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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,566 1,985 43.0 41.1-44.8 2,581 57.0 55.2-58.9
-Piedmont NC 2,050 806 40.2 37.7-42.7 1,244 59.8 57.3-62.3
GENDER
Male 940 448 47.5 43.8-51.3 492 52.5 48.7-56.2
Female 1,110 358 33.7 30.5-37.2 752 66.3 62.8-69.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,330 589 46.0 42.8-49.1 741 54.0 50.9-57.2
Non-Hispanic Black 421 134 31.4 26.4-36.8 287 68.6 63.2-73.6
Other 301 85 26.7 21.4-32.8 216 73.3 67.2-78.6
AGE
18-34 495 135 29.2 24.8-34.0 360 70.8 66.0-75.2
35-44 287 108 40.4 34.0-47.1 179 59.6 52.9-66.0
45-54 343 130 40.2 34.4-46.3 213 59.8 53.7-65.6
55-64 344 165 48.7 42.7-54.7 179 51.3 45.3-57.3
65-74 337 172 56.4 49.6-63.0 165 43.6 37.0-50.4
75+ 207 87 43.5 35.0-52.4 120 56.5 47.6-65.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 210 108 54.4 46.2-62.4 102 45.6 37.6-53.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 453 222 46.7 41.4-52.0 231 53.3 48.0-58.6
Some Post-H.S. 553 256 44.8 40.1-49.6 297 55.2 50.4-59.9
College Graduate 828 220 24.6 21.5-27.9 608 75.4 72.1-78.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 144 71 50.9 41.2-60.5 73 49.1 39.5-58.8
$15,000- 24,999 272 140 50.9 43.9-57.9 132 49.1 42.1-56.1
$25,000- 34,999 159 83 49.6 40.4-58.7 76 50.4 41.3-59.6
$35,000- 49,999 226 102 49.6 42.1-57.1 124 50.4 42.9-57.9
$50,000- 74,999 283 96 38.2 31.6-45.3 187 61.8 54.7-68.4
$75,000+ 584 193 33.9 29.6-38.5 391 66.1 61.5-70.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 560 292 53.2 48.1-58.2 268 46.8 41.8-51.9
No 1,479 511 35.7 32.9-38.7 968 64.3 61.3-67.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 227 128 55.8 48.2-63.2 99 44.2 36.8-51.8
Non-Veteran 1,823 680 38.6 36.0-41.3 1,143 61.4 58.7-64.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,127 372 33.6 30.4-36.9 755 66.4 63.1-69.6
Regional City or Suburban County 488 230 47.1 41.8-52.4 258 52.9 47.6-58.2
Rural 437 206 48.6 43.1-54.2 231 51.4 45.8-56.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,139 390 35.5 32.3-38.7 749 64.5 61.3-67.7
Unemployed 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 508 242 51.9 46.4-57.4 266 48.1 42.6-53.6
Unable to Work 135 88 68.0 58.1-76.4 47 32.0 23.6-41.9
Other not in Labor Force 180 46 26.2 19.4-34.4 134 73.8 65.6-80.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 144 65 49.0 39.3-58.7 79 51.0 41.3-60.7
101% to 150% 250 127 47.7 40.7-54.8 123 52.3 45.2-59.3
151% to 200% 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,097 398 38.3 34.9-41.7 699 61.7 58.3-65.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 825 362 44.8 40.7-48.9 463 55.2 51.1-59.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,124 401 36.3 33.1-39.7 723 63.7 60.3-66.9

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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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