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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,981 537 29.1 26.5-31.8 219 11.6 9.9-13.5 1,225 59.4 56.5-62.2
-Piedmont NC 805 211 29.4 25.6-33.4 95 11.5 9.3-14.2 499 59.1 55.0-63.1
GENDER
Male 447 115 30.2 25.1-35.8 50 10.8 8.1-14.4 282 58.9 53.3-64.3
Female 358 96 28.3 23.0-34.3 45 12.3 9.0-16.6 217 59.4 53.2-65.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 589 151 28.5 24.1-33.3 52 9.3 7.0-12.3 386 62.2 57.3-66.8
Non-Hispanic Black 133 38 33.0 24.2-43.2 30 20.6 14.1-28.9 65 46.4 36.8-56.4
Other 85 *** *** *** 13 12.1 6.7-20.7 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 134 45 36.8 28.0-46.6 25 17.0 11.4-24.7 64 46.2 37.0-55.7
35-44 108 *** *** *** 16 12.1 7.1-20.0 *** *** ***
45-54 130 46 38.7 29.5-48.7 19 14.0 8.7-21.7 65 47.4 37.9-57.0
55-64 165 44 24.0 17.6-31.8 16 9.1 5.5-14.9 105 66.9 58.5-74.3
65-74 172 30 19.8 11.8-31.2 *** *** *** 133 76.5 65.4-84.8
75+ 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 108 *** *** *** 15 10.0 5.8-16.8 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 221 60 29.5 22.8-37.3 29 12.3 8.3-18.0 132 58.1 50.4-65.5
Some Post-H.S. 256 80 28.6 22.9-35.1 32 12.2 8.5-17.2 144 59.2 52.3-65.7
College Graduate 220 34 18.3 13.0-25.1 19 10.3 6.6-15.9 167 71.4 64.1-77.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 71 *** *** *** 15 19.0 11.0-30.9 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 140 *** *** *** 17 10.7 6.5-17.2 81 52.7 42.6-62.6
$25,000- 34,999 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 102 32 32.7 23.2-43.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 193 32 21.7 15.1-30.3 21 10.8 6.9-16.6 140 67.5 58.9-75.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 292 85 29.7 23.8-36.4 33 10.9 7.5-15.4 174 59.4 52.5-66.0
No 510 125 29.2 24.5-34.4 62 11.9 9.2-15.4 323 58.9 53.7-63.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 128 26 22.6 15.0-32.8 *** *** *** 94 71.7 61.4-80.2
Non-Veteran 679 185 30.3 26.3-34.7 87 12.4 10.0-15.4 407 57.3 52.8-61.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 371 86 23.3 18.7-28.7 54 14.7 11.2-19.2 231 61.9 56.1-67.5
Regional City or Suburban County 230 68 38.2 30.6-46.4 20 8.7 5.4-13.8 142 53.1 45.2-60.8
Rural 206 57 28.5 21.7-36.4 21 9.3 5.9-14.4 128 62.2 54.2-69.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 389 110 30.0 25.0-35.6 51 12.4 9.3-16.4 228 57.6 51.9-63.1
Unemployed 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 242 36 17.4 11.4-25.6 16 6.3 3.7-10.6 190 76.3 68.2-82.9
Unable to Work 88 *** *** *** 13 12.3 6.9-21.1 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 127 41 35.6 26.7-45.8 15 10.9 6.3-18.0 71 53.5 43.6-63.1
151% to 200% 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 398 89 26.3 21.2-32.0 40 10.7 7.7-14.7 269 63.0 57.2-68.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 362 106 32.8 27.1-39.1 32 9.4 6.5-13.5 224 57.8 51.5-63.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 400 93 26.2 21.3-31.9 57 13.4 10.2-17.3 250 60.4 54.7-65.9

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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