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2012 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 5,520 1,544 31.9 30.3-33.6 610 13.1 11.8-14.4 3,366 55.0 53.3-56.7
-Western NC 780 216 32.4 28.3-36.9 91 13.3 10.4-16.9 473 54.3 49.7-58.7
GENDER
Male 350 94 31.8 26.0-38.4 36 12.1 8.3-17.4 220 56.0 49.4-62.5
Female 430 122 33.1 27.7-39.1 55 14.7 10.8-19.8 253 52.1 46.1-58.1
RACE
White 660 175 30.8 26.5-35.6 62 11.2 8.3-14.9 423 57.9 53.0-62.7
Other minorities 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 759 210 32.2 28.0-36.7 84 12.5 9.7-16.1 465 55.2 50.6-59.8
AGE
18-34 90 *** *** *** 16 19.2 11.5-30.4 *** *** ***
35-54 199 71 41.4 33.5-49.7 33 17.2 11.6-24.7 95 41.4 33.7-49.6
55-64 186 67 29.3 22.4-37.2 19 9.2 5.4-15.0 100 61.6 53.1-69.4
65-74 190 27 14.2 9.1-21.4 16 8.2 4.8-13.7 147 77.6 69.8-83.9
75+ 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 126 40 31.3 22.0-42.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 265 83 34.8 27.8-42.5 42 16.5 11.6-23.1 140 48.7 41.3-56.1
Some Post-H.S. 204 64 36.9 29.2-45.3 24 14.3 9.2-21.5 116 48.8 40.6-57.1
College Graduate 182 29 20.0 13.4-28.8 *** *** *** 143 76.1 67.3-83.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 132 *** *** *** 22 13.7 8.2-22.1 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 173 57 39.7 30.7-49.5 24 16.3 10.4-24.6 92 44.0 35.0-53.3
$25,000- 34,999 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 175 42 30.8 22.7-40.2 *** *** *** 121 59.3 49.7-68.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 265 84 34.1 27.2-41.7 25 8.9 5.4-14.1 156 57.1 49.4-64.4
No 508 128 31.1 26.1-36.5 66 15.3 11.6-20.0 314 53.6 48.0-59.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 117 17 16.4 9.3-27.3 *** *** *** 91 76.8 65.8-85.1
Non-Veteran 663 199 34.8 30.3-39.7 82 14.3 11.1-18.3 382 50.9 46.0-55.8

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

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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