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2016 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 1,737 194 13.9 11.9-16.2 250 16.3 14.2-18.6 209 13.3 11.4-15.5 1,084 56.5 53.6-59.4
-Piedmont NC 728 90 14.6 11.7-18.1 108 16.3 13.4-19.8 91 13.9 11.1-17.2 439 55.2 50.9-59.3
GENDER
Male 368 49 14.8 11.0-19.5 53 16.6 12.5-21.7 46 13.7 10.0-18.4 220 55.0 49.1-60.7
Female 360 41 14.5 10.3-20.0 55 16.1 12.1-21.0 45 14.1 10.2-19.0 219 55.4 49.2-61.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 553 59 13.2 9.9-17.2 70 14.7 11.4-18.6 68 13.6 10.5-17.4 356 58.6 53.7-63.3
Non-Hispanic Black 105 14 15.3 8.9-25.0 23 21.3 14.0-31.1 15 16.7 9.4-28.0 *** *** ***
Other 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 86 21 22.4 14.3-33.4 26 28.2 19.1-39.5 14 17.3 9.9-28.3 *** *** ***
45-54 103 *** *** *** 17 15.5 9.4-24.7 22 19.5 12.7-28.7 *** *** ***
55-64 139 12 8.4 4.6-14.8 19 13.1 8.0-20.8 15 11.4 6.5-19.2 93 67.0 57.8-75.1
65-74 194 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 9.7 6.1-15.1 156 81.4 74.7-86.7
75+ 121 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 106 87.7 79.0-93.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 174 26 17.2 11.6-24.8 18 11.3 6.8-18.2 27 15.0 9.9-22.2 103 56.4 47.9-64.5
Some Post-H.S. 233 26 14.5 9.5-21.5 38 18.0 12.9-24.6 29 13.9 9.3-20.3 140 53.6 46.1-60.9
College Graduate 263 28 11.8 8.0-17.0 43 19.8 14.7-26.1 28 13.0 8.9-18.5 164 55.4 48.6-62.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 97 13 17.7 10.3-28.6 14 15.0 8.5-25.1 14 14.6 8.4-24.2 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 127 14 13.8 8.0-22.8 20 18.6 11.6-28.5 *** *** *** 81 56.8 46.6-66.5
$75,000+ 210 26 13.5 9.2-19.5 32 17.7 12.5-24.7 27 14.8 10.0-21.4 125 53.9 46.3-61.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 195 22 11.8 7.4-18.2 17 10.0 6.0-16.1 27 14.8 9.5-22.3 129 63.5 55.1-71.0
No 440 49 14.3 10.5-19.1 74 18.5 14.6-23.3 53 13.5 10.2-17.8 264 53.6 48.2-59.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 225 22 12.1 7.6-18.8 25 12.0 7.8-18.0 33 14.7 9.9-21.3 145 61.2 53.4-68.5
No 499 68 15.7 12.2-20.1 81 17.5 13.9-21.7 58 13.7 10.4-17.7 292 53.1 48.1-58.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 140 *** *** *** 14 12.1 6.8-20.5 *** *** *** 108 70.5 60.4-78.9
Non-Veteran 587 82 16.3 12.9-20.3 94 17.3 14.0-21.2 80 14.5 11.4-18.1 331 52.0 47.3-56.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 380 58 17.1 13.2-22.0 62 17.9 13.8-22.9 49 14.5 10.7-19.2 211 50.5 44.8-56.2
Regional City or Suburban County 189 *** *** *** 29 17.4 11.9-24.8 25 13.3 8.7-19.8 120 59.2 50.6-67.2
Rural 159 17 14.5 8.7-23.2 17 11.1 6.5-18.4 17 13.1 7.5-21.8 108 61.2 51.7-70.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 336 66 21.0 16.3-26.7 72 22.7 18.0-28.3 55 16.6 12.6-21.6 143 39.6 33.9-45.6
Unemployed 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 294 *** *** *** 20 6.1 3.7- 9.9 20 7.3 4.6-11.4 243 82.4 76.9-86.7
Unable to Work 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 93 *** *** *** 15 16.1 9.4-26.3 15 16.7 9.8-27.0 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 423 46 13.6 10.1-18.0 66 18.3 14.3-23.1 48 13.1 9.7-17.4 263 55.1 49.6-60.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 215 20 11.5 7.1-18.0 27 14.1 9.4-20.6 25 11.6 7.6-17.2 143 62.8 55.1-70.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 486 66 15.9 12.2-20.3 79 18.0 14.3-22.4 63 14.3 11.0-18.4 278 51.8 46.7-56.9

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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 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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