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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,348 2,851 43.2 41.7-44.8 3,497 56.8 55.2-58.3
-Western 1,209 594 49.1 45.3-52.9 615 50.9 47.1-54.7
GENDER
Male 530 280 51.0 45.3-56.6 250 49.0 43.4-54.7
Female 679 314 47.4 42.3-52.5 365 52.6 47.5-57.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,050 524 49.8 45.7-53.9 526 50.2 46.1-54.3
Non-Hispanic Black 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 179 71 41.9 32.6-51.8 108 58.1 48.2-67.4
35-44 143 76 55.8 45.6-65.5 67 44.2 34.5-54.4
45-54 166 83 50.1 41.0-59.2 83 49.9 40.8-59.0
55-64 259 126 49.9 41.8-57.9 133 50.1 42.1-58.2
65-74 273 149 53.7 46.2-61.0 124 46.3 39.0-53.8
75+ 172 81 50.2 41.1-59.3 91 49.8 40.7-58.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 162 106 69.6 59.8-78.0 56 30.4 22.0-40.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 335 169 43.8 37.1-50.8 166 56.2 49.2-62.9
Some Post-H.S. 352 176 47.4 40.9-53.9 176 52.6 46.1-59.1
College Graduate 361 143 38.8 32.8-45.2 218 61.2 54.8-67.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 222 125 57.6 47.9-66.8 97 42.4 33.2-52.1
$25,000- 34,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 143 79 50.4 40.1-60.6 64 49.6 39.4-59.9
$50,000- 74,999 169 68 43.3 33.5-53.7 101 56.7 46.3-66.5
$75,000+ 204 75 37.9 29.7-46.8 129 62.1 53.2-70.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 356 209 56.8 49.1-64.1 147 43.2 35.9-50.9
No 792 354 46.1 41.5-50.8 438 53.9 49.2-58.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 402 231 57.2 50.6-63.6 171 42.8 36.4-49.4
No 807 363 45.8 41.2-50.5 444 54.2 49.5-58.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 95 63.6 53.8-72.4 62 36.4 27.6-46.2
Non-Veteran 1,052 499 47.5 43.4-51.6 553 52.5 48.4-56.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 305 144 50.7 43.7-57.7 161 49.3 42.3-56.3
Rural 905 450 48.4 44.0-53.0 455 51.6 47.0-56.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 560 261 47.3 42.0-52.7 299 52.7 47.3-58.0
Unemployed 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 407 202 49.1 43.1-55.1 205 50.9 44.9-56.9
Unable to Work 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 210 122 54.6 45.0-63.8 88 45.4 36.2-55.0
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 527 228 42.9 37.5-48.5 299 57.1 51.5-62.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 384 192 48.2 41.3-55.2 192 51.8 44.8-58.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 477 237 48.0 41.8-54.2 240 52.0 45.8-58.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 349 165 51.0 44.5-57.6 184 49.0 42.4-55.5

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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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