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2011 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 11,501 1,457 15.6 14.5-16.8 563 6.1 5.4- 7.0 3,381 24.8 23.6-26.0 6,100 53.4 51.9-54.9
-Piedmont NC 6,417 730 14.5 13.1-16.1 305 5.7 4.8- 6.7 1,852 24.1 22.6-25.7 3,530 55.6 53.7-57.6
GENDER
Male 2,451 304 16.1 13.8-18.7 125 6.3 5.0- 8.1 917 28.6 26.1-31.3 1,105 48.9 45.9-52.0
Female 3,966 426 13.1 11.4-14.9 180 5.1 4.1- 6.4 935 19.9 18.1-21.8 2,425 61.9 59.5-64.3
RACE
White 4,896 560 15.3 13.6-17.2 204 4.9 4.0- 6.1 1,554 28.0 26.1-30.0 2,578 51.8 49.5-54.0
African American 1,073 129 14.0 11.0-17.7 78 8.3 6.1-11.1 211 15.7 12.9-19.0 655 62.0 57.5-66.3
Other minorities 398 35 10.3 6.4-16.3 21 5.3 2.9- 9.5 73 13.8 10.0-18.9 269 70.5 63.6-76.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 315 17 8.3 4.4-15.0 17 6.3 3.6-11.0 66 16.9 11.7-23.9 215 68.5 60.4-75.6
Non-Hispanic 6,083 713 15.1 13.6-16.8 287 5.6 4.7- 6.7 1,778 24.7 23.1-26.4 3,305 54.5 52.5-56.5
AGE
18-34 793 103 14.6 11.6-18.1 56 6.9 5.0- 9.4 98 12.7 9.9-16.0 536 65.9 61.5-70.0
35-54 2,145 322 18.1 15.6-20.8 109 5.4 4.0- 7.1 447 21.0 18.6-23.5 1,267 55.6 52.5-58.7
55-64 1,315 165 14.5 11.6-17.8 81 7.2 5.3- 9.7 429 32.9 29.2-36.9 640 45.5 41.5-49.5
65-74 1,153 107 8.8 6.4-11.9 31 2.9 1.6- 5.2 498 49.1 44.7-53.5 517 39.3 35.2-43.6
75+ 927 28 3.4 1.9- 5.9 23 3.0 1.6- 5.4 361 40.4 35.6-45.4 515 53.3 48.3-58.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 734 148 26.6 21.5-32.5 41 6.9 4.6-10.4 246 25.6 21.1-30.7 299 40.8 35.2-46.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,738 261 17.7 15.0-20.8 100 5.6 4.2- 7.5 501 25.0 22.0-28.3 876 51.6 47.8-55.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,534 196 13.8 11.3-16.6 89 7.5 5.5-10.0 485 24.7 21.8-27.9 764 54.1 50.3-57.8
College Graduate 2,387 124 5.7 4.4- 7.5 75 3.3 2.4- 4.5 615 21.8 19.6-24.2 1,573 69.2 66.5-71.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 648 154 27.9 22.7-33.7 37 7.2 4.5-11.4 150 15.4 12.0-19.4 307 49.6 43.4-55.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,052 183 22.2 18.0-27.0 70 7.1 5.1- 9.8 307 23.7 19.8-28.0 492 47.0 42.1-51.9
$25,000- 34,999 580 67 14.3 10.0-20.1 33 8.6 5.4-13.5 196 25.9 21.2-31.3 284 51.1 44.6-57.6
$35,000- 49,999 748 71 10.7 7.8-14.4 34 4.3 2.7- 7.0 221 23.9 19.9-28.4 422 61.1 55.7-66.2
$50,000+ 2,253 155 9.0 7.1-11.2 89 5.2 3.8- 7.1 649 25.7 23.2-28.5 1,360 60.1 56.9-63.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,749 258 19.2 16.1-22.7 90 6.0 4.4- 8.0 602 30.1 26.8-33.6 799 44.8 40.9-48.7
No 4,347 432 12.8 11.2-14.6 196 5.5 4.4- 6.7 1,179 23.0 21.2-24.9 2,540 58.7 56.4-61.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 804 85 13.5 10.0-18.0 32 5.0 3.1- 8.1 420 47.7 42.4-53.1 267 33.7 28.7-39.1
Non-Veteran 5,610 645 14.7 13.1-16.3 273 5.8 4.8- 6.9 1,431 21.3 19.7-23.0 3,261 58.2 56.1-60.3

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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 some days' rates.

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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