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Data for Percentage of Adults Who Are Current Smokers North Carolina vs. United States, 1999-2012

NC vs US for BRFSS Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
NC BFRSS 2010 or earlier 1999 25.1% 23.0% 27.2%
NC BFRSS 2010 or earlier 2000 26.1% 24.2% 28.0%
NC BFRSS 2010 or earlier 2001 25.7% 23.9% 27.5%
NC BFRSS 2010 or earlier 2002 26.3% 24.6% 28.0%
NC BFRSS 2010 or earlier 2003 24.8% 23.4% 26.2%
NC BFRSS 2010 or earlier 2004 23.1% 22.2% 24.0%
NC BFRSS 2010 or earlier 2005 22.6% 21.7% 23.5%
NC BFRSS 2010 or earlier 2006 22.1% 21.1% 23.1%
NC BFRSS 2010 or earlier 2007 22.9% 21.7% 24.1%
NC BFRSS 2010 or earlier 2008 20.9% 19.9% 21.9%
NC BFRSS 2010 or earlier 2009 20.3% 19.0% 21.6%
NC BFRSS 2010 or earlier 2010 19.8% 18.5% 21.1%
NC BRFSS 2011 or later 2011 21.8% 20.5% 23.1%
NC BRFSS 2011 or later 2012 20.9% 19.9% 21.9%
US BRFSS 2010 or earlier 1999 22.8%
US BRFSS 2010 or earlier 2000 23.2%
US BRFSS 2010 or earlier 2001 23.2%
US BRFSS 2010 or earlier 2002 23.2%
US BRFSS 2010 or earlier 2003 22.0%
US BRFSS 2010 or earlier 2004 20.9%
US BRFSS 2010 or earlier 2005 20.6%
US BRFSS 2010 or earlier 2006 20.1%
US BRFSS 2010 or earlier 2007 19.8%
US BRFSS 2010 or earlier 2008 18.4%
US BRFSS 2010 or earlier 2009 17.9%
US BRFSS 2010 or earlier 2010 17.3%
US BRFSS 2011 or later 2011 21.1%

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.  Note that the U.S. figures represent the median value for the states and do not included confidence intervals.

Data Sources

U.S. Data: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 

Other Views


Definition

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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