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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did you smell tobacco smoke from someone else's cigarette,
cigar, or pipe drifting into your home from nearby apartments or from outside?

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  Total
Respond.^
1-6 days All 7 days No days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,169 225 4.5 3.8- 5.3 168 3.2 2.7- 3.8 4,776 92.3 91.4-93.2
-Western 1,025 44 4.5 3.1- 6.3 24 2.2 1.3- 3.7 957 93.3 91.1-95.0
GENDER
Male 451 19 4.5 2.7- 7.5 *** *** *** 419 92.6 89.0-95.0
Female 574 25 4.4 2.7- 7.2 *** *** *** 538 94.0 91.0-96.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 893 38 4.8 3.3- 6.9 18 1.9 1.0- 3.4 837 93.4 91.0-95.2
Non-Hispanic Black 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 146 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 139 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 228 *** *** *** *** *** *** 209 90.9 84.3-95.0
65-74 234 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 147 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 287 *** *** *** *** *** *** 268 94.0 89.6-96.6
Some Post-H.S. 307 17 5.5 3.1- 9.7 *** *** *** 286 92.7 88.1-95.6
College Graduate 291 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 123 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 198 *** *** *** *** *** *** 179 91.5 85.6-95.1
$25,000- 34,999 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 117 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 147 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 169 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 323 16 3.9 2.2- 6.8 *** *** *** 293 91.8 87.4-94.7
No 699 29 4.8 3.1- 7.3 *** *** *** 660 93.8 91.1-95.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 343 19 5.5 3.2- 9.5 *** *** *** 310 91.1 86.7-94.2
No 683 26 4.1 2.6- 6.4 *** *** *** 647 94.1 91.5-96.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 129 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 896 38 4.0 2.7- 5.9 19 2.0 1.1- 3.5 839 94.0 91.8-95.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 249 17 6.2 3.6-10.3 *** *** *** 226 90.4 85.3-93.9
Rural 777 28 3.9 2.4- 6.2 *** *** *** 731 94.3 91.8-96.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 483 20 4.6 2.8- 7.5 *** *** *** 453 93.8 90.8-95.9
Unemployed 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 349 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 117 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 181 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 444 17 5.3 3.1- 8.9 *** *** *** 424 93.9 90.2-96.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 337 *** *** *** *** *** *** 314 94.9 91.5-97.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 409 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 280 21 7.2 4.5-11.2 *** *** *** 253 90.0 85.2-93.4

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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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