2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,981 537 29.1 26.5-31.8 219 11.6 9.9-13.5 1,225 59.4 56.5-62.2
GENDER
Male 1,050 270 28.4 24.9-32.2 117 12.0 9.7-14.8 663 59.6 55.7-63.3
Female 931 267 29.8 26.1-33.9 102 11.0 8.8-13.7 562 59.2 55.0-63.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,449 388 28.6 25.6-31.8 129 9.3 7.6-11.3 932 62.1 58.8-65.3
Non-Hispanic Black 307 87 30.0 23.9-36.8 58 19.8 14.7-26.1 162 50.2 43.2-57.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 97 19 20.5 12.5-31.8 16 19.4 11.8-30.3 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 298 108 37.4 31.3-43.9 60 18.6 14.2-23.9 130 44.0 37.7-50.5
35-44 254 92 34.7 27.9-42.3 44 14.5 10.4-20.0 118 50.7 43.2-58.2
45-54 312 109 37.2 30.5-44.5 39 12.1 8.4-17.1 164 50.7 43.7-57.7
55-64 411 119 24.9 20.3-30.2 31 8.3 5.2-13.0 261 66.8 60.9-72.2
65-74 423 82 20.6 15.0-27.6 33 6.2 4.1- 9.3 308 73.2 66.3-79.1
75+ 258 21 10.0 5.6-17.4 *** *** *** 228 85.0 77.3-90.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 275 99 40.9 33.4-49.0 36 11.8 8.0-17.0 140 47.3 39.6-55.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 581 162 27.7 23.3-32.5 71 13.5 10.2-17.5 348 58.9 53.8-63.8
Some Post-H.S. 635 185 28.8 24.7-33.2 72 10.9 8.3-14.0 378 60.3 55.6-64.9
College Graduate 491 91 19.2 15.2-23.9 40 9.4 6.6-13.1 360 71.5 66.3-76.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 221 98 45.3 36.7-54.2 35 15.0 10.2-21.5 88 39.7 31.1-49.0
$15,000- 24,999 351 113 36.4 29.8-43.6 48 12.1 8.8-16.5 190 51.5 44.6-58.2
$25,000- 34,999 203 52 27.5 20.5-35.8 21 12.2 7.4-19.3 130 60.3 51.7-68.4
$35,000- 49,999 248 72 30.5 23.9-38.0 23 10.0 6.3-15.7 153 59.4 51.7-66.7
$50,000-74,999 237 51 25.5 18.8-33.7 19 9.1 5.5-14.6 167 65.4 57.1-72.8
$75,000+ 396 71 21.3 16.3-27.3 33 9.0 6.1-13.0 292 69.8 63.6-75.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 329 80 24.1 18.4-30.9 40 15.1 10.3-21.6 209 60.8 53.4-67.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 803 254 33.3 29.2-37.8 81 10.2 7.8-13.4 468 56.4 51.9-60.9
No 1,173 281 26.4 23.2-29.9 137 12.4 10.3-14.9 755 61.2 57.5-64.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 380 75 20.1 15.5-25.7 24 5.9 3.7- 9.2 281 74.0 68.1-79.1
Non-Veteran 1,604 462 30.7 27.8-33.8 195 12.7 10.8-14.8 947 56.6 53.4-59.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 423 104 23.7 19.3-28.7 62 14.5 11.2-18.6 257 61.8 56.3-67.0
Regional City or Suburban County 494 129 33.3 28.0-39.0 48 10.0 7.2-13.7 317 56.7 51.1-62.2
Rural 1,068 304 29.3 25.8-33.2 109 10.8 8.6-13.6 655 59.8 55.8-63.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 888 263 30.2 26.5-34.0 113 13.4 10.9-16.5 512 56.4 52.3-60.4
Unemployed 76 *** *** *** 13 16.6 9.3-27.7 *** *** ***
Retired 627 103 17.3 13.2-22.3 38 5.8 4.0- 8.4 486 76.9 71.8-81.3
Unable to Work 281 106 38.1 30.6-46.2 37 10.8 7.4-15.4 138 51.1 43.2-59.0
Other not in Labor Force 98 *** *** *** 15 15.1 8.6-25.2 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 74 *** *** *** 15 14.2 7.9-24.2 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 173 72 42.7 33.2-52.9 24 12.4 7.8-19.2 77 44.8 35.3-54.7
101% to 150% 332 113 36.0 29.7-42.8 43 12.6 9.1-17.4 176 51.4 44.7-58.0
151% to 200% 176 42 22.8 16.2-31.2 22 12.8 7.7-20.4 112 64.4 55.2-72.7
More than 200% 893 192 24.8 21.2-28.7 75 9.4 7.3-12.0 626 65.8 61.7-69.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 329 80 24.1 18.4-30.9 40 15.1 10.3-21.6 209 60.8 53.4-67.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 406 125 34.0 27.6-41.0 47 13.6 8.9-20.1 234 52.4 45.4-59.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 868 238 30.3 26.4-34.4 81 9.3 7.3-11.9 549 60.4 56.2-64.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 711 174 25.8 21.9-30.0 91 13.4 10.7-16.7 446 60.8 56.3-65.1

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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