2018 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 4,562 3,806 82.6 81.1-84.0 756 17.4 16.0-18.9
GENDER
Male 2,105 1,718 79.7 77.4-81.9 387 20.3 18.1-22.6
Female 2,457 2,088 85.1 83.2-86.8 369 14.9 13.2-16.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,052 2,535 81.8 79.9-83.5 517 18.2 16.5-20.1
Non-Hispanic Black 846 701 82.8 79.4-85.8 145 17.2 14.2-20.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 156 133 87.8 80.3-92.7 23 12.2 7.3-19.7
Hispanic 359 324 89.2 84.8-92.5 35 10.8 7.5-15.2
AGE
18-34 958 790 81.6 78.5-84.3 168 18.4 15.7-21.5
35-44 597 461 79.1 74.9-82.7 136 20.9 17.3-25.1
45-54 743 595 78.8 74.7-82.4 148 21.2 17.6-25.3
55-64 814 664 83.3 79.9-86.2 150 16.7 13.8-20.1
65-74 844 729 85.4 81.2-88.8 115 14.6 11.2-18.8
75+ 528 498 92.6 88.5-95.4 30 7.4 4.6-11.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 492 357 69.4 63.6-74.6 135 30.6 25.4-36.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,133 900 79.8 76.7-82.6 233 20.2 17.4-23.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,300 1,043 81.9 79.3-84.2 257 18.1 15.8-20.7
College Graduate 1,633 1,502 92.5 90.8-93.8 131 7.5 6.2- 9.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 380 247 65.6 59.2-71.4 133 34.4 28.6-40.8
$15,000- 24,999 677 516 75.0 70.3-79.1 161 25.0 20.9-29.7
$25,000- 34,999 405 332 80.7 75.3-85.1 73 19.3 14.9-24.7
$35,000- 49,999 537 442 79.7 75.1-83.7 95 20.3 16.3-24.9
$50,000-74,999 610 540 86.0 81.8-89.3 70 14.0 10.7-18.2
$75,000+ 1,085 981 89.0 86.3-91.2 104 11.0 8.8-13.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 874 754 86.1 82.7-88.9 120 13.9 11.1-17.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,444 1,109 75.7 72.6-78.5 335 24.3 21.5-27.4
No 3,105 2,687 85.4 83.7-86.9 418 14.6 13.1-16.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 693 594 85.9 82.4-88.8 99 14.1 11.2-17.6
Non-Veteran 3,872 3,215 82.1 80.5-83.6 657 17.9 16.4-19.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,224 1,058 86.9 84.6-88.9 166 13.1 11.1-15.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,100 923 80.3 77.0-83.3 177 19.7 16.7-23.0
Rural 2,244 1,831 80.6 78.3-82.7 413 19.4 17.3-21.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,332 1,956 83.3 81.3-85.1 376 16.7 14.9-18.7
Unemployed 156 111 68.2 58.8-76.3 45 31.8 23.7-41.2
Retired 1,291 1,150 88.1 85.2-90.5 141 11.9 9.5-14.8
Unable to Work 421 278 66.7 60.3-72.5 143 33.3 27.5-39.7
Other not in Labor Force 333 291 86.4 81.2-90.3 42 13.6 9.7-18.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 138 87 63.6 53.1-73.0 51 36.4 27.0-46.9
50% to 100% 339 243 71.5 64.7-77.5 96 28.5 22.5-35.3
101% to 150% 628 472 75.3 70.9-79.3 156 24.7 20.7-29.1
151% to 200% 317 253 80.8 75.1-85.5 64 19.2 14.5-24.9
More than 200% 2,258 1,991 86.2 84.2-88.0 267 13.8 12.0-15.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 874 754 86.1 82.7-88.9 120 13.9 11.1-17.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 875 703 76.8 72.3-80.8 172 23.2 19.2-27.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,916 1,597 82.2 79.8-84.3 319 17.8 15.7-20.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,777 1,512 84.6 82.5-86.6 265 15.4 13.4-17.5

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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 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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