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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,412 7,255 75.2 73.7-76.6 2,157 24.8 23.4-26.3
-Piedmont NC 4,032 3,185 76.7 74.6-78.6 847 23.3 21.4-25.4
GENDER
Male 1,524 1,146 73.7 70.2-76.8 378 26.3 23.2-29.8
Female 2,508 2,039 79.5 77.1-81.7 469 20.5 18.3-22.9
RACE
White 2,957 2,328 76.0 73.6-78.3 629 24.0 21.7-26.4
African American 812 644 76.9 72.3-80.8 168 23.1 19.2-27.7
Other Minorities 203 159 78.6 69.1-85.7 44 21.4 14.3-30.9
AGE
18-24 245 193 77.1 68.5-83.9 52 22.9 16.1-31.5
25-34 636 490 76.0 71.0-80.5 146 24.0 19.5-29.0
35-44 847 649 76.1 71.9-79.9 198 23.9 20.1-28.1
45-54 812 596 70.1 65.2-74.6 216 29.9 25.4-34.8
55-64 609 464 73.0 67.4-77.9 145 27.0 22.1-32.6
65-74 465 412 87.7 82.8-91.3 53 12.3 8.7-17.2
75+ 387 355 88.8 83.4-92.5 32 11.2 7.5-16.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 589 421 69.5 63.6-74.8 168 30.5 25.2-36.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,071 777 69.9 65.6-74.0 294 30.1 26.0-34.4
Some Post-H.S. 945 737 77.3 72.8-81.2 208 22.7 18.8-27.2
College Graduate 1,412 1,238 85.5 82.6-88.0 174 14.5 12.0-17.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 363 259 70.8 62.6-77.9 104 29.2 22.1-37.4
$15,000- 24,999 666 457 66.2 60.4-71.5 209 33.8 28.5-39.6
$25,000- 34,999 400 305 74.5 67.5-80.4 95 25.5 19.6-32.5
$35,000- 49,999 545 427 78.0 72.7-82.6 118 22.0 17.4-27.3
$50,000-74,999 471 387 79.3 73.7-84.0 84 20.7 16.0-26.3
$75,000+ 658 570 81.5 76.0-86.0 88 18.5 14.0-24.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 454 347 76.1 71.1-80.5 107 23.9 19.5-28.9
Guilford 446 360 76.7 71.2-81.5 86 23.3 18.5-28.8
Mecklenburg 445 356 80.2 74.9-84.7 89 19.8 15.3-25.1
Orange 450 399 85.3 77.8-90.6 51 14.7 9.4-22.2
Wake 453 384 83.9 78.9-87.8 69 16.1 12.2-21.1
Chatham/Lee 399 311 78.1 72.7-82.7 88 21.9 17.3-27.3
Nash/Wilson 378 286 71.5 65.3-76.9 92 28.5 23.1-34.7
Craven/Pamlico 456 353 77.2 72.3-81.4 103 22.8 18.6-27.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 436 301 67.3 61.8-72.4 135 32.7 27.6-38.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 452 341 71.7 64.9-77.7 111 28.3 22.3-35.1
Franklin/Gran./Vance 473 366 75.1 68.4-80.7 107 24.9 19.3-31.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 426 325 68.6 55.5-79.3 101 31.4 20.7-44.5
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 471 339 69.6 64.4-74.3 132 30.4 25.7-35.6
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 418 311 70.9 65.1-76.1 107 29.1 23.9-34.9
Northeast NC I 458 359 77.5 72.3-82.0 99 22.5 18.0-27.7
Northeast NC II 514 392 73.2 68.2-77.8 122 26.8 22.2-31.8
Northeastern Partnership 972 751 74.7 71.0-78.1 221 25.3 21.9-29.0
Mountain AHEC 1,308 1,005 73.4 68.6-77.7 303 26.6 22.3-31.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,306 2,511 74.2 71.5-76.7 795 25.8 23.3-28.5
Piedmont 4,032 3,185 76.7 74.6-78.6 847 23.3 21.4-25.4
Western NC 2,074 1,559 71.5 67.8-75.0 515 28.5 25.0-32.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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