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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Do you currently use chewing tobacco or snuff every day, some days, or not at all?

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  Total
Respond.^
Every day Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,364 146 2.6 2.1- 3.1 93 1.5 1.2- 1.9 6,125 96.0 95.3-96.5
-Western 1,209 48 4.5 3.1- 6.5 24 2.1 1.3- 3.4 1,137 93.4 91.2-95.0
GENDER
Male 529 44 8.5 5.8-12.3 20 3.7 2.2- 6.2 465 87.8 83.7-91.0
Female 680 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,050 46 5.0 3.4- 7.2 22 2.3 1.4- 3.8 982 92.7 90.2-94.6
Non-Hispanic Black 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 181 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 143 *** *** *** *** *** *** 126 87.3 78.7-92.8
45-54 165 *** *** *** *** *** *** 149 91.7 85.9-95.2
55-64 258 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 272 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 173 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 160 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 338 17 5.2 3.0- 8.8 *** *** *** 316 93.2 89.1-95.8
Some Post-H.S. 352 *** *** *** *** *** *** 334 94.9 91.2-97.1
College Graduate 360 *** *** *** *** *** *** 345 95.4 92.0-97.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 146 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 224 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 170 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 204 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 354 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 794 30 4.1 2.6- 6.2 *** *** *** 751 93.7 91.2-95.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 400 *** *** *** *** *** *** 377 94.7 91.5-96.7
No 809 35 5.0 3.3- 7.7 14 2.2 1.2- 3.9 760 92.8 89.9-94.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 159 14 9.0 5.0-15.6 *** *** *** 138 87.2 79.7-92.1
Non-Veteran 1,050 34 4.0 2.6- 6.1 17 1.9 1.1- 3.3 999 94.1 91.8-95.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 304 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 906 40 5.4 3.6- 8.0 20 2.2 1.3- 3.6 846 92.5 89.7-94.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 560 29 5.2 3.4- 8.0 *** *** *** 520 92.5 89.3-94.8
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 407 *** *** *** *** *** *** 389 95.1 91.7-97.1
Unable to Work 122 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 135 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 211 *** *** *** *** *** *** 194 87.9 79.1-93.4
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 526 21 4.4 2.7- 7.3 *** *** *** 500 94.9 92.0-96.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 386 17 6.0 3.3-10.5 *** *** *** 357 90.9 86.2-94.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 476 *** *** *** *** *** *** 448 93.6 89.3-96.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 348 *** *** *** *** *** *** 333 95.2 91.8-97.3

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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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