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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 3,393 493 16.0 14.4-17.7 206 7.4 6.3- 8.7 1,190 29.8 27.9-31.7 1,504 46.9 44.7-49.1
Female 5,309 606 12.5 11.3-13.8 238 4.8 4.0- 5.7 1,319 20.7 19.3-22.2 3,146 62.0 60.1-63.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,882 809 16.0 14.7-17.3 256 5.3 4.5- 6.2 1,892 29.1 27.6-30.6 2,925 49.7 47.9-51.4
Non-Hispanic Black 1,617 175 12.3 10.3-14.7 119 9.3 7.4-11.5 333 16.7 14.5-19.1 990 61.7 58.4-65.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 391 *** *** *** 26 3.6 1.4- 9.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 264 25 8.3 4.9-13.9 *** *** *** 55 13.4 9.4-18.9 175 75.4 68.4-81.3
Hispanic 457 17 4.8 2.7- 8.4 30 6.2 4.2- 9.0 93 17.4 13.8-21.8 317 71.5 66.4-76.2
AGE
18-34 1,353 213 15.7 13.6-18.1 113 8.4 6.8-10.2 180 12.1 10.3-14.2 847 63.8 60.7-66.8
35-44 1,147 181 15.8 13.4-18.6 50 5.0 3.6- 6.9 208 18.6 15.9-21.5 708 60.6 57.1-64.0
45-54 1,451 270 19.3 16.8-22.1 100 7.8 6.1-10.1 322 22.8 20.1-25.7 759 50.1 46.7-53.4
55-64 1,780 230 12.6 10.8-14.8 100 4.9 3.8- 6.2 584 35.7 32.8-38.7 866 46.8 43.8-49.8
65-74 1,609 155 9.1 7.4-11.1 56 3.1 2.2- 4.3 680 45.8 42.5-49.1 718 42.0 38.8-45.3
75+ 1,278 47 3.9 2.8- 5.5 22 2.1 0.9- 4.7 516 43.1 39.4-47.0 693 50.8 47.0-54.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,167 191 19.5 16.5-23.0 72 7.1 5.2- 9.5 361 28.6 25.3-32.2 543 44.8 40.9-48.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,446 439 20.5 18.4-22.8 140 6.5 5.2- 8.0 658 22.6 20.6-24.7 1,209 50.4 47.7-53.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,366 318 13.0 11.4-14.8 131 6.3 5.1- 7.8 728 26.0 23.8-28.3 1,189 54.7 52.0-57.4
College Graduate 2,714 151 5.0 4.0- 6.1 99 4.4 3.4- 5.7 760 24.3 22.3-26.3 1,704 66.3 64.0-68.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,078 216 23.7 20.2-27.5 88 9.2 7.1-11.9 270 20.3 17.3-23.7 504 46.8 42.7-51.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,549 281 20.6 18.0-23.5 97 6.9 5.3- 9.1 465 26.4 23.7-29.4 706 46.0 42.7-49.4
$25,000- 34,999 849 132 16.7 13.6-20.4 52 8.1 5.8-11.3 221 21.9 18.4-25.7 444 53.3 48.7-57.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,016 135 14.3 11.6-17.6 47 6.0 4.2- 8.4 318 27.9 24.6-31.6 516 51.7 47.6-55.8
$50,000-74,999 920 84 9.8 7.6-12.6 30 4.7 3.0- 7.2 296 27.8 24.3-31.7 510 57.7 53.4-61.8
$75,000+ 1,612 89 6.5 5.1- 8.4 42 2.9 1.9- 4.3 488 28.1 25.4-31.0 993 62.4 59.3-65.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,518 431 20.9 18.7-23.3 170 8.2 6.6-10.0 852 29.7 27.3-32.1 1,065 41.3 38.6-44.0
No 6,138 661 12.0 10.9-13.2 272 5.4 4.7- 6.3 1,643 23.7 22.3-25.1 3,562 58.9 57.2-60.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,134 158 15.2 12.6-18.3 58 7.3 5.3- 9.8 495 40.7 37.0-44.4 423 36.8 33.3-40.5
Non-Veteran 7,564 941 14.0 13.0-15.2 386 5.9 5.2- 6.7 2,013 22.8 21.6-24.1 4,224 57.3 55.7-58.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,490 621 15.5 14.1-17.0 225 6.0 5.0- 7.1 1,294 26.1 24.4-27.9 2,350 52.4 50.4-54.4
No 4,212 478 12.8 11.5-14.3 219 6.1 5.2- 7.2 1,215 24.0 22.4-25.6 2,300 57.1 55.1-59.1

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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 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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