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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,343 5,265 82.1 80.8-83.3 1,078 17.9 16.7-19.2
-Piedmont NC 2,875 2,429 83.1 81.4-84.6 446 16.9 15.4-18.6
GENDER
Male 1,303 1,069 80.3 77.7-82.8 234 19.7 17.2-22.3
Female 1,572 1,360 85.5 83.3-87.4 212 14.5 12.6-16.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,862 1,585 82.3 80.1-84.3 277 17.7 15.7-19.9
Non-Hispanic Black 572 463 81.4 77.5-84.7 109 18.6 15.3-22.5
Other 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 652 551 83.8 80.3-86.8 101 16.2 13.2-19.7
35-44 425 344 80.5 75.9-84.4 81 19.5 15.6-24.1
45-54 508 405 78.2 73.6-82.1 103 21.8 17.9-26.4
55-64 498 404 80.7 76.4-84.3 94 19.3 15.7-23.6
65-74 468 422 88.9 84.6-92.1 46 11.1 7.9-15.4
75+ 286 270 93.7 88.9-96.5 16 6.3 3.5-11.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 278 196 67.8 61.1-73.8 82 32.2 26.2-38.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 706 533 74.9 71.1-78.4 173 25.1 21.6-28.9
Some Post-H.S. 802 669 84.3 81.3-86.9 133 15.7 13.1-18.7
College Graduate 1,082 1,024 95.2 93.7-96.4 58 4.8 3.6- 6.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 218 145 64.3 56.3-71.6 73 35.7 28.4-43.7
$15,000- 24,999 447 349 76.3 71.4-80.6 98 23.7 19.4-28.6
$25,000- 34,999 266 207 74.9 68.3-80.5 59 25.1 19.5-31.7
$35,000- 49,999 304 246 77.5 71.0-83.0 58 22.5 17.0-29.0
$50,000- 74,999 382 336 87.0 82.7-90.3 46 13.0 9.7-17.3
$75,000+ 780 726 92.1 89.4-94.1 54 7.9 5.9-10.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 581 443 72.3 67.5-76.6 138 27.7 23.4-32.5
No 1,903 1,646 85.4 83.5-87.2 257 14.6 12.8-16.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 712 544 74.6 70.6-78.3 168 25.4 21.7-29.4
No 2,145 1,873 85.7 83.9-87.4 272 14.3 12.6-16.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 335 280 83.4 78.3-87.5 55 16.6 12.5-21.7
Non-Veteran 2,538 2,147 83.0 81.2-84.7 391 17.0 15.3-18.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,591 1,372 86.5 84.5-88.3 219 13.5 11.7-15.5
Regional City or Suburban County 730 622 82.2 78.5-85.3 108 17.8 14.7-21.5
Rural 554 435 74.1 69.3-78.4 119 25.9 21.6-30.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,582 1,334 83.1 80.8-85.1 248 16.9 14.9-19.2
Unemployed 123 84 67.8 57.7-76.4 39 32.2 23.6-42.3
Retired 699 639 90.1 87.0-92.6 60 9.9 7.4-13.0
Unable to Work 193 122 63.2 54.6-71.0 71 36.8 29.0-45.4
Other not in Labor Force 269 242 89.9 85.0-93.3 27 10.1 6.7-15.0
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 220 160 70.1 62.6-76.7 60 29.9 23.3-37.4
101% to 150% 383 289 74.3 68.9-79.0 94 25.7 21.0-31.1
151% to 200% 176 145 79.8 71.6-86.1 31 20.2 13.9-28.4
More than 200% 1,480 1,313 87.5 85.4-89.4 167 12.5 10.6-14.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 774 621 76.1 72.2-79.6 153 23.9 20.4-27.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,005 1,734 86.2 84.4-87.9 271 13.8 12.1-15.6

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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 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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