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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

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%)
TOTAL 2,490 214 12.0 10.2-14.0 326 16.5 14.4-18.8 284 11.9 10.3-13.7 1,666 59.7 56.9-62.3
GENDER
Male 1,180 104 12.8 10.3-15.8 142 16.2 13.4-19.6 132 11.4 9.2-13.9 802 59.6 55.8-63.3
Female 1,310 110 10.9 8.6-13.8 184 16.8 13.9-20.1 152 12.6 10.2-15.4 864 59.7 55.9-63.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,879 153 11.0 9.1-13.3 224 15.8 13.5-18.5 211 12.2 10.3-14.3 1,291 61.0 57.9-64.0
Non-Hispanic Black 328 36 16.0 11.0-22.8 45 13.4 9.2-19.2 41 10.2 6.9-15.0 206 60.3 52.9-67.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 2.7 1.1- 6.4 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 93 12 16.1 8.3-28.9 *** *** *** 13 15.1 8.6-25.1 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 179 60 36.7 28.8-45.4 72 38.7 30.5-47.5 31 16.2 11.2-22.8 16 8.5 4.9-14.3
35-44 207 47 22.6 16.3-30.3 52 24.0 17.6-31.9 35 19.0 13.1-26.7 73 34.5 27.1-42.7
45-54 321 31 9.1 5.7-14.3 46 15.3 10.7-21.4 65 16.3 12.1-21.6 179 59.3 52.2-66.0
55-64 578 42 7.5 5.2-10.7 81 13.3 10.1-17.3 60 9.1 6.5-12.7 395 70.1 65.0-74.6
65-74 673 22 2.5 1.5- 4.2 53 8.7 5.9-12.6 57 7.1 5.1- 9.8 541 81.7 77.3-85.3
75+ 513 11 1.2 0.5- 3.0 19 4.3 1.5-11.4 31 5.6 3.6- 8.5 452 88.9 83.1-92.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 359 31 13.1 8.7-19.4 56 19.8 14.3-26.9 40 9.8 6.6-14.3 232 57.2 49.9-64.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 652 58 12.4 9.0-16.7 79 14.0 10.8-18.1 80 12.7 9.8-16.4 435 60.9 55.8-65.8
Some Post-H.S. 724 71 12.5 9.3-16.4 100 18.0 14.1-22.7 83 12.0 9.1-15.8 470 57.5 52.5-62.4
College Graduate 753 53 9.8 7.3-13.1 91 14.2 11.2-17.9 80 12.5 9.6-16.1 529 63.5 58.8-67.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 269 41 23.2 15.9-32.6 39 13.9 9.0-20.9 34 12.1 7.7-18.6 155 50.7 42.1-59.3
$15,000- 24,999 462 51 13.5 9.7-18.5 74 25.1 19.5-31.6 44 7.5 4.9-11.2 293 54.0 47.6-60.2
$25,000- 34,999 217 17 10.0 5.5-17.5 26 16.4 9.6-26.8 24 14.5 9.0-22.4 150 59.1 49.3-68.2
$35,000- 49,999 318 25 15.4 9.9-23.0 40 12.1 8.3-17.2 35 12.3 8.3-17.9 218 60.2 52.8-67.3
$50,000-74,999 294 28 10.4 6.9-15.3 30 12.8 8.3-19.3 37 13.1 8.8-19.1 199 63.7 56.2-70.6
$75,000+ 483 23 6.9 4.3-11.1 65 15.2 11.5-19.9 58 14.0 10.4-18.7 337 63.8 58.0-69.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 847 73 11.0 8.1-14.8 112 15.5 12.1-19.5 90 11.0 8.4-14.2 572 62.6 57.8-67.1
No 1,629 141 12.4 10.3-15.0 213 17.0 14.4-19.9 192 12.3 10.3-14.6 1,083 58.4 55.1-61.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 495 31 9.5 6.2-14.2 45 11.5 8.1-16.1 43 7.6 5.0-11.2 376 71.4 65.6-76.6
Non-Veteran 1,994 183 12.6 10.6-15.0 281 17.8 15.3-20.5 241 13.0 11.1-15.2 1,289 56.6 53.5-59.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,286 103 11.5 9.0-14.6 163 15.5 12.6-18.9 156 11.8 9.6-14.4 864 61.2 57.3-65.0
No 1,204 111 12.6 10.2-15.4 163 17.6 14.7-20.9 128 12.0 9.7-14.7 802 57.9 54.1-61.6

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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 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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