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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,569 12,436 77.9 77.0-78.9 3,133 22.1 21.1-23.0
-Western NC 1,663 1,293 75.7 72.7-78.5 370 24.3 21.5-27.3
GENDER
Male 618 465 71.8 66.6-76.4 153 28.2 23.6-33.4
Female 1,045 828 79.3 75.9-82.3 217 20.7 17.7-24.1
RACE
White 1,502 1,174 75.3 72.1-78.3 328 24.7 21.7-27.9
African American 47 35 72.9 55.2-85.4 12 27.1 14.6-44.8
Other Minorities 104 76 81.0 69.5-88.9 28 19.0 11.1-30.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 66 54 87.6 76.9-93.7 12 12.4 6.3-23.1
Non-Hispanic 1,590 1,233 74.9 71.7-77.8 357 25.1 22.2-28.3
AGE
18-24 52 37 77.6 63.1-87.5 15 22.4 12.5-36.9
25-34 172 121 69.5 60.0-77.5 51 30.5 22.5-40.0
35-44 246 171 69.0 61.7-75.6 75 31.0 24.4-38.3
45-54 320 233 69.8 62.7-76.0 87 30.2 24.0-37.3
55-64 354 272 78.1 72.6-82.8 82 21.9 17.2-27.4
65-74 292 242 84.4 79.0-88.6 50 15.6 11.4-21.0
75+ 220 210 95.2 90.5-97.7 10 4.8 2.3- 9.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 269 187 68.5 59.3-76.4 82 31.5 23.6-40.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 513 389 71.3 65.5-76.5 124 28.7 23.5-34.5
Some Post-H.S. 414 308 72.0 65.9-77.4 106 28.0 22.6-34.1
College Graduate 459 402 89.4 85.7-92.3 57 10.6 7.7-14.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 223 156 70.1 60.3-78.3 67 29.9 21.7-39.7
$15,000- 24,999 307 232 64.6 56.1-72.2 75 35.4 27.8-43.9
$25,000- 34,999 239 182 76.6 68.6-83.1 57 23.4 16.9-31.4
$35,000- 49,999 261 200 78.2 71.3-83.8 61 21.8 16.2-28.7
$50,000-74,999 193 158 81.3 73.6-87.1 35 18.7 12.9-26.4
$75,000+ 195 170 85.6 78.2-90.8 25 14.4 9.2-21.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 664 497 69.8 64.5-74.6 167 30.2 25.4-35.5
No 949 754 78.1 74.3-81.5 195 21.9 18.5-25.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 242 198 78.6 71.1-84.6 44 21.4 15.4-28.9
Non-Veteran 1,419 1,094 75.3 72.0-78.3 325 24.7 21.7-28.0

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

^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.

** 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.

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

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