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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,505 5,405 46.6 45.1-48.1 6,100 53.4 51.9-54.9
-Western NC 1,955 1,024 52.1 48.6-55.5 931 47.9 44.5-51.4
GENDER
Male 748 459 58.5 53.0-63.7 289 41.5 36.3-47.0
Female 1,207 565 46.1 41.8-50.5 642 53.9 49.5-58.2
RACE
White 1,796 939 51.8 48.3-55.4 857 48.2 44.6-51.7
Other minorities 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,901 1,006 52.6 49.1-56.1 895 47.4 43.9-50.9
AGE
18-34 165 71 47.1 37.5-56.9 94 52.9 43.1-62.5
35-54 552 280 54.3 48.7-59.9 272 45.7 40.1-51.3
55-64 465 241 52.4 46.6-58.1 224 47.6 41.9-53.4
65-74 422 254 58.1 52.1-63.8 168 41.9 36.2-47.9
75+ 333 171 50.7 44.3-57.1 162 49.3 42.9-55.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 282 182 67.3 59.0-74.6 100 32.7 25.4-41.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 587 316 53.1 47.1-59.1 271 46.9 40.9-52.9
Some Post-H.S. 513 268 50.9 44.0-57.7 245 49.1 42.3-56.0
College Graduate 571 256 38.8 33.7-44.2 315 61.2 55.8-66.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 298 193 68.7 59.0-77.0 105 31.3 23.0-41.0
$15,000- 24,999 375 204 56.0 48.1-63.7 171 44.0 36.3-51.9
$25,000- 34,999 236 133 54.7 45.9-63.3 103 45.3 36.7-54.1
$35,000- 49,999 232 130 49.8 40.8-58.8 102 50.2 41.2-59.2
$50,000+ 470 201 41.4 35.2-47.9 269 58.6 52.1-64.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 691 406 60.2 54.3-65.8 285 39.8 34.2-45.7
No 1,181 572 47.4 43.1-51.7 609 52.6 48.3-56.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 274 196 69.8 61.9-76.6 78 30.2 23.4-38.1
Non-Veteran 1,681 828 49.9 46.2-53.6 853 50.1 46.4-53.8

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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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