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2013 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 4,052 1,099 31.3 29.4-33.3 444 13.4 11.9-15.0 2,509 55.3 53.2-57.4
-Western NC 515 154 34.3 28.9-40.3 55 13.0 9.2-18.1 306 52.7 46.7-58.5
GENDER
Male 239 73 34.4 26.8-42.9 24 11.1 6.7-17.8 142 54.5 46.1-62.7
Female 276 81 34.3 26.9-42.5 31 15.3 9.4-23.9 164 50.4 42.4-58.5
RACE
White 460 139 35.7 29.9-41.9 49 12.9 8.9-18.2 272 51.5 45.3-57.6
Other minorities 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 142 *** *** *** 18 15.0 8.3-25.7 58 35.7 26.5-46.0
55-64 117 28 18.1 11.1-28.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 120 25 16.0 9.9-24.8 *** *** *** 86 76.3 66.1-84.2
75+ 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 167 68 46.2 36.2-56.4 *** *** *** 81 44.4 34.8-54.5
Some Post-H.S. 143 42 27.3 19.1-37.3 *** *** *** 86 60.5 50.0-70.2
College Graduate 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 115 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 224 69 35.5 27.0-44.9 33 19.2 12.1-29.2 122 45.3 36.4-54.6
No 289 84 33.3 26.4-41.0 22 9.3 5.5-15.2 183 57.4 49.7-64.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 428 136 36.5 30.5-42.9 44 13.4 9.2-19.3 248 50.1 43.7-56.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 369 115 33.6 27.5-40.4 40 14.0 9.5-20.3 214 52.3 45.5-59.1
No 146 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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

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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