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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,354 306 13.8 11.7-16.2 485 18.9 16.6-21.5 326 11.2 9.5-13.0 2,237 56.1 53.3-58.9
-Piedmont NC 1,838 176 14.6 11.9-17.9 259 18.6 15.6-22.1 162 9.6 7.7-11.9 1,241 57.1 53.3-60.8
GENDER
Male 908 80 13.5 10.0-18.0 126 20.0 15.8-25.1 77 8.2 5.8-11.4 625 58.3 52.9-63.5
Female 930 96 16.1 12.0-21.4 133 16.8 12.9-21.6 85 11.5 8.6-15.2 616 55.6 50.3-60.7
RACE
White 1,541 140 14.3 11.3-18.1 207 18.9 15.4-23.0 123 8.2 6.3-10.4 1,071 58.6 54.3-62.7
African American 210 21 12.7 7.4-20.9 36 16.8 10.9-24.9 30 17.0 10.3-26.8 123 53.5 43.1-63.6
Other minorities 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,765 164 14.4 11.5-17.7 247 18.2 15.2-21.6 155 9.5 7.6-11.9 1,199 57.9 54.1-61.7
AGE
18-34 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 8.4 4.0-16.9
35-54 441 70 15.1 10.8-20.6 103 24.5 19.2-30.8 53 13.7 9.6-19.2 215 46.7 40.2-53.3
55-64 427 30 7.8 4.8-12.4 68 14.6 10.8-19.4 41 8.6 5.8-12.5 288 69.0 62.7-74.7
65-74 496 29 5.9 3.4-10.1 37 4.9 3.3- 7.2 40 7.0 4.7-10.5 390 82.1 77.1-86.2
75+ 359 *** *** *** 13 3.8 1.6- 8.8 17 3.5 2.0- 6.3 322 90.6 85.3-94.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 242 *** *** *** 31 15.3 8.3-26.4 25 11.5 6.6-19.2 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 498 57 17.1 12.1-23.6 67 16.5 11.3-23.4 53 10.7 7.2-15.6 321 55.7 48.5-62.7
Some Post-H.S. 482 40 11.0 7.0-16.8 75 22.4 16.4-29.7 39 9.4 6.0-14.4 328 57.2 50.0-64.1
College Graduate 611 48 13.7 9.4-19.6 86 18.7 14.4-24.0 45 7.6 5.2-11.2 432 59.9 53.8-65.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 150 *** *** *** 30 18.1 11.2-28.0 18 11.5 6.0-20.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 305 38 19.4 12.3-29.2 31 17.8 10.6-28.3 31 10.7 6.6-16.7 205 52.2 42.3-61.9
$25,000- 34,999 196 16 11.5 5.2-23.3 29 17.8 11.3-27.0 15 7.9 4.1-14.8 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 219 16 9.2 4.9-16.4 41 20.7 13.5-30.3 15 12.5 6.4-23.1 147 57.6 47.5-67.2
$50,000+ 645 60 14.6 10.3-20.2 91 18.2 14.0-23.4 55 9.8 6.7-14.2 439 57.4 51.3-63.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 596 48 12.6 8.1-19.1 80 13.4 9.9-17.8 51 9.6 6.1-14.7 417 64.4 57.7-70.6
No 1,172 121 15.2 11.8-19.3 174 21.3 17.3-25.9 103 9.6 7.4-12.5 774 53.9 49.2-58.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 416 20 8.8 5.0-14.9 36 10.8 7.1-16.2 31 6.5 4.1-10.2 329 73.9 67.0-79.8
Non-Veteran 1,421 156 16.2 12.9-20.1 223 20.7 17.1-24.9 131 10.4 8.2-13.3 911 52.7 48.4-56.9

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

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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