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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,003 11,670 77.5 76.6-78.3 3,333 22.5 21.7-23.4
-Eastern NC 5,032 3,869 75.7 74.2-77.2 1,163 24.3 22.8-25.8
GENDER
Male 1,815 1,311 72.0 69.4-74.5 504 28.0 25.5-30.6
Female 3,217 2,558 79.0 77.3-80.7 659 21.0 19.3-22.7
RACE
White 3,316 2,510 74.8 73.0-76.6 806 25.2 23.4-27.0
African American 1,271 1,021 77.6 74.2-80.7 250 22.4 19.3-25.8
Other Minorities 14 14 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 335 245 72.0 65.0-78.1 90 28.0 21.9-35.0
25-34 821 610 73.9 70.1-77.3 211 26.1 22.7-29.9
35-44 887 617 69.8 65.8-73.5 270 30.2 26.5-34.2
45-54 924 667 71.4 67.6-74.9 257 28.6 25.1-32.4
55-64 872 659 75.0 71.2-78.5 213 25.0 21.5-28.8
65-74 682 590 87.3 84.1-89.9 92 12.7 10.1-15.9
75+ 491 462 93.6 90.5-95.7 29 6.4 4.3- 9.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 868 624 69.0 64.6-73.1 244 31.0 26.9-35.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,622 1,208 72.9 70.0-75.6 414 27.1 24.4-30.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,315 1,001 76.0 73.1-78.6 314 24.0 21.4-26.9
College Graduate 1,218 1,028 84.7 82.2-87.0 190 15.3 13.0-17.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 670 476 70.4 65.7-74.6 194 29.6 25.4-34.3
$15,000- 24,999 947 696 71.4 67.1-75.3 251 28.6 24.7-32.9
$25,000- 34,999 590 439 75.0 70.8-78.8 151 25.0 21.2-29.2
$35,000- 49,999 666 496 73.5 69.2-77.3 170 26.5 22.7-30.8
$50,000-74,999 539 432 78.7 74.2-82.6 107 21.3 17.4-25.8
$75,000+ 548 468 84.3 80.4-87.6 80 15.7 12.4-19.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,747 1,302 73.0 70.3-75.5 445 27.0 24.5-29.7
No 3,115 2,445 77.7 75.8-79.5 670 22.3 20.5-24.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 717 547 76.0 72.2-79.5 170 24.0 20.5-27.8
Non-Veteran 4,170 3,221 76.0 74.3-77.7 949 24.0 22.3-25.7
Currently Serving 135 93 66.6 56.5-75.3 42 33.4 24.7-43.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^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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