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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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 11,501 1,457 15.6 14.5-16.8 563 6.1 5.4- 7.0 3,381 24.8 23.6-26.0 6,100 53.4 51.9-54.9
-Western NC 1,955 295 18.0 15.3-21.0 91 6.2 4.5- 8.5 638 27.9 25.1-30.8 931 47.9 44.5-51.4
GENDER
Male 748 123 19.9 15.8-24.8 33 7.6 4.7-12.0 303 31.0 26.6-35.7 289 41.5 36.3-47.0
Female 1,207 172 16.2 12.9-20.2 58 4.9 3.3- 7.2 335 25.0 21.6-28.6 642 53.9 49.5-58.2
RACE
White 1,796 270 18.6 15.7-21.9 70 4.4 3.1- 6.1 599 28.8 25.9-31.9 857 48.2 44.6-51.7
Other minorities 147 24 11.7 6.1-21.3 *** *** *** 37 19.9 12.6-29.9 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,901 293 18.6 15.8-21.8 84 5.3 3.9- 7.2 629 28.7 25.9-31.7 895 47.4 43.9-50.9
AGE
18-34 165 33 22.9 15.6-32.2 14 10.2 5.3-18.6 24 14.1 8.7-21.9 94 52.9 43.1-62.5
35-54 552 120 22.5 18.0-27.7 36 7.1 4.6-10.6 124 24.8 20.2-30.1 272 45.7 40.1-51.3
55-64 465 74 16.0 12.2-20.7 22 3.7 2.2- 6.1 145 32.7 27.4-38.4 224 47.6 41.9-53.4
65-74 422 49 10.5 7.5-14.5 *** *** *** 197 45.1 39.4-50.9 168 41.9 36.2-47.9
75+ 333 18 4.8 2.9- 7.7 *** *** *** 143 43.4 37.1-49.8 162 49.3 42.9-55.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 282 65 28.4 21.1-37.1 22 11.6 6.0-21.2 95 27.2 20.7-34.9 100 32.7 25.4-41.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 587 109 19.9 15.3-25.4 26 5.6 3.2- 9.7 181 27.6 23.0-32.9 271 46.9 40.9-52.9
Some Post-H.S. 513 81 17.4 12.4-23.9 27 6.0 3.5-10.2 160 27.4 22.1-33.4 245 49.1 42.3-56.0
College Graduate 571 40 7.1 4.7-10.5 16 2.5 1.2- 5.1 200 29.2 24.7-34.2 315 61.2 55.8-66.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 298 85 28.6 20.9-37.7 31 19.9 11.9-31.4 77 20.2 14.7-27.1 105 31.3 23.0-41.0
$15,000- 24,999 375 73 25.3 18.3-33.9 18 5.2 2.7- 9.8 113 25.5 19.3-33.0 171 44.0 36.3-51.9
$25,000- 34,999 236 30 11.9 7.8-17.9 11 7.8 3.6-16.2 92 35.0 27.4-43.4 103 45.3 36.7-54.1
$35,000- 49,999 232 34 16.4 10.5-24.6 *** *** *** 88 30.9 23.8-38.9 102 50.2 41.2-59.2
$50,000+ 470 38 8.1 5.6-11.8 12 2.5 1.1- 5.4 151 30.8 25.2-37.0 269 58.6 52.1-64.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 691 125 20.7 16.5-25.6 45 9.7 6.0-15.5 236 29.8 25.2-34.9 285 39.8 34.2-45.7
No 1,181 149 15.5 12.3-19.2 44 5.0 3.3- 7.6 379 26.9 23.5-30.6 609 52.6 48.3-56.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 274 40 14.7 9.6-21.8 12 8.4 3.7-17.9 144 46.7 38.7-54.8 78 30.2 23.4-38.1
Non-Veteran 1,681 255 18.4 15.5-21.7 79 5.9 4.2- 8.4 494 25.6 22.7-28.7 853 50.1 46.4-53.8

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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.

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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