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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,781 7,672 45.7 44.5-46.9 8,109 54.3 53.1-55.5
-Piedmont NC 7,585 3,555 43.6 41.9-45.3 4,030 56.4 54.7-58.1
GENDER
Male 2,899 1,624 50.5 47.7-53.2 1,275 49.5 46.8-52.3
Female 4,686 1,931 37.1 35.1-39.2 2,755 62.9 60.8-64.9
RACE
White 6,017 2,965 47.1 45.2-49.0 3,052 52.9 51.0-54.8
African American 1,086 440 39.0 34.9-43.4 646 61.0 56.6-65.1
Other Minorities 461 143 30.8 24.4-37.9 318 69.2 62.1-75.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 348 90 26.6 19.3-35.5 258 73.4 64.5-80.7
Non-Hispanic 7,221 3,457 45.2 43.5-47.0 3,764 54.8 53.0-56.5
AGE
18-24 213 57 31.9 24.1-40.9 156 68.1 59.1-75.9
25-34 753 261 37.9 33.5-42.6 492 62.1 57.4-66.5
35-44 1,255 472 36.4 33.2-39.8 783 63.6 60.2-66.8
45-54 1,530 753 47.5 44.3-50.8 777 52.5 49.2-55.7
55-64 1,596 888 56.4 53.2-59.5 708 43.6 40.5-46.8
65-74 1,231 673 56.4 53.0-59.8 558 43.6 40.2-47.0
75+ 945 420 46.6 42.5-50.8 525 53.4 49.2-57.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 964 513 48.7 43.3-54.1 451 51.3 45.9-56.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,107 1,122 53.1 49.5-56.6 985 46.9 43.4-50.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,934 960 46.1 42.7-49.4 974 53.9 50.6-57.3
College Graduate 2,561 955 31.9 29.6-34.2 1,606 68.1 65.8-70.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 704 398 55.1 48.2-61.8 306 44.9 38.2-51.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,165 605 47.5 42.2-52.9 560 52.5 47.1-57.8
$25,000- 34,999 742 381 48.5 43.1-53.9 361 51.5 46.1-56.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,007 494 48.5 44.1-53.0 513 51.5 47.0-55.9
$50,000-74,999 1,061 490 41.0 37.1-45.1 571 59.0 54.9-62.9
$75,000+ 1,866 750 37.2 34.3-40.3 1,116 62.8 59.7-65.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,587 1,455 56.0 53.0-59.0 1,132 44.0 41.0-47.0
No 4,787 2,001 38.2 36.2-40.3 2,786 61.8 59.7-63.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,008 664 59.8 55.3-64.0 344 40.2 36.0-44.7
Non-Veteran 6,574 2,891 41.4 39.5-43.2 3,683 58.6 56.8-60.5

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^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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