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2012 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 11,727 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
-WHITES 8,275 1,111 15.4 14.4-16.5 366 5.0 4.4- 5.7 2,660 29.2 28.0-30.5 4,138 50.3 48.9-51.7
GENDER
Male 3,281 498 16.6 15.0-18.2 137 4.8 3.9- 5.9 1,270 33.5 31.5-35.6 1,376 45.1 42.9-47.3
Female 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 168 17 11.6 6.6-19.7 *** *** *** 33 19.8 13.1-28.7 107 61.1 51.2-70.1
Non-Hispanic 8,094 1,092 15.5 14.5-16.6 355 5.0 4.4- 5.7 2,622 29.5 28.2-30.7 4,025 50.1 48.6-51.5
AGE
18-34 1,159 211 18.6 16.1-21.4 82 7.1 5.6- 9.0 210 17.1 14.7-19.8 656 57.1 53.7-60.5
35-44 1,028 188 18.6 16.0-21.6 66 6.2 4.6- 8.2 237 23.2 20.3-26.4 537 52.0 48.4-55.6
45-54 1,392 262 19.7 17.3-22.3 75 5.0 3.8- 6.6 378 28.6 25.7-31.8 677 46.6 43.5-49.8
55-64 1,699 251 14.6 12.7-16.8 64 3.9 2.8- 5.4 554 33.8 31.2-36.6 830 47.6 44.7-50.5
65-74 1,653 155 8.9 7.4-10.7 55 3.1 2.3- 4.1 732 46.3 43.4-49.2 711 41.7 38.8-44.6
75+ 1,286 40 2.6 1.8- 3.8 19 1.6 0.9- 2.9 530 43.6 40.1-47.1 697 52.1 48.6-55.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 765 177 27.9 23.9-32.2 47 7.0 4.9-10.1 262 32.2 27.9-36.7 279 32.9 28.8-37.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,347 418 20.4 18.4-22.6 117 5.7 4.5- 7.1 723 28.6 26.4-30.9 1,089 45.3 42.7-48.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,274 348 15.4 13.7-17.4 117 5.6 4.5- 6.9 749 29.3 27.0-31.7 1,060 49.7 47.1-52.3
College Graduate 2,871 168 5.2 4.3- 6.2 84 2.9 2.2- 3.7 917 28.3 26.4-30.4 1,702 63.6 61.4-65.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 791 209 31.4 27.3-35.9 54 7.0 5.0- 9.9 214 22.9 19.4-26.9 314 38.6 34.3-43.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,219 246 24.3 21.2-27.7 75 7.3 5.5- 9.5 371 27.6 24.5-30.9 527 40.8 37.2-44.5
$25,000- 34,999 848 134 16.4 13.6-19.7 47 6.1 4.4- 8.3 294 32.6 28.8-36.6 373 45.0 40.6-49.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,062 146 15.9 13.2-18.9 49 5.1 3.7- 6.9 387 34.5 30.9-38.2 480 44.6 40.9-48.4
$50,000- 74,999 1,081 118 13.9 11.2-17.2 40 4.1 2.7- 6.1 386 34.4 30.9-37.9 537 47.6 43.9-51.4
$75,000+ 1,855 113 6.1 4.9- 7.5 44 2.3 1.6- 3.2 564 28.2 25.6-30.8 1,134 63.5 60.7-66.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,286 391 19.8 17.8-22.1 104 5.1 4.0- 6.5 838 35.5 33.0-38.0 953 39.6 37.0-42.2
No 5,949 710 14.0 12.9-15.2 260 5.0 4.3- 5.8 1,813 27.4 26.0-28.8 3,166 53.6 51.9-55.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,169 150 14.0 11.7-16.6 33 2.8 1.9- 4.0 594 47.7 44.2-51.1 392 35.6 32.3-39.0
Non-Veteran 7,105 961 15.6 14.5-16.8 333 5.4 4.7- 6.2 2,065 26.4 25.2-27.8 3,746 52.5 51.0-54.1

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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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