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2016 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 1,737 194 13.9 11.9-16.2 250 16.3 14.2-18.6 209 13.3 11.4-15.5 1,084 56.5 53.6-59.4
-Western 363 26 9.9 6.2-15.4 40 12.2 8.2-17.9 45 14.3 10.0-20.1 252 63.6 56.6-70.1
GENDER
Male 182 *** *** *** 21 13.5 7.7-22.7 22 16.4 10.1-25.5 127 60.9 50.9-70.1
Female 181 *** *** *** 19 10.6 6.2-17.7 23 11.7 6.9-19.1 125 66.9 57.3-75.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 338 25 10.3 6.4-16.3 35 11.9 7.7-18.0 41 14.6 10.0-20.7 237 63.2 55.9-69.9
Non-Hispanic Black 6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 94 85.3 74.5-92.0
75+ 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 121 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 218 17 9.8 5.5-16.9 23 13.9 8.4-22.2 28 15.4 9.8-23.3 150 60.9 51.8-69.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 140 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 10.0 5.5-17.4 99 71.3 60.3-80.2
No 223 19 10.1 5.8-17.2 24 13.6 8.3-21.6 27 16.5 10.7-24.5 153 59.8 50.9-68.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 290 24 11.4 7.0-18.0 36 13.9 9.1-20.6 35 13.6 8.9-20.1 195 61.1 53.2-68.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 100 *** *** *** 13 12.7 6.9-22.0 12 12.9 7.0-22.5 *** *** ***
Rural 263 19 10.3 5.9-17.3 27 12.0 7.0-19.7 33 15.0 9.6-22.6 184 62.7 53.9-70.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 143 *** *** *** 21 18.2 10.8-29.0 24 20.5 12.8-31.2 *** *** ***
Unemployed 8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 155 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 131 86.5 79.0-91.7
Unable to Work 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 166 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 17.1 10.3-27.0 114 61.0 50.7-70.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 112 *** *** *** 15 13.2 7.6-21.8 14 13.7 7.8-22.8 *** *** ***

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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 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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