SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Smoking Status*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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 11,727 1,544 14.8 14.0-15.7 610 6.1 5.5- 6.7 3,366 25.5 24.5-26.5 6,207 53.6 52.4-54.8
-Piedmont NC 6,275 806 14.3 13.1-15.5 304 5.7 4.9- 6.5 1,760 25.0 23.6-26.4 3,405 55.1 53.5-56.7
GENDER
Male 2,490 358 14.7 13.1-16.6 134 6.2 5.0- 7.7 852 29.7 27.5-32.0 1,146 49.3 46.8-51.9
Female 3,785 448 13.8 12.3-15.5 170 5.1 4.2- 6.2 908 20.7 19.1-22.3 2,259 60.4 58.3-62.4
RACE
White 4,564 602 15.0 13.7-16.5 190 4.6 3.8- 5.5 1,424 28.5 26.9-30.2 2,348 51.9 50.0-53.8
African American 1,174 146 14.4 11.8-17.4 88 9.4 7.1-12.4 237 17.1 14.6-19.9 703 59.1 55.3-62.8
Other minorities 483 55 9.3 6.5-13.1 25 4.9 3.1- 7.8 84 17.5 13.0-23.2 319 68.2 62.2-73.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 408 29 6.9 4.4-10.6 21 5.9 3.6- 9.4 62 15.8 12.0-20.6 296 71.4 65.8-76.5
Non-Hispanic 5,848 776 14.9 13.7-16.1 283 5.7 4.8- 6.6 1,694 25.7 24.3-27.2 3,095 53.8 52.0-55.4
AGE
18-34 1,149 186 17.1 14.7-19.8 81 7.8 6.0-10.1 174 14.9 12.5-17.7 708 60.2 56.6-63.6
35-54 2,071 336 15.6 13.8-17.6 124 5.8 4.7- 7.2 445 22.4 20.2-24.8 1,166 56.2 53.5-58.8
55-64 1,175 165 14.9 12.4-17.9 42 4.1 2.8- 6.0 358 30.2 27.0-33.5 610 50.8 47.2-54.5
65-74 1,025 87 7.8 6.1-10.0 44 4.0 2.8- 5.7 453 47.3 43.4-51.2 441 40.9 37.1-44.8
75+ 791 28 3.3 2.2- 5.0 *** *** *** 314 41.1 36.8-45.6 438 54.3 49.8-58.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 761 149 23.3 19.4-27.6 57 9.8 7.0-13.6 204 23.9 20.2-27.9 351 43.1 38.5-47.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,731 301 19.3 17.0-21.8 92 5.5 4.2- 7.3 465 24.9 22.3-27.8 873 50.3 47.1-53.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,685 232 13.4 11.5-15.6 100 6.3 5.0- 7.9 486 25.2 22.8-27.9 867 55.0 52.0-58.0
College Graduate 2,076 123 5.0 4.1- 6.1 54 2.5 1.8- 3.5 602 25.5 23.3-27.9 1,297 67.0 64.4-69.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 689 162 26.3 22.2-31.0 56 9.7 6.9-13.3 153 18.2 14.9-22.0 318 45.8 41.0-50.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,048 190 20.3 17.3-23.8 82 9.4 7.0-12.6 258 21.3 18.4-24.5 518 49.0 45.1-52.9
$25,000- 34,999 648 94 15.4 12.3-19.1 38 6.1 4.2- 8.7 195 27.3 22.7-32.5 321 51.2 45.9-56.5
$35,000- 49,999 760 104 15.1 12.1-18.6 37 5.3 3.6- 7.6 249 30.7 26.6-35.2 370 48.9 44.3-53.6
$50,000+ 2,058 151 7.6 6.2- 9.3 49 2.3 1.6- 3.3 607 28.2 25.8-30.8 1,251 61.8 59.1-64.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,561 258 20.1 17.4-23.2 84 6.1 4.6- 8.1 528 32.0 29.1-35.0 691 41.8 38.6-45.0
No 4,685 544 12.8 11.6-14.1 217 5.5 4.7- 6.6 1,226 23.2 21.7-24.8 2,698 58.5 56.6-60.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 766 100 12.2 9.8-15.3 29 4.2 2.8- 6.4 373 46.2 41.9-50.6 264 37.3 33.1-41.7
Non-Veteran 5,506 706 14.5 13.3-15.8 275 5.8 5.0- 6.8 1,386 22.4 21.0-23.8 3,139 57.3 55.5-59.0

Back to Tobacco Use.

*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 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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 05AUG13.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook