.7-12.5 657 65.9 61.9-69.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 214 32 21.0 14.1-29.9 35 19.8 13.0-28.9 24 11.3 6.9-18.1 123 47.9 39.0-57.0
$15,000- 24,999 369 40 18.8 13.4-25.7 50 14.6 10.5-20.0 47 13.4 9.3-19.0 232 53.2 46.4-59.8
$25,000- 34,999 292 21 10.4 6.4-16.4 38 17.5 12.5-23.9 30 11.6 7.6-17.4 203 60.5 53.2-67.4
$35,000- 49,999 386 33 12.1 8.4-17.2 45 14.6 10.3-20.4 36 9.3 6.5-13.2 272 64.0 57.4-70.0
$50,000- 74,999 384 35 11.2 7.6-16.1 65 22.0 17.0-28.0 39 12.3 8.7-17.1 245 54.6 48.3-60.7
$75,000+ 558 38 13.5 8.9-19.9 71 12.2 9.4-15.7 59 11.6 8.7-15.4 390 62.7 56.9-68.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 835 74 12.8 9.9-16.4 95 13.4 10.6-16.7 78 9.0 7.0-11.6 588 64.8 60.6-68.9
No 1,800 156 13.8 11.4-16.6 242 15.8 13.6-18.1 190 12.1 10.2-14.2 1,212 58.4 55.3-61.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 590 29 7.5 5.0-11.2 58 13.6 10.2-18.1 39 7.7 5.4-10.7 464 71.2 66.1-75.8
Non-Veteran 2,052 203 15.3 13.0-18.0 280 15.4 13.5-17.6 230 12.2 10.5-14.2 1,339 57.0 54.1-59.9

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

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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