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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

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 11,727 1,544 14.8 14.0-15.7 610 6.1 5.5- 6.7 3,366 25.5 24.5-26.5 6,207 53.6 52.4-54.8
-Western NC 1,597 216 16.0 13.7-18.5 91 6.6 5.1- 8.4 473 26.7 24.1-29.6 817 50.7 47.5-53.9
GENDER
Male 611 94 17.8 14.3-22.0 36 6.8 4.6- 9.9 220 31.3 27.0-36.1 261 44.1 39.0-49.2
Female 986 122 14.3 11.6-17.4 55 6.3 4.6- 8.7 253 22.5 19.4-25.8 556 56.9 52.9-60.8
RACE
White 1,298 175 16.1 13.6-18.9 62 5.9 4.3- 7.9 423 30.2 27.2-33.5 638 47.8 44.2-51.4
Other minorities 289 39 15.4 10.6-22.0 29 10.2 6.5-15.7 48 11.0 7.2-16.4 173 63.3 55.7-70.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,520 210 16.4 14.0-19.0 84 6.4 4.9- 8.3 465 28.1 25.3-31.1 761 49.2 45.8-52.5
AGE
18-34 235 45 18.1 13.2-24.4 16 7.2 4.2-12.0 29 12.0 8.1-17.3 145 62.8 55.4-69.6
35-54 409 71 21.0 16.6-26.2 33 8.7 5.8-12.9 95 21.0 16.7-26.0 210 49.3 43.5-55.1
55-64 354 67 17.1 13.1-22.1 19 5.4 3.2- 8.9 100 36.1 29.8-42.8 168 41.4 35.5-47.6
65-74 349 27 8.1 5.1-12.5 16 4.7 2.7- 7.9 147 44.1 38.0-50.3 159 43.2 37.3-49.4
75+ 237 *** *** *** *** *** *** 98 48.1 39.1-57.2 128 47.1 38.4-56.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 211 40 19.2 13.3-26.8 *** *** *** 71 34.0 25.8-43.2 85 38.8 30.6-47.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 501 83 18.4 14.3-23.4 42 8.8 6.0-12.6 140 25.7 21.3-30.7 236 47.1 41.1-53.1
Some Post-H.S. 410 64 17.8 13.7-22.8 24 6.9 4.4-10.7 116 23.6 19.1-28.7 206 51.8 45.8-57.7
College Graduate 472 29 7.0 4.5-10.5 *** *** *** 143 26.5 22.1-31.5 290 65.1 59.8-70.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 232 52 24.7 18.1-32.8 22 8.3 4.9-13.6 58 27.3 19.8-36.4 100 39.7 31.7-48.2
$15,000- 24,999 303 57 22.8 17.0-29.9 24 9.4 5.9-14.5 92 25.2 19.7-31.7 130 42.6 35.2-50.3
$25,000- 34,999 180 27 15.2 10.1-22.3 *** *** *** 56 29.3 21.8-38.1 86 50.1 40.9-59.2
$35,000- 49,999 175 19 15.6 9.6-24.4 *** *** *** 57 30.9 23.5-39.6 90 47.9 39.0-56.9
$50,000+ 422 42 13.0 9.3-17.8 *** *** *** 121 25.0 20.5-30.1 247 57.9 52.0-63.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 466 84 19.5 15.3-24.7 25 5.1 3.1- 8.2 156 32.8 27.4-38.5 201 42.6 36.6-48.9
No 1,121 128 14.4 11.9-17.3 66 7.1 5.3- 9.4 314 24.8 21.8-28.1 613 53.7 49.9-57.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 184 17 10.7 6.0-18.3 *** *** *** 91 49.9 41.3-58.6 67 35.0 27.1-43.7
Non-Veteran 1,413 199 16.6 14.2-19.3 82 6.8 5.2- 8.8 382 24.2 21.5-27.2 750 52.4 49.0-55.9

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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 some days' rates.

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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