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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year 1 to 5 years 5 to 10 years 10 or more years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,570 203 9.0 7.3-11.0 479 17.3 15.3-19.4 370 12.7 10.9-14.7 2,518 61.1 58.4-63.6
-Western NC 663 37 9.6 6.5-13.9 73 14.5 10.8-19.1 55 9.4 6.6-13.2 498 66.5 61.1-71.6
GENDER
Male 321 15 8.0 4.2-14.6 34 13.0 8.4-19.5 23 10.7 6.5-17.1 249 68.3 60.4-75.3
Female 342 22 11.6 7.2-18.1 39 16.3 11.0-23.5 32 7.8 4.9-12.1 249 64.3 56.8-71.3
RACE
White 614 33 9.2 6.0-13.7 65 13.3 10.0-17.4 47 8.8 6.0-12.6 469 68.8 63.4-73.7
African American 15 3 33.5 11.0-67.2 1 2.6 0.3-17.4 3 29.1 7.3-68.2 8 34.9 13.4-64.9
Other Minorities 30 1 3.8 0.5-24.4 7 47.6 17.3-79.7 4 2.6 0.7- 9.4 18 46.0 17.2-77.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 14 0 0.0 . - . 2 25.6 4.4-72.2 2 3.0 0.6-13.7 10 71.4 27.7-94.2
Non-Hispanic 648 37 10.1 6.9-14.6 71 14.0 10.5-18.3 52 9.4 6.5-13.3 488 66.6 61.2-71.5
AGE
18-24 5 3 68.9 23.9-94.0 2 31.1 6.0-76.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 21 10 51.7 29.3-73.5 9 39.3 19.8-62.9 1 7.0 1.0-36.2 1 2.0 0.3-13.4
35-44 61 9 14.4 7.2-26.9 12 19.4 9.4-35.7 12 20.5 10.9-35.3 28 45.7 31.3-60.8
45-54 87 5 4.2 1.5-10.8 18 24.4 14.8-37.6 7 8.0 3.4-18.0 57 63.4 50.4-74.6
55-64 163 4 2.3 0.8- 6.3 17 8.6 4.8-15.1 11 3.5 1.6- 7.4 131 85.6 78.6-90.6
65+ 318 5 1.1 0.4- 3.0 15 4.8 2.7- 8.5 21 6.1 3.8- 9.7 277 88.0 83.4-91.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 111 5 2.5 0.9- 6.8 21 30.8 18.5-46.5 5 3.9 1.6- 9.4 80 62.8 48.1-75.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 179 16 14.2 8.3-23.0 19 15.2 8.6-25.4 17 10.6 5.8-18.7 127 60.0 49.8-69.4
Some Post-H.S. 184 8 10.4 4.6-21.9 20 11.5 6.6-19.2 17 8.4 3.9-17.1 139 69.7 58.7-78.8
College Graduate 189 8 8.1 3.4-17.9 13 7.6 3.9-14.2 16 12.0 6.4-21.2 152 72.4 62.2-80.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 86 7 14.2 5.9-30.2 12 22.6 11.4-39.7 6 5.0 2.0-11.9 61 58.3 43.1-72.1
$15,000- 24,999 135 6 8.8 3.5-20.5 16 17.6 9.4-30.5 11 5.1 2.6-10.0 102 68.4 55.5-79.0
$25,000- 34,999 76 3 6.1 1.9-17.5 13 22.6 10.4-42.5 9 12.9 5.2-28.9 51 58.3 41.8-73.2
$35,000- 49,999 93 8 10.6 4.9-21.7 9 8.0 3.5-17.2 5 7.2 1.7-25.8 71 74.2 59.9-84.7
$50,000-74,999 83 2 3.7 0.9-14.6 6 10.9 4.2-25.6 5 7.0 2.5-18.0 70 78.4 64.1-88.0
$75,000+ 94 6 14.3 6.3-29.3 5 3.6 1.2-10.4 7 13.8 6.1-28.3 76 68.3 53.7-80.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 310 15 6.9 3.8-12.2 35 14.6 9.6-21.5 29 10.0 6.1-16.0 231 68.5 60.9-75.3
No 334 21 12.1 7.4-19.2 32 12.0 7.9-17.9 24 9.3 5.6-15.2 257 66.5 58.8-73.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 152 4 4.4 1.4-13.4 5 2.7 1.0- 7.6 10 5.7 2.6-11.8 133 87.1 78.6-92.6
Non-Veteran 511 33 10.9 7.2-16.1 68 17.4 13.0-23.1 45 10.3 7.0-15.0 365 61.4 55.1-67.3

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 cigarettes in their entire lifetime and now smoke not at all (for any length of time).

^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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