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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,332 5,792 76.9 75.4-78.2 1,540 23.1 21.8-24.6
-Piedmont NC 4,300 3,413 78.0 76.2-79.6 887 22.0 20.4-23.8
GENDER
Male 1,509 1,115 74.2 71.3-76.9 394 25.8 23.1-28.7
Female 2,791 2,298 81.6 79.7-83.4 493 18.4 16.6-20.3
RACE
White 3,315 2,655 78.6 76.6-80.4 660 21.4 19.6-23.4
African American 722 572 78.9 74.8-82.6 150 21.1 17.4-25.2
Other Minorities 245 170 70.3 62.4-77.1 75 29.7 22.9-37.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 222 142 64.9 56.2-72.6 80 35.1 27.4-43.8
Non-Hispanic 4,077 3,270 79.0 77.3-80.7 807 21.0 19.3-22.7
AGE
18-24 206 151 73.3 65.1-80.2 55 26.7 19.8-34.9
25-34 805 606 71.8 67.5-75.7 199 28.2 24.3-32.5
35-44 1,207 983 83.3 80.7-85.6 224 16.7 14.4-19.3
45-54 1,157 929 78.0 74.8-80.9 228 22.0 19.1-25.2
55-64 742 599 80.8 77.1-84.0 143 19.2 16.0-22.9
65-74 136 108 82.2 73.5-88.5 28 17.8 11.5-26.5
75+ 26 18 73.7 53.0-87.5 8 26.3 12.5-47.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 296 186 62.2 54.2-69.5 110 37.8 30.5-45.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,063 758 67.7 63.4-71.7 305 32.3 28.3-36.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,089 859 78.3 74.9-81.3 230 21.7 18.7-25.1
College Graduate 1,852 1,610 86.1 84.0-88.0 242 13.9 12.0-16.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 164 121 73.9 64.3-81.6 43 26.1 18.4-35.7
$15,000- 24,999 543 377 67.5 61.2-73.2 166 32.5 26.8-38.8
$25,000- 34,999 533 421 76.5 71.2-81.1 112 23.5 18.9-28.8
$35,000- 49,999 685 511 72.7 68.0-77.0 174 27.3 23.0-32.0
$50,000-74,999 783 619 77.4 73.2-81.2 164 22.6 18.8-26.8
$75,000+ 1,219 1,062 85.9 83.2-88.2 157 14.1 11.8-16.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 732 568 80.2 76.3-83.6 164 19.8 16.4-23.7
No 3,547 2,828 77.5 75.5-79.3 719 22.5 20.7-24.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 335 258 74.3 66.8-80.5 77 25.7 19.5-33.2
Non-Veteran 3,963 3,153 78.3 76.5-80.0 810 21.7 20.0-23.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the two worksite questions from Tobacco Indicator Module.

^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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