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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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.

Due to small number of respondents no further breakdowns are available. For cell sizes less than 50, the results are not reliable

^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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