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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Smoking Status*

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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 8,702 1,099 14.2 13.2-15.2 444 6.1 5.4- 6.8 2,509 25.0 23.9-26.3 4,650 54.7 53.3-56.1
-Piedmont NC 5,077 592 13.2 12.0-14.6 252 6.0 5.1- 7.0 1,445 23.8 22.4-25.3 2,788 57.0 55.1-58.8
GENDER
Male 1,997 265 15.0 13.0-17.2 123 7.6 6.2- 9.4 681 27.6 25.3-30.1 928 49.7 46.9-52.6
Female 3,080 327 11.6 10.1-13.3 129 4.5 3.6- 5.6 764 20.3 18.5-22.3 1,860 63.6 61.2-65.9
RACE
White 3,681 460 14.5 12.9-16.2 157 5.2 4.3- 6.4 1,178 27.9 26.1-29.9 1,886 52.4 50.1-54.6
African American 975 104 13.1 10.3-16.5 77 10.0 7.6-13.0 196 15.5 12.9-18.6 598 61.4 57.2-65.5
Other minorities 349 21 5.4 3.2- 8.7 18 3.6 2.1- 6.1 58 13.3 9.9-17.7 252 77.7 72.4-82.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 318 *** *** *** 20 5.9 3.7- 9.3 63 17.7 13.5-22.7 225 72.2 66.2-77.4
Non-Hispanic 4,731 579 14.0 12.7-15.5 229 6.0 5.0- 7.0 1,376 24.4 22.8-26.0 2,547 55.6 53.7-57.6
AGE
18-34 816 113 15.0 12.2-18.3 64 7.7 5.9-10.2 103 10.9 8.8-13.4 536 66.4 62.5-70.1
35-54 1,577 235 15.1 13.1-17.4 93 6.5 5.1- 8.3 311 19.7 17.3-22.3 938 58.7 55.6-61.8
55-64 999 129 12.6 10.2-15.5 53 4.9 3.6- 6.8 331 35.4 31.6-39.3 486 47.1 43.1-51.2
65-74 895 87 9.6 7.3-12.5 30 2.9 1.9- 4.5 389 46.3 42.0-50.7 389 41.2 37.0-45.5
75+ 743 25 3.2 1.9- 5.2 *** *** *** 307 43.7 38.8-48.8 401 49.9 44.9-54.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 663 103 19.7 15.6-24.6 43 6.8 4.7- 9.8 197 26.6 22.5-31.1 320 46.9 41.9-51.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,356 231 19.6 16.9-22.8 71 6.6 4.9- 8.7 379 23.0 20.3-25.9 675 50.8 47.2-54.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,339 167 12.8 10.7-15.3 74 6.4 4.8- 8.5 416 24.2 21.4-27.1 682 56.7 53.1-60.2
College Graduate 1,714 91 4.0 3.1- 5.2 62 4.4 3.1- 6.0 453 22.7 20.3-25.2 1,108 69.0 66.1-71.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 558 104 22.1 17.5-27.5 47 9.6 6.9-13.3 129 18.5 14.7-23.0 278 49.8 44.1-55.6
$15,000- 24,999 869 156 21.6 18.0-25.6 49 6.4 4.5- 8.9 264 26.2 22.7-30.1 400 45.9 41.6-50.2
$25,000- 34,999 470 69 14.4 10.7-19.1 29 8.6 5.4-13.4 137 23.3 18.7-28.7 235 53.6 47.4-59.7
$35,000- 49,999 588 76 15.1 11.3-19.8 27 5.4 3.4- 8.4 179 25.6 21.4-30.3 306 53.9 48.4-59.3
$50,000+ 1,595 97 6.4 5.0- 8.1 50 4.0 2.8- 5.7 470 25.7 23.2-28.5 978 63.8 60.7-66.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,350 208 19.0 16.2-22.3 90 8.4 6.4-11.0 463 29.3 26.3-32.6 589 43.2 39.5-46.9
No 3,702 381 11.6 10.2-13.1 161 5.4 4.4- 6.5 975 22.4 20.7-24.1 2,185 60.7 58.6-62.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 565 75 15.6 11.9-20.2 23 5.5 3.3- 9.1 273 44.4 39.2-49.6 194 34.5 29.6-39.8
Non-Veteran 4,509 517 13.0 11.7-14.4 229 6.0 5.1- 7.1 1,171 21.6 20.1-23.2 2,592 59.4 57.4-61.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,843 229 14.9 12.7-17.4 83 5.4 4.1- 7.1 538 25.2 22.7-28.0 993 54.5 51.3-57.7
No 3,234 363 12.6 11.1-14.2 169 6.2 5.2- 7.5 907 23.2 21.5-25.1 1,795 58.0 55.7-60.2

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*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 somedays' rates.

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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