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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

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Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,702 7,159 79.8 78.6-80.9 1,543 20.2 19.1-21.4
-Western NC 984 775 75.0 70.9-78.6 209 25.0 21.4-29.1
GENDER
Male 388 291 72.4 66.1-78.0 97 27.6 22.0-33.9
Female 596 484 77.3 71.9-81.9 112 22.7 18.1-28.1
RACE
White 867 679 73.5 69.2-77.5 188 26.5 22.5-30.8
Other minorities 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 115 80 69.3 58.9-78.0 35 30.7 22.0-41.1
35-54 262 178 62.8 54.9-70.1 84 37.2 29.9-45.1
55-64 212 169 82.9 75.6-88.4 43 17.1 11.6-24.4
65-74 217 183 86.2 79.8-90.8 34 13.8 9.2-20.2
75+ 170 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 131 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 300 214 69.5 61.9-76.2 86 30.5 23.8-38.1
Some Post-H.S. 264 207 79.8 73.1-85.2 57 20.2 14.8-26.9
College Graduate 287 258 85.2 76.6-91.0 29 14.8 9.0-23.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 195 139 68.2 57.6-77.2 56 31.8 22.8-42.4
$25,000- 34,999 102 81 78.3 66.7-86.7 21 21.7 13.3-33.3
$35,000- 49,999 115 91 75.9 64.4-84.5 24 24.1 15.5-35.6
$50,000+ 238 209 82.1 73.8-88.2 29 17.9 11.8-26.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 348 246 63.2 55.4-70.3 102 36.8 29.7-44.6
No 634 528 80.2 75.5-84.2 106 19.8 15.8-24.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 136 107 79.2 67.3-87.5 29 20.8 12.5-32.7
Non-Veteran 848 668 74.3 69.9-78.3 180 25.7 21.7-30.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 701 546 75.1 70.4-79.2 155 24.9 20.8-29.6
No 283 229 74.6 65.8-81.7 54 25.4 18.3-34.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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