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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,562 3,806 82.6 81.1-84.0 756 17.4 16.0-18.9
-Piedmont NC 2,049 1,743 83.6 81.5-85.5 306 16.4 14.5-18.5
GENDER
Male 939 774 80.5 77.2-83.5 165 19.5 16.5-22.8
Female 1,110 969 86.3 83.6-88.6 141 13.7 11.4-16.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,330 1,127 82.6 79.9-85.0 203 17.4 15.0-20.1
Non-Hispanic Black 420 352 83.3 78.8-87.1 68 16.7 12.9-21.2
Other 301 266 89.1 84.5-92.5 35 10.9 7.5-15.5
AGE
18-34 494 424 84.4 80.3-87.8 70 15.6 12.2-19.7
35-44 287 233 80.4 74.5-85.2 54 19.6 14.8-25.5
45-54 343 278 78.8 73.2-83.5 65 21.2 16.5-26.8
55-64 344 284 83.9 79.2-87.6 60 16.1 12.4-20.8
65-74 337 298 86.7 79.6-91.6 39 13.3 8.4-20.4
75+ 207 193 91.6 85.2-95.4 14 8.4 4.6-14.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 210 158 71.4 62.9-78.5 52 28.6 21.5-37.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 452 363 80.5 75.9-84.5 89 19.5 15.5-24.1
Some Post-H.S. 553 441 81.7 77.9-84.9 112 18.3 15.1-22.1
College Graduate 828 775 93.0 90.7-94.7 53 7.0 5.3- 9.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 144 99 68.2 58.9-76.3 45 31.8 23.7-41.1
$15,000- 24,999 272 213 75.9 68.9-81.8 59 24.1 18.2-31.1
$25,000- 34,999 159 127 80.3 72.3-86.4 32 19.7 13.6-27.7
$35,000- 49,999 226 185 78.9 71.9-84.6 41 21.1 15.4-28.1
$50,000- 74,999 283 249 85.0 78.8-89.7 34 15.0 10.3-21.2
$75,000+ 584 531 89.0 85.3-91.8 53 11.0 8.2-14.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 560 442 78.4 74.1-82.2 118 21.6 17.8-25.9
No 1,478 1,291 85.3 82.9-87.4 187 14.7 12.6-17.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 227 193 84.2 77.6-89.1 34 15.8 10.9-22.4
Non-Veteran 1,822 1,550 83.5 81.3-85.5 272 16.5 14.5-18.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,126 986 87.3 84.9-89.3 140 12.7 10.7-15.1
Regional City or Suburban County 488 400 77.9 72.8-82.3 88 22.1 17.7-27.2
Rural 437 359 81.6 76.9-85.6 78 18.4 14.4-23.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,138 977 85.0 82.4-87.2 161 15.0 12.8-17.6
Unemployed 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 508 456 87.7 82.9-91.3 52 12.3 8.7-17.1
Unable to Work 135 92 68.1 57.7-76.9 43 31.9 23.1-42.3
Other not in Labor Force 180 158 85.5 77.9-90.8 22 14.5 9.2-22.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 144 111 73.3 63.2-81.5 33 26.7 18.5-36.8
101% to 150% 250 194 77.8 71.5-83.1 56 22.2 16.9-28.5
151% to 200% 111 87 79.8 70.0-87.0 24 20.2 13.0-30.0
More than 200% 1,097 968 85.9 83.1-88.3 129 14.1 11.7-16.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 103 85 80.6 69.9-88.2 18 19.4 11.8-30.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 825 687 81.1 77.5-84.2 138 18.9 15.8-22.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,123 973 85.7 83.0-87.9 150 14.3 12.1-17.0

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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