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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,781 7,672 45.7 44.5-46.9 8,109 54.3 53.1-55.5
-Western NC 2,906 1,499 49.8 47.2-52.4 1,407 50.2 47.6-52.8
GENDER
Male 1,153 710 56.8 52.6-61.0 443 43.2 39.0-47.4
Female 1,753 789 43.4 40.2-46.5 964 56.6 53.5-59.8
RACE
White 2,685 1,388 49.6 46.9-52.2 1,297 50.4 47.8-53.1
African American 80 42 50.9 36.5-65.3 38 49.1 34.7-63.5
Other Minorities 130 63 52.8 38.8-66.3 67 47.2 33.7-61.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 25 54.7 36.3-71.9 34 45.3 28.1-63.7
Non-Hispanic 2,837 1,469 49.7 47.1-52.2 1,368 50.3 47.8-52.9
AGE
18-24 75 24 29.8 19.0-43.6 51 70.2 56.4-81.0
25-34 225 102 48.3 40.4-56.3 123 51.7 43.7-59.6
35-44 372 171 47.9 41.8-54.0 201 52.1 46.0-58.2
45-54 523 280 51.1 46.0-56.3 243 48.9 43.7-54.0
55-64 693 376 54.9 50.6-59.1 317 45.1 40.9-49.4
65-74 561 332 59.6 54.7-64.3 229 40.4 35.7-45.3
75+ 442 207 48.8 43.2-54.4 235 51.2 45.6-56.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 447 281 65.1 57.8-71.7 166 34.9 28.3-42.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 900 491 52.1 47.1-57.0 409 47.9 43.0-52.9
Some Post-H.S. 741 386 47.5 42.7-52.4 355 52.5 47.6-57.3
College Graduate 813 340 40.7 36.4-45.2 473 59.3 54.8-63.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 389 255 64.0 56.2-71.2 134 36.0 28.8-43.8
$15,000- 24,999 510 306 63.4 57.0-69.4 204 36.6 30.6-43.0
$25,000- 34,999 342 166 48.0 41.6-54.6 176 52.0 45.4-58.4
$35,000- 49,999 433 225 46.1 39.9-52.5 208 53.9 47.5-60.1
$50,000-74,999 408 193 44.5 38.4-50.9 215 55.5 49.1-61.6
$75,000+ 420 176 38.4 32.2-44.9 244 61.6 55.1-67.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,194 702 57.6 53.7-61.5 492 42.4 38.5-46.3
No 1,638 757 45.2 41.7-48.7 881 54.8 51.3-58.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 422 303 71.2 65.3-76.4 119 28.8 23.6-34.7
Non-Veteran 2,483 1,195 46.7 43.9-49.5 1,288 53.3 50.5-56.1

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^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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