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2015 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 6,499 5,411 81.0 79.7-82.2 1,088 19.0 17.8-20.3
-Piedmont 3,269 2,768 82.8 81.1-84.3 501 17.2 15.7-18.9
GENDER
Male 1,390 1,135 79.5 76.8-82.0 255 20.5 18.0-23.2
Female 1,879 1,633 85.7 83.7-87.5 246 14.3 12.5-16.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,113 1,793 82.5 80.4-84.4 320 17.5 15.6-19.6
Non-Hispanic Black 668 543 79.3 75.3-82.7 125 20.7 17.3-24.7
Other 440 386 88.4 84.5-91.5 54 11.6 8.5-15.5
AGE
18-34 665 552 81.3 77.6-84.5 113 18.7 15.5-22.4
35-44 505 414 80.7 76.4-84.4 91 19.3 15.6-23.6
45-54 614 506 80.9 77.0-84.2 108 19.1 15.8-23.0
55-64 601 489 79.8 75.7-83.4 112 20.2 16.6-24.3
65-74 507 449 87.7 83.5-90.9 58 12.3 9.1-16.5
75+ 331 313 94.4 90.9-96.6 18 5.6 3.4- 9.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 334 246 72.7 66.6-78.0 88 27.3 22.0-33.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 809 628 76.0 72.4-79.3 181 24.0 20.7-27.6
Some Post-H.S. 856 694 81.5 78.4-84.3 162 18.5 15.7-21.6
College Graduate 1,250 1,181 94.7 93.1-95.9 69 5.3 4.1- 6.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 269 187 69.1 62.1-75.3 82 30.9 24.7-37.9
$15,000- 24,999 499 396 78.9 74.5-82.7 103 21.1 17.3-25.5
$25,000- 34,999 276 221 76.8 69.9-82.5 55 23.2 17.5-30.1
$35,000- 49,999 349 300 82.9 77.0-87.5 49 17.1 12.5-23.0
$50,000- 74,999 385 332 85.2 80.7-88.8 53 14.8 11.2-19.3
$75,000+ 824 767 91.8 89.2-93.8 57 8.2 6.2-10.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 740 580 76.5 72.6-80.0 160 23.5 20.0-27.4
No 2,516 2,178 84.5 82.6-86.1 338 15.5 13.9-17.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 364 313 86.2 81.6-89.8 51 13.8 10.2-18.4
Non-Veteran 2,893 2,443 82.3 80.5-83.9 450 17.7 16.1-19.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,756 1,530 85.1 82.9-87.0 226 14.9 13.0-17.1
Regional City or Suburban 869 717 81.5 78.2-84.3 152 18.5 15.7-21.8
Rural 644 521 78.3 74.0-82.1 123 21.7 17.9-26.0

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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 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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