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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Use of Any Tobacco Product*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Use Use at least 1 Product
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,919 3,055 76.2 74.4-77.9 864 23.8 22.1-25.6
-Piedmont NC 1,667 1,340 78.0 75.5-80.4 327 22.0 19.6-24.5
GENDER
Male 741 555 72.0 67.9-75.8 186 28.0 24.2-32.1
Female 926 785 83.1 79.9-85.9 141 16.9 14.1-20.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,059 843 76.4 73.0-79.4 216 23.6 20.6-27.0
Non-Hispanic Black 363 287 77.8 72.5-82.4 76 22.2 17.6-27.5
Other 246 211 86.9 81.5-90.9 35 13.1 9.1-18.5
AGE
18-34 345 252 71.6 65.8-76.7 93 28.4 23.3-34.2
35-44 219 172 76.1 68.7-82.1 47 23.9 17.9-31.3
45-54 290 223 74.8 68.6-80.1 67 25.2 19.9-31.4
55-64 297 240 82.0 76.8-86.3 57 18.0 13.7-23.2
65-74 300 255 83.4 75.7-89.1 45 16.6 10.9-24.3
75+ 184 169 88.9 81.0-93.7 15 11.1 6.3-19.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 195 141 68.3 59.6-75.9 54 31.7 24.1-40.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 385 287 73.6 68.1-78.5 98 26.4 21.5-31.9
Some Post-H.S. 464 348 75.7 71.1-79.9 116 24.3 20.1-28.9
College Graduate 617 559 89.7 86.7-92.1 58 10.3 7.9-13.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 127 86 66.0 55.8-74.9 41 34.0 25.1-44.2
$15,000- 24,999 241 179 71.7 63.9-78.3 62 28.3 21.7-36.1
$25,000- 34,999 131 96 69.8 59.6-78.3 35 30.2 21.7-40.4
$35,000- 49,999 177 133 72.7 64.4-79.7 44 27.3 20.3-35.6
$50,000- 74,999 220 184 81.6 74.2-87.2 36 18.4 12.8-25.8
$75,000+ 441 381 83.6 78.9-87.4 60 16.4 12.6-21.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 489 366 73.2 68.2-77.6 123 26.8 22.4-31.8
No 1,170 967 79.8 76.8-82.5 203 20.2 17.5-23.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 162 135 82.1 73.7-88.2 27 17.9 11.8-26.3
Non-Veteran 1,505 1,205 77.7 75.0-80.1 300 22.3 19.9-25.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 852 711 82.3 79.1-85.2 141 17.7 14.8-20.9
Regional City or Suburban County 410 324 74.7 69.0-79.7 86 25.3 20.3-31.0
Rural 406 306 73.0 67.6-77.8 100 27.0 22.2-32.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 889 705 77.2 73.7-80.3 184 22.8 19.7-26.3
Unemployed 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 453 395 85.2 80.1-89.2 58 14.8 10.8-19.9
Unable to Work 124 83 66.4 55.3-75.9 41 33.6 24.1-44.7
Other not in Labor Force 135 111 80.8 71.6-87.5 24 19.2 12.5-28.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 229 165 71.8 64.7-78.0 64 28.2 22.0-35.3
151% to 200% 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 838 702 81.2 77.8-84.2 136 18.8 15.8-22.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 101 78 75.0 63.8-83.6 23 25.0 16.4-36.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 729 568 74.8 70.7-78.5 161 25.2 21.5-29.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 838 695 81.2 77.8-84.2 143 18.8 15.8-22.2

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*Current use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars, or hookah.
This table only includes respondents who were asked the state-added questions on other tobacco products.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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.

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