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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,776 12,898 79.1 78.0-80.1 2,878 20.9 19.9-22.0
-Piedmont NC 7,581 6,283 80.7 79.2-82.1 1,298 19.3 17.9-20.8
GENDER
Male 2,899 2,343 77.8 75.3-80.0 556 22.2 20.0-24.7
Female 4,682 3,940 83.4 81.6-85.0 742 16.6 15.0-18.4
RACE
White 6,013 4,990 80.0 78.3-81.6 1,023 20.0 18.4-21.7
African American 1,086 874 78.8 74.9-82.3 212 21.2 17.7-25.1
Other Minorities 461 401 87.2 81.9-91.1 60 12.8 8.9-18.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 348 314 90.7 85.1-94.3 34 9.3 5.7-14.9
Non-Hispanic 7,217 5,956 79.7 78.1-81.1 1,261 20.3 18.9-21.9
AGE
18-24 213 171 77.5 69.6-83.8 42 22.5 16.2-30.4
25-34 753 603 76.3 71.8-80.2 150 23.7 19.8-28.2
35-44 1,255 1,023 81.4 78.5-84.0 232 18.6 16.0-21.5
45-54 1,529 1,188 77.9 75.1-80.4 341 22.1 19.6-24.9
55-64 1,596 1,290 81.2 78.7-83.6 306 18.8 16.4-21.3
65-74 1,230 1,066 86.9 84.4-89.1 164 13.1 10.9-15.6
75+ 945 895 94.8 92.7-96.3 50 5.2 3.7- 7.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 963 733 72.4 67.4-77.0 230 27.6 23.0-32.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,106 1,632 72.9 69.4-76.1 474 27.1 23.9-30.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,932 1,580 80.1 77.2-82.7 352 19.9 17.3-22.8
College Graduate 2,561 2,321 90.8 89.2-92.2 240 9.2 7.8-10.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 704 507 69.2 62.5-75.2 197 30.8 24.8-37.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,164 898 75.1 70.6-79.2 266 24.9 20.8-29.4
$25,000- 34,999 742 587 75.7 70.7-80.1 155 24.3 19.9-29.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,007 805 76.8 72.6-80.5 202 23.2 19.5-27.4
$50,000-74,999 1,060 908 84.2 80.8-87.1 152 15.8 12.9-19.2
$75,000+ 1,866 1,678 88.5 86.0-90.6 188 11.5 9.4-14.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,586 2,042 73.6 70.5-76.4 544 26.4 23.6-29.5
No 4,785 4,062 83.8 82.1-85.4 723 16.2 14.6-17.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,008 842 82.5 79.1-85.5 166 17.5 14.5-20.9
Non-Veteran 6,570 5,438 80.4 78.8-81.9 1,132 19.6 18.1-21.2

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

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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