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2013 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 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
-Whites 6,062 820 15.7 14.5-17.0 271 5.4 4.7- 6.3 1,944 28.8 27.3-30.3 3,027 50.1 48.4-51.8
GENDER
Male 2,372 350 17.1 15.2-19.2 116 6.2 5.0- 7.7 914 33.6 31.3-36.0 992 43.1 40.5-45.7
Female 3,690 470 14.5 13.0-16.1 155 4.7 3.8- 5.9 1,030 24.3 22.6-26.2 2,035 56.4 54.2-58.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 142 *** *** *** *** *** *** 36 20.2 13.7-28.8 88 63.3 52.8-72.6
Non-Hispanic 5,906 812 16.0 14.7-17.3 258 5.3 4.6- 6.2 1,902 29.0 27.6-30.6 2,934 49.7 47.9-51.4
AGE
18-34 808 141 18.5 15.6-21.8 66 8.5 6.5-10.9 143 15.7 13.1-18.7 458 57.3 53.3-61.2
35-44 710 135 19.3 16.1-23.0 28 4.6 3.0- 7.2 150 22.4 18.8-26.3 397 53.7 49.3-58.1
45-54 1,001 210 22.0 18.8-25.5 69 7.4 5.4-10.0 238 24.2 20.9-27.8 484 46.4 42.5-50.5
55-64 1,259 167 12.9 10.7-15.3 49 3.5 2.4- 5.0 439 37.2 33.8-40.7 604 46.5 43.0-49.9
65-74 1,218 127 9.3 7.5-11.5 41 3.2 2.2- 4.6 535 48.1 44.5-51.8 515 39.4 36.0-42.9
75+ 1,023 38 3.8 2.6- 5.6 *** *** *** 430 43.8 39.8-48.0 539 51.3 47.2-55.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 600 130 27.7 22.9-33.0 29 5.8 3.6- 9.4 207 33.7 28.9-39.0 234 32.7 28.0-37.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,658 336 23.9 21.2-26.8 83 6.2 4.7- 8.2 499 25.7 23.2-28.5 740 44.2 41.0-47.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,695 233 13.6 11.7-15.7 79 5.1 3.9- 6.7 593 31.1 28.4-34.0 790 50.2 47.0-53.4
College Graduate 2,104 121 5.0 3.9- 6.4 78 4.7 3.6- 6.2 643 26.7 24.4-29.1 1,262 63.6 60.9-66.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 581 154 33.1 27.9-38.9 38 7.6 5.1-11.4 163 24.5 20.1-29.4 226 34.8 29.7-40.2
$15,000- 24,999 915 195 25.7 22.0-29.8 52 6.9 4.7-10.2 313 31.3 27.5-35.4 355 36.0 32.0-40.2
$25,000- 34,999 545 97 20.1 16.0-25.0 30 7.2 4.7-11.0 160 25.8 21.3-30.9 258 46.9 41.3-52.5
$35,000- 49,999 752 108 16.6 13.2-20.7 34 5.7 3.8- 8.4 266 31.9 27.8-36.2 344 45.8 41.2-50.5
$50,000- 74,999 723 71 10.6 8.0-13.9 24 4.7 2.8- 7.7 250 29.3 25.4-33.6 378 55.4 50.7-60.0
$75,000+ 1,347 72 6.6 5.0- 8.6 39 3.1 2.0- 4.6 440 30.9 27.9-34.1 796 59.5 56.1-62.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,790 337 23.5 20.8-26.4 107 7.7 5.9- 9.9 649 31.7 28.9-34.6 697 37.1 34.2-40.2
No 4,243 476 12.9 11.6-14.4 164 4.7 3.9- 5.7 1,287 27.9 26.2-29.7 2,316 54.5 52.5-56.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 857 112 15.1 12.1-18.7 36 5.6 3.8- 8.2 415 45.8 41.6-50.2 294 33.5 29.5-37.6
Non-Veteran 5,204 708 15.8 14.5-17.3 235 5.4 4.6- 6.4 1,529 26.1 24.6-27.7 2,732 52.6 50.8-54.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,072 466 17.4 15.7-19.3 142 5.7 4.7- 7.0 960 28.9 26.9-31.1 1,504 47.9 45.5-50.2
No 2,990 354 13.8 12.2-15.7 129 5.1 4.1- 6.4 984 28.6 26.5-30.7 1,523 52.5 50.0-54.9

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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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