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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,189 8,134 46.2 45.2-47.3 9,055 53.8 52.7-54.8
-Piedmont NC 9,641 4,410 44.0 42.6-45.3 5,231 56.0 54.7-57.4
GENDER
Male 3,517 1,942 50.1 47.8-52.4 1,575 49.9 47.6-52.2
Female 6,124 2,468 38.0 36.5-39.6 3,656 62.0 60.4-63.5
RACE
White 7,484 3,612 47.6 46.0-49.1 3,872 52.4 50.9-54.0
African American 1,571 639 39.7 36.4-43.2 932 60.3 56.8-63.6
Other Minorities 545 145 24.8 20.4-29.9 400 75.2 70.1-79.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 554 144 26.4 21.8-31.7 410 73.6 68.3-78.2
Non-Hispanic 9,081 4,263 45.9 44.5-47.3 4,818 54.1 52.7-55.5
AGE
18-24 438 143 34.6 29.0-40.7 295 65.4 59.3-71.0
25-34 1,355 519 39.5 36.2-42.8 836 60.5 57.2-63.8
35-44 1,886 742 38.8 36.1-41.5 1,144 61.2 58.5-63.9
45-54 1,841 894 48.7 45.8-51.5 947 51.3 48.5-54.2
55-64 1,722 941 55.5 52.6-58.3 781 44.5 41.7-47.4
65-74 1,294 706 54.8 51.5-58.0 588 45.2 42.0-48.5
75+ 1,056 445 43.9 40.3-47.6 611 56.1 52.4-59.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,503 746 46.9 42.9-50.9 757 53.1 49.1-57.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,745 1,448 52.9 50.3-55.5 1,297 47.1 44.5-49.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,290 1,102 46.4 43.6-49.3 1,188 53.6 50.7-56.4
College Graduate 3,084 1,107 33.5 31.4-35.5 1,977 66.5 64.5-68.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,039 544 50.0 45.5-54.5 495 50.0 45.5-54.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,636 829 48.8 45.1-52.5 807 51.2 47.5-54.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,134 574 49.2 45.2-53.2 560 50.8 46.8-54.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,263 613 46.9 43.1-50.6 650 53.1 49.4-56.9
$50,000-74,999 1,306 571 41.6 38.2-45.1 735 58.4 54.9-61.8
$75,000+ 1,809 690 37.8 35.1-40.6 1,119 62.2 59.4-64.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,831 1,559 55.0 52.4-57.5 1,272 45.0 42.5-47.6
No 6,543 2,744 40.5 38.9-42.2 3,799 59.5 57.8-61.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,143 725 63.3 59.6-66.9 418 36.7 33.1-40.4
Non-Veteran 8,486 3,679 41.5 40.0-42.9 4,807 58.5 57.1-60.0

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^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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