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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,210 115 12.4 10.0-15.3 199 18.4 15.8-21.4 129 11.6 9.4-14.2 767 57.6 53.9-61.1
-Piedmont NC 495 55 13.5 10.1-17.9 82 16.9 13.5-21.0 48 10.9 7.9-14.8 310 58.7 53.4-63.8
GENDER
Male 279 31 12.3 8.3-17.8 44 16.0 11.5-21.7 26 8.9 6.0-13.2 178 62.8 55.9-69.2
Female 216 24 15.0 9.7-22.6 38 18.1 13.1-24.5 22 13.2 8.2-20.6 132 53.7 45.5-61.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 384 42 13.7 9.9-18.6 59 15.8 12.1-20.4 36 10.8 7.5-15.4 247 59.6 53.7-65.3
Non-Hispanic Black 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 14.7 8.8-23.4 71 70.5 60.0-79.2
65-74 132 *** *** *** 13 9.8 5.4-17.0 *** *** *** 106 78.6 68.2-86.4
75+ 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 131 15 11.7 6.7-19.5 24 18.5 12.1-27.1 14 11.5 6.3-20.1 78 58.4 48.5-67.6
Some Post-H.S. 142 18 14.5 8.9-22.9 27 18.0 12.2-25.8 15 13.0 7.6-21.5 82 54.4 44.9-63.7
College Graduate 166 15 9.6 5.7-15.7 24 15.3 9.9-22.9 15 10.0 6.0-16.3 112 65.1 56.6-72.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 139 13 11.1 6.1-19.1 24 19.6 13.0-28.5 19 13.8 8.6-21.2 83 55.5 46.0-64.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 172 25 18.6 11.9-27.9 28 15.8 10.4-23.2 14 12.4 6.8-21.6 105 53.2 43.7-62.4
No 321 30 11.1 7.5-16.0 52 16.8 12.7-21.9 34 10.2 7.1-14.3 205 62.0 55.7-67.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 403 48 14.6 10.7-19.6 71 17.5 13.7-22.1 42 11.6 8.3-16.1 242 56.3 50.5-62.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 229 31 15.8 10.8-22.5 39 16.4 11.8-22.5 19 9.2 5.5-15.0 140 58.6 50.8-65.9
Regional City or Suburban County 141 *** *** *** 26 18.8 12.6-27.2 *** *** *** 90 60.9 50.8-70.1
Rural 127 *** *** *** 17 15.5 9.2-24.8 18 17.9 10.8-28.2 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 226 40 20.3 14.8-27.2 50 21.6 16.2-28.1 24 10.1 6.6-15.1 112 48.0 40.6-55.4
Unemployed 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 188 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 162 83.6 74.7-89.8
Unable to Work 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 24 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 267 26 11.1 7.3-16.4 46 18.1 13.4-24.0 29 11.1 7.6-15.9 166 59.7 52.8-66.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 222 24 13.7 8.6-21.1 41 19.4 14.1-26.2 25 13.8 8.7-21.0 132 53.1 45.1-61.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 249 30 14.2 9.7-20.3 38 15.4 10.9-21.2 21 8.1 5.2-12.6 160 62.3 55.1-69.1

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

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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