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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

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 15,776 2,183 15.5 14.6-16.4 695 5.4 4.8- 6.1 4,789 24.8 23.9-25.8 8,109 54.3 53.1-55.5
-Piedmont NC 7,581 986 14.6 13.3-15.9 312 4.8 4.0- 5.6 2,253 24.2 22.9-25.7 4,030 56.4 54.7-58.1
GENDER
Male 2,899 424 15.7 13.8-17.8 132 6.5 5.2- 8.1 1,068 28.3 25.9-30.7 1,275 49.5 46.8-52.3
Female 4,682 562 13.5 12.0-15.2 180 3.1 2.5- 3.8 1,185 20.5 19.0-22.0 2,755 62.9 60.8-64.9
RACE
White 6,013 806 16.2 14.7-17.8 217 3.8 3.2- 4.6 1,938 27.1 25.6-28.6 3,052 52.9 51.0-54.8
African American 1,086 140 14.2 11.2-17.7 72 7.0 5.0- 9.7 228 17.9 14.9-21.3 646 61.0 56.6-65.1
Other Minorities 461 37 5.9 3.5-10.0 23 6.9 4.1-11.4 83 17.9 12.6-24.9 318 69.2 62.1-75.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 348 16 2.4 1.1- 5.0 18 7.0 3.8-12.5 56 17.3 10.8-26.4 258 73.4 64.5-80.7
Non-Hispanic 7,217 967 15.8 14.4-17.2 294 4.6 3.9- 5.4 2,192 24.9 23.6-26.3 3,764 54.8 53.0-56.5
AGE
18-24 213 27 16.5 10.9-24.2 15 6.1 3.4-10.5 15 9.4 4.5-18.4 156 68.1 59.1-75.9
25-34 753 119 18.2 14.8-22.3 31 5.5 3.6- 8.4 111 14.2 11.3-17.6 492 62.1 57.4-66.5
35-44 1,255 182 13.9 11.7-16.3 50 4.7 3.2- 6.9 240 17.8 15.4-20.5 783 63.6 60.2-66.8
45-54 1,529 262 16.4 14.2-18.9 79 5.7 4.3- 7.5 411 25.4 22.7-28.3 777 52.5 49.2-55.8
55-64 1,596 232 14.9 12.7-17.3 74 3.9 2.9- 5.1 582 37.6 34.6-40.7 708 43.6 40.5-46.8
65-74 1,230 119 9.6 7.7-11.9 45 3.5 2.4- 5.0 508 43.3 39.9-46.8 558 43.6 40.2-47.1
75+ 945 35 3.8 2.5- 5.7 15 1.5 0.8- 2.6 370 41.3 37.3-45.5 525 53.4 49.2-57.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 963 177 20.0 16.2-24.4 53 7.6 4.9-11.5 282 21.1 17.5-25.2 451 51.3 45.9-56.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,106 378 21.9 18.9-25.2 96 5.3 3.9- 7.0 647 25.9 22.9-29.2 985 46.9 43.4-50.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,932 270 15.8 13.4-18.6 82 4.1 3.0- 5.5 606 26.1 23.5-28.9 974 54.0 50.6-57.3
College Graduate 2,561 160 5.4 4.5- 6.6 80 3.8 2.8- 5.1 715 22.7 20.8-24.7 1,606 68.1 65.8-70.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 704 143 21.0 15.9-27.1 54 9.8 6.4-14.9 201 24.3 19.2-30.2 306 44.9 38.2-51.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,164 211 19.2 15.7-23.2 55 5.7 3.8- 8.5 338 22.7 18.2-27.9 560 52.5 47.1-57.8
$25,000- 34,999 742 112 17.6 13.9-22.0 43 6.7 4.3-10.4 226 24.2 20.4-28.6 361 51.5 46.1-56.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,007 158 17.9 14.6-21.7 44 5.4 3.5- 8.2 292 25.3 21.8-29.2 513 51.5 47.0-55.9
$50,000-74,999 1,060 114 11.7 9.3-14.7 38 4.1 2.6- 6.3 337 25.2 22.1-28.6 571 59.0 54.9-62.9
$75,000+ 1,866 140 8.6 6.7-10.9 48 2.9 2.0- 4.2 562 25.7 23.3-28.4 1,116 62.8 59.7-65.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,586 411 20.9 18.2-23.9 133 5.6 4.4- 7.1 910 29.6 27.1-32.1 1,132 44.0 41.0-47.0
No 4,785 552 11.8 10.5-13.3 171 4.4 3.5- 5.5 1,276 22.0 20.4-23.8 2,786 61.8 59.7-63.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,008 131 12.9 10.5-15.9 35 4.5 2.9- 7.1 498 42.3 38.2-46.4 344 40.2 36.0-44.7
Non-Veteran 6,570 855 14.8 13.4-16.3 277 4.8 4.0- 5.7 1,755 21.8 20.3-23.3 3,683 58.6 56.8-60.5

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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 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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