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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: 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 8,128 2,744 37.0 35.5-38.4 798 12.0 10.9-13.2 4,586 51.0 49.5-52.5
-Piedmont NC 4,407 1,472 36.2 34.2-38.2 423 12.4 10.8-14.1 2,512 51.5 49.4-53.5
GENDER
Male 1,941 611 34.4 31.5-37.4 180 13.9 11.4-16.8 1,150 51.7 48.6-54.8
Female 2,466 861 38.5 36.0-41.1 243 10.4 9.0-12.0 1,362 51.1 48.6-53.6
RACE
White 3,609 1,192 36.7 34.6-39.0 293 9.7 8.2-11.4 2,124 53.6 51.3-55.8
African American 639 232 37.7 32.6-43.1 96 19.5 14.4-25.9 311 42.8 37.5-48.1
Other Minorities 145 44 23.2 16.3-31.8 32 30.0 20.9-41.0 69 46.8 36.4-57.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 144 39 20.3 13.6-29.2 38 35.6 25.6-47.0 67 44.1 33.8-54.9
Non-Hispanic 4,260 1,432 37.2 35.2-39.3 384 10.9 9.3-12.6 2,444 51.9 49.9-54.0
AGE
18-24 143 78 54.5 43.6-64.9 29 26.3 17.0-38.3 36 19.2 13.0-27.5
25-34 519 243 45.2 39.8-50.8 95 19.3 15.2-24.2 181 35.5 30.3-41.1
35-44 741 331 41.9 37.7-46.2 91 13.7 10.8-17.2 319 44.4 40.1-48.8
45-54 894 355 37.8 34.0-41.8 80 8.8 6.6-11.5 459 53.4 49.4-57.5
55-64 939 272 28.3 24.9-31.9 73 7.9 6.0-10.4 594 63.8 60.0-67.5
65-74 706 137 19.6 16.2-23.6 41 5.2 3.6- 7.3 528 75.2 71.1-78.9
75+ 445 48 9.9 7.2-13.3 12 2.4 1.3- 4.4 385 87.8 84.0-90.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 746 302 46.5 40.9-52.1 63 13.2 8.7-19.4 381 40.4 35.3-45.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,448 571 41.6 38.0-45.2 141 12.4 9.8-15.7 736 46.0 42.5-49.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,100 364 36.8 32.9-40.9 101 11.8 9.0-15.3 635 51.4 47.4-55.4
College Graduate 1,106 230 21.1 18.3-24.2 118 12.3 9.9-15.2 758 66.6 63.0-70.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 544 195 43.7 37.6-50.1 59 13.0 9.1-18.2 290 43.3 37.5-49.3
$15,000- 24,999 828 316 41.9 36.9-47.0 87 14.3 10.7-18.9 425 43.8 38.9-48.8
$25,000- 34,999 574 251 47.9 42.5-53.5 45 7.7 5.2-11.1 278 44.4 39.1-49.8
$35,000- 49,999 612 224 37.4 32.3-42.8 57 13.6 8.6-20.9 331 49.0 43.4-54.6
$50,000-74,999 571 162 31.3 26.4-36.6 54 11.4 8.2-15.7 355 57.3 51.9-62.5
$75,000+ 690 156 25.1 21.2-29.5 65 10.8 8.0-14.2 469 64.1 59.5-68.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,557 528 39.7 36.3-43.2 136 10.0 8.0-12.3 893 50.3 47.0-53.7
No 2,744 905 34.5 32.1-37.0 273 13.2 11.1-15.6 1,566 52.3 49.7-54.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 724 178 28.7 24.1-33.7 36 7.4 4.5-12.0 510 63.9 58.6-68.9
Non-Veteran 3,677 1,291 37.6 35.4-39.8 386 13.3 11.6-15.3 2,000 49.1 46.8-51.3

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

^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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