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2013 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 8,705 4,055 45.3 43.9-46.7 4,650 54.7 53.3-56.1
-Western NC 984 515 52.9 48.6-57.0 469 47.1 43.0-51.4
GENDER
Male 388 239 60.6 54.2-66.5 149 39.4 33.5-45.8
Female 596 276 45.8 40.3-51.3 320 54.2 48.7-59.7
RACE
White 867 460 54.5 50.1-58.8 407 45.5 41.2-49.9
Other minorities 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 262 142 57.8 50.3-65.0 120 42.2 35.0-49.7
55-64 212 117 57.0 48.3-65.4 95 43.0 34.6-51.7
65-74 217 120 58.4 49.8-66.5 97 41.6 33.5-50.2
75+ 170 84 44.7 35.2-54.7 86 55.3 45.3-64.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 131 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 300 167 54.8 47.2-62.3 133 45.2 37.7-52.8
Some Post-H.S. 264 143 51.1 43.6-58.6 121 48.9 41.4-56.4
College Graduate 287 119 40.5 33.1-48.4 168 59.5 51.6-66.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 195 104 53.0 43.0-62.7 91 47.0 37.3-57.0
$25,000- 34,999 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 238 115 51.5 43.4-59.4 123 48.5 40.6-56.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 348 224 67.4 60.5-73.6 124 32.6 26.4-39.5
No 634 289 46.5 41.4-51.6 345 53.5 48.4-58.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 136 87 62.0 51.0-71.8 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 848 428 51.4 46.9-55.9 420 48.6 44.1-53.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 701 369 52.2 47.4-57.0 332 47.8 43.0-52.6
No 283 146 55.2 46.8-63.2 137 44.8 36.8-53.2

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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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