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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,737 5,530 46.5 45.3-47.6 6,207 53.5 52.4-54.7
-Piedmont NC 6,284 2,879 45.0 43.4-46.6 3,405 55.0 53.4-56.6
GENDER
Male 2,496 1,350 50.8 48.2-53.3 1,146 49.2 46.7-51.8
Female 3,788 1,529 39.7 37.7-41.8 2,259 60.3 58.2-62.3
RACE
White 4,568 2,220 48.2 46.3-50.1 2,348 51.8 49.9-53.7
African American 1,175 472 41.0 37.3-44.7 703 59.0 55.3-62.7
Other minorities 485 166 31.8 26.4-37.9 319 68.2 62.1-73.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 408 112 28.6 23.5-34.2 296 71.4 65.8-76.5
Non-Hispanic 5,855 2,760 46.3 44.6-48.0 3,095 53.7 52.0-55.4
AGE
18-34 1,150 442 39.9 36.5-43.5 708 60.1 56.5-63.5
35-54 2,075 909 43.9 41.3-46.6 1,166 56.1 53.4-58.7
55-64 1,176 566 49.2 45.6-52.8 610 50.8 47.2-54.4
65-74 1,027 586 59.1 55.3-62.9 441 40.9 37.1-44.7
75+ 792 354 45.7 41.4-50.2 438 54.3 49.8-58.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 762 411 56.9 52.3-61.5 351 43.1 38.5-47.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,732 859 49.8 46.6-52.9 873 50.2 47.1-53.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,688 821 45.2 42.2-48.2 867 54.8 51.8-57.8
College Graduate 2,079 782 33.1 30.6-35.6 1,297 66.9 64.4-69.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 689 371 54.2 49.2-59.0 318 45.8 41.0-50.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,049 531 51.1 47.1-55.0 518 48.9 45.0-52.9
$25,000- 34,999 649 328 48.8 43.6-54.1 321 51.2 45.9-56.4
$35,000- 49,999 761 391 51.3 46.6-55.9 370 48.7 44.1-53.4
$50,000+ 2,060 809 38.2 35.6-41.0 1,251 61.8 59.0-64.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,565 874 58.3 55.1-61.5 691 41.7 38.5-44.9
No 4,690 1,992 41.6 39.8-43.5 2,698 58.4 56.5-60.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 768 504 62.7 58.4-66.9 264 37.3 33.1-41.6
Non-Veteran 5,513 2,374 42.8 41.1-44.5 3,139 57.2 55.5-58.9

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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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