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2013 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 8,702 1,099 14.2 13.2-15.2 444 6.1 5.4- 6.8 2,509 25.0 23.9-26.3 4,650 54.7 53.3-56.1
-Western NC 984 154 18.2 15.0-21.8 55 6.9 4.8- 9.8 306 27.8 24.3-31.6 469 47.1 43.0-51.4
GENDER
Male 388 73 20.8 15.9-26.8 24 6.7 4.0-11.0 142 33.0 27.4-39.2 149 39.4 33.5-45.8
Female 596 81 15.7 12.0-20.3 31 7.0 4.2-11.4 164 23.1 19.1-27.6 320 54.2 48.7-59.7
RACE
White 867 139 19.4 16.0-23.5 49 7.0 4.8-10.1 272 28.0 24.4-32.0 407 45.5 41.2-49.9
Other minorities 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 115 26 21.8 14.5-31.5 *** *** *** 16 12.1 7.0-20.2 *** *** ***
35-54 262 66 28.5 21.9-36.2 *** *** *** 58 20.6 15.2-27.3 120 42.2 35.0-49.7
55-64 212 28 10.3 6.3-16.4 *** *** *** 74 39.9 31.4-49.1 95 43.0 34.6-51.7
65-74 217 25 9.3 5.8-14.7 *** *** *** 86 44.6 36.1-53.4 97 41.6 33.5-50.2
75+ 170 *** *** *** *** *** *** 71 41.0 31.8-50.9 86 55.3 45.3-64.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 131 28 24.6 16.1-35.5 *** *** *** 48 30.6 21.5-41.6 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 300 68 25.3 19.1-32.7 *** *** *** 81 24.4 18.7-31.1 133 45.2 37.7-52.8
Some Post-H.S. 264 42 14.0 9.6-19.8 *** *** *** 86 30.9 24.5-38.2 121 48.9 41.4-56.4
College Graduate 287 *** *** *** *** *** *** 90 25.7 20.0-32.2 168 59.5 51.6-66.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 147 37 27.1 18.1-38.5 *** *** *** 48 28.2 19.8-38.6 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 195 41 23.4 15.9-33.2 *** *** *** 48 21.2 14.7-29.5 91 47.0 37.3-57.0
$25,000- 34,999 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 115 17 17.2 9.8-28.4 *** *** *** 37 26.8 18.3-37.4 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 238 22 13.9 8.6-21.7 *** *** *** 86 33.5 26.4-41.5 123 48.5 40.6-56.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 348 69 23.9 18.0-31.0 33 12.9 8.0-20.3 122 30.5 24.4-37.5 124 32.6 26.4-39.5
No 634 84 15.5 11.9-19.8 22 4.3 2.5- 7.2 183 26.7 22.5-31.3 345 53.5 48.4-58.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 136 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 848 136 18.8 15.4-22.7 44 6.9 4.6-10.2 248 25.8 22.2-29.7 420 48.6 44.1-53.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 701 115 17.6 14.1-21.7 40 7.3 4.9-10.9 214 27.3 23.3-31.7 332 47.8 43.0-52.6
No 283 39 20.3 13.7-29.0 *** *** *** 92 29.7 23.1-37.2 137 44.8 36.8-53.2

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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 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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