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2013 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 2,490 214 12.0 10.2-14.0 326 16.5 14.4-18.8 284 11.9 10.3-13.7 1,666 59.7 56.9-62.3
-Western NC 305 27 11.7 7.3-18.1 41 17.5 12.3-24.3 31 7.7 4.7-12.4 206 63.1 55.4-70.1
GENDER
Male 141 14 15.0 8.3-25.5 17 16.2 9.6-26.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 164 *** *** *** 24 19.2 11.9-29.4 20 10.1 5.5-17.6 107 63.4 53.1-72.5
RACE
White 271 21 9.4 5.6-15.3 35 17.6 12.0-24.9 26 8.1 4.9-13.3 189 64.9 57.0-72.1
Other minorities 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 86 *** *** *** 12 18.2 10.0-30.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 122 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 182 *** *** *** 24 16.7 10.7-25.0 *** *** *** 126 67.0 57.5-75.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 247 23 11.3 6.6-18.7 36 19.6 13.5-27.7 28 9.3 5.6-15.0 160 59.7 51.2-67.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 214 19 10.8 6.0-18.7 26 13.7 8.5-21.3 27 9.3 5.6-15.3 142 66.1 57.1-74.1
No 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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