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2019 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid Region 5

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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 4,131 470 12.9 11.6-14.2 211 5.6 4.8- 6.6 1,067 24.1 22.7-25.7 2,383 57.4 55.6-59.2
Medicaid Region 5 529 69 12.8 9.8-16.6 33 6.2 3.8- 9.8 132 26.7 22.2-31.7 295 54.3 49.1-59.4
GENDER
Male 207 28 13.1 8.8-19.2 15 8.3 4.3-15.6 65 30.2 23.2-38.2 99 48.4 40.4-56.5
Female 322 41 12.6 8.8-17.6 18 4.2 2.4- 7.4 67 23.5 18.1-30.0 196 59.7 53.0-66.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 249 36 12.3 8.7-17.3 12 6.2 3.1-12.3 69 29.1 22.9-36.1 132 52.3 45.1-59.4
Non-Hispanic Black 153 20 15.4 9.2-24.5 *** *** *** 37 24.5 17.0-34.0 86 55.3 45.6-64.6
Other 127 13 10.6 5.8-18.7 11 8.3 4.4-15.1 26 20.1 13.1-29.5 77 61.0 51.0-70.2
AGE
18-44 199 26 12.4 8.0-18.7 12 7.1 3.3-14.8 28 16.3 10.9-23.7 133 64.2 55.6-72.0
45-64 179 31 18.5 12.7-26.2 18 8.4 4.8-14.4 48 28.2 21.0-36.8 82 44.8 36.5-53.4
65+ 145 12 6.8 3.5-12.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 74 44.6 35.1-54.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 229 39 17.7 12.5-24.3 14 5.2 2.1-12.4 58 27.3 20.6-35.2 118 49.8 41.9-57.7
Some Post-H.S. 158 22 10.8 6.7-17.0 16 10.2 5.9-17.2 39 27.2 19.5-36.6 81 51.8 42.6-60.7
College Graduate 139 *** *** *** *** *** *** 34 25.0 17.7-33.9 95 68.9 59.7-76.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 255 44 17.0 12.2-23.0 20 6.0 3.5-10.0 70 32.1 25.2-39.9 121 44.9 37.6-52.4
$50,000+ 160 12 8.0 4.1-15.1 *** *** *** 39 22.5 16.0-30.7 102 61.7 52.0-70.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 114 13 11.0 6.0-19.2 *** *** *** 23 20.8 12.4-32.8 *** *** ***

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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 2019 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2019 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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