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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,343 759 12.7 11.7-13.8 319 5.2 4.5- 6.0 1,768 25.3 24.0-26.6 3,497 56.8 55.3-58.3
-Piedmont NC 2,875 317 12.3 11.0-13.9 129 4.6 3.8- 5.6 740 23.7 22.0-25.5 1,689 59.4 57.3-61.4
GENDER
Male 1,303 167 14.2 12.1-16.6 67 5.5 4.2- 7.2 374 26.1 23.5-28.8 695 54.3 51.2-57.4
Female 1,572 150 10.7 9.0-12.7 62 3.8 2.9- 5.1 366 21.6 19.3-24.0 994 63.9 61.1-66.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,862 210 13.6 11.8-15.7 67 4.1 3.1- 5.3 560 27.9 25.7-30.3 1,025 54.4 51.8-57.0
Non-Hispanic Black 572 70 12.1 9.4-15.4 39 6.5 4.5- 9.3 106 16.4 13.3-19.9 357 65.0 60.5-69.3
Other 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 652 73 12.4 9.7-15.7 28 3.8 2.6- 5.7 81 12.6 10.0-15.9 470 71.1 67.0-74.9
35-44 425 58 13.5 10.3-17.5 23 6.0 3.8- 9.3 87 21.5 17.4-26.2 257 59.0 53.7-64.1
45-54 508 74 15.7 12.3-19.9 29 6.1 4.0- 9.2 105 21.3 17.6-25.6 300 56.9 51.9-61.6
55-64 498 62 13.0 10.0-16.8 32 6.3 4.3- 9.2 142 28.1 23.9-32.7 262 52.5 47.6-57.4
65-74 468 35 8.8 5.9-12.8 *** *** *** 195 40.6 35.7-45.7 227 48.3 43.2-53.4
75+ 286 *** *** *** *** *** *** 123 42.5 36.0-49.4 147 51.1 44.3-57.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 278 64 25.8 20.3-32.3 18 6.4 3.7-10.7 56 16.9 12.8-22.0 140 50.9 44.1-57.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 706 127 18.5 15.4-22.0 46 6.6 4.8- 9.0 177 25.0 21.6-28.7 356 49.9 45.7-54.1
Some Post-H.S. 802 93 11.0 8.8-13.7 40 4.7 3.3- 6.6 235 26.7 23.4-30.2 434 57.6 53.7-61.4
College Graduate 1,082 33 2.7 1.9- 4.0 25 2.1 1.3- 3.2 269 22.1 19.6-24.8 755 73.1 70.2-75.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 218 50 27.3 20.4-35.4 23 8.4 5.4-13.0 40 16.5 11.6-22.8 105 47.8 40.1-55.7
$15,000- 24,999 447 73 18.3 14.5-22.9 25 5.4 3.5- 8.3 98 17.6 14.2-21.6 251 58.7 53.4-63.9
$25,000- 34,999 266 43 18.5 13.5-24.7 16 6.6 3.9-11.1 57 21.6 16.5-27.8 150 53.3 46.4-60.1
$35,000- 49,999 304 42 15.4 11.0-21.1 16 7.1 3.9-12.6 76 23.1 18.2-29.0 170 54.4 47.8-60.9
$50,000- 74,999 382 33 9.7 6.9-13.6 *** *** *** 128 32.1 27.1-37.6 208 54.8 49.2-60.3
$75,000+ 780 37 5.3 3.7- 7.6 17 2.6 1.6- 4.3 217 26.0 22.8-29.5 509 66.1 62.3-69.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 581 96 19.8 16.0-24.2 42 7.9 5.6-11.2 197 29.7 25.7-34.1 246 42.6 37.9-47.4
No 1,903 189 10.9 9.4-12.7 68 3.6 2.8- 4.8 449 22.2 20.1-24.4 1,197 63.3 60.7-65.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 712 118 18.3 15.1-22.0 50 7.1 5.1- 9.7 225 28.6 25.0-32.5 319 46.0 41.7-50.4
No 2,145 194 10.4 8.9-12.1 78 3.9 3.0- 4.9 511 22.2 20.3-24.2 1,362 63.5 61.2-65.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 335 41 12.1 8.7-16.5 *** *** *** 143 40.4 34.7-46.5 137 43.0 37.1-49.1
Non-Veteran 2,538 276 12.4 10.9-14.0 115 4.6 3.8- 5.7 596 21.7 20.0-23.6 1,551 61.3 59.1-63.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,591 142 9.0 7.5-10.7 77 4.6 3.6- 5.8 385 22.1 20.0-24.5 987 64.4 61.7-67.0
Regional City or Suburban County 730 82 14.0 11.2-17.3 26 3.9 2.5- 6.0 194 24.6 21.3-28.3 428 57.6 53.4-61.6
Rural 554 93 20.0 16.2-24.6 26 5.9 3.8- 9.0 161 27.0 22.9-31.4 274 47.1 42.3-52.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,582 174 11.8 10.1-13.8 74 5.1 4.0- 6.5 343 22.2 19.9-24.6 991 60.9 58.1-63.6
Unemployed 123 27 23.7 16.2-33.4 *** *** *** 20 13.5 8.4-20.9 64 54.3 44.2-64.0
Retired 699 49 8.4 6.1-11.4 *** *** *** 298 41.0 36.9-45.2 341 49.1 44.8-53.4
Unable to Work 193 47 26.6 19.6-35.0 24 10.2 6.4-16.1 57 26.8 20.3-34.5 65 36.4 28.6-45.0
Other not in Labor Force 269 19 7.8 4.8-12.5 *** *** *** 21 6.9 4.3-10.9 221 83.0 77.4-87.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 220 38 20.6 14.9-27.7 22 9.3 5.8-14.5 26 10.0 6.7-14.7 134 60.1 52.5-67.3
101% to 150% 383 68 20.1 15.7-25.2 26 5.7 3.7- 8.5 95 23.2 18.8-28.2 194 51.1 45.4-56.8
151% to 200% 176 23 14.9 9.5-22.7 *** *** *** 49 25.9 19.1-34.1 96 53.9 45.3-62.3
More than 200% 1,480 121 8.7 7.1-10.6 46 3.7 2.7- 5.2 431 27.5 25.0-30.1 882 60.1 57.2-62.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 774 120 18.5 15.4-22.1 33 5.4 3.7- 7.9 219 25.1 21.9-28.6 402 51.0 47.0-55.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,005 178 9.4 8.1-11.0 93 4.3 3.4- 5.4 494 23.0 20.9-25.1 1,240 63.3 60.8-65.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke some days' rates.

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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