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2014 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 3,142 784 29.8 27.8-31.9 381 14.0 12.5-15.7 1,977 56.1 54.0-58.3
-Western NC 504 127 28.8 24.1-33.9 47 11.3 8.2-15.3 330 60.0 54.7-65.0
GENDER
Male 261 58 24.1 18.4-30.9 24 12.2 7.8-18.6 179 63.7 56.3-70.4
Female 243 69 34.4 27.3-42.4 23 10.1 6.5-15.4 151 55.4 47.7-62.9
RACE
White 462 118 29.6 24.7-35.1 38 9.5 6.7-13.2 306 60.9 55.4-66.2
Other minorities 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 117 27 25.6 17.6-35.7 13 12.0 6.7-20.7 77 62.4 52.2-71.7
65-74 131 30 19.3 13.1-27.6 *** *** *** 95 74.1 64.8-81.6
75+ 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 154 47 30.1 22.6-38.9 14 8.1 4.6-13.9 93 61.8 52.8-70.0
Some Post-H.S. 132 36 30.7 22.3-40.7 14 10.5 6.1-17.5 82 58.8 49.0-67.9
College Graduate 135 18 13.1 8.0-20.8 *** *** *** 107 75.0 65.0-82.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 107 36 27.7 19.3-37.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 110 14 19.2 11.2-30.9 *** *** *** 92 77.1 65.5-85.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 189 58 36.4 28.1-45.6 18 9.5 5.7-15.5 113 54.1 45.3-62.7
No 313 67 24.2 18.9-30.4 29 12.3 8.3-17.9 217 63.5 56.8-69.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 103 15 12.3 6.9-21.2 *** *** *** 83 79.9 69.1-87.6
Non-Veteran 401 112 32.5 27.1-38.5 42 12.1 8.6-16.7 247 55.4 49.5-61.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 407 105 29.6 24.4-35.4 36 10.4 7.3-14.7 266 60.0 54.1-65.6
No 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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 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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