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2008 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 15,776 2,183 15.5 14.6-16.4 695 5.4 4.8- 6.1 4,789 24.8 23.9-25.8 8,109 54.3 53.1-55.5
-Western NC 2,906 450 19.2 17.1-21.6 130 5.1 4.1- 6.5 919 25.5 23.5-27.5 1,407 50.2 47.6-52.8
GENDER
Male 1,153 209 21.7 18.3-25.6 53 5.9 4.1- 8.3 448 29.3 26.1-32.6 443 43.2 39.0-47.4
Female 1,753 241 16.9 14.4-19.8 77 4.5 3.3- 6.1 471 21.9 19.7-24.4 964 56.6 53.5-59.8
RACE
White 2,685 411 19.1 16.9-21.4 115 4.4 3.5- 5.6 862 26.1 24.1-28.2 1,297 50.4 47.8-53.1
African American 80 13 15.1 7.7-27.5 6 9.3 3.8-20.9 23 26.5 16.0-40.5 38 49.1 34.7-63.5
Other Minorities 130 24 23.9 12.1-41.6 9 13.8 5.9-28.8 30 15.1 8.0-26.7 67 47.2 33.7-61.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 7 20.6 6.8-48.0 6 18.5 7.6-38.5 12 15.6 6.5-32.9 34 45.3 28.1-63.7
Non-Hispanic 2,837 443 19.2 17.2-21.5 124 4.6 3.6- 5.7 902 25.9 24.0-27.9 1,368 50.3 47.8-52.9
AGE
18-24 75 19 23.3 13.9-36.5 4 5.8 1.9-16.1 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3 51 70.2 56.4-81.0
25-34 225 56 27.5 20.5-35.8 16 8.9 5.2-14.8 30 11.9 8.0-17.4 123 51.7 43.7-59.6
35-44 372 79 22.4 17.7-28.0 20 4.8 2.9- 7.8 72 20.7 15.9-26.4 201 52.1 46.0-58.2
45-54 523 117 23.0 18.9-27.6 38 6.7 4.6- 9.6 125 21.5 17.8-25.7 243 48.9 43.7-54.0
55-64 693 105 15.1 12.2-18.5 24 2.8 1.7- 4.5 247 37.0 32.9-41.3 317 45.1 40.9-49.4
65-74 561 56 11.2 7.8-15.9 23 3.8 2.4- 5.9 253 44.6 39.8-49.6 229 40.4 35.7-45.3
75+ 442 16 3.7 2.0- 6.6 5 0.8 0.3- 1.9 186 44.4 38.9-50.0 235 51.2 45.6-56.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 447 98 33.8 26.8-41.7 20 5.5 2.9-10.3 163 25.8 21.0-31.2 166 34.9 28.3-42.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 900 166 21.7 17.9-25.9 55 6.4 4.3- 9.4 270 24.0 20.6-27.8 409 47.9 43.0-52.9
Some Post-H.S. 741 129 19.5 15.6-24.2 31 4.5 2.8- 7.2 226 23.5 20.1-27.2 355 52.5 47.6-57.3
College Graduate 813 57 8.0 5.6-11.3 23 4.0 2.4- 6.4 260 28.7 25.1-32.7 473 59.3 54.8-63.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 389 105 31.5 25.1-38.6 34 10.1 6.1-16.5 116 22.4 17.6-28.1 134 36.0 28.8-43.8
$15,000- 24,999 510 108 27.1 20.8-34.4 27 7.6 4.5-12.7 171 28.7 23.4-34.5 204 36.6 30.6-43.0
$25,000- 34,999 342 59 21.8 16.5-28.2 11 3.2 1.5- 6.4 96 23.1 18.6-28.4 176 52.0 45.4-58.4
$35,000- 49,999 433 63 16.5 12.3-21.8 17 4.1 2.3- 7.2 145 25.5 21.1-30.5 208 53.9 47.5-60.1
$50,000-74,999 408 41 11.9 8.3-16.7 14 5.0 2.6- 9.1 138 27.7 22.8-33.3 215 55.5 49.1-61.6
$75,000+ 420 35 11.2 7.3-16.9 12 2.8 1.3- 5.8 129 24.4 19.8-29.6 244 61.6 55.1-67.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,194 211 21.5 18.3-25.0 66 5.9 4.3- 8.1 425 30.3 27.1-33.6 492 42.4 38.5-46.3
No 1,638 223 17.6 14.8-20.8 62 4.8 3.4- 6.7 472 22.8 20.4-25.4 881 54.8 51.3-58.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 422 59 19.0 13.5-26.0 16 5.1 2.7- 9.4 228 47.1 41.1-53.3 119 28.8 23.6-34.7
Non-Veteran 2,483 391 19.3 17.0-21.8 114 5.2 4.0- 6.7 690 22.2 20.3-24.4 1,288 53.3 50.5-56.1

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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 cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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