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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,562 537 12.5 11.2-13.8 219 5.0 4.2- 5.8 1,225 25.5 23.9-27.1 2,581 57.1 55.3-58.9
-Piedmont NC 2,049 211 11.8 10.1-13.7 95 4.6 3.7- 5.7 499 23.7 21.6-26.0 1,244 59.9 57.3-62.3
GENDER
Male 939 115 14.3 11.7-17.5 50 5.1 3.8- 6.9 282 28.0 24.8-31.4 492 52.6 48.8-56.3
Female 1,110 96 9.5 7.6-11.9 45 4.2 3.0- 5.7 217 20.0 17.3-23.1 752 66.3 62.8-69.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,330 151 13.1 10.9-15.6 52 4.3 3.2- 5.7 386 28.6 25.8-31.6 741 54.0 50.9-57.2
Non-Hispanic Black 420 38 10.3 7.2-14.4 30 6.4 4.4- 9.3 65 14.4 10.9-18.9 287 68.9 63.5-73.8
Other 301 22 7.7 4.8-12.1 13 3.2 1.8- 5.7 50 15.8 11.6-21.1 216 73.3 67.2-78.6
AGE
18-34 494 45 10.7 7.8-14.5 25 4.9 3.3- 7.4 64 13.4 10.3-17.2 360 71.0 66.2-75.4
35-44 287 38 14.7 10.5-20.4 16 4.9 2.8- 8.3 54 20.7 15.7-26.8 179 59.6 52.9-66.0
45-54 343 46 15.6 11.4-20.8 19 5.6 3.5- 9.0 65 19.0 14.8-24.2 213 59.8 53.7-65.6
55-64 344 44 11.7 8.5-15.9 16 4.5 2.7- 7.4 105 32.6 27.0-38.6 179 51.3 45.3-57.3
65-74 337 30 11.2 6.5-18.5 *** *** *** 133 43.1 36.4-50.1 165 43.6 37.0-50.4
75+ 207 *** *** *** *** *** *** 73 35.1 27.2-43.9 120 56.5 47.6-65.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 210 37 23.2 16.4-31.7 15 5.4 3.2- 9.3 56 25.8 19.2-33.6 102 45.6 37.6-53.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 452 60 13.7 10.3-18.0 29 5.7 3.8- 8.5 132 27.0 22.7-31.9 231 53.5 48.2-58.7
Some Post-H.S. 553 80 12.8 10.1-16.1 32 5.5 3.8- 7.9 144 26.5 22.5-31.0 297 55.2 50.4-59.9
College Graduate 828 34 4.5 3.1- 6.4 19 2.5 1.6- 4.0 167 17.6 15.0-20.5 608 75.4 72.1-78.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 144 30 22.1 15.3-30.8 15 9.7 5.6-16.2 26 19.1 11.6-29.8 73 49.1 39.5-58.8
$15,000- 24,999 272 42 18.6 13.2-25.7 17 5.5 3.3- 8.9 81 26.9 21.3-33.2 132 49.1 42.1-56.1
$25,000- 34,999 159 21 13.3 8.3-20.4 *** *** *** 51 29.9 22.4-38.6 76 50.4 41.3-59.6
$35,000- 49,999 226 32 16.2 11.3-22.8 *** *** *** 61 28.5 22.1-35.9 124 50.4 42.9-57.9
$50,000- 74,999 283 26 11.4 7.3-17.3 *** *** *** 62 23.2 17.8-29.7 187 61.8 54.7-68.4
$75,000+ 584 32 7.4 4.9-10.8 21 3.7 2.3- 5.7 140 22.9 19.3-26.9 391 66.1 61.5-70.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 560 85 15.8 12.5-19.8 33 5.8 4.0- 8.3 174 31.6 27.0-36.6 268 46.8 41.8-51.9
No 1,478 125 10.4 8.5-12.6 62 4.3 3.3- 5.6 323 21.0 18.7-23.5 968 64.4 61.4-67.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 227 26 12.6 8.2-19.0 *** *** *** 94 40.0 32.8-47.7 99 44.2 36.8-51.8
Non-Veteran 1,822 185 11.7 9.9-13.7 87 4.8 3.8- 6.0 407 22.1 19.9-24.4 1,143 61.5 58.8-64.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,126 86 7.8 6.2- 9.9 54 4.9 3.7- 6.5 231 20.7 18.1-23.7 755 66.5 63.2-69.7
Regional City or Suburban County 488 68 18.0 13.9-22.9 20 4.1 2.5- 6.6 142 25.0 20.9-29.6 258 52.9 47.6-58.2
Rural 437 57 13.9 10.3-18.3 21 4.5 2.9- 7.1 128 30.3 25.4-35.7 231 51.4 45.8-56.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,138 110 10.6 8.6-13.0 51 4.4 3.3- 5.9 228 20.4 17.8-23.2 749 64.6 61.4-67.7
Unemployed 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 508 36 9.0 5.8-13.7 16 3.3 1.9- 5.6 190 39.6 34.3-45.2 266 48.1 42.6-53.6
Unable to Work 135 30 23.6 15.6-33.9 13 8.4 4.7-14.5 45 36.0 26.6-46.7 47 32.0 23.6-41.9
Other not in Labor Force 180 16 10.8 6.2-18.0 *** *** *** 24 11.7 7.4-18.0 134 73.8 65.6-80.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 144 22 19.9 12.6-30.2 *** *** *** 32 22.3 15.2-31.6 79 51.0 41.3-60.7
101% to 150% 250 41 17.0 12.3-23.0 15 5.2 3.0- 8.8 71 25.5 20.0-32.0 123 52.3 45.2-59.3
151% to 200% 111 16 13.3 7.7-21.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,097 89 10.0 8.0-12.6 40 4.1 2.9- 5.7 269 24.1 21.3-27.2 699 61.7 58.3-65.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 825 106 14.7 11.9-18.0 32 4.2 2.9- 6.1 224 25.9 22.5-29.6 463 55.2 51.1-59.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,123 93 9.5 7.6-11.9 57 4.8 3.7- 6.4 250 21.9 19.2-24.8 723 63.8 60.4-67.0

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke some days' rates.

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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