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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Respiratory Health

Over your lifetime, how many years have you smoked tobacco products?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1 to 7 years 8 to 15 years 16 to 29 years 30 or more years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,668 433 29.7 26.9-32.6 404 25.4 22.8-28.2 365 20.0 17.7-22.4 466 25.0 22.4-27.8
-Piedmont NC 652 200 30.8 26.8-35.0 159 25.9 22.1-30.1 131 18.6 15.4-22.2 162 24.7 20.9-29.0
GENDER
Male 358 118 33.9 28.5-39.8 91 26.6 21.6-32.4 70 17.9 13.9-22.8 79 21.5 16.8-27.2
Female 294 82 26.9 21.4-33.2 68 25.0 19.5-31.5 61 19.4 14.6-25.2 83 28.7 22.7-35.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 460 128 28.6 24.0-33.6 111 24.9 20.4-29.9 93 19.0 15.2-23.5 128 27.6 22.9-32.8
Non-Hispanic Black 132 44 32.4 24.1-42.0 33 29.0 20.7-38.9 30 19.1 13.0-27.2 25 19.5 12.3-29.5
Other 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 112 *** *** *** 41 41.0 31.0-51.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 91 *** *** *** 22 23.5 15.4-34.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 110 32 26.6 18.4-36.8 20 18.5 11.6-28.2 30 25.3 17.6-34.9 28 29.5 20.5-40.5
55-64 128 23 19.7 13.1-28.7 28 20.5 13.8-29.4 19 13.5 8.2-21.5 58 46.3 36.8-56.0
65-74 140 29 16.4 10.9-24.1 28 22.8 15.1-32.9 35 20.9 14.3-29.4 *** *** ***
75+ 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 17.3 9.6-29.3 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 18.3 10.8-29.2 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 177 41 24.9 18.2-33.1 41 27.4 20.2-36.0 38 18.1 12.4-25.6 57 29.6 22.5-37.8
Some Post-H.S. 210 62 31.6 24.9-39.3 54 26.8 20.4-34.3 44 19.5 14.2-26.0 50 22.1 16.4-29.1
College Graduate 177 73 42.2 34.3-50.4 47 27.4 20.7-35.3 33 18.5 12.9-25.7 24 12.0 7.6-18.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 123 35 27.6 19.5-37.4 30 30.5 21.1-41.7 18 11.3 6.7-18.3 40 30.7 21.4-41.8
$25,000- 34,999 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 17.5 9.8-29.2 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 16.1 9.4-26.0
$50,000- 74,999 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 20.6 12.6-31.9
$75,000+ 147 58 37.7 29.4-46.9 42 27.1 19.8-35.9 24 16.1 10.4-24.1 23 19.0 12.3-28.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 228 49 21.2 15.7-28.1 46 21.0 15.3-28.1 50 20.7 15.2-27.4 83 37.1 29.8-45.0
No 419 150 35.7 30.6-41.1 110 27.9 23.1-33.3 81 17.7 14.0-22.3 78 18.6 14.4-23.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 574 182 31.4 27.1-35.9 137 25.5 21.4-30.0 113 18.2 14.9-22.1 142 24.9 20.8-29.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 289 105 36.5 30.3-43.1 73 28.4 22.7-35.0 54 18.7 14.0-24.6 57 16.4 12.4-21.5
Regional City or Suburban County 184 51 26.8 20.1-34.7 47 24.7 18.1-32.8 35 17.6 12.1-24.9 51 30.9 23.0-40.2
Rural 179 44 26.7 19.8-35.0 39 23.5 16.8-31.9 42 19.6 14.1-26.5 54 30.2 22.8-38.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 326 122 36.6 31.0-42.7 93 29.9 24.4-35.9 63 18.6 14.2-23.9 48 14.9 11.0-20.0
Unemployed 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 184 34 16.0 10.9-22.8 46 27.2 19.9-36.1 41 18.4 13.0-25.4 63 38.4 29.4-48.1
Unable to Work 74 12 16.5 8.9-28.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 110 28 29.6 20.7-40.4 24 22.1 14.6-32.0 18 13.6 8.2-21.8 40 34.6 25.5-45.0
151% to 200% 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 315 100 31.8 26.2-38.0 86 27.9 22.6-34.0 66 20.1 15.5-25.7 63 20.2 15.5-25.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 323 97 28.0 22.7-34.0 62 20.8 15.9-26.8 69 20.0 15.6-25.3 95 31.2 25.1-37.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 290 94 34.3 28.3-40.9 83 29.7 23.9-36.1 54 17.5 12.9-23.3 59 18.6 14.1-24.0

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*Includes only people that smoked one year or more.

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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