SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,520 1,544 31.9 30.3-33.6 610 13.1 11.8-14.4 3,366 55.0 53.3-56.7
-Piedmont NC 2,870 806 31.8 29.5-34.1 304 12.6 10.9-14.5 1,760 55.6 53.2-58.1
GENDER
Male 1,344 358 29.1 26.0-32.3 134 12.3 10.0-15.1 852 58.6 55.1-62.0
Female 1,526 448 34.9 31.7-38.2 170 12.9 10.7-15.5 908 52.2 48.9-55.5
RACE
White 2,216 602 31.2 28.7-33.8 190 9.5 8.0-11.3 1,424 59.2 56.5-61.9
African American 471 146 35.2 29.5-41.2 88 23.0 17.8-29.2 237 41.8 36.1-47.7
Other minorities 164 55 29.3 20.8-39.6 25 15.6 9.8-23.8 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 112 29 24.2 16.0-34.8 21 20.5 12.9-30.9 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,753 776 32.1 29.8-34.5 283 12.2 10.5-14.1 1,694 55.6 53.1-58.1
AGE
18-34 441 186 42.9 37.5-48.5 81 19.7 15.4-24.8 174 37.4 32.1-43.1
35-54 905 336 35.6 31.8-39.5 124 13.2 10.7-16.2 445 51.2 47.1-55.3
55-64 565 165 30.3 25.6-35.5 42 8.4 5.7-12.0 358 61.3 56.0-66.4
65-74 584 87 13.3 10.4-16.8 44 6.8 4.7- 9.6 453 80.0 75.9-83.6
75+ 353 28 7.3 4.8-10.9 *** *** *** 314 89.9 85.6-93.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 410 149 40.9 34.7-47.4 57 17.2 12.4-23.3 204 41.9 35.9-48.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 858 301 38.7 34.6-43.1 92 11.1 8.5-14.4 465 50.2 45.8-54.5
Some Post-H.S. 818 232 29.9 26.0-34.0 100 14.0 11.3-17.4 486 56.1 51.8-60.4
College Graduate 779 123 15.1 12.4-18.3 54 7.6 5.6-10.3 602 77.3 73.5-80.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 371 162 48.6 42.0-55.3 56 17.8 12.9-24.0 153 33.5 27.8-39.8
$15,000- 24,999 530 190 39.9 34.4-45.5 82 18.4 13.9-24.0 258 41.7 36.4-47.2
$25,000- 34,999 327 94 31.6 25.5-38.4 38 12.5 8.7-17.6 195 56.0 48.7-63.0
$35,000- 49,999 390 104 29.5 24.1-35.6 37 10.3 7.1-14.8 249 60.2 53.8-66.2
$50,000+ 807 151 20.0 16.5-24.0 49 6.0 4.2- 8.4 607 74.0 69.8-77.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 870 258 34.6 30.3-39.1 84 10.5 7.9-13.8 528 54.9 50.4-59.4
No 1,987 544 30.8 28.2-33.5 217 13.3 11.3-15.6 1,226 55.9 53.0-58.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 502 100 19.5 15.7-24.1 29 6.8 4.5-10.1 373 73.7 68.8-78.1
Non-Veteran 2,367 706 34.0 31.5-36.6 275 13.7 11.8-15.8 1,386 52.3 49.6-55.0

Back to Tobacco Use.

*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes in their entire life.

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