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2015 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 1,825 169 12.0 10.1-14.2 293 19.3 17.1-21.7 209 13.2 11.3-15.3 1,154 55.6 52.7-58.4
-Piedmont 844 86 12.2 9.7-15.3 147 20.6 17.5-24.1 92 12.1 9.7-15.0 519 55.0 51.1-58.9
GENDER
Male 399 37 11.3 8.0-15.8 68 18.9 14.8-23.8 45 12.3 9.1-16.6 249 57.5 51.8-63.0
Female 445 49 13.3 9.7-17.9 79 22.5 18.0-27.7 47 11.9 8.7-16.1 270 52.3 46.9-57.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 620 59 11.3 8.5-14.8 104 20.4 16.8-24.6 62 12.0 9.2-15.6 395 56.3 51.6-60.9
Non-Hispanic Black 134 15 12.5 7.0-21.2 22 18.5 11.8-27.8 18 12.3 7.6-19.5 79 56.6 46.5-66.2
Other 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 96 20 21.2 13.4-31.8 25 26.6 18.2-37.3 21 25.0 16.3-36.3 30 27.2 18.8-37.5
45-54 144 17 11.8 7.1-19.0 34 24.0 16.9-33.0 13 8.6 4.9-14.8 80 55.6 46.4-64.3
55-64 171 *** *** *** 26 15.7 10.1-23.7 25 15.3 10.1-22.5 109 62.4 53.5-70.5
65-74 205 *** *** *** 18 10.0 6.1-15.8 19 10.7 6.1-18.0 159 75.3 67.3-81.8
75+ 135 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 88 *** *** *** 16 21.0 12.7-32.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 219 19 10.2 6.2-16.3 40 22.0 16.1-29.3 26 12.2 8.1-18.0 134 55.7 48.0-63.1
Some Post-H.S. 221 24 13.5 8.8-20.3 45 22.3 16.6-29.2 23 11.5 7.3-17.4 129 52.7 45.2-60.1
College Graduate 308 32 11.4 7.8-16.3 44 17.6 13.1-23.1 32 12.9 9.0-18.3 200 58.1 51.7-64.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 126 13 12.5 6.8-21.7 26 24.5 16.7-34.4 *** *** *** 74 52.6 42.2-62.8
$25,000- 34,999 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 97 *** *** *** 14 18.4 10.4-30.4 12 11.9 6.6-20.6 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 97 14 17.5 10.0-28.8 16 18.7 11.2-29.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 223 19 10.1 6.2-15.9 37 19.6 14.2-26.5 26 14.5 9.6-21.1 141 55.9 48.3-63.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 238 30 13.5 9.0-19.7 39 20.5 14.8-27.6 27 12.3 8.1-18.3 142 53.7 46.0-61.2
No 602 55 11.7 8.8-15.5 108 20.8 17.2-24.9 65 12.1 9.4-15.6 374 55.4 50.7-60.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 149 *** *** *** 17 13.7 8.3-21.9 12 10.1 5.5-17.8 114 71.1 61.6-79.0
Non-Veteran 693 80 13.7 10.7-17.3 129 21.9 18.4-25.9 80 12.6 9.9-15.8 404 51.8 47.5-56.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 441 51 13.5 9.9-18.0 77 19.8 15.7-24.6 49 12.7 9.4-16.9 264 54.0 48.6-59.4
Regional City or Suburban 225 22 11.2 7.1-17.2 46 26.3 19.8-34.0 27 13.0 8.5-19.3 130 49.5 42.0-57.1
Rural 178 *** *** *** 24 15.2 10.0-22.4 16 9.7 5.6-16.3 125 64.4 55.4-72.5

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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 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 Annual Results Technical Notes for more 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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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