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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,846 759 29.4 27.3-31.6 319 12.0 10.6-13.7 1,768 58.6 56.2-60.8
-Western 590 167 28.2 23.2-33.7 50 10.7 7.3-15.3 373 61.1 55.3-66.6
GENDER
Male 277 64 20.1 15.0-26.3 24 12.7 7.5-20.7 189 67.2 59.3-74.2
Female 313 103 36.6 28.7-45.2 26 8.6 5.0-14.2 184 54.9 46.7-62.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 521 138 26.7 21.5-32.6 36 9.1 5.7-14.3 347 64.2 58.0-70.0
Non-Hispanic Black 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 124 37 27.3 18.5-38.2 *** *** *** 78 68.7 57.6-77.9
65-74 149 27 10.9 7.0-16.6 *** *** *** 111 81.9 74.2-87.7
75+ 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 169 48 27.2 19.0-37.3 *** *** *** 108 66.3 56.3-75.1
Some Post-H.S. 174 50 23.8 17.4-31.7 16 12.6 7.1-21.4 108 63.5 54.3-71.9
College Graduate 142 28 21.8 14.0-32.3 *** *** *** 108 75.7 65.3-83.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 125 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 78 17 15.6 8.6-26.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 209 64 30.3 22.3-39.6 *** *** *** 124 56.8 46.7-66.3
No 350 99 28.8 22.3-36.2 27 9.5 6.1-14.6 224 61.7 54.3-68.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 231 69 29.6 22.5-37.8 *** *** *** 143 58.6 49.4-67.3
No 359 98 27.4 21.0-34.9 31 10.1 6.6-15.1 230 62.5 55.0-69.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 17 18.3 10.3-30.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 495 150 29.8 24.3-36.0 45 11.9 8.1-17.3 300 58.3 52.0-64.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 144 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 446 132 28.5 23.1-34.5 44 13.3 8.9-19.5 270 58.2 51.6-64.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 258 85 31.3 24.5-39.1 24 12.5 7.8-19.5 149 56.2 48.1-63.9
Unemployed 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 202 35 12.9 8.4-19.3 *** *** *** 157 81.5 74.1-87.1
Unable to Work 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 122 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 226 47 17.4 12.2-24.2 *** *** *** 170 76.1 68.1-82.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 190 63 32.6 23.6-43.1 *** *** *** 114 61.7 51.4-71.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 235 66 27.7 20.9-35.7 27 15.2 9.4-23.6 142 57.1 48.3-65.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 165 38 25.3 16.6-36.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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