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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use Prevention (Asked January--June Only)

Not including yourself, how many adults who live in your household smoke cigarettes, cigars or pipes?

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  Total
Respond.^
One adult Two adults Three or more adults No adults
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,996 1,013 20.6 19.1-22.1 129 4.9 3.8- 6.2 31 1.2 0.7- 1.9 3,823 73.4 71.6-75.1
-Western NC 544 114 23.2 18.6-28.6 13 2.5 1.2- 5.1 5 1.6 0.5- 4.7 412 72.7 67.1-77.6
GENDER
Male 224 41 20.5 13.5-30.0 3 1.0 0.2- 4.1 1 1.6 0.2-10.5 179 76.8 67.2-84.3
Female 320 73 25.8 20.4-32.1 10 3.9 1.7- 8.7 4 1.6 0.6- 4.4 233 68.7 62.1-74.6
RACE
White 492 99 21.9 17.2-27.6 11 2.6 1.2- 5.5 5 1.8 0.6- 5.2 377 73.7 67.8-78.8
African American 9 4 49.5 17.5-81.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 50.5 18.1-82.5
Other Minorities 39 11 36.5 19.4-57.9 2 1.6 0.4- 6.6 0 0.0 . - . 26 61.9 40.8-79.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 24 8 31.3 14.1-55.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 16 68.7 44.2-85.9
Non-Hispanic 517 105 22.7 18.0-28.3 13 2.6 1.3- 5.4 5 1.7 0.6- 5.0 394 72.9 67.1-78.0
AGE
18-24 18 8 50.5 25.1-75.7 1 7.1 1.0-37.1 0 0.0 . - . 9 42.4 19.7-68.7
25-34 71 18 23.4 14.3-35.9 2 1.0 0.3- 4.2 1 1.3 0.2- 8.5 50 74.2 61.7-83.7
35-44 85 16 20.1 12.1-31.4 4 5.3 1.8-14.7 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 64 74.0 62.2-83.1
45-54 118 31 24.5 16.7-34.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 2 5.0 1.1-20.6 84 70.1 58.8-79.4
55-64 118 28 22.8 15.4-32.3 4 3.6 1.2- 9.9 0 0.0 . - . 86 73.7 63.9-81.6
65-74 93 13 14.1 7.6-24.7 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7 1 2.1 0.3-13.6 78 83.4 72.3-90.6
75+ 40 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 40 100 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 77 25 36.3 21.3-54.5 2 0.9 0.2- 3.8 1 5.1 0.7-28.2 49 57.7 40.2-73.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 162 43 29.9 22.1-39.1 4 3.6 0.9-12.6 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 114 65.7 56.2-74.2
Some Post-H.S. 152 29 19.6 13.1-28.3 5 2.4 0.9- 6.4 3 2.2 0.6- 7.0 115 75.8 66.8-83.0
College Graduate 152 17 12.0 5.6-23.9 2 2.2 0.5- 8.5 0 0.0 . - . 133 85.8 74.1-92.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 42 14 37.3 21.8-56.0 2 2.9 0.7-11.5 0 0.0 . - . 26 59.7 41.5-75.6
$15,000- 24,999 93 24 26.9 17.5-39.0 4 4.5 1.5-12.5 3 7.4 2.0-23.6 62 61.1 48.2-72.7
$25,000- 34,999 74 18 20.5 12.4-32.0 2 1.3 0.3- 5.3 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3 53 77.4 65.8-85.9
$35,000- 49,999 87 17 18.4 10.8-29.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.5 0.2- 9.9 69 80.1 68.8-88.1
$50,000-74,999 83 13 18.6 10.3-31.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 0 0.0 . - . 69 81.1 68.5-89.4
$75,000+ 91 14 16.7 9.3-28.2 2 2.9 0.6-12.4 0 0.0 . - . 75 80.5 68.5-88.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 204 48 25.3 17.2-35.6 6 2.0 0.8- 4.9 2 3.0 0.6-13.2 148 69.6 59.3-78.3
No 336 64 21.8 16.5-28.2 7 2.7 1.1- 6.9 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9 262 74.6 67.9-80.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 80 17 22.8 13.8-35.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 0 0.0 . - . 62 76.7 64.3-85.8
Non-Veteran 464 97 23.3 18.2-29.3 12 2.8 1.3- 5.8 5 1.9 0.6- 5.4 350 72.0 65.9-77.5

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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.

** 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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