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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,702 7,159 79.8 78.6-80.9 1,543 20.2 19.1-21.4
GENDER
Male 3,393 2,694 76.6 74.7-78.5 699 23.4 21.5-25.3
Female 5,309 4,465 82.7 81.2-84.1 844 17.3 15.9-18.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,882 4,817 78.7 77.2-80.1 1,065 21.3 19.9-22.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,617 1,323 78.4 75.5-81.1 294 21.6 18.9-24.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 391 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 264 230 88.8 83.1-92.8 34 11.2 7.2-16.9
Hispanic 457 410 89.0 85.0-92.0 47 11.0 8.0-15.0
AGE
18-34 1,353 1,027 75.9 73.2-78.5 326 24.1 21.5-26.8
35-44 1,147 916 79.2 76.1-81.9 231 20.8 18.1-23.9
45-54 1,451 1,081 72.8 69.7-75.8 370 27.2 24.2-30.3
55-64 1,780 1,450 82.5 80.1-84.6 330 17.5 15.4-19.9
65-74 1,609 1,398 87.8 85.6-89.7 211 12.2 10.3-14.4
75+ 1,278 1,209 94.0 91.5-95.8 69 6.0 4.2- 8.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,167 904 73.4 69.7-76.8 263 26.6 23.2-30.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,446 1,867 73.0 70.5-75.4 579 27.0 24.6-29.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,366 1,917 80.7 78.6-82.7 449 19.3 17.3-21.4
College Graduate 2,714 2,464 90.6 89.0-92.0 250 9.4 8.0-11.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,078 774 67.2 63.0-71.0 304 32.8 29.0-37.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,549 1,171 72.5 69.3-75.4 378 27.5 24.6-30.7
$25,000- 34,999 849 665 75.1 70.9-78.9 184 24.9 21.1-29.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,016 834 79.7 76.1-82.9 182 20.3 17.1-23.9
$50,000-74,999 920 806 85.5 82.1-88.3 114 14.5 11.7-17.9
$75,000+ 1,612 1,481 90.6 88.4-92.3 131 9.4 7.7-11.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,518 1,917 70.9 68.2-73.5 601 29.1 26.5-31.8
No 6,138 5,205 82.5 81.2-83.8 933 17.5 16.2-18.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,134 918 77.5 74.0-80.7 216 22.5 19.3-26.0
Non-Veteran 7,564 6,237 80.1 78.8-81.3 1,327 19.9 18.7-21.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,490 3,644 78.5 76.8-80.2 846 21.5 19.8-23.2
No 4,212 3,515 81.1 79.3-82.6 697 18.9 17.4-20.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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