2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,566 1,985 43.0 41.1-44.8 2,581 57.0 55.2-58.9
GENDER
Male 2,108 1,053 50.1 47.5-52.8 1,055 49.9 47.2-52.5
Female 2,458 932 36.5 34.1-38.9 1,526 63.5 61.1-65.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,055 1,452 48.2 46.0-50.4 1,603 51.8 49.6-54.0
Non-Hispanic Black 847 308 34.7 30.8-38.7 539 65.3 61.3-69.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 156 53 28.1 20.6-37.0 103 71.9 63.0-79.4
Hispanic 359 97 27.0 21.9-32.9 262 73.0 67.1-78.1
AGE
18-34 960 300 33.0 29.7-36.6 660 67.0 63.4-70.3
35-44 597 254 42.5 37.8-47.4 343 57.5 52.6-62.2
45-54 743 312 42.9 38.5-47.4 431 57.1 52.6-61.5
55-64 814 411 50.3 46.0-54.6 403 49.7 45.4-54.0
65-74 844 423 54.4 49.8-58.9 421 45.6 41.1-50.2
75+ 530 260 49.1 43.3-55.0 270 50.9 45.0-56.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 492 275 58.1 52.5-63.6 217 41.9 36.4-47.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,134 582 49.3 45.7-52.9 552 50.7 47.1-54.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,301 636 45.7 42.4-49.1 665 54.3 50.9-57.6
College Graduate 1,635 493 26.4 24.0-29.0 1,142 73.6 71.0-76.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 380 221 57.1 50.7-63.4 159 42.9 36.6-49.3
$15,000- 24,999 677 351 51.5 46.7-56.3 326 48.5 43.7-53.3
$25,000- 34,999 405 203 48.7 42.6-54.8 202 51.3 45.2-57.4
$35,000- 49,999 537 248 49.9 44.7-55.1 289 50.1 44.9-55.3
$50,000-74,999 611 238 40.5 35.7-45.6 373 59.5 54.4-64.3
$75,000+ 1,085 396 36.3 32.9-39.9 689 63.7 60.1-67.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 877 332 35.6 31.6-39.9 545 64.4 60.1-68.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,446 805 55.8 52.5-59.2 641 44.2 40.8-47.5
No 3,106 1,174 37.7 35.6-39.9 1,932 62.3 60.1-64.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 693 380 54.3 49.6-58.9 313 45.7 41.1-50.4
Non-Veteran 3,876 1,608 41.3 39.4-43.3 2,268 58.7 56.7-60.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,225 424 34.5 31.4-37.7 801 65.5 62.3-68.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,100 494 45.5 41.9-49.2 606 54.5 50.8-58.1
Rural 2,247 1,071 48.4 45.6-51.1 1,176 51.6 48.9-54.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,333 889 38.4 36.1-40.9 1,444 61.6 59.1-63.9
Unemployed 156 76 51.1 41.6-60.5 80 48.9 39.5-58.4
Retired 1,293 629 51.6 47.9-55.2 664 48.4 44.8-52.1
Unable to Work 421 281 68.2 62.2-73.6 140 31.8 26.4-37.8
Other not in Labor Force 334 99 28.2 22.8-34.3 235 71.8 65.7-77.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 138 74 57.5 47.3-67.2 64 42.5 32.8-52.7
50% to 100% 339 173 51.6 44.8-58.3 166 48.4 41.7-55.2
101% to 150% 628 332 50.8 45.9-55.7 296 49.2 44.3-54.1
151% to 200% 317 176 53.8 46.9-60.6 141 46.2 39.4-53.1
More than 200% 2,259 894 40.3 37.8-42.8 1,365 59.7 57.2-62.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 877 332 35.6 31.6-39.9 545 64.4 60.1-68.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 875 406 48.8 44.1-53.4 469 51.2 46.6-55.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,918 870 45.1 42.3-47.9 1,048 54.9 52.1-57.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,779 713 39.3 36.6-42.1 1,066 60.7 57.9-63.4

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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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