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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

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 15,004 6,909 45.8 44.8-46.8 8,095 54.2 53.2-55.2
-Buncombe County 367 193 52.0 46.2-57.7 174 48.0 42.3-53.8
GENDER
Male 141 79 54.7 45.5-63.6 62 45.3 36.4-54.5
Female 226 114 49.3 42.2-56.5 112 50.7 43.5-57.8
RACE
White 325 168 50.9 44.8-56.9 157 49.1 43.1-55.2
Other 40 25 61.5 42.6-77.5 15 38.5 22.5-57.4
AGE
18-44 135 72 51.6 42.1-60.9 63 48.4 39.1-57.9
45+ 232 121 52.2 45.0-59.3 111 47.8 40.7-55.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 132 77 58.3 48.4-67.6 55 41.7 32.4-51.6
Some College + 235 116 48.2 41.1-55.3 119 51.8 44.7-58.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 209 124 60.8 53.2-67.9 85 39.2 32.1-46.8
$50,000+ 89 38 44.3 33.5-55.7 51 55.7 44.3-66.5

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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