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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use Prevention

In the past 12 months, have you ever asked a stranger not to smoke around you, in order to avoid exposure to their tobacco smoke?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,652 2,386 17.6 16.8-18.4 12,266 82.4 81.6-83.2
-Eastern NC 4,904 884 19.2 17.8-20.7 4,020 80.8 79.3-82.2
GENDER
Male 1,758 329 20.5 18.2-23.0 1,429 79.5 77.0-81.8
Female 3,146 555 18.1 16.6-19.8 2,591 81.9 80.2-83.4
RACE
White 3,243 504 16.7 15.2-18.3 2,739 83.3 81.7-84.8
African American 1,227 292 24.3 21.5-27.4 935 75.7 72.6-78.5
Other Minorities 13 6 59.6 29.7-83.7 7 40.4 16.3-70.3
AGE
18-24 323 87 27.9 21.3-35.5 236 72.1 64.5-78.7
25-34 799 203 25.4 22.0-29.2 596 74.6 70.8-78.0
35-44 866 183 21.6 18.6-25.1 683 78.4 74.9-81.4
45-54 903 167 17.8 15.0-21.1 736 82.2 78.9-85.0
55-64 849 140 17.7 14.6-21.3 709 82.3 78.7-85.4
65-74 668 70 11.3 8.7-14.6 598 88.7 85.4-91.3
75+ 478 30 8.1 5.4-12.0 448 91.9 88.0-94.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 835 148 20.9 17.0-25.4 687 79.1 74.6-83.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,568 255 17.7 15.5-20.2 1,313 82.3 79.8-84.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,289 254 20.1 17.6-22.9 1,035 79.9 77.1-82.4
College Graduate 1,203 226 19.2 16.6-22.0 977 80.8 78.0-83.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 652 142 24.7 19.9-30.2 510 75.3 69.8-80.1
$15,000- 24,999 915 168 19.2 16.1-22.8 747 80.8 77.2-83.9
$25,000- 34,999 583 100 18.1 14.7-22.0 483 81.9 78.0-85.3
$35,000- 49,999 651 118 17.2 14.1-20.8 533 82.8 79.2-85.9
$50,000-74,999 529 105 19.0 15.5-23.1 424 81.0 76.9-84.5
$75,000+ 541 98 19.2 15.6-23.4 443 80.8 76.6-84.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,726 331 20.6 18.3-23.0 1,395 79.4 77.0-81.7
No 3,109 541 18.6 16.8-20.5 2,568 81.4 79.5-83.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 701 121 17.9 14.7-21.6 580 82.1 78.4-85.3
Non-Veteran 4,070 728 19.3 17.7-20.9 3,342 80.7 79.1-82.3
Currently Serving 133 35 24.8 17.1-34.5 98 75.2 65.5-82.9

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^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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