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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,504 2,941 44.8 43.3-46.3 3,563 55.2 53.7-56.7
-Western 1,106 579 53.0 49.1-56.9 527 47.0 43.1-50.9
GENDER
Male 486 289 57.2 51.4-62.7 197 42.8 37.3-48.6
Female 620 290 49.3 43.9-54.8 330 50.7 45.2-56.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 954 511 54.9 50.7-59.1 443 45.1 40.9-49.3
Non-Hispanic Black 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 167 82 49.8 40.7-58.9 85 50.2 41.1-59.3
35-44 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 165 77 46.4 36.7-56.4 88 53.6 43.6-63.3
55-64 234 123 54.7 46.7-62.4 111 45.3 37.6-53.3
65-74 253 151 62.9 55.1-70.1 102 37.1 29.9-44.9
75+ 156 87 56.2 46.6-65.5 69 43.8 34.5-53.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 118 71 68.1 57.1-77.4 47 31.9 22.6-42.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 309 188 60.2 52.9-66.9 121 39.8 33.1-47.1
Some Post-H.S. 308 168 47.7 40.8-54.6 140 52.3 45.4-59.2
College Graduate 368 149 40.1 34.2-46.4 219 59.9 53.6-65.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 197 116 60.8 51.7-69.2 81 39.2 30.8-48.3
$25,000- 34,999 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 148 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 191 90 51.1 42.2-60.0 101 48.9 40.0-57.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 354 223 61.8 54.9-68.3 131 38.2 31.7-45.1
No 747 352 49.2 44.4-54.0 395 50.8 46.0-55.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 155 97 59.4 49.1-69.0 58 40.6 31.0-50.9
Non-Veteran 949 481 52.1 47.8-56.3 468 47.9 43.7-52.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 259 132 50.9 43.7-58.1 127 49.1 41.9-56.3
Rural 847 447 53.8 49.2-58.4 400 46.2 41.6-50.8

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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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