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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Piedmont 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 4,619 1,717 39.1 36.8-41.4 440 12.5 10.8-14.4 2,462 48.4 46.1-50.7
-Piedmont NC 1,905 652 37.5 34.3-40.8 195 12.6 10.3-15.3 1,058 49.9 46.6-53.2
GENDER
Male 875 296 36.7 32.1-41.5 82 12.0 8.8-16.1 497 51.3 46.5-56.1
Female 1,030 356 38.6 34.4-43.0 113 13.4 10.5-16.9 561 48.0 43.6-52.3
RACE
White 1,496 499 36.5 33.0-40.2 130 11.5 9.0-14.6 867 52.0 48.3-55.7
African American 323 124 43.0 35.4-51.0 44 14.0 9.4-20.4 155 43.0 35.3-51.1
Other Minorities 73 26 36.3 21.8-53.7 18 22.6 12.0-38.4 29 41.1 26.1-58.0
AGE
18-24 87 38 40.1 26.8-55.0 14 21.3 11.2-36.9 35 38.6 25.5-53.5
25-34 233 100 40.2 31.8-49.1 46 24.2 16.7-33.8 87 35.6 27.7-44.4
35-44 356 155 45.1 38.1-52.3 43 11.7 7.7-17.3 158 43.2 36.3-50.4
45-54 452 168 41.8 35.1-48.8 48 12.0 8.3-17.0 236 46.2 39.4-53.1
55-64 346 119 37.4 30.4-45.0 26 6.0 3.5-10.2 201 56.5 49.0-63.7
65-74 241 40 16.9 11.4-24.5 13 7.3 3.6-14.2 188 75.8 67.4-82.6
75+ 174 28 20.4 13.4-29.7 4 2.5 0.7- 8.4 142 77.1 67.5-84.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 335 138 42.9 35.4-50.8 30 9.8 6.0-15.6 167 47.3 39.6-55.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 586 244 45.0 39.1-51.0 50 12.0 8.0-17.7 292 43.0 37.2-49.0
Some Post-H.S. 439 164 38.6 31.9-45.8 44 11.5 7.2-18.0 231 49.9 42.7-57.0
College Graduate 539 103 22.8 18.0-28.6 71 16.9 12.6-22.2 365 60.3 54.2-66.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 182 90 54.9 43.6-65.7 14 6.3 2.8-13.3 78 38.8 28.8-49.9
$15,000- 24,999 363 165 50.5 42.9-58.2 44 11.2 7.6-16.1 154 38.3 31.2-45.9
$25,000- 34,999 185 74 45.3 34.8-56.3 21 13.8 7.6-23.6 90 40.9 30.9-51.7
$35,000- 49,999 273 94 35.5 27.9-43.9 24 9.7 5.6-16.3 155 54.8 46.4-63.0
$50,000-74,999 215 60 34.2 26.0-43.4 24 12.5 7.4-20.2 131 53.4 44.3-62.2
$75,000+ 271 56 23.1 16.8-30.8 32 19.1 11.8-29.5 183 57.8 48.7-66.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 239 91 37.1 30.1-44.7 16 8.7 5.1-14.5 132 54.2 46.6-61.7
Guilford 214 61 36.0 28.2-44.7 25 10.0 6.4-15.3 128 54.0 45.7-62.1
Mecklenburg 204 65 26.5 20.0-34.1 24 16.7 10.0-26.7 115 56.8 47.5-65.6
Orange 190 30 20.0 10.8-34.1 21 14.4 7.6-25.8 139 65.5 52.0-77.0
Wake 173 44 26.1 18.3-35.6 25 17.0 11.0-25.4 104 56.9 47.5-65.9
Chatham/Lee 199 77 42.4 34.5-50.7 11 6.9 3.3-13.7 111 50.8 42.7-58.8
Nash/Wilson 176 76 42.3 33.8-51.2 16 14.2 7.7-24.7 84 43.6 35.1-52.5
Craven/Pamlico 250 85 35.8 29.3-42.9 18 8.2 4.8-13.6 147 56.0 49.0-62.8
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 237 112 47.2 39.1-55.4 23 9.9 6.2-15.4 102 42.9 34.7-51.6
Appalachian/Wilkes 234 81 41.3 32.3-51.1 30 14.2 9.2-21.1 123 44.5 36.3-53.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 233 88 39.3 30.9-48.4 19 13.7 7.4-24.0 126 47.0 37.8-56.4
Graham/Swain/Jackson 233 80 32.2 22.3-44.1 21 22.4 7.8-49.5 132 45.4 32.1-59.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 246 110 45.9 38.6-53.3 22 9.5 5.8-15.1 114 44.7 37.5-52.0
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 204 91 47.4 38.6-56.4 16 6.7 3.8-11.6 97 45.9 36.9-55.1
Northeast NC I 221 76 37.4 30.0-45.4 23 9.0 5.7-13.9 122 53.7 45.7-61.4
Northeast NC II 246 98 41.3 34.0-49.0 24 11.5 7.2-17.9 124 47.2 39.6-54.9
Northeastern Partnership 467 174 40.0 34.5-45.7 47 10.6 7.4-15.0 246 49.4 43.7-55.1
Mountain AHEC 698 252 38.6 32.2-45.3 51 10.3 6.6-15.7 395 51.2 44.8-57.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,618 647 40.3 36.4-44.3 148 12.9 10.0-16.6 823 46.8 42.8-50.8
Piedmont 1,905 652 37.5 34.3-40.8 195 12.6 10.3-15.3 1,058 49.9 46.6-53.2
Western NC 1,096 418 42.4 37.3-47.7 97 11.4 8.1-15.7 581 46.2 41.4-51.1

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life.

^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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