2018 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 4,562 537 12.5 11.2-13.8 219 5.0 4.2- 5.8 1,225 25.5 23.9-27.1 2,581 57.1 55.3-58.9
GENDER
Male 2,105 270 14.2 12.3-16.4 117 6.0 4.8- 7.5 663 29.8 27.5-32.3 1,055 49.9 47.3-52.6
Female 2,457 267 10.9 9.4-12.6 102 4.0 3.2- 5.0 562 21.6 19.6-23.7 1,526 63.5 61.1-65.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,052 388 13.8 12.2-15.5 129 4.5 3.6- 5.5 932 29.9 27.9-32.0 1,603 51.8 49.6-54.1
Non-Hispanic Black 846 87 10.3 8.1-13.2 58 6.8 5.0- 9.3 162 17.3 14.4-20.7 539 65.5 61.4-69.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 156 15 8.6 4.4-16.1 *** *** *** 30 15.8 10.4-23.4 103 71.9 63.0-79.4
Hispanic 359 19 5.5 3.3- 9.2 16 5.2 3.1- 8.7 62 16.3 12.1-21.4 262 73.0 67.1-78.1
AGE
18-34 958 108 12.3 10.0-15.0 60 6.1 4.6- 8.1 130 14.5 12.1-17.3 660 67.1 63.6-70.5
35-44 597 92 14.8 11.6-18.7 44 6.2 4.4- 8.6 118 21.6 17.8-26.0 343 57.5 52.6-62.2
45-54 743 109 16.0 12.7-19.9 39 5.2 3.6- 7.5 164 21.7 18.3-25.6 431 57.1 52.6-61.5
55-64 814 119 12.5 10.1-15.4 31 4.2 2.6- 6.7 261 33.6 29.6-37.9 403 49.7 45.4-54.0
65-74 844 82 11.2 8.0-15.5 33 3.4 2.2- 5.1 308 39.8 35.4-44.4 421 45.6 41.1-50.2
75+ 528 21 4.9 2.7- 8.8 *** *** *** 228 41.7 36.1-47.5 270 51.0 45.1-56.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 492 99 23.8 18.9-29.5 36 6.8 4.6-10.0 140 27.5 22.7-32.9 217 41.9 36.4-47.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,133 162 13.6 11.3-16.3 71 6.6 5.0- 8.7 348 29.0 25.9-32.3 552 50.8 47.2-54.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,300 185 13.2 11.1-15.5 72 5.0 3.8- 6.5 378 27.6 24.7-30.7 665 54.3 50.9-57.6
College Graduate 1,633 91 5.1 3.9- 6.5 40 2.5 1.7- 3.5 360 18.8 16.8-21.1 1,142 73.6 71.1-76.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 380 98 25.9 20.6-32.0 35 8.6 5.8-12.4 88 22.7 17.3-29.2 159 42.9 36.6-49.3
$15,000- 24,999 677 113 18.8 14.9-23.3 48 6.3 4.5- 8.6 190 26.5 22.6-30.8 326 48.5 43.7-53.3
$25,000- 34,999 405 52 13.4 9.7-18.1 21 5.9 3.6- 9.7 130 29.4 24.3-35.1 202 51.3 45.2-57.4
$35,000- 49,999 537 72 15.2 11.8-19.6 23 5.0 3.1- 8.0 153 29.7 25.1-34.7 289 50.1 44.9-55.3
$50,000-74,999 610 51 10.3 7.4-14.3 19 3.7 2.2- 6.0 167 26.5 22.3-31.1 373 59.5 54.5-64.4
$75,000+ 1,085 71 7.7 5.8-10.2 33 3.3 2.2- 4.8 292 25.4 22.4-28.6 689 63.7 60.1-67.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 874 80 8.5 6.4-11.3 40 5.3 3.6- 7.9 209 21.5 18.2-25.3 545 64.6 60.3-68.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,444 254 18.6 16.1-21.4 81 5.7 4.3- 7.5 468 31.5 28.4-34.7 641 44.2 40.9-47.6
No 3,105 281 10.0 8.6-11.5 137 4.7 3.9- 5.7 755 23.1 21.3-24.9 1,932 62.3 60.1-64.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 693 75 10.9 8.3-14.2 24 3.2 2.0- 5.1 281 40.1 35.7-44.8 313 45.7 41.1-50.4
Non-Veteran 3,872 462 12.7 11.4-14.2 195 5.2 4.4- 6.2 947 23.4 21.7-25.1 2,268 58.7 56.7-60.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,224 104 8.1 6.5-10.1 62 5.0 3.8- 6.5 257 21.3 18.6-24.1 801 65.6 62.4-68.7
Regional City or Suburban County 1,100 129 15.1 12.4-18.3 48 4.5 3.2- 6.3 317 25.8 22.9-29.0 606 54.5 50.8-58.1
Rural 2,244 304 14.2 12.3-16.3 109 5.2 4.1- 6.6 655 28.9 26.5-31.5 1,176 51.6 48.9-54.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,332 263 11.6 10.0-13.3 113 5.2 4.1- 6.4 512 21.6 19.7-23.7 1,444 61.6 59.2-64.0
Unemployed 156 32 23.3 16.2-32.4 13 8.5 4.7-14.7 31 19.3 12.8-28.1 80 48.9 39.5-58.4
Retired 1,291 103 8.9 6.7-11.7 38 3.0 2.0- 4.4 486 39.6 36.1-43.3 664 48.5 44.8-52.1
Unable to Work 421 106 26.0 20.6-32.2 37 7.3 5.0-10.6 138 34.9 28.9-41.3 140 31.8 26.4-37.8
Other not in Labor Force 333 27 9.4 6.0-14.2 15 4.2 2.4- 7.4 56 14.5 10.6-19.5 235 71.9 65.8-77.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 138 36 28.2 19.6-38.8 15 8.2 4.6-14.1 23 21.1 12.9-32.7 64 42.5 32.8-52.7
50% to 100% 339 72 22.0 16.5-28.8 24 6.4 4.0-10.1 77 23.1 17.8-29.5 166 48.4 41.7-55.2
101% to 150% 628 113 18.3 14.7-22.5 43 6.4 4.6- 9.0 176 26.1 22.2-30.5 296 49.2 44.3-54.1
151% to 200% 317 42 12.3 8.6-17.2 22 6.9 4.1-11.3 112 34.7 28.3-41.6 141 46.2 39.4-53.1
More than 200% 2,258 192 10.0 8.4-11.8 75 3.8 2.9- 4.9 626 26.5 24.3-28.8 1,365 59.7 57.2-62.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 874 80 8.5 6.4-11.3 40 5.3 3.6- 7.9 209 21.5 18.2-25.3 545 64.6 60.3-68.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 875 125 16.6 13.2-20.6 47 6.6 4.3-10.0 234 25.6 21.8-29.8 469 51.2 46.6-55.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,916 238 13.6 11.7-15.8 81 4.2 3.3- 5.4 549 27.2 24.8-29.7 1,048 54.9 52.1-57.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,777 174 10.1 8.5-12.0 91 5.3 4.2- 6.6 446 23.8 21.5-26.3 1,066 60.8 58.0-63.5

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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 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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