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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,405 2,424 36.8 35.2-38.4 709 11.0 10.0-12.1 4,272 52.2 50.6-53.8
-Western NC 830 298 39.9 35.4-44.6 72 8.3 6.3-10.8 460 51.8 47.2-56.4
GENDER
Male 365 118 39.7 32.9-46.8 35 9.4 6.4-13.5 212 51.0 44.1-57.8
Female 465 180 40.1 34.5-46.1 37 7.0 4.8-10.2 248 52.8 46.9-58.7
RACE
White 750 267 40.5 35.7-45.4 61 8.1 6.0-10.9 422 51.4 46.6-56.2
African American 22 10 45.2 24.2-68.0 2 14.0 3.6-42.0 10 40.8 21.1-63.9
Other Minorities 54 21 32.3 17.6-51.7 7 7.1 2.7-17.1 26 60.6 41.7-76.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 31 8 21.9 9.7-42.2 4 5.3 1.8-14.8 19 72.8 52.7-86.5
Non-Hispanic 796 290 41.1 36.5-45.9 67 8.5 6.4-11.1 439 50.4 45.8-55.1
AGE
18-24 22 15 61.1 36.7-81.0 0 0.0 . - . 7 38.9 19.0-63.3
25-34 85 41 47.5 34.6-60.8 10 8.2 4.2-15.4 34 44.2 31.6-57.6
35-44 119 57 50.1 39.3-60.9 18 14.6 8.5-23.8 44 35.3 25.7-46.4
45-54 167 74 46.0 36.6-55.6 13 8.4 4.4-15.5 80 45.7 36.5-55.2
55-64 192 64 31.5 24.3-39.8 18 9.9 5.7-16.8 110 58.5 50.0-66.6
65-74 165 41 21.4 15.2-29.1 9 4.7 2.0-10.7 115 73.9 65.7-80.7
75+ 78 6 7.2 2.8-17.6 4 5.7 2.0-15.6 68 87.0 75.5-93.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 160 62 46.2 34.8-58.1 20 9.5 5.4-16.1 78 44.3 33.4-55.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 255 103 45.5 37.5-53.8 21 9.0 5.7-14.1 131 45.5 37.6-53.6
Some Post-H.S. 233 86 40.1 32.1-48.6 20 9.1 5.3-15.1 127 50.8 42.5-59.1
College Graduate 179 47 23.8 17.2-32.1 10 4.6 2.2- 9.2 122 71.6 63.1-78.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 126 51 39.1 27.2-52.6 16 13.5 7.5-22.9 59 47.4 35.2-59.9
$15,000- 24,999 173 59 47.0 36.6-57.7 16 8.9 5.0-15.5 98 44.1 34.3-54.4
$25,000- 34,999 125 46 35.8 25.6-47.5 11 7.9 3.7-15.8 68 56.3 44.7-67.3
$35,000- 49,999 129 53 39.0 28.7-50.4 8 5.5 2.3-12.7 68 55.4 44.0-66.4
$50,000-74,999 89 31 38.9 27.3-52.0 4 4.1 1.3-11.7 54 57.0 44.2-69.0
$75,000+ 77 19 27.9 17.2-42.0 6 7.0 2.7-16.7 52 65.1 51.2-76.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 379 134 40.2 33.5-47.4 33 10.0 6.7-14.5 212 49.8 43.0-56.6
No 436 158 39.6 33.6-46.0 37 7.2 4.9-10.6 241 53.1 46.9-59.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 156 34 24.4 16.9-33.9 10 8.4 3.9-17.1 112 67.2 57.2-75.9
Non-Veteran 673 264 43.0 37.9-48.3 61 8.2 6.2-11.0 348 48.7 43.6-53.9

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

^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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