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2014 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 6,982 784 13.0 12.0-14.0 381 6.1 5.4- 6.9 1,977 24.4 23.3-25.6 3,840 56.5 55.1-57.9
-Piedmont NC 3,835 388 11.8 10.6-13.1 213 6.3 5.4- 7.3 1,014 22.8 21.3-24.4 2,220 59.1 57.2-61.0
GENDER
Male 1,651 197 12.9 11.0-15.0 113 8.0 6.5- 9.8 508 26.6 24.2-29.1 833 52.6 49.7-55.5
Female 2,184 191 10.8 9.2-12.6 100 4.7 3.7- 5.9 506 19.3 17.6-21.2 1,387 65.2 62.8-67.5
RACE
White 2,700 268 11.9 10.4-13.6 137 5.9 4.8- 7.1 814 26.7 24.8-28.7 1,481 55.5 53.2-57.8
African American 777 99 14.2 11.5-17.4 53 7.7 5.6-10.5 144 15.4 12.8-18.4 481 62.7 58.6-66.6
Other minorities 309 19 5.7 3.1-10.0 19 5.9 3.6- 9.6 48 12.3 8.7-16.9 223 76.2 70.3-81.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 303 17 4.2 2.5- 7.2 18 5.8 3.5- 9.4 43 13.2 9.3-18.5 225 76.8 70.9-81.7
Non-Hispanic 3,505 370 12.5 11.2-14.0 193 6.3 5.3- 7.4 967 23.8 22.3-25.5 1,975 57.3 55.3-59.3
AGE
18-34 712 76 11.6 9.1-14.6 57 8.0 6.1-10.5 74 11.7 9.2-14.9 505 68.7 64.6-72.5
35-54 1,164 152 14.7 12.5-17.2 65 6.4 4.9- 8.4 234 19.5 17.1-22.1 713 59.4 56.2-62.5
55-64 736 94 13.1 10.6-16.1 48 6.5 4.7- 8.9 226 31.0 27.4-34.8 368 49.4 45.4-53.5
65-74 680 52 8.0 5.9-10.8 29 3.6 2.4- 5.4 280 42.6 38.5-46.9 319 45.8 41.6-50.0
75+ 489 *** *** *** *** *** *** 187 41.2 36.1-46.4 277 53.7 48.5-58.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 462 79 19.4 15.4-24.2 34 7.8 5.3-11.3 132 25.3 20.9-30.3 217 47.5 42.0-53.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 968 134 15.7 13.1-18.8 73 7.4 5.6- 9.6 264 24.4 21.4-27.6 497 52.5 48.7-56.3
Some Post-H.S. 976 110 11.6 9.4-14.1 59 7.2 5.4- 9.5 259 22.0 19.2-25.0 548 59.3 55.6-62.8
College Graduate 1,412 64 4.5 3.4- 5.9 46 3.4 2.4- 4.7 353 21.2 19.0-23.6 949 70.9 68.2-73.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 385 71 21.1 16.6-26.5 38 9.6 6.7-13.6 93 19.9 15.7-24.7 183 49.4 43.4-55.5
$15,000- 24,999 600 87 17.0 13.5-21.2 49 9.0 6.5-12.3 154 23.9 19.9-28.4 310 50.1 45.2-54.9
$25,000- 34,999 349 45 13.8 10.1-18.5 26 8.5 5.6-12.7 92 23.0 18.4-28.3 186 54.8 48.6-60.8
$35,000- 49,999 424 38 14.3 10.2-19.8 19 6.0 3.4-10.3 112 19.9 16.1-24.4 255 59.8 53.8-65.5
$50,000+ 1,320 88 7.3 5.7- 9.2 47 4.4 3.1- 6.1 360 23.7 21.1-26.4 825 64.7 61.6-67.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 974 133 17.3 14.5-20.6 72 8.2 6.3-10.5 331 31.9 28.5-35.4 438 42.7 38.9-46.5
No 2,841 251 10.3 8.9-11.8 139 5.8 4.7- 7.0 681 20.5 18.9-22.3 1,770 63.4 61.3-65.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 454 53 13.7 10.3-18.0 23 8.2 5.1-12.9 182 34.5 29.7-39.7 196 43.6 38.1-49.2
Non-Veteran 3,377 334 11.6 10.3-13.0 190 6.1 5.1- 7.1 831 21.4 19.8-23.1 2,022 61.0 59.0-62.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,394 167 13.5 11.4-15.9 79 6.3 4.8- 8.2 374 23.8 21.3-26.6 774 56.4 53.2-59.5
No 2,441 221 10.8 9.4-12.5 134 6.3 5.2- 7.6 640 22.3 20.5-24.2 1,446 60.6 58.3-62.9

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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 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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