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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-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 8,702 1,099 14.2 13.2-15.2 444 6.1 5.4- 6.8 2,509 25.0 23.9-26.3 4,650 54.7 53.3-56.1
-African Americans 1,658 175 12.0 10.0-14.3 123 9.3 7.5-11.5 342 16.7 14.6-19.1 1,018 62.0 58.8-65.2
GENDER
Male 583 89 15.0 11.7-19.0 61 12.9 9.7-17.0 146 19.9 16.3-24.1 287 52.2 47.0-57.4
Female 1,075 86 9.4 7.2-12.3 62 6.2 4.4- 8.5 196 14.0 11.6-16.8 731 70.4 66.5-74.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,635 175 12.3 10.2-14.7 119 9.2 7.4-11.5 338 16.7 14.5-19.1 1,003 61.8 58.5-65.0
AGE
18-34 298 41 12.8 8.9-17.9 29 9.8 6.4-14.5 14 4.3 2.4- 7.6 214 73.2 66.8-78.7
35-44 231 26 12.6 8.3-18.7 17 8.6 5.1-14.2 25 9.2 5.7-14.5 163 69.6 61.9-76.3
45-54 308 37 13.7 9.4-19.5 23 10.7 6.6-16.8 52 16.9 12.0-23.1 196 58.8 51.4-65.9
55-64 361 43 12.8 8.7-18.4 39 11.1 7.7-15.8 98 30.7 24.6-37.5 181 45.4 38.8-52.2
65-74 274 22 8.8 4.8-15.4 *** *** *** 93 38.3 29.9-47.5 150 50.2 41.5-59.0
75+ 166 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 259 28 13.9 8.9-21.0 27 13.3 8.4-20.3 78 27.2 20.6-35.1 126 45.6 37.2-54.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 533 72 14.3 10.8-18.7 39 8.0 5.5-11.5 100 15.8 12.3-20.0 322 61.9 56.3-67.2
Some Post-H.S. 479 59 12.4 9.0-16.9 41 10.6 7.3-15.2 89 11.5 8.7-15.1 290 65.5 59.6-70.9
College Graduate 386 16 4.2 2.4- 7.3 *** *** *** 75 17.5 13.2-22.8 279 73.8 67.9-79.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 331 40 15.7 10.9-22.0 41 14.1 9.8-19.9 67 16.5 12.1-22.1 183 53.7 46.1-61.1
$15,000- 24,999 377 55 16.2 11.9-21.7 31 9.2 5.9-13.9 86 20.1 15.5-25.8 205 54.5 47.9-61.0
$25,000- 34,999 202 22 10.5 6.0-17.7 *** *** *** 37 14.0 9.3-20.5 129 64.8 55.5-73.1
$35,000- 49,999 187 17 8.3 4.6-14.5 *** *** *** 32 16.2 10.5-24.2 129 68.8 59.3-76.9
$50,000- 74,999 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 158 *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 17.3 10.8-26.5 115 71.4 61.0-80.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 502 61 13.4 9.6-18.3 45 10.8 7.4-15.6 126 22.2 17.7-27.5 270 53.6 47.3-59.8
No 1,148 114 11.6 9.3-14.4 77 8.8 6.7-11.4 213 14.9 12.5-17.7 744 64.7 60.9-68.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 195 34 16.2 10.9-23.4 15 11.7 6.4-20.2 53 25.3 18.6-33.4 93 46.8 38.3-55.6
Non-Veteran 1,463 141 11.4 9.3-13.9 108 8.9 7.1-11.3 289 15.5 13.3-18.0 925 64.2 60.7-67.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 799 76 10.6 8.0-13.9 50 8.1 5.7-11.4 177 18.5 15.2-22.2 496 62.9 58.1-67.4
No 859 99 13.3 10.4-16.8 73 10.4 7.8-13.6 165 15.1 12.4-18.3 522 61.2 56.7-65.5

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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 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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