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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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Do you use smokeless tobacco in situations where you can't smoke or where you would prefer not to smoke?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Often/Sometimes Rarely/Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 587 73 14.8 10.2-21.0 514 85.2 79.0-89.8
-Western NC 159 23 16.7 10.5-25.7 136 83.3 74.3-89.5
GENDER
Male 134 21 17.6 10.8-27.3 113 82.4 72.7-89.2
Female 25 2 8.4 1.6-34.8 23 91.6 65.2-98.4
RACE
White 140 19 15.3 9.1-24.6 121 84.7 75.4-90.9
African American 3 1 32.8 3.8-85.6 2 67.2 14.4-96.2
Other Minorities 14 3 29.2 7.0-69.4 11 70.8 30.6-93.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 0 0.0 . - . 5 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 154 23 17.6 11.1-26.9 131 82.4 73.1-88.9
AGE
18-24 12 4 34.5 12.9-65.2 8 65.5 34.8-87.1
25-34 27 5 16.5 6.4-36.1 22 83.5 63.9-93.6
35-44 29 4 14.3 4.0-40.3 25 85.7 59.7-96.0
45-54 39 2 5.7 1.3-21.2 37 94.3 78.8-98.7
55-64 34 7 21.5 9.9-40.5 27 78.5 59.5-90.1
65-74 15 1 6.1 0.8-33.8 14 93.9 66.2-99.2
75+ 3 0 0.0 . - . 3 100 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 39 8 16.1 6.7-33.9 31 83.9 66.1-93.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 62 9 22.1 11.1-39.1 53 77.9 60.9-88.9
Some Post-H.S. 39 3 5.4 1.5-17.7 36 94.6 82.3-98.5
College Graduate 19 3 24.6 7.2-57.8 16 75.4 42.2-92.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 41 7 15.9 5.8-36.9 34 84.1 63.1-94.2
$15,000- 24,999 32 4 14.9 4.7-38.2 28 85.1 61.8-95.3
$25,000- 34,999 14 4 36.0 12.5-68.9 10 64.0 31.1-87.5
$35,000- 49,999 19 1 11.5 1.7-50.0 18 88.5 50.0-98.3
$50,000-74,999 22 3 25.2 8.4-55.2 19 74.8 44.8-91.6
$75,000+ 16 1 5.6 0.7-32.0 15 94.4 68.0-99.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 79 12 19.8 10.4-34.4 67 80.2 65.6-89.6
No 78 9 11.4 5.1-23.3 69 88.6 76.7-94.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 37 5 19.2 6.9-43.2 32 80.8 56.8-93.1
Non-Veteran 122 18 16.1 9.4-26.1 104 83.9 73.9-90.6

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*Asked only of current smokers who reported ever trying smokeless tobacco.

^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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