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2014 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 6,982 5,817 80.9 79.7-82.1 1,165 19.1 17.9-20.3
-Western NC 980 806 79.4 76.0-82.4 174 20.6 17.6-24.0
GENDER
Male 418 336 77.9 72.7-82.4 82 22.1 17.6-27.3
Female 562 470 80.7 76.1-84.5 92 19.3 15.5-23.9
RACE
White 886 730 79.6 76.0-82.7 156 20.4 17.3-24.0
Other minorities 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 122 92 75.0 65.6-82.6 30 25.0 17.4-34.4
35-54 233 177 74.0 66.9-80.1 56 26.0 19.9-33.1
55-64 218 178 79.9 73.0-85.3 40 20.1 14.7-27.0
65-74 236 200 84.6 78.5-89.2 36 15.4 10.8-21.5
75+ 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 98 67.3 56.4-76.5 35 32.7 23.5-43.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 287 226 78.6 72.8-83.5 61 21.4 16.5-27.2
Some Post-H.S. 257 207 79.8 73.5-84.8 50 20.2 15.2-26.5
College Graduate 296 268 89.9 85.0-93.3 28 10.1 6.7-15.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 185 129 68.3 59.8-75.7 56 31.7 24.3-40.2
$25,000- 34,999 99 77 79.6 69.3-87.1 22 20.4 12.9-30.7
$35,000- 49,999 140 117 78.4 68.1-86.1 23 21.6 13.9-31.9
$50,000+ 250 232 90.5 84.8-94.3 18 9.5 5.7-15.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 307 231 70.4 63.3-76.7 76 29.6 23.3-36.7
No 668 572 83.1 79.2-86.3 96 16.9 13.7-20.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 147 127 85.8 77.6-91.3 20 14.2 8.7-22.4
Non-Veteran 833 679 78.4 74.7-81.7 154 21.6 18.3-25.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 799 658 79.7 75.9-82.9 141 20.3 17.1-24.1
No 181 148 77.9 69.1-84.8 33 22.1 15.2-30.9

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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 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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