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2014 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 1,950 179 13.2 11.1-15.6 248 16.2 14.2-18.5 243 14.2 12.4-16.2 1,280 56.4 53.6-59.2
-Western NC 328 29 12.9 8.5-19.0 40 15.0 10.9-20.4 31 9.2 6.2-13.6 228 62.8 56.2-69.0
GENDER
Male 178 17 14.4 8.4-23.6 19 12.0 7.4-18.8 17 10.3 6.0-17.0 125 63.4 54.3-71.7
Female 150 *** *** *** 21 19.4 12.5-28.7 14 7.7 4.2-13.6 103 62.0 52.4-70.8
RACE
White 304 26 12.9 8.3-19.4 37 15.2 10.9-20.8 29 9.6 6.4-14.3 212 62.3 55.4-68.7
Other minorities 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 15.6 8.9-26.1 *** *** ***
65-74 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 78 81.9 71.7-89.0
75+ 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 80 72.0 61.1-80.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 111 *** *** *** 13 12.1 6.7-20.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 217 17 12.8 7.5-21.1 27 16.4 11.2-23.5 20 8.8 5.5-13.8 153 62.0 53.8-69.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 246 25 15.3 9.9-22.9 31 15.6 10.8-22.0 25 9.3 6.0-14.2 165 59.8 52.1-67.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 265 24 13.9 8.9-21.1 35 15.1 10.7-20.8 28 10.3 6.8-15.5 178 60.7 53.3-67.5
No 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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