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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,988 3,148 43.5 42.1-44.9 3,840 56.5 55.1-57.9
-Piedmont NC 3,838 1,618 40.9 39.1-42.8 2,220 59.1 57.2-60.9
GENDER
Male 1,651 818 47.4 44.5-50.3 833 52.6 49.7-55.5
Female 2,187 800 34.9 32.5-37.3 1,387 65.1 62.7-67.5
RACE
White 2,702 1,221 44.5 42.2-46.8 1,481 55.5 53.2-57.8
African American 777 296 37.3 33.4-41.4 481 62.7 58.6-66.6
Other minorities 309 86 23.8 18.7-29.7 223 76.2 70.3-81.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 303 78 23.2 18.3-29.1 225 76.8 70.9-81.7
Non-Hispanic 3,508 1,533 42.7 40.7-44.7 1,975 57.3 55.3-59.3
AGE
18-34 712 207 31.3 27.5-35.4 505 68.7 64.6-72.5
35-54 1,164 451 40.6 37.5-43.8 713 59.4 56.2-62.5
55-64 738 370 50.7 46.6-54.7 368 49.3 45.3-53.4
65-74 681 362 54.3 50.0-58.5 319 45.7 41.5-50.0
75+ 489 212 46.3 41.1-51.5 277 53.7 48.5-58.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 462 245 52.5 47.0-58.0 217 47.5 42.0-53.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 969 472 47.5 43.7-51.3 497 52.5 48.7-56.3
Some Post-H.S. 976 428 40.7 37.2-44.4 548 59.3 55.6-62.8
College Graduate 1,414 465 29.1 26.6-31.8 949 70.9 68.2-73.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 385 202 50.6 44.5-56.6 183 49.4 43.4-55.5
$15,000- 24,999 600 290 49.9 45.1-54.8 310 50.1 45.2-54.9
$25,000- 34,999 349 163 45.2 39.2-51.4 186 54.8 48.6-60.8
$35,000- 49,999 424 169 40.2 34.5-46.2 255 59.8 53.8-65.5
$50,000+ 1,321 496 35.3 32.4-38.5 825 64.7 61.5-67.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 975 537 57.4 53.5-61.1 438 42.6 38.9-46.5
No 2,843 1,073 36.6 34.5-38.7 1,770 63.4 61.3-65.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 454 258 56.4 50.8-61.9 196 43.6 38.1-49.2
Non-Veteran 3,380 1,358 39.1 37.1-41.1 2,022 60.9 58.9-62.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,396 622 43.7 40.5-46.9 774 56.3 53.1-59.5
No 2,442 996 39.4 37.1-41.8 1,446 60.6 58.2-62.9

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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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