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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
Smoking light cigarettes is safer than smoking regular cigarettes.*

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  Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No Opinion
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,249 156 5.6 4.5- 6.8 495 14.2 12.8-15.7 1,779 55.6 53.4-57.8 563 17.8 16.1-19.5 256 6.9 5.9- 8.0
-Eastern NC 1,129 52 5.2 3.6- 7.5 167 15.0 12.6-17.8 622 55.1 51.4-58.7 208 17.7 15.2-20.7 80 6.9 5.4- 8.8
GENDER
Male 486 27 6.1 3.6-10.1 68 14.9 11.4-19.2 266 54.9 49.4-60.2 84 16.2 12.6-20.7 41 7.9 5.6-11.0
Female 643 25 4.3 2.7- 6.7 99 15.2 12.2-18.8 356 55.4 50.7-60.0 124 19.5 16.1-23.5 39 5.6 4.0- 8.0
RACE
White 784 35 4.5 3.1- 6.6 119 15.3 12.5-18.6 432 56.1 51.9-60.3 143 17.5 14.6-20.9 55 6.5 4.8- 8.7
African American 239 11 4.4 2.2- 8.5 32 13.8 9.1-20.3 131 53.0 44.6-61.1 50 20.9 14.7-28.8 15 7.9 4.5-13.7
AGE
18-24 89 4 6.0 2.1-16.1 10 9.3 4.5-18.0 52 58.1 44.0-71.0 22 24.7 14.0-39.6 1 2.0 0.3-12.9
25-34 206 9 3.9 1.9- 7.8 23 13.0 8.4-19.6 120 59.5 51.5-67.0 47 20.9 15.4-27.7 7 2.7 1.2- 6.1
35-44 262 5 2.1 0.8- 5.9 33 12.7 8.6-18.4 167 65.5 58.5-71.8 50 17.5 12.9-23.3 7 2.1 1.0- 4.7
45-54 247 14 8.6 4.0-17.5 45 19.5 13.8-26.7 129 47.5 39.9-55.3 37 14.7 10.1-20.8 22 9.7 6.1-15.1
55-64 206 14 5.8 3.2-10.4 33 16.7 11.1-24.4 107 53.8 45.2-62.2 38 16.6 11.5-23.3 14 7.1 3.9-12.4
65-74 90 4 4.4 1.5-11.7 15 15.8 8.8-26.7 36 37.1 26.3-49.4 13 16.5 9.2-27.7 22 26.2 16.3-39.3
75+ 28 2 9.0 1.8-35.0 8 24.1 11.4-43.9 10 33.1 17.3-53.9 1 2.8 0.4-17.8 7 31.0 14.8-53.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 235 14 8.8 4.2-17.6 38 14.6 9.9-21.0 119 54.0 45.7-62.2 34 11.0 7.4-16.1 30 11.6 7.6-17.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 401 18 3.5 2.1- 5.9 58 16.1 12.0-21.2 224 55.3 49.2-61.3 77 19.3 14.8-24.9 24 5.8 3.7- 9.0
Some Post-H.S. 306 12 4.8 2.5- 9.2 41 13.2 9.3-18.3 179 57.9 51.2-64.4 58 19.3 14.6-25.1 16 4.8 2.8- 8.1
College Graduate 186 8 4.7 2.3- 9.4 30 16.5 11.0-24.0 99 51.2 42.6-59.7 39 21.9 15.5-30.0 10 5.7 2.8-11.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 188 15 6.7 3.8-11.6 27 12.6 8.3-18.7 97 56.0 47.3-64.5 28 12.9 8.6-18.9 21 11.7 6.8-19.4
$15,000- 24,999 243 12 7.9 3.3-17.8 25 12.1 7.4-19.1 141 57.1 48.6-65.2 52 18.3 13.4-24.4 13 4.7 2.5- 8.5
$25,000- 34,999 148 4 2.4 0.8- 6.7 21 14.2 8.8-22.2 84 58.6 49.4-67.3 32 21.0 14.6-29.2 7 3.8 1.6- 8.9
$35,000- 49,999 163 3 3.3 1.0-10.0 25 15.1 9.6-23.0 90 52.7 43.6-61.7 37 23.4 16.5-32.1 8 5.4 2.6-11.1
$50,000-74,999 103 5 7.2 3.0-16.6 21 20.4 12.5-31.5 49 45.4 34.5-56.8 20 18.2 11.1-28.6 8 8.7 3.9-18.2
$75,000+ 80 7 6.7 3.0-14.0 13 20.2 11.3-33.4 40 50.9 38.4-63.3 14 14.8 8.1-25.4 6 7.5 3.2-16.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 436 30 6.4 4.2- 9.7 70 15.9 12.1-20.6 214 48.6 42.9-54.4 80 19.2 14.7-24.7 42 9.8 6.9-13.6
No 670 22 4.7 2.6- 8.3 94 14.6 11.6-18.3 398 59.5 54.7-64.1 122 16.4 13.4-19.8 34 4.8 3.2- 7.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 166 10 4.4 2.2- 8.5 21 14.4 8.9-22.6 83 50.5 41.8-59.2 35 19.9 13.8-27.8 17 10.7 6.5-17.2
Non-Veteran 922 39 5.3 3.4- 8.0 140 15.1 12.5-18.2 515 56.2 52.1-60.2 165 17.0 14.2-20.2 63 6.5 4.8- 8.6
Currently Serving 41 3 8.3 2.3-26.2 6 15.4 6.8-31.2 24 53.3 35.7-70.1 8 23.0 10.7-42.8 0 0.0 . - .

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 cigarettes in entire lifetime and now smoke daily or occasionally.

^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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