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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, 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 2,936 760 30.3 28.1-32.5 328 12.2 10.8-13.7 1,848 57.6 55.3-59.8
-Piedmont 1,357 340 29.3 26.4-32.3 161 12.1 10.2-14.2 856 58.7 55.5-61.7
GENDER
Male 660 168 30.0 25.9-34.4 87 13.1 10.4-16.4 405 56.9 52.4-61.2
Female 697 172 28.4 24.5-32.7 74 10.8 8.5-13.7 451 60.8 56.4-65.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 950 234 28.8 25.3-32.4 86 9.5 7.6-11.9 630 61.7 57.9-65.4
Non-Hispanic Black 260 77 35.5 28.8-42.9 48 18.9 14.0-25.1 135 45.5 38.6-52.7
Other 136 28 21.7 14.7-30.9 26 16.3 10.3-24.7 82 62.0 52.2-70.9
AGE
18-34 200 78 41.4 34.0-49.3 35 17.0 12.0-23.5 87 41.6 34.2-49.4
35-44 187 58 33.1 25.9-41.2 33 16.6 11.6-23.1 96 50.3 42.4-58.2
45-54 253 70 30.6 24.5-37.6 38 13.1 9.3-18.1 145 56.3 49.3-63.0
55-64 287 78 28.7 22.9-35.3 34 10.7 7.5-15.2 175 60.6 53.9-66.9
65-74 264 42 17.6 12.3-24.4 16 5.7 3.4- 9.5 206 76.7 69.8-82.5
75+ 156 13 9.0 5.0-15.8 *** *** *** 138 88.1 81.0-92.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 176 64 38.6 30.5-47.4 24 12.2 7.8-18.5 88 49.2 40.7-57.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 401 131 38.2 32.9-43.9 50 12.1 9.0-16.2 220 49.6 44.1-55.2
Some Post-H.S. 387 104 28.2 23.3-33.7 58 14.9 11.4-19.3 225 56.9 51.2-62.4
College Graduate 383 40 10.7 7.6-14.7 29 7.8 5.3-11.2 314 81.6 76.9-85.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 147 57 43.5 33.9-53.6 25 14.6 9.5-21.8 65 41.9 32.5-51.9
$15,000- 24,999 231 80 36.5 29.6-43.9 23 9.3 6.0-14.1 128 54.3 46.8-61.5
$25,000- 34,999 136 38 36.3 26.9-46.9 17 12.1 7.0-19.9 81 51.6 41.7-61.5
$35,000- 49,999 148 29 24.5 16.3-35.0 20 13.9 8.7-21.5 99 61.7 51.5-70.9
$50,000- 74,999 150 40 29.8 22.2-38.8 13 7.9 4.4-13.7 97 62.3 53.2-70.5
$75,000+ 283 31 13.9 9.5-19.9 26 9.8 6.5-14.6 226 76.3 69.8-81.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 403 112 32.0 26.6-37.9 48 10.8 8.0-14.5 243 57.2 51.3-62.9
No 947 227 28.3 25.0-32.0 111 12.4 10.2-15.1 609 59.2 55.5-62.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 202 35 19.8 14.0-27.2 16 6.9 3.9-11.9 151 73.4 65.6-79.9
Non-Veteran 1,152 305 30.8 27.6-34.1 145 12.9 10.8-15.3 702 56.3 52.9-59.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 671 144 26.3 22.3-30.6 82 12.7 10.1-15.9 445 61.0 56.5-65.3
Regional City or Suburban 384 112 31.9 26.7-37.6 40 10.2 7.3-14.1 232 57.9 52.1-63.5
Rural 302 84 32.3 26.1-39.2 39 13.0 9.1-18.3 179 54.6 47.8-61.3

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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 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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