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2014 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 6,988 3,148 43.5 42.1-44.9 3,840 56.5 55.1-57.9
-Western NC 981 505 51.5 47.8-55.2 476 48.5 44.8-52.2
GENDER
Male 419 262 60.8 55.1-66.2 157 39.2 33.8-44.9
Female 562 243 43.4 38.5-48.4 319 56.6 51.6-61.5
RACE
White 887 463 52.3 48.3-56.2 424 47.7 43.8-51.7
Other minorities 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 122 47 39.2 30.1-49.0 75 60.8 51.0-69.9
35-54 233 113 51.2 43.9-58.6 120 48.8 41.4-56.1
55-64 219 118 53.7 46.5-60.8 101 46.3 39.2-53.5
65-74 236 131 59.4 52.4-66.1 105 40.6 33.9-47.6
75+ 162 90 59.2 50.6-67.2 72 40.8 32.8-49.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 79 60.6 50.2-70.1 54 39.4 29.9-49.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 287 154 55.9 49.3-62.3 133 44.1 37.7-50.7
Some Post-H.S. 257 132 49.1 42.1-56.1 125 50.9 43.9-57.9
College Graduate 297 136 40.7 34.6-47.0 161 59.3 53.0-65.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 185 107 58.3 49.8-66.3 78 41.7 33.7-50.2
$25,000- 34,999 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 140 76 56.0 45.7-65.8 64 44.0 34.2-54.3
$50,000+ 250 110 41.3 34.3-48.7 140 58.7 51.3-65.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 307 189 64.5 57.5-70.9 118 35.5 29.1-42.5
No 669 314 46.4 42.0-50.9 355 53.6 49.1-58.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 147 103 70.8 61.6-78.5 44 29.2 21.5-38.4
Non-Veteran 834 402 48.5 44.4-52.6 432 51.5 47.4-55.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 800 408 50.9 46.7-55.0 392 49.1 45.0-53.3
No 181 97 54.9 46.3-63.2 84 45.1 36.8-53.7

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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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