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2015 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 6,499 760 13.5 12.5-14.7 328 5.4 4.8- 6.2 1,848 25.8 24.6-27.1 3,563 55.2 53.7-56.7
-Piedmont 3,269 340 12.2 10.9-13.7 161 5.0 4.2- 6.0 856 24.5 22.8-26.2 1,912 58.3 56.3-60.3
GENDER
Male 1,390 168 14.2 12.1-16.7 87 6.2 4.9- 7.9 405 27.0 24.4-29.7 730 52.5 49.4-55.6
Female 1,879 172 10.4 8.8-12.2 74 4.0 3.1- 5.1 451 22.2 20.1-24.4 1,182 63.5 60.9-66.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,113 234 13.1 11.4-15.1 86 4.4 3.5- 5.5 630 28.2 26.1-30.5 1,163 54.3 51.8-56.8
Non-Hispanic Black 668 77 13.5 10.6-17.1 48 7.2 5.3- 9.8 135 17.4 14.4-20.8 408 61.9 57.5-66.1
Other 440 28 6.6 4.4- 9.9 26 5.0 3.1- 7.9 82 18.9 15.0-23.5 304 69.5 64.3-74.3
AGE
18-34 665 78 13.3 10.5-16.6 35 5.4 3.8- 7.8 87 13.3 10.6-16.6 465 68.0 63.7-71.9
35-44 505 58 12.9 9.8-16.8 33 6.4 4.5- 9.2 96 19.5 15.9-23.7 318 61.2 56.3-65.8
45-54 614 70 13.4 10.5-17.0 38 5.7 4.1- 8.0 145 24.6 21.0-28.7 361 56.2 51.8-60.6
55-64 601 78 14.7 11.5-18.5 34 5.5 3.8- 7.9 175 31.0 26.8-35.5 314 48.8 44.3-53.4
65-74 507 42 9.3 6.4-13.3 16 3.0 1.8- 5.1 206 40.6 35.7-45.7 243 47.0 41.9-52.2
75+ 331 *** *** *** *** *** *** 138 41.2 35.2-47.5 175 53.2 46.9-59.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 334 64 20.8 15.9-26.6 24 6.5 4.2-10.1 88 26.4 21.3-32.3 158 46.3 40.0-52.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 809 131 18.2 15.3-21.6 50 5.8 4.2- 7.9 220 23.7 20.6-27.0 408 52.3 48.3-56.3
Some Post-H.S. 856 104 12.1 9.8-14.8 58 6.4 4.8- 8.4 225 24.4 21.3-27.8 469 57.1 53.3-60.8
College Graduate 1,250 40 3.1 2.2- 4.3 29 2.3 1.5- 3.3 314 23.7 21.2-26.3 867 71.0 68.2-73.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 269 57 23.1 17.5-30.0 25 7.8 5.0-11.8 65 22.3 16.8-28.9 122 46.8 39.7-54.0
$15,000- 24,999 499 80 16.9 13.4-21.0 23 4.3 2.8- 6.6 128 25.1 20.9-29.8 268 53.8 48.6-58.9
$25,000- 34,999 276 38 17.4 12.3-24.1 17 5.8 3.3- 9.9 81 24.8 19.5-30.9 140 52.0 44.8-59.2
$35,000- 49,999 349 29 10.9 7.0-16.6 20 6.2 3.8- 9.8 99 27.6 22.5-33.4 201 55.3 49.0-61.4
$50,000- 74,999 385 40 11.7 8.5-16.0 13 3.1 1.7- 5.5 97 24.4 19.9-29.7 235 60.8 55.0-66.3
$75,000+ 824 31 4.8 3.2- 7.1 26 3.4 2.2- 5.2 226 26.4 23.2-29.9 541 65.4 61.6-69.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 740 112 17.6 14.4-21.3 48 5.9 4.4- 8.0 243 31.4 27.6-35.5 337 45.0 40.9-49.3
No 2,516 227 10.8 9.4-12.4 111 4.7 3.8- 5.8 609 22.6 20.8-24.5 1,569 61.9 59.6-64.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 364 35 10.3 7.1-14.6 16 3.6 2.0- 6.3 151 38.1 32.6-43.9 162 48.1 42.2-54.0
Non-Veteran 2,893 305 12.5 11.0-14.1 145 5.2 4.4- 6.3 702 22.8 21.1-24.6 1,741 59.5 57.3-61.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,756 144 10.1 8.4-12.0 82 4.9 3.8- 6.2 445 23.3 21.2-25.6 1,085 61.7 59.1-64.4
Regional City or Suburban 869 112 14.0 11.5-17.0 40 4.5 3.2- 6.3 232 25.5 22.3-28.9 485 56.0 52.1-59.9
Rural 644 84 15.5 12.2-19.4 39 6.2 4.3- 8.9 179 26.1 22.3-30.3 342 52.2 47.5-56.9

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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 somedays' rates.

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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