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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

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 12,085 1,475 14.3 13.2-15.5 554 5.4 4.7- 6.3 3,634 24.5 23.3-25.6 6,422 55.8 54.3-57.2
-Western NC 1,963 279 17.2 14.9-19.9 77 4.3 3.2- 5.8 676 31.1 28.4-33.9 931 47.4 44.2-50.5
GENDER
Male 766 116 19.2 15.3-23.7 29 4.1 2.5- 6.6 324 35.3 30.9-39.9 297 41.5 36.6-46.5
Female 1,197 163 15.4 12.8-18.5 48 4.6 3.1- 6.6 352 27.2 24.0-30.6 634 52.8 48.9-56.6
RACE
White 1,801 250 16.4 14.1-19.0 67 3.9 2.9- 5.3 627 31.4 28.7-34.2 857 48.3 45.2-51.5
African American 49 8 30.0 11.6-58.4 5 8.2 2.6-22.9 15 30.1 15.3-50.6 21 31.7 16.6-51.8
Other Minorities 99 21 28.5 15.4-46.5 4 4.9 0.9-22.2 30 28.8 14.9-48.4 44 37.8 21.8-57.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 43 7 19.3 7.1-42.8 3 10.6 2.7-34.1 14 36.2 18.3-59.1 19 33.9 18.8-53.1
Non-Hispanic 1,917 272 17.2 14.8-19.9 74 4.1 3.0- 5.5 661 30.8 28.2-33.6 910 47.9 44.8-51.1
AGE
18-24 45 8 21.7 9.6-41.9 1 1.3 0.2- 8.6 5 10.1 3.6-25.5 31 67.0 47.3-82.1
25-34 127 31 28.8 20.0-39.5 6 4.0 1.5-10.5 22 18.3 11.6-27.5 68 48.9 38.6-59.4
35-44 242 50 19.2 14.0-25.6 17 7.5 4.4-12.6 62 26.2 20.0-33.4 113 47.2 40.0-54.5
45-54 317 70 22.8 17.4-29.2 21 5.3 3.2- 8.7 90 26.9 21.5-33.2 136 45.0 38.2-52.0
55-64 461 63 12.8 9.9-16.5 19 3.8 2.1- 6.7 166 39.1 33.9-44.5 213 44.3 39.1-49.6
65+ 751 55 7.2 5.3- 9.7 13 1.6 0.9- 3.1 323 46.1 41.9-50.3 360 45.2 41.0-49.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 291 67 28.0 21.2-35.9 14 7.3 4.0-13.0 112 34.8 27.6-42.7 98 29.9 23.1-37.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 604 98 22.5 17.6-28.3 26 4.1 2.5- 6.7 186 27.2 22.7-32.2 294 46.2 40.4-52.2
Some Post-H.S. 510 76 16.1 12.1-21.1 25 5.8 3.2-10.2 186 32.8 27.5-38.5 223 45.3 39.4-51.4
College Graduate 554 38 6.4 4.3- 9.2 12 1.7 0.9- 3.4 192 32.7 27.9-37.8 312 59.3 53.9-64.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 272 68 30.4 23.3-38.5 10 5.1 2.3-10.9 88 30.0 23.3-37.8 106 34.5 27.3-42.5
$15,000- 24,999 365 76 27.3 20.9-34.9 17 5.1 2.5-10.1 135 33.4 27.0-40.6 137 34.1 27.8-41.1
$25,000- 34,999 244 33 19.7 12.4-29.8 14 6.9 3.5-13.4 79 31.9 24.4-40.5 118 41.5 33.2-50.3
$35,000- 49,999 257 29 16.9 10.4-26.2 10 5.4 2.2-12.4 96 33.2 26.1-41.0 122 44.6 36.6-52.8
$50,000-74,999 253 21 9.9 5.9-16.0 7 2.8 1.2- 6.5 84 28.1 22.1-35.1 141 59.2 51.4-66.5
$75,000+ 247 11 3.6 1.8- 7.0 7 2.1 0.9- 4.9 95 35.4 28.4-43.1 134 58.9 51.1-66.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 845 143 21.7 17.8-26.2 37 4.7 3.1- 7.1 317 34.1 30.1-38.5 348 39.4 34.8-44.2
No 1,052 125 14.4 11.5-18.0 38 4.1 2.6- 6.3 340 29.6 26.0-33.5 549 51.8 47.6-56.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 280 29 13.1 7.8-21.1 7 2.2 1.0- 5.0 154 49.3 41.7-57.0 90 35.3 28.0-43.4
Non-Veteran 1,683 250 17.8 15.3-20.7 70 4.6 3.4- 6.3 522 28.4 25.6-31.5 841 49.1 45.7-52.5

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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.

^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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