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2016 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 6,348 2,851 43.2 41.7-44.8 3,497 56.8 55.2-58.3
-Piedmont NC 2,876 1,187 40.7 38.6-42.8 1,689 59.3 57.2-61.4
GENDER
Male 1,303 608 45.7 42.6-48.8 695 54.3 51.2-57.4
Female 1,573 579 36.2 33.5-39.0 994 63.8 61.0-66.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,862 837 45.6 43.0-48.2 1,025 54.4 51.8-57.0
Non-Hispanic Black 573 216 35.3 31.0-39.8 357 64.7 60.2-69.0
Other 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 652 182 28.9 25.1-33.0 470 71.1 67.0-74.9
35-44 425 168 41.0 35.9-46.3 257 59.0 53.7-64.1
45-54 508 208 43.1 38.4-48.1 300 56.9 51.9-61.6
55-64 498 236 47.5 42.6-52.4 262 52.5 47.6-57.4
65-74 468 241 51.7 46.6-56.8 227 48.3 43.2-53.4
75+ 286 139 48.9 42.1-55.7 147 51.1 44.3-57.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 278 138 49.1 42.4-55.9 140 50.9 44.1-57.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 707 351 50.3 46.1-54.4 356 49.7 45.6-53.9
Some Post-H.S. 802 368 42.4 38.6-46.3 434 57.6 53.7-61.4
College Graduate 1,082 327 26.9 24.1-29.8 755 73.1 70.2-75.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 218 113 52.2 44.3-59.9 105 47.8 40.1-55.7
$15,000- 24,999 447 196 41.3 36.1-46.6 251 58.7 53.4-63.9
$25,000- 34,999 267 117 47.3 40.5-54.2 150 52.7 45.8-59.5
$35,000- 49,999 304 134 45.6 39.1-52.2 170 54.4 47.8-60.9
$50,000- 74,999 382 174 45.2 39.7-50.8 208 54.8 49.2-60.3
$75,000+ 780 271 33.9 30.3-37.7 509 66.1 62.3-69.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 581 335 57.4 52.6-62.1 246 42.6 37.9-47.4
No 1,904 707 36.8 34.4-39.4 1,197 63.2 60.6-65.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 712 393 54.0 49.6-58.3 319 46.0 41.7-50.4
No 2,146 784 36.6 34.3-38.9 1,362 63.4 61.1-65.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 335 198 57.0 50.9-62.9 137 43.0 37.1-49.1
Non-Veteran 2,539 988 38.8 36.6-41.0 1,551 61.2 59.0-63.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,591 604 35.6 33.0-38.3 987 64.4 61.7-67.0
Regional City or Suburban County 731 303 42.6 38.6-46.8 428 57.4 53.2-61.4
Rural 554 280 52.9 48.0-57.7 274 47.1 42.3-52.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,582 591 39.1 36.4-41.9 991 60.9 58.1-63.6
Unemployed 123 59 45.7 36.0-55.8 64 54.3 44.2-64.0
Retired 700 359 51.1 46.9-55.4 341 48.9 44.6-53.1
Unable to Work 193 128 63.6 55.0-71.4 65 36.4 28.6-45.0
Other not in Labor Force 269 48 17.0 12.6-22.6 221 83.0 77.4-87.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 220 86 39.9 32.7-47.5 134 60.1 52.5-67.3
101% to 150% 383 189 48.9 43.2-54.6 194 51.1 45.4-56.8
151% to 200% 177 81 47.0 38.5-55.6 96 53.0 44.4-61.5
More than 200% 1,480 598 39.9 37.1-42.8 882 60.1 57.2-62.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 775 373 49.2 45.1-53.2 402 50.8 46.8-54.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,005 765 36.7 34.3-39.2 1,240 63.3 60.8-65.7

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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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