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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

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 6,499 760 13.5 12.5-14.7 328 5.4 4.8- 6.2 1,848 25.8 24.6-27.1 3,563 55.2 53.7-56.7
-Western 1,105 141 16.0 12.9-19.6 55 6.0 4.2- 8.4 382 31.0 27.7-34.6 527 47.0 43.1-50.9
GENDER
Male 486 66 14.6 10.9-19.3 23 5.7 3.4- 9.4 200 36.8 31.6-42.3 197 42.8 37.3-48.6
Female 619 75 17.2 12.7-22.9 32 6.2 3.9- 9.8 182 25.8 21.7-30.4 330 50.7 45.3-56.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 953 119 16.6 13.3-20.7 42 5.3 3.6- 7.6 349 33.0 29.3-36.9 443 45.1 40.9-49.3
Non-Hispanic Black 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 17.1 10.3-27.1 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 167 27 18.8 12.3-27.6 20 12.9 7.6-21.0 35 18.1 12.3-25.8 85 50.2 41.1-59.3
35-44 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** 32 23.7 15.8-34.0 *** *** ***
45-54 164 31 23.0 15.0-33.7 *** *** *** 35 18.5 12.4-26.6 88 53.7 43.7-63.4
55-64 234 34 12.6 8.5-18.2 *** *** *** 80 37.8 30.3-45.9 111 45.3 37.6-53.3
65-74 253 22 7.8 4.8-12.5 *** *** *** 120 52.3 44.4-60.1 102 37.1 29.9-44.9
75+ 156 *** *** *** *** *** *** 77 50.8 41.2-60.4 69 43.8 34.5-53.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 118 *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 27.6 18.7-38.7 47 31.9 22.6-42.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 309 53 21.2 15.6-28.2 *** *** *** 120 34.6 28.3-41.5 121 39.8 33.1-47.1
Some Post-H.S. 308 43 11.4 7.8-16.4 22 7.2 4.3-11.9 103 29.0 23.4-35.4 140 52.3 45.4-59.2
College Graduate 367 16 4.9 2.7- 8.7 *** *** *** 124 32.1 26.7-38.0 219 60.0 53.8-65.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** 36 23.0 15.1-33.4 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 197 45 28.9 20.6-38.9 *** *** *** 55 24.1 17.6-32.2 81 39.2 30.8-48.3
$25,000- 34,999 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 148 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 147 *** *** *** *** *** *** 47 28.1 19.9-38.1 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 191 *** *** *** *** *** *** 72 35.9 27.8-44.8 101 48.9 40.0-57.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 354 54 17.1 12.1-23.7 *** *** *** 151 39.1 32.8-45.9 131 38.2 31.7-45.1
No 746 86 15.5 11.8-20.0 36 6.1 4.0- 9.2 229 27.6 23.7-31.8 395 50.9 46.1-55.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 155 17 11.7 6.5-20.4 *** *** *** 75 45.9 36.2-55.8 58 40.6 31.0-50.9
Non-Veteran 948 123 16.5 13.2-20.5 50 6.6 4.6- 9.3 307 29.0 25.4-32.8 468 47.9 43.7-52.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 259 20 8.9 5.5-14.2 *** *** *** 102 38.2 31.4-45.4 127 49.1 41.9-56.3
Rural 846 121 18.6 14.7-23.2 45 6.8 4.6-10.0 280 28.4 24.7-32.5 400 46.2 41.6-50.9

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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 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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