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2017 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Do you currently use chewing tobacco or snuff every day, some days, or not at all?

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  Total
Respond.^
Every day Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,746 111 2.2 1.7- 2.8 84 2.2 1.6- 2.9 4,551 95.6 94.7-96.4
-Western 925 34 3.9 2.5- 6.1 21 3.0 1.8- 5.1 870 93.1 90.4-95.0
GENDER
Male 418 32 7.9 5.0-12.2 16 4.7 2.6- 8.2 370 87.4 82.4-91.1
Female 507 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 821 33 4.3 2.7- 6.7 19 3.1 1.8- 5.4 769 92.6 89.6-94.8
Non-Hispanic Black 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 135 *** *** *** *** *** *** 120 90.2 82.9-94.6
35-44 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 148 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 173 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 210 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 159 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 237 *** *** *** *** *** *** 216 87.9 80.5-92.7
Some Post-H.S. 266 *** *** *** *** *** *** 247 93.8 89.4-96.5
College Graduate 328 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 158 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 126 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 191 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 345 19 6.2 3.5-10.7 *** *** *** 321 92.3 87.5-95.3
No 574 *** *** *** *** *** *** 543 93.4 89.8-95.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 137 *** *** *** *** *** *** 119 86.1 76.3-92.2
Non-Veteran 787 21 3.0 1.7- 5.2 *** *** *** 750 94.1 91.2-96.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 218 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 707 27 3.9 2.3- 6.5 *** *** *** 664 93.2 90.1-95.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 404 21 5.5 3.1- 9.4 *** *** *** 367 89.9 85.1-93.3
Unemployed 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 328 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** 57 100 . - .
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 148 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 429 *** *** *** *** *** *** 401 92.6 88.4-95.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 306 *** *** *** *** *** *** 284 91.3 85.5-95.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 258 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 361 *** *** *** *** *** *** 336 92.4 87.6-95.5

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2017 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2017 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2017 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2017 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2017 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2017 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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.

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