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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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 15,569 2,424 17.0 16.1-17.9 709 5.1 4.6- 5.6 4,272 24.1 23.2-25.0 8,164 53.9 52.7-55.0
-Piedmont NC 8,697 1,270 15.5 14.4-16.7 387 5.3 4.6- 6.1 2,348 23.4 22.2-24.6 4,692 55.9 54.4-57.3
GENDER
Male 3,220 555 18.1 16.2-20.1 153 6.1 4.9- 7.5 1,107 26.9 25.0-28.9 1,405 49.0 46.5-51.4
Female 5,477 715 13.0 11.8-14.3 234 4.5 3.8- 5.3 1,241 19.9 18.6-21.3 3,287 62.5 60.8-64.2
RACE
White 6,739 1,003 16.1 14.9-17.5 264 4.5 3.8- 5.3 1,954 25.8 24.4-27.2 3,518 53.6 51.9-55.3
African American 1,328 195 15.4 12.9-18.3 82 6.3 4.5- 8.8 283 18.6 16.2-21.3 768 59.7 56.0-63.2
Other Minorities 588 68 12.3 8.7-17.0 40 8.5 5.8-12.4 97 15.5 12.1-19.6 383 63.8 58.2-69.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 486 26 7.5 4.2-12.9 37 9.4 6.2-13.9 79 17.3 13.3-22.2 344 65.8 59.6-71.5
Non-Hispanic 8,193 1,243 16.4 15.3-17.7 350 4.8 4.2- 5.6 2,257 24.0 22.8-25.2 4,343 54.8 53.2-56.3
AGE
18-24 338 72 22.2 17.2-28.2 23 7.2 4.4-11.3 28 9.2 6.0-13.8 215 61.4 54.8-67.6
25-34 1,059 186 18.0 15.1-21.3 73 7.0 5.3- 9.1 133 14.3 11.8-17.3 667 60.7 56.9-64.4
35-44 1,570 263 15.0 13.0-17.3 72 4.7 3.4- 6.3 249 17.0 14.8-19.5 986 63.3 60.3-66.2
45-54 1,721 310 16.5 14.5-18.8 91 6.2 4.5- 8.3 446 26.5 24.0-29.1 874 50.9 47.9-53.8
55-64 1,687 270 15.0 13.1-17.1 69 4.0 3.1- 5.3 568 34.8 32.0-37.7 780 46.2 43.3-49.2
65-74 1,276 126 9.4 7.7-11.5 45 3.3 2.4- 4.6 541 44.7 41.4-48.0 564 42.6 39.3-45.9
75+ 978 33 3.1 2.0- 4.6 12 1.5 0.7- 3.0 366 39.9 36.2-43.7 567 55.6 51.7-59.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,257 252 23.1 19.4-27.2 86 7.7 5.8-10.3 346 22.4 19.5-25.7 573 46.8 42.6-51.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,523 473 20.5 18.2-22.9 120 6.1 4.7- 7.9 699 24.9 22.6-27.3 1,231 48.6 45.7-51.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,106 357 17.7 15.4-20.4 90 5.1 3.7- 7.0 566 22.6 20.3-25.0 1,093 54.6 51.3-57.8
College Graduate 2,786 187 6.4 5.3- 7.7 90 3.7 2.8- 4.8 729 23.0 21.2-25.0 1,780 66.9 64.6-69.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 887 181 23.4 18.6-29.1 67 10.7 7.1-15.9 240 21.7 18.1-25.8 399 44.1 38.8-49.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,368 257 20.1 17.2-23.4 77 6.4 4.8- 8.5 374 24.2 21.1-27.6 660 49.2 45.3-53.2
$25,000- 34,999 962 169 17.7 14.5-21.5 50 6.3 4.3- 9.0 262 22.0 18.9-25.5 481 54.0 49.6-58.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,191 219 17.6 15.0-20.6 40 3.8 2.7- 5.5 310 23.0 20.0-26.3 622 55.5 51.7-59.3
$50,000-74,999 1,119 167 17.7 14.3-21.7 41 4.6 3.0- 6.9 308 25.4 22.2-28.9 603 52.3 48.3-56.3
$75,000+ 1,881 151 8.7 7.1-10.5 62 4.2 2.9- 6.0 522 25.0 22.6-27.4 1,146 62.2 59.3-65.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,965 500 19.9 17.7-22.4 161 6.5 5.2- 8.0 963 28.5 26.4-30.8 1,341 45.0 42.5-47.7
No 5,462 733 13.5 12.3-14.9 211 4.8 3.9- 5.8 1,329 21.6 20.2-23.0 3,189 60.2 58.3-62.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,137 197 17.9 15.2-20.8 42 5.6 3.5- 8.8 540 42.4 38.8-46.2 358 34.1 30.4-37.9
Non-Veteran 7,542 1,071 15.2 14.0-16.5 342 5.2 4.5- 6.0 1,806 20.8 19.6-22.1 4,323 58.8 57.1-60.3

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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.

** 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.

***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.

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