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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,499 5,411 81.0 79.7-82.2 1,088 19.0 17.8-20.3
-Western 1,105 909 78.0 74.1-81.4 196 22.0 18.6-25.9
GENDER
Male 486 397 79.6 74.4-84.0 89 20.4 16.0-25.6
Female 619 512 76.6 70.8-81.5 107 23.4 18.5-29.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 953 792 78.1 73.9-81.8 161 21.9 18.2-26.1
Non-Hispanic Black 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 167 120 68.3 58.8-76.5 47 31.7 23.5-41.2
35-44 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 164 123 72.2 61.7-80.7 41 27.8 19.3-38.3
55-64 234 191 83.1 76.4-88.2 43 16.9 11.8-23.6
65-74 253 222 89.4 84.3-93.0 31 10.6 7.0-15.7
75+ 156 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 309 241 74.5 67.3-80.5 68 25.5 19.5-32.7
Some Post-H.S. 308 243 81.3 75.4-86.1 65 18.7 13.9-24.6
College Graduate 367 343 92.1 87.7-95.0 24 7.9 5.0-12.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 197 136 63.3 53.5-72.1 61 36.7 27.9-46.5
$25,000- 34,999 112 97 85.8 76.5-91.8 15 14.2 8.2-23.5
$35,000- 49,999 148 127 84.4 74.1-91.1 21 15.6 8.9-25.9
$50,000- 74,999 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 191 173 84.7 75.4-91.0 18 15.3 9.0-24.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 354 282 77.3 70.4-83.0 72 22.7 17.0-29.6
No 746 624 78.4 73.6-82.6 122 21.6 17.4-26.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 155 133 86.4 77.9-92.0 22 13.6 8.0-22.1
Non-Veteran 948 775 76.9 72.6-80.7 173 23.1 19.3-27.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 259 229 87.3 81.7-91.3 30 12.7 8.7-18.3
Rural 846 680 74.6 69.8-78.9 166 25.4 21.1-30.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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