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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,354 306 13.8 11.7-16.2 485 18.9 16.6-21.5 326 11.2 9.5-13.0 2,237 56.1 53.3-58.9
-Western NC 634 57 13.5 9.2-19.3 81 16.7 12.1-22.5 59 11.4 8.3-15.5 437 58.4 52.3-64.2
GENDER
Male 301 24 14.3 8.0-24.2 40 14.9 9.5-22.7 24 12.0 7.5-18.7 213 58.8 49.9-67.1
Female 333 33 12.6 7.9-19.4 41 18.7 12.0-28.1 35 10.7 7.2-15.7 224 58.0 49.7-65.8
RACE
White 595 48 12.1 7.9-18.2 77 17.0 12.2-23.1 54 11.6 8.3-15.8 416 59.3 52.9-65.4
Other minorities 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 625 56 13.5 9.1-19.4 81 17.0 12.4-22.9 56 11.1 8.0-15.2 432 58.4 52.3-64.3
AGE
18-34 24 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 122 16 11.9 6.1-21.9 *** *** *** 17 14.8 8.4-24.7 *** *** ***
55-64 144 16 8.9 5.0-15.4 18 11.9 7.2-19.1 15 10.1 5.6-17.4 95 69.1 59.5-77.2
65-74 196 13 6.7 3.7-11.9 20 10.7 6.6-17.1 14 9.3 4.9-17.2 149 73.2 64.8-80.2
75+ 143 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 130 89.9 82.4-94.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 13.1 6.3-25.3 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 180 15 12.7 6.0-24.8 28 16.5 10.7-24.6 21 16.1 9.7-25.5 116 54.7 44.4-64.7
Some Post-H.S. 160 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 6.9 3.6-12.9 *** *** ***
College Graduate 197 13 9.6 4.4-19.9 20 14.3 8.6-22.9 11 11.0 5.4-21.0 153 65.1 54.7-74.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 11.4 5.2-23.3 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 150 13 10.3 5.2-19.4 *** *** *** 13 11.4 6.1-20.4 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 235 24 15.9 8.5-27.7 24 11.2 7.1-17.3 27 15.3 9.6-23.5 160 57.6 48.0-66.6
No 376 31 12.6 7.6-20.2 54 18.1 12.3-25.6 30 9.0 5.8-13.7 261 60.3 52.5-67.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 143 *** *** *** 16 11.4 6.2-20.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 491 47 13.5 8.8-20.2 65 17.9 12.6-24.8 50 12.0 8.5-16.7 329 56.6 49.7-63.2

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

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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