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2014 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 1,950 179 13.2 11.1-15.6 248 16.2 14.2-18.5 243 14.2 12.4-16.2 1,280 56.4 53.6-59.2
-Piedmont NC 997 97 14.2 11.2-17.8 119 15.5 12.8-18.6 132 15.5 12.9-18.4 649 54.9 51.0-58.7
GENDER
Male 500 52 16.3 11.8-22.1 58 15.3 11.6-19.8 64 15.3 11.8-19.6 326 53.1 47.6-58.6
Female 497 45 11.4 8.4-15.4 61 15.7 12.0-20.4 68 15.7 12.3-19.9 323 57.1 51.8-62.2
RACE
White 803 74 14.0 10.6-18.2 88 13.7 11.0-17.1 109 16.2 13.3-19.7 532 56.1 51.7-60.3
African American 140 17 14.7 8.9-23.2 21 22.1 14.0-33.1 16 11.0 6.5-17.9 86 52.2 42.4-61.8
Other minorities 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 950 87 13.3 10.4-16.9 111 15.4 12.6-18.7 123 15.2 12.6-18.2 629 56.1 52.1-60.0
AGE
18-34 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 14.5 8.0-24.8 *** *** ***
35-54 229 32 13.5 9.4-19.1 45 20.5 15.3-26.9 57 25.8 20.0-32.5 95 40.2 33.5-47.4
55-64 222 16 7.3 4.4-11.9 26 12.5 8.4-18.2 23 11.2 7.2-17.0 157 69.0 61.8-75.3
65-74 277 15 5.4 3.0- 9.4 15 4.6 2.6- 8.0 27 9.7 6.4-14.3 220 80.4 74.6-85.1
75+ 185 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 162 82.5 72.9-89.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 130 *** *** *** 17 15.3 9.0-24.7 22 17.0 10.9-25.5 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 261 32 18.6 12.9-25.9 38 16.5 11.6-22.9 32 12.7 8.6-18.4 159 52.2 44.9-59.4
Some Post-H.S. 252 19 11.5 6.8-18.9 36 18.9 13.5-25.8 31 14.6 9.9-20.8 166 55.0 47.5-62.3
College Graduate 348 32 11.2 7.7-16.1 28 10.6 7.2-15.5 47 18.7 14.1-24.3 241 59.5 53.3-65.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 11.8 6.5-20.3 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 154 *** *** *** 24 18.1 11.3-27.7 25 19.3 12.6-28.3 86 43.8 34.4-53.7
$25,000- 34,999 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 14.8 8.3-25.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 356 31 11.3 7.3-17.2 42 16.2 11.8-21.9 44 16.1 11.9-21.4 239 56.4 49.9-62.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 325 26 9.4 6.2-14.0 47 17.6 13.0-23.5 42 15.7 11.4-21.4 210 57.3 50.8-63.5
No 670 71 16.2 12.3-21.0 72 14.6 11.4-18.5 90 15.4 12.4-19.0 437 53.8 49.0-58.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 179 14 10.1 5.7-17.1 *** *** *** 13 7.8 4.3-13.6 140 71.0 62.0-78.7
Non-Veteran 817 83 15.0 11.6-19.2 107 16.3 13.3-19.9 119 17.0 14.1-20.4 508 51.6 47.4-55.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 366 41 17.3 11.9-24.6 47 15.5 11.5-20.7 47 13.6 10.0-18.3 231 53.5 47.0-59.9
No 631 56 12.3 9.2-16.4 72 15.4 12.0-19.6 85 16.6 13.3-20.5 418 55.7 50.9-60.4

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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 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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