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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,515 123 4.4 3.1- 6.2 632 23.3 20.9-25.8 1,219 47.8 44.7-50.8 541 24.6 21.9-27.5
-Piedmont NC 1,125 54 3.4 2.4- 4.9 281 24.5 20.9-28.5 554 47.1 42.6-51.6 236 25.0 20.9-29.5
GENDER
Male 482 17 3.0 1.6- 5.4 120 21.7 17.2-27.0 236 46.7 40.4-53.2 109 28.6 22.5-35.6
Female 643 37 4.0 2.7- 5.9 161 28.0 22.5-34.3 318 47.6 41.4-53.8 127 20.4 16.0-25.7
RACE
White 904 44 3.4 2.4- 4.9 230 24.3 20.5-28.7 446 49.0 44.1-54.0 184 23.2 19.0-28.0
African American 170 8 2.5 1.0- 5.6 42 24.8 17.1-34.6 85 42.0 31.7-53.1 35 30.7 19.7-44.4
Other Minorities 49 2 5.8 1.0-26.5 8 25.5 9.5-52.6 23 42.1 24.1-62.6 16 26.6 13.9-45.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 30 1 8.6 1.2-41.8 5 17.6 5.2-45.5 17 55.8 31.4-77.7 7 18.0 7.2-38.2
Non-Hispanic 1,092 52 3.1 2.2- 4.3 276 24.9 21.2-29.0 535 46.7 42.2-51.3 229 25.3 21.1-30.0
AGE
18-24 39 0 0.0 . - . 10 20.7 9.7-38.7 19 49.8 32.0-67.7 10 29.5 15.3-49.2
25-34 140 4 3.2 1.0- 9.8 27 24.4 16.2-35.1 66 37.9 28.7-48.1 43 34.4 24.5-45.9
35-44 205 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0 45 23.8 17.1-32.1 97 47.8 39.2-56.5 59 27.3 19.9-36.1
45-54 303 13 3.1 1.6- 5.8 69 25.4 19.7-32.1 167 55.0 47.9-61.9 54 16.5 11.9-22.3
55-64 255 18 9.2 5.5-15.2 76 26.3 20.3-33.4 116 44.3 36.8-52.1 45 20.1 14.3-27.5
65-74 135 9 7.5 3.5-15.2 37 24.0 16.6-33.3 69 51.1 40.8-61.2 20 17.5 10.6-27.5
75+ 39 5 7.0 2.5-18.2 16 49.0 30.4-67.9 16 41.4 24.2-60.9 2 2.7 0.7-10.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 182 9 4.4 1.5-12.3 54 26.7 18.4-37.0 79 41.6 31.0-53.1 40 27.3 17.9-39.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 414 10 1.2 0.6- 2.4 101 23.9 17.8-31.3 219 47.2 39.6-55.0 84 27.7 20.5-36.2
Some Post-H.S. 314 21 4.9 2.8- 8.2 72 20.2 15.0-26.6 160 54.7 46.6-62.6 61 20.2 14.4-27.7
College Graduate 214 14 5.5 3.0-10.0 54 31.1 23.1-40.5 95 39.7 31.6-48.4 51 23.7 16.6-32.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 166 5 4.6 1.3-15.5 46 34.7 22.0-50.0 79 42.8 30.5-56.1 36 17.9 11.2-27.3
$15,000- 24,999 231 13 4.6 2.4- 8.7 51 18.5 12.6-26.5 112 43.7 34.2-53.6 55 33.2 23.8-44.3
$25,000- 34,999 141 2 0.4 0.1- 2.1 32 21.2 13.5-31.6 80 56.6 45.2-67.4 27 21.7 13.6-32.8
$35,000- 49,999 179 7 2.4 1.1- 5.5 48 35.1 25.4-46.2 93 44.4 34.6-54.6 31 18.1 10.9-28.5
$50,000-74,999 133 8 4.5 1.9-10.3 33 19.5 12.4-29.2 67 51.3 39.8-62.7 25 24.7 15.0-38.0
$75,000+ 175 10 3.8 1.9- 7.7 43 26.2 18.2-36.2 81 47.3 36.2-58.6 41 22.7 14.4-33.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 468 30 4.8 2.8- 7.9 123 27.5 21.3-34.7 214 46.3 39.1-53.8 101 21.4 16.3-27.6
No 652 23 2.5 1.6- 4.1 156 22.5 18.3-27.3 338 47.4 41.8-53.2 135 27.5 21.9-33.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 136 8 5.2 2.2-11.6 29 19.8 12.4-30.1 67 46.4 35.7-57.4 32 28.7 19.2-40.4
Non-Veteran 989 46 3.2 2.2- 4.8 252 25.0 21.1-29.4 487 47.2 42.4-52.1 204 24.5 20.2-29.5

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking daily or occasionally.

^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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