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2012 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 3,338 311 14.6 12.7-16.6 459 16.0 14.4-17.7 359 11.4 10.1-12.9 2,209 58.0 55.7-60.3
-Piedmont NC 1,747 173 15.2 12.6-18.2 242 16.1 13.9-18.6 193 11.4 9.7-13.5 1,139 57.2 54.0-60.4
GENDER
Male 846 86 16.9 13.0-21.6 115 15.7 12.7-19.2 88 10.9 8.4-13.9 557 56.5 51.8-61.1
Female 901 87 13.0 10.2-16.3 127 16.6 13.5-20.4 105 12.2 9.8-15.1 582 58.2 54.0-62.4
RACE
White 1,415 132 14.5 11.8-17.7 184 15.2 12.8-17.9 148 11.2 9.3-13.5 951 59.1 55.6-62.5
African American 233 23 11.8 7.4-18.5 42 20.9 14.6-29.0 29 11.1 7.1-17.0 139 56.1 47.7-64.2
Other minorities 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,682 157 14.6 12.0-17.7 227 15.8 13.6-18.4 182 11.2 9.4-13.3 1,116 58.4 55.1-61.6
AGE
18-34 171 63 43.8 34.4-53.6 66 35.2 27.3-44.0 28 14.1 9.3-20.8 *** *** ***
35-54 444 68 17.5 13.5-22.3 84 18.3 14.2-23.4 76 15.4 11.9-19.9 216 48.7 42.9-54.6
55-64 357 20 3.4 2.0- 5.6 48 11.9 8.6-16.3 41 12.9 9.3-17.8 248 71.8 66.0-76.9
65-74 449 18 3.1 1.8- 5.3 32 6.3 3.8-10.1 26 3.7 2.4- 5.6 373 86.9 82.7-90.2
75+ 311 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 276 90.8 85.9-94.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 203 24 14.3 9.2-21.7 25 12.3 7.8-18.8 18 10.7 6.1-18.2 136 62.7 53.6-70.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 459 58 20.0 14.2-27.5 62 16.1 11.9-21.4 52 10.6 7.7-14.5 287 53.3 46.8-59.7
Some Post-H.S. 484 48 16.3 11.7-22.3 68 17.8 13.5-23.0 59 12.5 9.4-16.4 309 53.4 47.6-59.2
College Graduate 599 43 9.8 7.0-13.6 86 16.3 12.8-20.6 64 11.4 8.4-15.3 406 62.5 57.2-67.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 24 21.2 13.8-31.2 29 23.5 15.3-34.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 256 33 21.0 14.5-29.5 48 22.7 16.6-30.1 30 10.3 6.9-15.3 145 46.0 38.4-53.7
$25,000- 34,999 194 *** *** *** 25 15.8 9.5-25.3 24 12.9 8.0-20.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 248 21 10.8 6.7-16.8 26 14.3 9.0-22.0 29 10.6 7.0-15.8 172 64.4 56.0-71.9
$50,000+ 603 52 13.6 9.7-18.9 90 16.1 12.7-20.3 74 13.0 9.9-16.9 387 57.2 51.8-62.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 524 51 13.8 10.1-18.5 66 13.3 10.1-17.4 53 8.6 6.2-11.8 354 64.3 58.9-69.4
No 1,217 121 15.7 12.5-19.5 175 17.1 14.4-20.3 139 12.4 10.2-15.0 782 54.8 50.9-58.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 372 22 9.5 6.1-14.5 34 12.5 8.4-18.2 30 8.4 5.6-12.4 286 69.6 63.1-75.4
Non-Veteran 1,374 151 16.7 13.6-20.3 208 17.1 14.5-19.9 163 12.2 10.2-14.7 852 54.0 50.4-57.6

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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 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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).
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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