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2013 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 2,490 214 12.0 10.2-14.0 326 16.5 14.4-18.8 284 11.9 10.3-13.7 1,666 59.7 56.9-62.3
-Piedmont NC 1,430 123 12.3 10.0-15.1 181 15.1 12.6-18.0 159 12.7 10.6-15.2 967 59.9 56.4-63.3
GENDER
Male 673 60 12.7 9.5-16.6 78 14.6 11.4-18.6 79 12.9 10.0-16.6 456 59.8 54.9-64.4
Female 757 63 11.9 8.6-16.1 103 15.6 12.0-20.1 80 12.4 9.4-16.2 511 60.1 54.9-65.0
RACE
White 1,167 93 11.6 9.1-14.7 133 14.0 11.3-17.2 127 12.4 10.0-15.2 814 62.0 58.1-65.8
African American 192 22 17.1 10.5-26.7 32 15.0 9.4-23.2 23 12.3 7.5-19.7 115 55.5 45.7-65.0
Other minorities 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,361 117 12.4 10.0-15.3 163 14.2 11.7-17.1 147 12.2 10.0-14.7 934 61.3 57.6-64.8
AGE
18-34 102 *** *** *** 36 33.7 24.1-44.7 23 22.7 15.0-32.9 *** *** ***
35-54 310 43 15.3 10.5-21.6 54 16.7 12.4-22.1 61 17.8 13.3-23.3 152 50.3 43.4-57.2
55-64 327 26 8.8 5.6-13.5 48 14.4 10.1-20.1 27 7.0 4.2-11.3 226 69.9 63.1-75.8
65-74 383 *** *** *** 28 6.6 3.9-10.9 28 8.0 5.1-12.2 312 82.4 76.9-86.8
75+ 304 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 5.7 3.3- 9.7 266 86.5 77.1-92.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 195 *** *** *** 30 17.9 11.2-27.3 22 12.4 7.5-19.6 129 58.6 48.9-67.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 374 34 13.9 9.4-20.1 44 13.6 9.4-19.3 41 13.1 9.1-18.5 255 59.4 52.5-65.9
Some Post-H.S. 412 38 12.4 8.3-18.1 49 14.6 10.4-20.1 44 11.1 7.7-15.8 281 61.9 55.3-68.1
College Graduate 449 37 11.5 8.1-16.0 58 15.2 11.3-20.0 52 14.6 10.6-19.7 302 58.8 52.8-64.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 128 20 20.6 12.1-32.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 262 23 13.6 8.5-21.2 41 20.9 14.6-29.1 25 9.8 5.9-15.9 173 55.6 47.3-63.7
$25,000- 34,999 134 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 179 *** *** *** 26 13.8 8.7-21.1 21 12.8 7.5-20.8 119 57.6 47.5-67.1
$50,000+ 464 37 11.0 7.5-15.7 53 14.4 10.6-19.2 63 15.4 11.6-20.1 311 59.3 53.4-65.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 458 36 8.3 5.7-12.0 61 14.8 10.8-20.1 48 11.7 8.3-16.4 313 65.1 59.0-70.8
No 965 87 13.8 10.9-17.4 119 15.2 12.3-18.8 110 13.1 10.5-16.2 649 57.9 53.6-62.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 273 *** *** *** 24 10.9 6.7-17.2 24 7.0 4.2-11.4 210 76.8 69.8-82.6
Non-Veteran 1,156 108 13.9 11.1-17.1 157 16.0 13.2-19.3 135 14.0 11.5-16.9 756 56.1 52.2-60.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 532 44 14.7 9.9-21.2 63 10.9 7.9-14.7 61 13.6 9.9-18.4 364 60.8 54.6-66.7
No 898 79 11.3 8.8-14.3 118 16.9 13.7-20.7 98 12.3 9.8-15.4 603 59.5 55.2-63.6

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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 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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