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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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On the average, about how many cigarettes a day do you now smoke?*

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  Total
Respond.^
<10 cigaretts/per day 10-20 cigarettes/per day 20 cigs.(one pack)/per day More than 20 cigarettes/per day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,337 884 28.6 26.4-30.9 1,024 31.4 29.2-33.7 969 26.3 24.4-28.4 460 13.7 12.0-15.5
-Piedmont NC 1,794 477 29.0 25.9-32.3 553 32.2 29.1-35.5 510 25.4 22.8-28.2 254 13.4 11.4-15.6
GENDER
Male 751 185 29.6 24.8-34.8 207 30.2 25.6-35.2 210 24.0 20.4-28.0 149 16.3 13.3-19.8
Female 1,043 292 28.3 25.0-32.0 346 34.8 31.1-38.8 300 27.2 23.8-31.0 105 9.6 7.4-12.4
RACE
White 1,413 299 22.5 19.4-25.9 437 32.4 28.9-36.2 450 29.8 26.7-33.2 227 15.3 12.9-18.0
African American 301 140 47.9 39.3-56.6 99 35.9 28.1-44.4 46 12.7 8.6-18.2 16 3.6 2.0- 6.5
Other Minorities 74 35 51.7 37.9-65.3 16 19.4 11.2-31.3 12 8.3 4.2-15.7 11 20.6 11.1-35.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 72 42 61.5 45.8-75.0 14 19.0 8.9-35.8 9 6.1 2.9-12.4 7 13.5 6.1-27.4
Non-Hispanic 1,720 434 26.6 23.6-29.9 538 33.2 30.0-36.5 501 26.8 24.1-29.7 247 13.4 11.4-15.6
AGE
18-24 99 35 36.8 25.1-50.3 38 38.8 27.3-51.7 20 17.2 10.1-27.5 6 7.3 2.9-16.9
25-34 316 112 35.7 29.4-42.6 102 33.5 27.0-40.6 69 20.7 15.9-26.5 33 10.1 6.5-15.3
35-44 395 106 27.2 22.1-33.0 121 29.4 24.2-35.2 114 27.6 22.6-33.1 54 15.8 11.7-21.1
45-54 421 90 21.4 16.9-26.8 112 26.0 21.2-31.4 135 32.5 27.0-38.5 84 20.1 15.9-25.0
55-64 331 72 22.0 16.9-28.0 107 35.4 29.2-42.2 103 27.9 22.7-33.8 49 14.7 10.6-20.1
65-74 172 46 26.9 19.5-35.8 55 33.4 24.9-43.3 53 30.4 22.7-39.4 18 9.2 5.2-15.9
75+ 54 16 34.1 20.8-50.4 15 27.8 16.6-42.8 13 23.4 13.3-37.8 10 14.7 7.5-26.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 346 88 30.2 22.4-39.4 98 30.5 23.4-38.6 114 24.7 19.3-31.0 46 14.6 9.7-21.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 678 176 27.8 23.1-33.2 208 32.1 27.0-37.7 200 26.3 22.2-30.8 94 13.8 10.7-17.5
Some Post-H.S. 439 115 28.6 23.2-34.8 147 34.2 28.3-40.6 121 26.3 20.8-32.5 56 10.9 7.9-14.9
College Graduate 330 98 30.6 24.6-37.4 100 31.9 25.9-38.5 74 23.1 17.9-29.4 58 14.4 10.5-19.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 236 78 37.3 28.5-47.0 68 33.1 24.6-43.0 59 18.1 13.1-24.5 31 11.4 7.1-17.9
$15,000- 24,999 380 110 27.9 21.9-34.7 116 31.6 24.8-39.3 107 27.8 21.6-35.0 47 12.7 8.7-18.3
$25,000- 34,999 284 67 20.5 15.5-26.7 97 36.1 28.9-44.1 87 29.2 22.8-36.5 33 14.2 8.8-22.1
$35,000- 49,999 273 62 29.0 19.7-40.4 83 29.1 22.2-37.1 81 26.6 20.2-34.2 47 15.4 10.6-21.7
$50,000-74,999 208 51 25.0 18.3-33.1 55 29.9 21.2-40.3 63 28.4 21.5-36.5 39 16.7 11.6-23.4
$75,000+ 211 49 28.2 20.6-37.3 72 32.9 25.8-40.9 58 27.3 20.6-35.3 32 11.6 7.7-17.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 637 169 27.2 22.7-32.2 174 30.3 25.2-35.8 201 29.9 25.3-34.9 93 12.6 9.6-16.4
No 1,151 305 29.8 25.9-34.1 377 33.1 29.3-37.2 308 23.3 20.2-26.7 161 13.8 11.3-16.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 204 40 22.3 14.3-33.1 65 32.4 23.7-42.7 62 30.0 21.9-39.5 37 15.3 10.2-22.3
Non-Veteran 1,588 437 30.0 26.7-33.5 487 32.1 28.8-35.6 447 24.8 22.1-27.7 217 13.1 11.0-15.5

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking daily or occasionally.

^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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