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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,515 123 4.4 3.1- 6.2 632 23.3 20.9-25.8 1,219 47.8 44.7-50.8 541 24.6 21.9-27.5
-Western NC 506 21 3.3 1.8- 6.0 112 17.9 13.9-22.8 254 55.6 49.4-61.7 119 23.1 18.6-28.4
GENDER
Male 227 5 2.8 1.0- 8.0 47 15.5 10.9-21.5 119 58.0 49.1-66.4 56 23.7 17.3-31.5
Female 279 16 3.9 2.0- 7.3 65 20.9 14.5-29.0 135 52.8 44.4-61.0 63 22.5 16.4-29.9
RACE
White 459 18 3.2 1.7- 5.9 106 19.2 14.8-24.5 229 53.3 47.1-59.5 106 24.3 19.4-30.0
African American 15 0 0.0 . - . 2 14.0 2.8-47.8 8 44.4 19.4-72.6 5 41.6 16.8-71.6
Other Minorities 30 3 5.5 0.9-27.5 4 8.4 2.4-25.7 15 77.7 55.2-90.8 8 8.4 2.9-22.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 11 0 0.0 . - . 2 11.4 2.1-43.7 7 84.4 53.5-96.2 2 4.2 0.7-21.8
Non-Hispanic 495 21 3.6 1.9- 6.4 110 18.4 14.3-23.4 247 53.4 47.4-59.4 117 24.6 19.8-30.0
AGE
18-24 22 0 0.0 . - . 3 19.8 5.3-52.1 12 54.3 30.4-76.3 7 25.9 11.4-48.7
25-34 68 5 6.8 2.7-16.2 5 6.5 2.5-15.7 35 59.1 44.7-72.1 23 27.5 17.3-40.9
35-44 88 3 1.4 0.4- 5.0 14 20.4 11.8-33.1 50 59.0 46.4-70.4 21 19.2 11.5-30.1
45-54 136 6 3.2 1.3- 7.5 33 23.0 15.6-32.5 63 50.8 40.8-60.8 34 23.0 15.8-32.1
55-64 117 4 1.5 0.5- 4.3 37 28.2 20.2-38.0 53 48.7 38.1-59.5 23 21.5 13.7-32.1
65-74 62 3 2.2 0.7- 6.8 15 20.6 10.7-35.8 34 59.3 40.9-75.4 10 18.0 6.5-41.0
75+ 13 0 0.0 . - . 5 39.8 14.3-72.3 7 58.6 26.3-84.9 1 1.6 0.2-11.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 100 6 4.8 1.6-13.6 27 20.6 12.6-31.9 45 55.0 40.8-68.5 22 19.6 11.5-31.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 193 7 2.9 1.1- 7.8 40 17.8 11.0-27.5 98 56.1 46.2-65.5 48 23.2 16.3-31.9
Some Post-H.S. 140 4 3.0 0.8-11.2 34 19.4 12.7-28.5 71 55.9 44.1-67.1 31 21.7 13.6-32.6
College Graduate 72 4 2.2 0.7- 6.9 11 11.3 4.9-24.1 39 54.5 39.1-69.2 18 32.0 19.2-48.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 118 6 2.4 0.9- 6.4 35 21.3 14.0-31.1 46 46.7 34.3-59.4 31 29.6 19.3-42.6
$15,000- 24,999 123 5 1.4 0.5- 3.5 23 12.9 7.3-22.0 66 64.1 51.3-75.1 29 21.7 13.7-32.5
$25,000- 34,999 62 4 11.5 3.9-29.6 9 13.6 6.1-27.4 33 53.5 38.2-68.1 16 21.5 11.7-35.9
$35,000- 49,999 67 2 1.3 0.3- 5.7 11 12.9 6.3-24.8 40 64.5 49.4-77.2 14 21.2 11.3-36.3
$50,000-74,999 49 1 4.3 0.6-24.6 9 11.5 5.2-23.6 27 54.1 36.8-70.5 12 30.1 15.7-50.0
$75,000+ 43 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 12 26.9 13.1-47.3 20 52.5 32.8-71.5 10 20.3 9.8-37.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 246 15 5.9 2.9-11.7 58 23.2 17.1-30.8 109 45.6 37.4-54.0 64 25.2 18.7-33.0
No 257 6 1.6 0.5- 4.8 53 14.3 9.4-21.1 144 62.4 53.8-70.3 54 21.7 15.7-29.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 60 3 5.4 1.2-21.1 6 5.7 2.4-13.0 34 62.2 44.7-77.0 17 26.7 14.7-43.6
Non-Veteran 446 18 3.0 1.6- 5.7 106 19.6 15.1-25.1 220 54.7 48.1-61.2 102 22.6 17.8-28.3

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

^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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