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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,727 9,573 79.1 78.1-80.1 2,154 20.9 19.9-21.9
-Western NC 1,597 1,290 77.5 74.6-80.1 307 22.5 19.9-25.4
GENDER
Male 611 481 75.4 70.7-79.5 130 24.6 20.5-29.3
Female 986 809 79.4 75.8-82.5 177 20.6 17.5-24.2
RACE
White 1,298 1,061 78.1 74.9-80.9 237 21.9 19.1-25.1
Other minorities 289 221 74.3 67.1-80.5 68 25.7 19.5-32.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,520 1,226 77.2 74.3-80.0 294 22.8 20.0-25.7
AGE
18-34 235 174 74.7 67.8-80.5 61 25.3 19.5-32.2
35-54 409 305 70.3 64.6-75.4 104 29.7 24.6-35.4
55-64 354 268 77.5 72.1-82.1 86 22.5 17.9-27.9
65-74 349 306 87.3 82.4-90.9 43 12.7 9.1-17.6
75+ 237 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 211 156 72.8 64.3-79.8 55 27.2 20.2-35.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 501 376 72.8 67.3-77.7 125 27.2 22.3-32.7
Some Post-H.S. 410 322 75.3 69.8-80.1 88 24.7 19.9-30.2
College Graduate 472 433 91.7 88.0-94.3 39 8.3 5.7-12.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 232 158 67.0 58.6-74.4 74 33.0 25.6-41.4
$15,000- 24,999 303 222 67.8 60.4-74.5 81 32.2 25.5-39.6
$25,000- 34,999 180 142 79.4 71.6-85.4 38 20.6 14.6-28.4
$35,000- 49,999 175 147 78.8 69.9-85.6 28 21.2 14.4-30.1
$50,000+ 422 368 82.9 77.4-87.2 54 17.1 12.8-22.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 466 357 75.4 69.9-80.1 109 24.6 19.9-30.1
No 1,121 927 78.5 75.2-81.6 194 21.5 18.4-24.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 184 158 84.9 77.0-90.5 26 15.1 9.5-23.0
Non-Veteran 1,413 1,132 76.6 73.6-79.5 281 23.4 20.5-26.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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