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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,776 12,898 79.1 78.0-80.1 2,878 20.9 19.9-22.0
-Western NC 2,906 2,326 75.6 73.1-77.9 580 24.4 22.1-26.9
GENDER
Male 1,153 891 72.4 68.3-76.1 262 27.6 23.9-31.7
Female 1,753 1,435 78.6 75.5-81.3 318 21.4 18.7-24.5
RACE
White 2,685 2,159 76.5 74.1-78.8 526 23.5 21.2-25.9
African American 80 61 75.6 61.8-85.5 19 24.4 14.5-38.2
Other Minorities 130 97 62.4 46.3-76.1 33 37.6 23.9-53.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 46 60.9 39.5-78.8 13 39.1 21.2-60.5
Non-Hispanic 2,837 2,270 76.2 73.9-78.4 567 23.8 21.6-26.1
AGE
18-24 75 52 70.9 57.2-81.7 23 29.1 18.3-42.8
25-34 225 153 63.6 55.3-71.2 72 36.4 28.8-44.7
35-44 372 273 72.8 67.1-77.9 99 27.2 22.1-32.9
45-54 523 368 70.4 65.4-74.8 155 29.6 25.2-34.6
55-64 693 564 82.1 78.5-85.2 129 17.9 14.8-21.5
65-74 561 482 85.0 80.3-88.8 79 15.0 11.2-19.7
75+ 442 421 95.6 92.6-97.4 21 4.4 2.6- 7.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 447 329 60.7 52.9-67.9 118 39.3 32.1-47.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 900 679 72.0 67.4-76.1 221 28.0 23.9-32.6
Some Post-H.S. 741 581 75.9 71.1-80.2 160 24.1 19.8-28.9
College Graduate 813 733 88.0 84.3-90.9 80 12.0 9.1-15.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 389 250 58.4 50.9-65.6 139 41.6 34.4-49.1
$15,000- 24,999 510 375 65.3 58.0-71.9 135 34.7 28.1-42.0
$25,000- 34,999 342 272 75.1 68.6-80.6 70 24.9 19.4-31.4
$35,000- 49,999 433 353 79.4 73.8-84.1 80 20.6 15.9-26.2
$50,000-74,999 408 353 83.2 77.6-87.6 55 16.8 12.4-22.4
$75,000+ 420 373 86.0 80.1-90.4 47 14.0 9.6-19.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,194 917 72.6 68.9-76.1 277 27.4 23.9-31.1
No 1,638 1,353 77.6 74.2-80.7 285 22.4 19.3-25.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 422 347 75.9 68.8-81.9 75 24.1 18.1-31.2
Non-Veteran 2,483 1,978 75.6 72.9-78.1 505 24.4 21.9-27.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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