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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: 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 17,183 13,641 77.4 76.5-78.3 3,542 22.6 21.7-23.5
-Piedmont NC 9,638 7,743 78.7 77.4-79.8 1,895 21.3 20.2-22.6
GENDER
Male 3,516 2,725 75.8 73.7-77.8 791 24.2 22.2-26.3
Female 6,122 5,018 81.4 80.1-82.7 1,104 18.6 17.3-19.9
RACE
White 7,481 5,996 77.9 76.5-79.3 1,485 22.1 20.7-23.5
African American 1,571 1,243 77.3 73.9-80.3 328 22.7 19.7-26.1
Other Minorities 545 469 86.8 82.9-89.9 76 13.2 10.1-17.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 554 477 85.2 80.7-88.8 77 14.8 11.2-19.3
Non-Hispanic 9,078 7,262 77.9 76.7-79.2 1,816 22.1 20.8-23.3
AGE
18-24 438 331 72.1 66.0-77.4 107 27.9 22.6-34.0
25-34 1,355 1,017 74.5 71.5-77.4 338 25.5 22.6-28.5
35-44 1,885 1,463 78.5 76.1-80.6 422 21.5 19.4-23.9
45-54 1,841 1,406 77.3 74.9-79.6 435 22.7 20.4-25.1
55-64 1,720 1,375 80.0 77.6-82.2 345 20.0 17.8-22.4
65-74 1,294 1,116 86.4 83.9-88.6 178 13.6 11.4-16.1
75+ 1,056 996 94.6 92.9-95.9 60 5.4 4.1- 7.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,503 1,138 72.0 68.2-75.6 365 28.0 24.4-31.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,745 2,033 71.4 68.9-73.8 712 28.6 26.2-31.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,288 1,823 77.5 74.9-79.9 465 22.5 20.1-25.1
College Graduate 3,083 2,735 88.8 87.4-90.2 348 11.2 9.8-12.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,039 785 71.7 67.2-75.7 254 28.3 24.3-32.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,635 1,232 72.6 69.1-75.8 403 27.4 24.2-30.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,134 838 72.6 68.9-76.1 296 27.4 23.9-31.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,262 981 76.1 72.3-79.6 281 23.9 20.4-27.7
$50,000-74,999 1,306 1,090 82.2 79.2-84.9 216 17.8 15.1-20.8
$75,000+ 1,809 1,588 86.4 84.2-88.4 221 13.6 11.6-15.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,829 2,165 72.7 70.3-75.1 664 27.3 24.9-29.7
No 6,543 5,365 80.7 79.2-82.0 1,178 19.3 18.0-20.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,142 928 77.2 73.2-80.7 214 22.8 19.3-26.8
Non-Veteran 8,484 6,807 78.9 77.6-80.1 1,677 21.1 19.9-22.4

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): 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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