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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,569 12,436 77.9 77.0-78.9 3,133 22.1 21.1-23.0
-Piedmont NC 8,697 7,040 79.2 77.9-80.5 1,657 20.8 19.5-22.1
GENDER
Male 3,220 2,512 75.9 73.6-78.0 708 24.1 22.0-26.4
Female 5,477 4,528 82.5 81.1-83.8 949 17.5 16.2-18.9
RACE
White 6,739 5,472 79.4 77.9-80.8 1,267 20.6 19.2-22.1
African American 1,328 1,051 78.3 74.9-81.3 277 21.7 18.7-25.1
Other Minorities 588 480 79.2 74.0-83.7 108 20.8 16.3-26.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 486 423 83.2 77.2-87.8 63 16.8 12.2-22.8
Non-Hispanic 8,193 6,600 78.7 77.4-80.0 1,593 21.3 20.0-22.6
AGE
18-24 338 243 70.6 64.3-76.2 95 29.4 23.8-35.7
25-34 1,059 800 75.0 71.5-78.3 259 25.0 21.7-28.5
35-44 1,570 1,235 80.3 77.8-82.7 335 19.7 17.3-22.2
45-54 1,721 1,320 77.3 74.6-79.8 401 22.7 20.2-25.4
55-64 1,687 1,348 81.0 78.7-83.1 339 19.0 16.9-21.3
65-74 1,276 1,105 87.2 85.0-89.2 171 12.8 10.8-15.0
75+ 978 933 95.4 93.6-96.8 45 4.6 3.2- 6.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,257 919 69.2 65.0-73.1 338 30.8 26.9-35.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,523 1,930 73.5 70.7-76.0 593 26.5 24.0-29.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,106 1,659 77.1 74.2-79.8 447 22.9 20.2-25.8
College Graduate 2,786 2,509 89.9 88.4-91.3 277 10.1 8.7-11.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 887 639 65.8 59.8-71.4 248 34.2 28.6-40.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,368 1,034 73.4 69.9-76.7 334 26.6 23.3-30.1
$25,000- 34,999 962 743 76.0 71.9-79.7 219 24.0 20.3-28.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,191 932 78.5 75.3-81.4 259 21.5 18.6-24.7
$50,000-74,999 1,119 911 77.7 73.6-81.4 208 22.3 18.6-26.4
$75,000+ 1,881 1,668 87.1 84.8-89.2 213 12.9 10.8-15.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,965 2,304 73.6 71.0-76.0 661 26.4 24.0-29.0
No 5,462 4,518 81.7 80.2-83.2 944 18.3 16.8-19.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,137 898 76.5 72.9-79.8 239 23.5 20.2-27.1
Non-Veteran 7,542 6,129 79.6 78.2-81.0 1,413 20.4 19.0-21.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^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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