NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,142 784 29.8 27.8-31.9 381 14.0 12.5-15.7 1,977 56.1 54.0-58.3
-Piedmont NC 1,615 388 28.8 26.1-31.7 213 15.4 13.2-17.8 1,014 55.8 52.8-58.8
GENDER
Male 818 197 27.1 23.5-31.1 113 16.8 13.8-20.4 508 56.1 51.8-60.2
Female 797 191 31.0 27.0-35.2 100 13.5 10.8-16.7 506 55.5 51.3-59.7
RACE
White 1,219 268 26.8 23.7-30.1 137 13.2 10.9-15.9 814 60.0 56.5-63.4
African American 296 99 38.1 31.8-44.9 53 20.7 15.4-27.1 144 41.2 34.9-47.8
Other minorities 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 78 17 18.2 10.7-29.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,530 370 29.4 26.6-32.3 193 14.7 12.6-17.2 967 55.9 52.8-58.9
AGE
18-34 207 76 36.9 29.8-44.6 57 25.6 19.7-32.6 74 37.5 30.2-45.3
35-54 451 152 36.1 31.3-41.2 65 15.9 12.3-20.2 234 48.0 42.9-53.1
55-64 368 94 25.8 21.2-31.2 48 12.9 9.5-17.3 226 61.3 55.6-66.7
65-74 361 52 14.8 11.0-19.5 29 6.6 4.4- 9.8 280 78.6 73.5-83.0
75+ 212 *** *** *** *** *** *** 187 88.9 83.1-92.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 245 79 36.9 30.0-44.5 34 14.9 10.3-21.1 132 48.2 40.8-55.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 471 134 33.1 28.1-38.6 73 15.5 11.9-19.9 264 51.4 45.9-56.8
Some Post-H.S. 428 110 28.4 23.5-33.8 59 17.6 13.5-22.7 259 54.0 48.4-59.5
College Graduate 463 64 15.5 11.8-19.9 46 11.6 8.4-15.8 353 72.9 67.7-77.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 202 71 41.7 33.8-50.1 38 19.0 13.4-26.2 93 39.3 31.8-47.3
$15,000- 24,999 290 87 34.1 27.6-41.2 49 18.1 13.2-24.2 154 47.9 40.8-55.0
$25,000- 34,999 163 45 30.5 23.0-39.2 26 18.8 12.6-27.0 92 50.7 42.0-59.4
$35,000- 49,999 169 38 35.6 26.5-46.0 19 14.8 8.6-24.4 112 49.6 40.1-59.0
$50,000+ 495 88 20.6 16.5-25.4 47 12.4 9.0-16.9 360 67.1 61.6-72.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 536 133 30.2 25.6-35.2 72 14.2 11.0-18.2 331 55.5 50.5-60.5
No 1,071 251 28.0 24.8-31.6 139 15.8 13.1-18.8 681 56.2 52.5-59.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 258 53 24.3 18.5-31.2 23 14.5 9.2-22.2 182 61.2 53.6-68.4
Non-Veteran 1,355 334 29.6 26.6-32.8 190 15.5 13.3-18.1 831 54.9 51.6-58.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 620 167 30.9 26.5-35.6 79 14.5 11.2-18.5 374 54.7 49.7-59.5
No 995 221 27.5 24.2-31.2 134 15.9 13.2-19.0 640 56.5 52.7-60.3

Back to Tobacco Use.

*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 16SEP15.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts