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Data for Percentage of Adults Who Are Current Smokers by Sex, 2005-2012

Males vs Females BRFSS Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Male (2010 or earlier) 2005 25.6% 24.1% 27.2%
Male (2010 or earlier) 2006 25.3% 23.7% 27.0%
Male (2010 or earlier) 2007 25.2% 23.4% 27.2%
Male (2010 or earlier) 2008 23.7% 22.1% 25.5%
Male (2010 or earlier) 2009 23.1% 21.1% 25.4%
Male (2010 or earlier) 2010 23.4% 21.2% 25.7%
Male (2011 or later) 2011 24.5% 22.5% 26.7%
Male (2011 or later) 2012 22.6% 21.1% 24.2%
Female (2010 or earlier) 2005 19.8% 18.9% 20.8%
Female (2010 or earlier) 2006 19.0% 18.0% 20.1%
Female (2010 or earlier) 2007 20.7% 19.4% 21.9%
Female (2010 or earlier) 2008 18.3% 17.1% 19.5%
Female (2010 or earlier) 2009 17.7% 16.3% 19.1%
Female (2010 or earlier) 2010 16.4% 15.0% 17.9%
Female (2011 or later) 2011 19.2% 17.7% 20.8%
Female (2011 or later) 2012 19.3% 18.0% 20.6%

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 

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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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