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2016 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 6,343 759 12.7 11.7-13.8 319 5.2 4.5- 6.0 1,768 25.3 24.0-26.6 3,497 56.8 55.3-58.3
-Western 1,205 167 13.8 11.2-16.9 50 5.2 3.5- 7.7 373 30.0 26.7-33.5 615 51.0 47.2-54.8
GENDER
Male 527 64 10.2 7.6-13.6 24 6.5 3.8-10.9 189 34.1 29.1-39.6 250 49.2 43.5-54.9
Female 678 103 17.3 13.1-22.5 26 4.1 2.4- 6.8 184 26.0 21.9-30.5 365 52.7 47.5-57.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,047 138 13.3 10.5-16.6 36 4.5 2.8- 7.2 347 31.9 28.3-35.7 526 50.3 46.2-54.4
Non-Hispanic Black 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 178 27 16.2 9.5-26.3 *** *** *** 31 17.1 11.4-24.9 108 58.1 48.3-67.4
35-44 143 35 21.4 14.7-30.3 *** *** *** 29 24.0 15.8-34.5 67 44.2 34.5-54.4
45-54 165 31 18.7 12.7-26.7 *** *** *** 47 27.9 20.2-37.1 83 50.3 41.2-59.4
55-64 257 37 13.5 9.1-19.7 *** *** *** 78 34.1 26.6-42.4 133 50.4 42.3-58.4
65-74 273 27 5.9 3.8- 8.9 *** *** *** 111 44.0 36.7-51.5 124 46.3 39.0-53.8
75+ 172 *** *** *** *** *** *** 72 43.9 35.1-53.2 91 49.8 40.7-58.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 161 41 26.0 17.2-37.2 *** *** *** 49 31.7 23.0-41.9 56 30.6 22.2-40.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 335 48 11.9 8.1-17.3 *** *** *** 108 29.1 23.4-35.5 166 56.2 49.2-62.9
Some Post-H.S. 350 50 11.3 8.2-15.3 16 6.0 3.3-10.5 108 30.0 24.4-36.4 176 52.7 46.2-59.2
College Graduate 360 28 8.5 5.3-13.3 *** *** *** 108 29.3 24.0-35.3 218 61.3 54.9-67.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 146 33 21.6 14.5-30.8 *** *** *** 50 33.6 24.0-44.9 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 222 50 23.7 15.6-34.2 *** *** *** 59 25.6 18.7-33.8 97 42.4 33.2-52.1
$25,000- 34,999 110 23 19.5 11.9-30.4 *** *** *** 22 16.9 10.4-26.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 142 *** *** *** *** *** *** 56 36.6 27.7-46.6 64 50.3 40.0-60.5
$50,000- 74,999 169 17 11.8 6.9-19.4 *** *** *** 50 29.9 21.3-40.2 101 56.7 46.3-66.5
$75,000+ 203 *** *** *** *** *** *** 60 30.5 23.0-39.1 129 62.3 53.3-70.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 356 64 17.2 12.4-23.2 *** *** *** 124 32.2 26.0-39.1 147 43.2 35.9-50.9
No 788 99 13.2 10.0-17.3 27 4.4 2.8- 6.8 224 28.4 24.4-32.7 438 54.0 49.4-58.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 402 69 16.9 12.8-22.1 *** *** *** 143 33.5 27.7-39.8 171 42.8 36.4-49.4
No 803 98 12.5 9.3-16.6 31 4.6 3.0- 7.0 230 28.5 24.6-32.8 444 54.4 49.7-59.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 17 11.6 6.5-20.1 *** *** *** 73 50.1 40.4-59.8 62 36.4 27.6-46.2
Non-Veteran 1,048 150 14.1 11.3-17.5 45 5.6 3.8- 8.4 300 27.6 24.2-31.3 553 52.6 48.5-56.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 305 35 14.0 8.6-21.9 *** *** *** 103 34.5 28.3-41.3 161 49.3 42.3-56.3
Rural 901 132 13.7 11.0-17.1 44 6.4 4.2- 9.7 270 28.1 24.3-32.2 455 51.7 47.2-56.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 557 85 14.8 11.3-19.0 24 5.9 3.6- 9.5 149 26.5 22.0-31.5 299 52.9 47.5-58.3
Unemployed 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 407 35 6.3 4.1- 9.7 *** *** *** 157 40.0 34.3-46.0 205 50.9 44.9-56.9
Unable to Work 123 32 24.1 16.0-34.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 134 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 22.7 14.2-34.1 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 210 39 16.8 11.4-24.0 *** *** *** 72 31.8 24.2-40.5 88 45.4 36.2-55.0
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 525 47 7.4 5.2-10.6 *** *** *** 170 32.5 27.5-37.9 299 57.3 51.7-62.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 382 63 15.6 10.9-21.8 *** *** *** 114 29.5 23.7-36.1 192 52.1 45.1-59.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 475 66 13.3 9.9-17.5 27 7.3 4.4-11.8 142 27.4 22.2-33.2 240 52.1 45.9-58.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 349 38 12.9 8.2-19.7 *** *** *** 117 33.1 27.4-39.3 184 49.0 42.4-55.5

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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 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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