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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,936 760 30.3 28.1-32.5 328 12.2 10.8-13.7 1,848 57.6 55.3-59.8
-Western 578 141 30.2 24.9-36.0 55 11.3 8.0-15.6 382 58.5 52.8-64.1
GENDER
Male 289 66 25.6 19.5-32.9 23 10.0 6.1-16.1 200 64.4 56.7-71.3
Female 289 75 35.0 26.8-44.1 32 12.6 7.9-19.5 182 52.4 44.1-60.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 510 119 30.3 24.7-36.6 42 9.6 6.6-13.7 349 60.1 53.9-65.9
Non-Hispanic Black 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 123 34 23.0 15.6-32.5 *** *** *** 80 69.1 58.5-78.1
65-74 151 22 12.4 7.6-19.6 *** *** *** 120 83.2 75.4-88.9
75+ 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 188 53 35.3 26.7-45.0 *** *** *** 120 57.6 48.0-66.6
Some Post-H.S. 168 43 24.0 16.8-33.1 22 15.2 9.2-23.9 103 60.8 51.1-69.8
College Graduate 148 16 12.3 7.0-20.8 *** *** *** 124 80.2 70.8-87.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 223 54 27.7 19.9-37.1 18 9.0 4.9-15.9 151 63.3 53.9-71.7
No 351 86 31.5 24.8-39.1 36 12.4 8.2-18.4 229 56.1 48.7-63.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 480 123 31.7 25.9-38.2 50 12.7 8.9-17.6 307 55.6 49.3-61.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 132 20 17.5 10.9-26.9 *** *** *** 102 75.0 65.3-82.7
Rural 446 121 34.6 28.1-41.6 45 12.6 8.6-18.2 280 52.8 46.2-59.4

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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