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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,825 169 12.0 10.1-14.2 293 19.3 17.1-21.7 209 13.2 11.3-15.3 1,154 55.6 52.7-58.4
-Western 376 26 9.5 5.9-14.9 54 17.3 12.7-23.2 42 11.6 8.1-16.3 254 61.6 55.0-67.9
GENDER
Male 195 *** *** *** 29 16.6 10.6-25.1 19 9.6 5.5-16.1 133 62.9 53.5-71.4
Female 181 *** *** *** 25 18.1 11.7-27.0 23 14.1 8.7-21.9 121 60.1 50.6-68.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 346 22 9.3 5.6-15.0 48 17.3 12.5-23.5 38 11.3 7.8-16.2 238 62.1 55.2-68.5
Non-Hispanic Black 6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 95 76.7 65.6-85.1
75+ 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 117 *** *** *** 19 17.1 10.2-27.3 20 18.6 11.0-29.7 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 124 *** *** *** 14 16.3 9.5-26.7 *** *** *** 94 67.2 56.0-76.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 148 *** *** *** 16 11.2 6.2-19.5 16 9.5 5.3-16.4 102 70.6 60.8-78.8
No 226 *** *** *** 38 21.1 14.7-29.3 26 12.9 8.2-19.7 150 56.1 47.6-64.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 301 24 10.9 6.6-17.3 46 18.7 13.3-25.5 36 12.8 8.7-18.4 195 57.7 50.2-64.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 274 *** *** *** 36 14.2 9.6-20.5 35 13.0 8.7-19.1 187 64.0 56.1-71.3

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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