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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,183 2,744 17.1 16.3-17.9 798 5.5 5.0- 6.1 4,586 23.6 22.8-24.4 9,055 53.8 52.8-54.8
-Piedmont NC 9,638 1,472 15.9 14.9-17.0 423 5.4 4.7- 6.3 2,512 22.6 21.6-23.7 5,231 56.0 54.7-57.4
GENDER
Male 3,516 611 17.2 15.6-19.0 180 6.9 5.6- 8.6 1,150 25.9 24.2-27.7 1,575 49.9 47.6-52.2
Female 6,122 861 14.6 13.5-15.9 243 4.0 3.4- 4.6 1,362 19.4 18.3-20.6 3,656 62.0 60.4-63.6
RACE
White 7,481 1,192 17.5 16.3-18.7 293 4.6 3.9- 5.4 2,124 25.5 24.2-26.7 3,872 52.5 50.9-54.0
African American 1,571 232 15.0 12.8-17.5 96 7.8 5.6-10.7 311 17.0 14.8-19.4 932 60.3 56.8-63.6
Other Minorities 545 44 5.8 4.0- 8.1 32 7.4 5.0-11.0 69 11.6 8.5-15.7 400 75.2 70.1-79.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 554 39 5.4 3.6- 8.0 38 9.4 6.4-13.6 67 11.7 8.6-15.7 410 73.6 68.3-78.2
Non-Hispanic 9,078 1,432 17.1 16.0-18.2 384 5.0 4.3- 5.8 2,444 23.8 22.8-25.0 4,818 54.1 52.7-55.5
AGE
18-24 438 78 18.8 14.6-24.0 29 9.1 5.6-14.4 36 6.7 4.5- 9.7 295 65.4 59.3-71.0
25-34 1,355 243 17.9 15.4-20.6 95 7.6 5.9- 9.8 181 14.0 11.7-16.7 836 60.5 57.2-63.8
35-44 1,885 331 16.2 14.4-18.3 91 5.3 4.1- 6.8 319 17.2 15.2-19.4 1,144 61.2 58.5-63.9
45-54 1,841 355 18.4 16.3-20.6 80 4.3 3.2- 5.6 459 26.0 23.5-28.6 947 51.3 48.5-54.2
55-64 1,720 272 15.7 13.7-17.9 73 4.4 3.3- 5.8 594 35.3 32.6-38.1 781 44.6 41.8-47.5
65-74 1,294 137 10.7 8.8-13.1 41 2.8 2.0- 4.0 528 41.2 38.0-44.5 588 45.2 42.0-48.5
75+ 1,056 48 4.3 3.2- 5.9 12 1.0 0.6- 2.0 385 38.6 35.0-42.2 611 56.1 52.4-59.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,503 302 21.8 18.8-25.2 63 6.2 4.0- 9.4 381 18.9 16.4-21.7 757 53.1 49.1-57.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,745 571 22.0 19.9-24.3 141 6.6 5.1- 8.4 736 24.3 22.3-26.5 1,297 47.1 44.5-49.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,288 364 17.1 15.0-19.4 101 5.5 4.1- 7.2 635 23.8 21.7-26.1 1,188 53.6 50.8-56.5
College Graduate 3,083 230 7.1 6.0- 8.2 118 4.1 3.3- 5.2 758 22.3 20.6-24.1 1,977 66.6 64.5-68.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,039 195 21.9 18.2-26.0 59 6.5 4.5- 9.3 290 21.6 18.5-25.1 495 50.0 45.5-54.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,635 316 20.4 17.6-23.5 87 7.0 5.2- 9.4 425 21.3 18.7-24.2 807 51.2 47.5-54.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,134 251 23.6 20.3-27.2 45 3.8 2.6- 5.5 278 21.8 18.9-25.1 560 50.8 46.8-54.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,262 224 17.5 15.0-20.4 57 6.4 3.9-10.2 331 22.9 20.2-25.9 650 53.2 49.5-56.9
$50,000-74,999 1,306 162 13.0 10.7-15.7 54 4.7 3.4- 6.7 355 23.8 21.2-26.7 735 58.4 54.9-61.8
$75,000+ 1,809 156 9.5 7.9-11.4 65 4.1 3.0- 5.5 469 24.3 22.0-26.7 1,119 62.2 59.4-64.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,829 528 21.8 19.6-24.1 136 5.5 4.4- 6.8 893 27.6 25.6-29.8 1,272 45.1 42.5-47.6
No 6,543 905 14.0 12.9-15.2 273 5.3 4.5- 6.4 1,566 21.2 20.0-22.5 3,799 59.5 57.8-61.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,142 178 18.1 15.1-21.7 36 4.7 2.8- 7.7 510 40.4 36.8-44.1 418 36.8 33.2-40.5
Non-Veteran 8,484 1,291 15.6 14.6-16.7 386 5.5 4.8- 6.4 2,000 20.4 19.3-21.5 4,807 58.5 57.1-60.0

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* Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

^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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