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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,667 2,183 33.9 32.2-35.6 695 11.9 10.6-13.3 4,789 54.3 52.5-56.0
-Piedmont NC 3,551 986 33.5 31.0-36.0 312 10.9 9.3-12.8 2,253 55.6 53.0-58.2
GENDER
Male 1,624 424 31.1 27.6-34.8 132 12.9 10.4-16.0 1,068 56.0 52.1-59.8
Female 1,927 562 36.4 33.0-40.0 180 8.4 6.9-10.3 1,185 55.1 51.7-58.5
RACE
White 2,961 806 34.4 31.7-37.1 217 8.1 6.7- 9.8 1,938 57.5 54.8-60.2
African American 440 140 36.3 29.5-43.6 72 18.0 13.1-24.2 228 45.8 38.9-52.9
Other Minorities 143 37 19.3 11.2-31.1 23 22.4 13.4-35.0 83 58.3 44.6-70.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 90 16 8.9 3.9-18.9 18 26.2 14.1-43.5 56 64.9 47.4-79.2
Non-Hispanic 3,453 967 34.9 32.4-37.5 294 10.1 8.6-11.8 2,192 55.1 52.5-57.6
AGE
18-24 57 27 51.7 35.2-67.8 15 19.0 10.5-31.9 15 29.3 15.2-49.0
25-34 261 119 48.1 40.3-55.9 31 14.5 9.5-21.4 111 37.4 30.4-45.0
35-44 472 182 38.0 32.8-43.6 50 13.0 9.0-18.4 240 48.9 43.3-54.6
45-54 752 262 34.6 30.3-39.1 79 12.0 9.1-15.5 411 53.5 48.8-58.1
55-64 888 232 26.4 22.8-30.2 74 6.9 5.2- 9.1 582 66.7 62.7-70.5
65-74 672 119 17.1 13.8-20.9 45 6.2 4.3- 8.8 508 76.7 72.6-80.4
75+ 420 35 8.1 5.4-12.0 15 3.1 1.7- 5.6 370 88.7 84.5-91.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 512 177 41.0 34.2-48.2 53 15.6 10.3-22.8 282 43.4 36.6-50.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,121 378 41.2 36.2-46.4 96 9.9 7.4-13.2 647 48.9 43.8-54.0
Some Post-H.S. 958 270 34.4 29.9-39.2 82 8.9 6.6-11.9 606 56.7 52.0-61.3
College Graduate 955 160 17.0 14.1-20.3 80 11.8 8.9-15.6 715 71.2 67.0-75.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 398 143 38.1 29.7-47.2 54 17.9 11.7-26.3 201 44.1 35.6-52.9
$15,000- 24,999 604 211 40.3 33.3-47.7 55 12.0 8.0-17.5 338 47.7 40.0-55.5
$25,000- 34,999 381 112 36.2 29.5-43.5 43 13.9 9.0-20.7 226 49.9 42.8-57.1
$35,000- 49,999 494 158 36.8 30.8-43.3 44 11.0 7.2-16.5 292 52.1 45.7-58.4
$50,000-74,999 489 114 28.5 23.2-34.5 38 10.0 6.5-15.0 337 61.5 55.3-67.4
$75,000+ 750 140 23.0 18.3-28.4 48 7.9 5.5-11.2 562 69.1 63.7-74.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,454 411 37.3 33.1-41.6 133 9.9 7.8-12.6 910 52.8 48.7-56.9
No 1,999 552 30.9 27.8-34.1 171 11.5 9.3-14.1 1,276 57.6 54.2-61.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 664 131 21.6 17.7-26.2 35 7.6 4.9-11.6 498 70.8 65.7-75.3
Non-Veteran 2,887 855 35.8 32.9-38.7 277 11.6 9.8-13.7 1,755 52.6 49.7-55.5

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

^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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