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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,569 2,424 17.0 16.1-17.9 709 5.1 4.6- 5.6 4,272 24.1 23.2-25.0 8,164 53.9 52.7-55.0
-Western NC 1,663 298 20.1 17.4-23.0 72 4.2 3.2- 5.5 460 26.1 23.4-29.0 833 49.6 46.3-53.0
GENDER
Male 618 118 22.8 18.4-28.0 35 5.4 3.7- 7.9 212 29.3 25.0-34.1 253 42.4 37.3-47.8
Female 1,045 180 17.7 14.8-20.9 37 3.1 2.1- 4.5 248 23.2 20.0-26.8 580 56.0 51.9-60.0
RACE
White 1,502 267 20.5 17.7-23.7 61 4.1 3.1- 5.5 422 26.1 23.3-29.1 752 49.3 45.8-52.8
African American 47 10 20.7 10.2-37.4 2 6.4 1.6-22.8 10 18.7 9.2-34.3 25 54.2 36.3-71.0
Other Minorities 104 21 15.6 8.4-27.2 7 3.4 1.4- 8.3 26 29.2 18.3-43.2 50 51.8 38.8-64.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 66 8 10.0 4.5-20.8 4 2.4 0.8- 6.8 19 33.2 20.6-48.9 35 54.3 39.6-68.3
Non-Hispanic 1,590 290 20.8 18.1-23.9 67 4.3 3.2- 5.7 439 25.6 22.9-28.5 794 49.3 45.9-52.7
AGE
18-24 52 15 22.4 12.5-36.9 0 0.0 . - . 7 14.2 6.5-28.6 30 63.4 47.6-76.7
25-34 172 41 26.0 18.3-35.6 10 4.5 2.3- 8.5 34 24.2 16.8-33.5 87 45.3 36.4-54.4
35-44 246 57 24.0 18.1-31.1 18 7.0 4.1-11.8 44 16.9 12.0-23.3 127 52.1 44.7-59.5
45-54 320 74 25.6 19.7-32.5 13 4.7 2.4- 8.8 80 25.4 20.0-31.7 153 44.4 37.8-51.2
55-64 354 64 16.7 12.6-21.6 18 5.3 3.0- 9.1 110 30.9 25.4-37.0 162 47.2 41.0-53.5
65-74 292 41 12.8 9.0-17.7 9 2.8 1.2- 6.5 115 44.1 37.5-51.0 127 40.3 33.8-47.1
75+ 220 6 2.6 1.0- 6.8 4 2.1 0.7- 6.0 68 31.9 24.9-39.9 142 63.3 55.2-70.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 269 62 26.2 18.6-35.4 20 5.4 3.1- 9.2 78 25.0 18.4-33.0 109 43.5 34.5-52.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 513 103 24.0 19.0-29.7 21 4.7 3.0- 7.5 131 23.9 19.3-29.2 258 47.4 41.3-53.5
Some Post-H.S. 414 86 22.8 17.8-28.7 20 5.2 3.0- 8.8 127 28.9 23.7-34.8 181 43.1 37.0-49.3
College Graduate 459 47 8.9 6.3-12.4 10 1.7 0.8- 3.5 122 26.6 21.8-32.0 280 62.9 57.1-68.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 223 51 22.3 14.8-32.1 16 7.7 4.3-13.3 59 27.0 19.6-35.8 97 43.1 34.0-52.8
$15,000- 24,999 307 59 29.8 22.4-38.5 16 5.7 3.2- 9.9 98 27.9 21.7-35.1 134 36.6 29.8-44.0
$25,000- 34,999 239 46 19.2 13.3-26.9 11 4.2 2.0- 8.7 68 30.2 22.8-38.7 114 46.5 37.7-55.5
$35,000- 49,999 261 53 19.1 13.8-25.8 8 2.7 1.1- 6.3 68 27.1 20.3-35.3 132 51.1 43.1-59.0
$50,000-74,999 193 31 16.9 11.3-24.6 4 1.8 0.6- 5.3 54 24.8 18.4-32.6 104 56.4 47.9-64.6
$75,000+ 195 19 11.5 6.8-18.7 6 2.9 1.1- 7.2 52 26.9 20.0-35.0 118 58.8 50.2-66.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 664 134 24.2 19.6-29.5 33 6.0 4.0- 8.8 212 30.0 25.6-34.8 285 39.8 34.8-45.1
No 949 158 18.5 15.3-22.2 37 3.4 2.3- 5.0 241 24.8 21.4-28.6 513 53.3 48.9-57.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 242 34 15.9 10.9-22.7 10 5.5 2.5-11.5 112 43.9 36.5-51.7 86 34.7 27.8-42.3
Non-Veteran 1,419 264 20.7 17.8-24.0 61 4.0 3.0- 5.3 348 23.5 20.6-26.6 746 51.9 48.2-55.5

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* Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

^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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