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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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 6,982 784 13.0 12.0-14.0 381 6.1 5.4- 6.9 1,977 24.4 23.3-25.6 3,840 56.5 55.1-57.9
-Western NC 980 127 14.8 12.2-17.9 47 5.8 4.2- 8.0 330 30.9 27.6-34.3 476 48.5 44.8-52.3
GENDER
Male 418 58 14.6 11.0-19.2 24 7.4 4.7-11.5 179 38.6 33.4-44.2 157 39.3 33.9-45.0
Female 562 69 14.9 11.4-19.3 23 4.4 2.8- 6.8 151 24.0 20.3-28.3 319 56.6 51.6-61.5
RACE
White 886 118 15.5 12.7-18.8 38 4.9 3.5- 7.0 306 31.8 28.4-35.5 424 47.7 43.8-51.7
Other minorities 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 19.5 12.2-29.8 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 122 17 14.8 9.1-23.1 *** *** *** 17 14.2 8.7-22.3 75 60.8 51.0-69.9
35-54 233 44 21.2 15.6-28.2 *** *** *** 57 25.2 19.3-32.3 120 48.8 41.4-56.1
55-64 218 27 13.7 9.2-20.0 *** *** *** 77 33.4 27.1-40.4 101 46.4 39.3-53.7
65-74 236 30 11.5 7.7-16.7 *** *** *** 95 44.0 37.0-51.3 105 40.6 33.9-47.6
75+ 162 *** *** *** *** *** *** 79 53.2 44.7-61.6 72 40.8 32.8-49.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 26 22.5 14.7-32.8 *** *** *** 44 27.8 20.2-37.0 54 39.4 29.9-49.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 287 47 16.8 12.4-22.4 14 4.5 2.6- 7.9 93 34.5 28.4-41.3 133 44.1 37.7-50.7
Some Post-H.S. 257 36 15.1 10.6-21.0 14 5.2 3.0- 8.8 82 28.8 23.1-35.3 125 50.9 43.9-57.9
College Graduate 296 18 5.3 3.2- 8.7 *** *** *** 107 30.4 25.1-36.2 161 59.5 53.2-65.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 112 23 24.0 15.4-35.4 *** *** *** 31 24.9 17.0-34.8 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 185 36 16.1 11.2-22.6 20 15.6 9.9-23.6 51 26.6 19.6-35.0 78 41.7 33.7-50.2
$25,000- 34,999 99 19 18.5 11.3-28.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 140 19 19.3 12.0-29.6 *** *** *** 53 34.5 26.0-44.0 64 44.0 34.2-54.3
$50,000+ 250 14 7.9 4.5-13.7 *** *** *** 92 31.8 25.6-38.8 140 58.7 51.3-65.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 307 58 23.5 17.6-30.5 18 6.1 3.7-10.1 113 34.9 28.8-41.5 118 35.5 29.1-42.5
No 668 67 11.2 8.6-14.5 29 5.7 3.8- 8.5 217 29.4 25.7-33.5 355 53.6 49.2-58.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 147 15 8.7 4.8-15.2 *** *** *** 83 56.6 47.1-65.6 44 29.2 21.5-38.4
Non-Veteran 833 112 15.8 12.8-19.2 42 5.9 4.1- 8.2 247 26.8 23.5-30.4 432 51.5 47.5-55.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 799 105 15.0 12.2-18.5 36 5.3 3.7- 7.6 266 30.5 26.9-34.3 392 49.2 45.0-53.3
No 181 22 13.6 8.5-20.9 *** *** *** 64 32.8 25.5-41.1 84 45.1 36.8-53.7

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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 somedays' rates.

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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