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2016 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 2,846 759 29.4 27.3-31.6 319 12.0 10.6-13.7 1,768 58.6 56.2-60.8
-Piedmont NC 1,186 317 30.4 27.3-33.6 129 11.4 9.4-13.7 740 58.3 55.0-61.5
GENDER
Male 608 167 31.0 26.9-35.5 67 12.0 9.2-15.5 374 57.0 52.4-61.5
Female 578 150 29.6 25.3-34.3 62 10.7 8.1-13.8 366 59.7 54.9-64.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 837 210 29.8 26.2-33.7 67 8.9 6.9-11.5 560 61.2 57.2-65.1
Non-Hispanic Black 215 70 34.6 27.7-42.1 39 18.7 13.2-25.7 106 46.8 39.3-54.3
Other 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 182 73 43.0 35.1-51.2 28 13.3 9.0-19.2 81 43.8 35.9-52.0
35-44 168 58 32.9 25.7-41.1 23 14.6 9.4-22.0 87 52.4 44.1-60.7
45-54 208 74 36.4 29.3-44.3 29 14.2 9.4-20.7 105 49.4 41.8-57.1
55-64 236 62 27.5 21.5-34.4 32 13.3 9.1-19.0 142 59.2 52.0-66.1
65-74 241 35 17.0 11.7-24.0 *** *** *** 195 78.5 71.2-84.3
75+ 139 *** *** *** *** *** *** 123 87.0 78.1-92.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 138 64 52.6 43.2-61.7 18 13.0 7.7-21.1 56 34.4 26.5-43.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 350 127 36.9 31.4-42.8 46 13.2 9.7-17.8 177 49.9 44.0-55.8
Some Post-H.S. 368 93 26.0 21.2-31.5 40 11.1 7.9-15.4 235 62.9 57.1-68.4
College Graduate 327 33 10.2 7.0-14.5 25 7.7 5.0-11.5 269 82.2 77.1-86.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 113 *** *** *** 23 16.2 10.3-24.4 40 31.6 22.6-42.2
$15,000- 24,999 196 73 44.4 36.6-52.5 25 13.0 8.5-19.5 98 42.6 35.1-50.4
$25,000- 34,999 116 *** *** *** 16 14.2 8.5-22.9 57 46.2 36.2-56.6
$35,000- 49,999 134 42 33.7 24.7-44.0 16 15.6 8.8-26.2 76 50.7 40.6-60.8
$50,000- 74,999 174 33 21.5 15.4-29.2 13 7.3 4.0-12.9 128 71.1 63.0-78.1
$75,000+ 271 37 15.7 11.0-21.8 17 7.7 4.7-12.5 217 76.6 70.0-82.1
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 335 96 34.4 28.4-41.0 42 13.8 9.8-19.2 197 51.8 45.3-58.1
No 706 189 29.7 25.9-33.9 68 9.9 7.6-12.8 449 60.4 56.1-64.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 393 118 33.9 28.5-39.7 50 13.1 9.6-17.6 225 53.0 47.2-58.8
No 783 194 28.5 24.9-32.4 78 10.6 8.3-13.4 511 60.9 56.9-64.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 198 41 21.2 15.5-28.4 *** *** *** 143 70.9 63.1-77.7
Non-Veteran 987 276 31.9 28.6-35.5 115 12.0 9.8-14.5 596 56.1 52.5-59.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 604 142 25.1 21.3-29.4 77 12.8 10.1-16.1 385 62.1 57.5-66.4
Regional City or Suburban County 302 82 32.9 26.9-39.5 26 9.1 5.9-13.8 194 58.0 51.4-64.4
Rural 280 93 37.9 31.3-45.0 26 11.1 7.2-16.8 161 51.0 44.0-57.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 591 174 30.3 26.2-34.7 74 13.0 10.2-16.5 343 56.7 52.1-61.1
Unemployed 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 358 49 16.5 12.2-21.9 *** *** *** 298 80.6 75.0-85.2
Unable to Work 128 *** *** *** 24 16.1 10.1-24.7 57 42.1 32.5-52.4
Other not in Labor Force 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 86 *** *** *** 22 23.2 14.9-34.4 26 25.1 17.0-35.5
101% to 150% 189 68 41.0 33.2-49.3 26 11.6 7.7-17.1 95 47.4 39.5-55.4
151% to 200% 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 598 121 21.8 18.1-26.0 46 9.4 6.8-12.8 431 68.8 64.2-73.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 372 120 37.8 32.1-43.8 33 11.0 7.6-15.8 219 51.2 45.3-57.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 765 178 25.7 22.3-29.5 93 11.8 9.4-14.6 494 62.5 58.5-66.4

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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 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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