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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,401 1,457 33.6 31.5-35.7 563 13.2 11.7-14.9 3,381 53.2 51.0-55.4
-Western NC 1,024 295 34.5 29.9-39.5 91 11.9 8.7-16.1 638 53.5 48.7-58.3
GENDER
Male 459 123 34.0 27.5-41.1 33 13.0 8.2-20.0 303 53.0 46.0-59.9
Female 565 172 35.2 28.9-42.1 58 10.7 7.3-15.3 335 54.1 47.6-60.6
RACE
White 939 270 35.9 31.1-41.1 70 8.4 6.1-11.6 599 55.6 50.6-60.6
Other minorities 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,006 293 35.4 30.7-40.4 84 10.0 7.4-13.5 629 54.6 49.7-59.3
AGE
18-34 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 280 120 41.3 33.8-49.3 36 13.0 8.6-19.2 124 45.6 37.9-53.6
55-64 241 74 30.6 23.7-38.4 22 7.0 4.2-11.5 145 62.4 54.5-69.7
65-74 254 49 18.1 13.1-24.4 *** *** *** 197 77.6 70.8-83.2
75+ 171 18 9.4 5.8-15.0 *** *** *** 143 85.6 79.0-90.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 182 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 316 109 37.4 29.7-45.8 26 10.6 6.1-17.7 181 52.0 43.9-60.0
Some Post-H.S. 268 81 34.3 25.4-44.3 27 11.9 7.0-19.5 160 53.9 44.3-63.1
College Graduate 256 40 18.2 12.4-25.8 16 6.5 3.2-12.6 200 75.3 67.1-82.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 193 *** *** *** *** *** *** 77 29.4 21.2-39.2
$15,000- 24,999 204 *** *** *** 18 9.2 4.8-17.1 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 133 30 21.8 14.3-31.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 130 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 201 38 19.7 13.6-27.5 12 6.0 2.8-12.6 151 74.3 65.7-81.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 406 125 34.3 27.7-41.5 45 16.2 10.1-24.9 236 49.5 42.2-56.9
No 572 149 32.7 26.8-39.2 44 10.5 6.9-15.6 379 56.8 50.4-63.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 196 40 21.1 14.0-30.6 12 12.1 5.4-24.6 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 828 255 36.9 31.7-42.4 79 11.9 8.4-16.5 494 51.2 45.9-56.6

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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