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2012 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 3,338 311 14.6 12.7-16.6 459 16.0 14.4-17.7 359 11.4 10.1-12.9 2,209 58.0 55.7-60.3
-Western NC 467 37 12.8 8.9-18.0 64 15.2 11.4-19.9 48 10.9 7.8-15.1 318 61.2 55.1-66.9
GENDER
Male 218 18 11.5 6.9-18.7 32 15.5 10.4-22.5 22 10.5 6.4-16.6 146 62.5 53.9-70.3
Female 249 19 14.4 8.7-22.9 32 14.7 9.9-21.4 26 11.4 7.2-17.7 172 59.4 51.1-67.3
RACE
White 419 32 12.8 8.8-18.3 52 14.0 10.3-18.7 45 11.2 7.9-15.6 290 62.1 55.8-68.0
Other minorities 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 460 37 13.0 9.1-18.2 63 15.0 11.3-19.7 47 10.9 7.7-15.1 313 61.1 55.0-66.9
AGE
18-34 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 93 *** *** *** 19 17.3 10.3-27.7 20 22.0 13.5-33.8 *** *** ***
55-64 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 145 *** *** *** 15 11.6 6.7-19.5 *** *** *** 119 81.6 72.9-88.0
75+ 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 139 13 14.0 7.9-23.5 19 13.8 8.4-21.8 19 16.6 10.1-26.1 88 55.7 45.6-65.4
Some Post-H.S. 115 *** *** *** 20 20.6 12.8-31.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 140 *** *** *** 16 14.7 8.2-24.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 120 *** *** *** 21 20.6 12.7-31.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 153 *** *** *** 18 11.5 6.4-19.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 312 25 12.7 8.3-19.1 46 16.8 12.2-22.8 37 11.4 7.7-16.7 204 59.0 51.6-66.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 378 32 14.2 9.7-20.4 52 15.2 11.1-20.5 42 11.6 8.0-16.4 252 59.0 52.2-65.5

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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 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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).
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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