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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,727 9,573 79.1 78.1-80.1 2,154 20.9 19.9-21.9
-Piedmont NC 6,275 5,165 80.1 78.7-81.4 1,110 19.9 18.6-21.3
GENDER
Male 2,490 1,998 79.0 76.9-81.0 492 21.0 19.0-23.1
Female 3,785 3,167 81.1 79.2-82.7 618 18.9 17.3-20.8
RACE
White 4,564 3,772 80.4 78.8-81.9 792 19.6 18.1-21.2
African American 1,174 940 76.2 72.6-79.5 234 23.8 20.5-27.4
Other minorities 483 403 85.7 81.4-89.2 80 14.3 10.8-18.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 408 358 87.2 82.7-90.7 50 12.8 9.3-17.3
Non-Hispanic 5,848 4,789 79.5 78.0-80.9 1,059 20.5 19.1-22.0
AGE
18-34 1,149 882 75.1 71.9-78.0 267 24.9 22.0-28.1
35-54 2,071 1,611 78.6 76.4-80.7 460 21.4 19.3-23.6
55-64 1,175 968 81.0 77.8-83.8 207 19.0 16.2-22.2
65-74 1,025 894 88.2 85.6-90.3 131 11.8 9.7-14.4
75+ 791 752 95.4 93.3-96.8 39 4.6 3.2- 6.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 761 555 66.9 62.2-71.4 206 33.1 28.6-37.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,731 1,338 75.2 72.4-77.8 393 24.8 22.2-27.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,685 1,353 80.2 77.8-82.5 332 19.8 17.5-22.2
College Graduate 2,076 1,899 92.5 91.1-93.7 177 7.5 6.3- 8.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 689 471 64.0 59.1-68.7 218 36.0 31.3-40.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,048 776 70.3 66.3-73.9 272 29.7 26.1-33.7
$25,000- 34,999 648 516 78.5 74.3-82.2 132 21.5 17.8-25.7
$35,000- 49,999 760 619 79.7 75.8-83.1 141 20.3 16.9-24.2
$50,000+ 2,058 1,858 90.1 88.2-91.7 200 9.9 8.3-11.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,561 1,219 73.8 70.5-76.8 342 26.2 23.2-29.5
No 4,685 3,924 81.7 80.1-83.1 761 18.3 16.9-19.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 766 637 83.5 80.1-86.4 129 16.5 13.6-19.9
Non-Veteran 5,506 4,525 79.6 78.2-81.1 981 20.4 18.9-21.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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