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2012 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 11,737 5,530 46.5 45.3-47.6 6,207 53.5 52.4-54.7
-Western NC 1,597 780 49.3 46.1-52.5 817 50.7 47.5-53.9
GENDER
Male 611 350 55.9 50.8-61.0 261 44.1 39.0-49.2
Female 986 430 43.1 39.2-47.1 556 56.9 52.9-60.8
RACE
White 1,298 660 52.2 48.6-55.8 638 47.8 44.2-51.4
Other minorities 289 116 36.7 29.7-44.3 173 63.3 55.7-70.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,520 759 50.8 47.5-54.2 761 49.2 45.8-52.5
AGE
18-34 235 90 37.2 30.4-44.6 145 62.8 55.4-69.6
35-54 409 199 50.7 44.9-56.5 210 49.3 43.5-55.1
55-64 354 186 58.6 52.4-64.5 168 41.4 35.5-47.6
65-74 349 190 56.8 50.6-62.7 159 43.2 37.3-49.4
75+ 237 109 52.9 44.0-61.6 128 47.1 38.4-56.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 211 126 61.2 52.3-69.4 85 38.8 30.6-47.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 501 265 52.9 46.9-58.9 236 47.1 41.1-53.1
Some Post-H.S. 410 204 48.2 42.3-54.2 206 51.8 45.8-57.7
College Graduate 472 182 34.9 29.9-40.2 290 65.1 59.8-70.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 232 132 60.3 51.8-68.3 100 39.7 31.7-48.2
$15,000- 24,999 303 173 57.4 49.7-64.8 130 42.6 35.2-50.3
$25,000- 34,999 180 94 49.9 40.8-59.1 86 50.1 40.9-59.2
$35,000- 49,999 175 85 52.1 43.1-61.0 90 47.9 39.0-56.9
$50,000+ 422 175 42.1 36.5-48.0 247 57.9 52.0-63.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 466 265 57.4 51.1-63.4 201 42.6 36.6-48.9
No 1,121 508 46.3 42.5-50.1 613 53.7 49.9-57.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 184 117 65.0 56.3-72.9 67 35.0 27.1-43.7
Non-Veteran 1,413 663 47.6 44.1-51.0 750 52.4 49.0-55.9

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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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