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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 15,003 2,578 17.2 16.5-18.0 755 5.3 4.8- 5.8 3,575 23.3 22.5-24.1 8,095 54.2 53.2-55.2
-Eastern NC 5,032 897 18.6 17.2-20.0 266 5.7 4.9- 6.6 1,202 23.8 22.4-25.2 2,667 52.0 50.2-53.7
GENDER
Male 1,815 390 21.4 19.1-23.8 114 6.6 5.3- 8.2 554 29.6 27.2-32.2 757 42.4 39.7-45.2
Female 3,217 507 16.1 14.6-17.7 152 4.9 4.0- 5.9 648 18.5 17.0-20.0 1,910 60.6 58.6-62.6
RACE
White 3,316 657 20.5 18.9-22.3 149 4.6 3.8- 5.6 916 28.1 26.3-30.0 1,594 46.7 44.7-48.7
African American 1,271 168 15.5 12.8-18.6 82 6.9 5.2- 9.2 215 16.7 14.3-19.3 806 60.9 57.4-64.4
Other Minorities 14 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 7.5 1.0-39.1 13 92.5 60.9-99.0
AGE
18-24 335 68 20.1 15.0-26.4 22 7.9 4.5-13.5 30 7.8 4.9-12.2 215 64.2 57.1-70.8
25-34 821 159 18.1 15.3-21.3 52 8.0 5.8-10.8 110 14.4 11.6-17.8 500 59.4 55.3-63.4
35-44 887 208 23.8 20.3-27.7 62 6.5 4.8- 8.6 153 16.5 13.7-19.6 464 53.3 49.2-57.3
45-54 924 197 22.3 19.1-26.0 60 6.3 4.7- 8.4 218 22.9 19.9-26.2 449 48.5 44.6-52.4
55-64 872 173 20.6 17.4-24.1 40 4.4 2.9- 6.7 268 31.5 27.9-35.3 391 43.5 39.5-47.6
65-74 682 69 10.1 7.7-13.1 23 2.7 1.7- 4.2 263 43.9 39.5-48.5 327 43.3 39.0-47.8
75+ 491 22 4.3 2.7- 6.8 7 2.1 1.0- 4.5 154 35.5 30.4-41.0 308 58.1 52.7-63.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 868 184 22.8 19.3-26.9 60 8.2 5.9-11.1 187 21.1 17.7-24.9 437 47.9 43.4-52.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,622 323 21.3 18.7-24.0 91 5.8 4.5- 7.5 361 22.2 19.8-24.7 847 50.7 47.7-53.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,315 247 18.5 16.2-21.1 67 5.5 4.1- 7.4 338 25.5 22.8-28.4 663 50.5 47.3-53.7
College Graduate 1,218 142 11.5 9.5-13.8 48 3.8 2.7- 5.2 314 26.2 23.4-29.2 714 58.6 55.3-61.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 670 155 23.6 19.7-28.0 39 6.1 4.1- 8.8 147 23.2 19.2-27.7 329 47.2 42.1-52.4
$15,000- 24,999 947 185 21.5 17.9-25.6 66 7.1 5.2- 9.7 191 18.8 15.9-22.0 505 52.6 48.3-56.8
$25,000- 34,999 590 117 20.1 16.7-24.1 34 4.9 3.3- 7.2 122 20.1 16.6-24.0 317 54.9 50.2-59.5
$35,000- 49,999 666 138 21.3 17.8-25.3 32 5.2 3.5- 7.8 182 26.5 22.7-30.6 314 47.0 42.6-51.5
$50,000-74,999 539 89 17.9 14.3-22.2 18 3.4 2.0- 5.7 140 25.9 21.9-30.4 292 52.8 47.9-57.7
$75,000+ 548 62 11.7 8.8-15.3 18 4.0 2.4- 6.5 157 28.9 24.7-33.4 311 55.4 50.6-60.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,747 338 20.7 18.4-23.3 107 6.3 5.1- 7.7 485 28.6 26.1-31.3 817 44.4 41.6-47.3
No 3,115 518 16.7 15.1-18.4 152 5.6 4.6- 6.8 680 21.6 19.9-23.4 1,765 56.1 54.0-58.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 717 136 19.4 16.3-23.0 34 4.6 3.1- 6.6 289 40.8 36.8-45.0 258 35.2 31.3-39.4
Non-Veteran 4,170 732 18.4 16.9-20.0 217 5.6 4.7- 6.6 894 20.7 19.3-22.3 2,327 55.3 53.4-57.2
Currently Serving 135 27 18.5 12.3-26.8 15 14.9 8.5-24.8 17 12.4 7.0-21.0 76 54.2 44.2-63.8

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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 somedays' rates.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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