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Data for Percentage of Adults Who Are Current Smokers by Education, 2012

Education Level Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator Denominator
Less Than High School 31.8% 28.6% 35.2% 383 1,469
H.S. Grad or G.E.D. 25.9% 24.0% 27.9% 796 3,398
Some Post High School 20.7% 18.9% 22.5% 639 3,174
College Graduate 8.2% 7.2% 9.3% 334 3,649

Data Notes

This measure is based on data from the North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (NC BRFSS), a random-digit dial telephone survey. BRFSS data are representative of the total non-institutionalized N.C. population aged 18 years and older living in households with a telephone. 

Data Sources

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics 

Other Views


Current smoking prevalence represents the percent of survey respondents who report that they currently smoke "every day" or "most days" and have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older who currently smoke
Denominator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older responding to the BRFSS survey

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/16/2013

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