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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Regular Lights Ultra lights
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,986 1,026 39.6 37.0-42.3 1,356 45.6 43.1-48.2 604 14.7 13.3-16.3
-Western NC 354 144 44.8 37.8-52.0 152 44.2 37.3-51.3 58 11.0 7.8-15.3
GENDER
Male 146 75 56.6 45.9-66.7 60 37.2 27.7-47.9 11 6.2 2.8-13.0
Female 208 69 30.6 23.5-38.8 92 52.6 44.0-61.0 47 16.8 11.8-23.3
RACE
White 317 126 43.3 36.0-50.9 136 45.3 38.1-52.8 55 11.4 8.0-15.9
African American 10 6 69.3 33.0-91.2 3 12.0 3.2-35.7 1 18.7 2.8-65.1
Other Minorities 26 11 56.8 30.2-80.0 13 41.2 18.8-68.0 2 2.0 0.5- 8.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 10 4 45.4 15.2-79.3 4 45.6 15.7-79.0 2 9.0 1.9-33.1
Non-Hispanic 344 140 44.8 37.7-52.1 148 44.2 37.2-51.4 56 11.0 7.8-15.4
AGE
18-24 15 9 61.3 32.5-84.0 5 30.4 11.2-60.2 1 8.3 1.1-41.4
25-34 47 19 46.8 29.5-64.8 26 50.7 33.1-68.1 2 2.6 0.6-10.6
35-44 72 29 41.1 28.1-55.4 37 51.9 38.1-65.5 6 7.0 2.8-16.6
45-54 83 38 41.8 29.2-55.6 36 48.0 34.4-61.9 9 10.1 4.4-21.5
55-64 80 31 45.3 32.6-58.7 23 27.3 17.6-39.9 26 27.3 17.2-40.5
65-74 47 15 39.3 23.9-57.1 22 44.3 28.4-61.4 10 16.4 8.1-30.6
75+ 10 3 27.0 7.9-61.2 3 40.6 13.1-75.6 4 32.5 9.3-69.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 78 38 61.4 45.2-75.5 33 34.7 21.3-51.0 7 3.9 1.6- 9.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 121 50 42.5 31.6-54.2 55 48.7 37.4-60.2 16 8.8 4.5-16.4
Some Post-H.S. 100 37 42.2 30.2-55.2 42 44.0 32.0-56.7 21 13.8 7.5-24.0
College Graduate 55 19 27.7 15.9-43.6 22 47.4 31.9-63.3 14 25.0 13.9-40.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 61 23 48.3 29.7-67.4 29 42.5 26.0-60.9 9 9.2 4.2-19.1
$15,000- 24,999 75 39 53.9 38.6-68.5 25 35.2 22.0-51.2 11 10.9 4.6-23.5
$25,000- 34,999 54 22 46.7 29.8-64.3 24 48.2 31.2-65.6 8 5.1 2.0-12.3
$35,000- 49,999 59 19 32.8 19.1-50.3 23 49.4 33.7-65.1 17 17.8 9.7-30.4
$50,000-74,999 34 10 28.2 13.6-49.5 17 51.2 31.5-70.4 7 20.6 9.0-40.4
$75,000+ 25 14 61.5 38.4-80.4 9 30.9 14.3-54.4 2 7.7 1.8-27.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 164 68 48.7 38.4-59.3 70 42.1 32.2-52.6 26 9.2 5.8-14.3
No 188 75 42.0 32.8-51.8 82 46.3 37.0-55.9 31 11.7 7.2-18.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 42 19 55.6 37.3-72.6 18 33.2 19.2-51.0 5 11.1 3.1-33.2
Non-Veteran 312 125 43.5 36.0-51.2 134 45.6 38.2-53.2 53 11.0 7.7-15.4

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking daily or occasionally.

^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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