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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,343 5,265 82.1 80.8-83.3 1,078 17.9 16.7-19.2
-Western 1,205 988 80.9 77.4-84.0 217 19.1 16.0-22.6
GENDER
Male 527 439 83.3 78.6-87.2 88 16.7 12.8-21.4
Female 678 549 78.7 73.3-83.1 129 21.3 16.9-26.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,047 873 82.2 78.4-85.5 174 17.8 14.5-21.6
Non-Hispanic Black 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 178 139 75.2 64.8-83.4 39 24.8 16.6-35.2
35-44 143 96 68.2 58.0-76.9 47 31.8 23.1-42.0
45-54 165 130 78.2 69.8-84.7 35 21.8 15.3-30.2
55-64 257 211 84.5 78.2-89.2 46 15.5 10.8-21.8
65-74 273 235 90.3 85.9-93.4 38 9.7 6.6-14.1
75+ 172 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 161 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 335 274 85.2 79.7-89.5 61 14.8 10.5-20.3
Some Post-H.S. 350 284 82.8 77.5-87.0 66 17.2 13.0-22.5
College Graduate 360 326 90.6 85.7-93.9 34 9.4 6.1-14.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 146 99 69.0 58.8-77.6 47 31.0 22.4-41.2
$15,000- 24,999 222 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 110 83 75.4 64.0-84.0 27 24.6 16.0-36.0
$35,000- 49,999 142 120 86.9 78.7-92.3 22 13.1 7.7-21.3
$50,000- 74,999 169 151 86.6 78.4-92.0 18 13.4 8.0-21.6
$75,000+ 203 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 356 271 75.5 68.0-81.7 85 24.5 18.3-32.0
No 788 662 82.4 78.1-86.0 126 17.6 14.0-21.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 402 314 76.3 69.7-81.9 88 23.7 18.1-30.3
No 803 674 82.9 78.6-86.5 129 17.1 13.5-21.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 135 86.5 78.1-92.0 22 13.5 8.0-21.9
Non-Veteran 1,048 853 80.2 76.4-83.6 195 19.8 16.4-23.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 305 264 83.8 75.9-89.5 41 16.2 10.5-24.1
Rural 901 725 79.8 75.8-83.3 176 20.2 16.7-24.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 557 448 79.4 74.5-83.5 109 20.6 16.5-25.5
Unemployed 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 407 362 90.9 87.0-93.7 45 9.1 6.3-13.0
Unable to Work 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 210 160 77.2 67.8-84.5 50 22.8 15.5-32.2
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 525 469 89.8 85.9-92.7 56 10.2 7.3-14.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 382 306 81.6 75.4-86.6 76 18.4 13.4-24.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 475 382 79.5 74.1-83.9 93 20.5 16.1-25.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 349 301 82.0 74.5-87.7 48 18.0 12.3-25.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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