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2015 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 6,504 2,941 44.8 43.3-46.3 3,563 55.2 53.7-56.7
-Piedmont 3,272 1,360 41.7 39.8-43.7 1,912 58.3 56.3-60.2
GENDER
Male 1,392 662 47.5 44.5-50.6 730 52.5 49.4-55.5
Female 1,880 698 36.5 34.0-39.1 1,182 63.5 60.9-66.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,115 952 45.8 43.3-48.3 1,163 54.2 51.7-56.7
Non-Hispanic Black 669 261 38.1 33.9-42.5 408 61.9 57.5-66.1
Other 440 136 30.5 25.7-35.7 304 69.5 64.3-74.3
AGE
18-34 666 201 32.1 28.1-36.3 465 67.9 63.7-71.9
35-44 505 187 38.8 34.2-43.7 318 61.2 56.3-65.8
45-54 614 253 43.8 39.4-48.2 361 56.2 51.8-60.6
55-64 602 288 51.2 46.7-55.7 314 48.8 44.3-53.3
65-74 507 264 53.0 47.8-58.1 243 47.0 41.9-52.2
75+ 332 157 47.0 40.8-53.3 175 53.0 46.7-59.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 335 177 53.8 47.4-60.1 158 46.2 39.9-52.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 810 402 47.7 43.7-51.7 408 52.3 48.3-56.3
Some Post-H.S. 856 387 42.9 39.2-46.7 469 57.1 53.3-60.8
College Graduate 1,251 384 29.0 26.4-31.9 867 71.0 68.1-73.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 270 148 53.4 46.2-60.4 122 46.6 39.6-53.8
$15,000- 24,999 500 232 46.3 41.2-51.4 268 53.7 48.6-58.8
$25,000- 34,999 276 136 48.0 40.8-55.2 140 52.0 44.8-59.2
$35,000- 49,999 349 148 44.7 38.6-51.0 201 55.3 49.0-61.4
$50,000- 74,999 386 151 39.3 33.8-45.1 235 60.7 54.9-66.2
$75,000+ 824 283 34.6 31.0-38.4 541 65.4 61.6-69.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 741 404 55.0 50.7-59.2 337 45.0 40.8-49.3
No 2,518 949 38.1 35.9-40.4 1,569 61.9 59.6-64.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 365 203 52.0 46.1-57.9 162 48.0 42.1-53.9
Non-Veteran 2,895 1,154 40.6 38.5-42.7 1,741 59.4 57.3-61.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,757 672 38.3 35.7-41.0 1,085 61.7 59.0-64.3
Regional City or Suburban 870 385 44.0 40.2-47.9 485 56.0 52.1-59.8
Rural 645 303 47.8 43.2-52.5 342 52.2 47.5-56.8

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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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