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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,908 2,578 37.6 36.2-39.1 755 11.5 10.5-12.6 3,575 50.9 49.4-52.3
-Eastern NC 2,365 897 38.7 36.2-41.2 266 11.8 10.3-13.6 1,202 49.5 47.0-52.0
GENDER
Male 1,058 390 37.1 33.5-40.7 114 11.5 9.3-14.1 554 51.5 47.8-55.1
Female 1,307 507 40.8 37.6-44.1 152 12.4 10.2-14.8 648 46.8 43.6-50.1
RACE
White 1,722 657 38.6 35.8-41.4 149 8.7 7.2-10.4 916 52.8 50.0-55.6
African American 465 168 39.6 33.7-45.9 82 17.7 13.4-23.0 215 42.7 37.0-48.5
Other Minorities 1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .
AGE
18-24 120 68 56.2 44.0-67.7 22 22.0 12.9-34.8 30 21.8 13.9-32.6
25-34 321 159 44.7 38.4-51.2 52 19.7 14.7-25.9 110 35.6 29.5-42.3
35-44 423 208 50.9 44.8-57.0 62 13.9 10.4-18.2 153 35.2 29.8-41.1
45-54 475 197 43.3 37.9-49.0 60 12.2 9.2-16.1 218 44.4 39.1-49.9
55-64 481 173 36.4 31.3-41.9 40 7.8 5.1-11.7 268 55.8 50.3-61.2
65-74 355 69 17.8 13.6-22.9 23 4.7 3.0- 7.4 263 77.5 72.2-82.1
75+ 183 22 10.2 6.4-15.9 7 5.1 2.4-10.6 154 84.7 77.9-89.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 431 184 43.8 37.8-50.1 60 15.6 11.5-20.9 187 40.5 34.6-46.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 775 323 43.2 38.8-47.7 91 11.9 9.2-15.1 361 45.0 40.7-49.4
Some Post-H.S. 652 247 37.4 33.1-41.9 67 11.1 8.4-14.7 338 51.5 46.9-56.0
College Graduate 504 142 27.8 23.4-32.6 48 9.1 6.6-12.4 314 63.2 58.1-68.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 341 155 44.7 38.2-51.4 39 11.5 7.9-16.4 147 43.8 37.3-50.6
$15,000- 24,999 442 185 45.3 39.0-51.9 66 15.0 11.1-20.1 191 39.6 33.8-45.7
$25,000- 34,999 273 117 44.6 38.0-51.5 34 10.9 7.4-15.7 122 44.5 37.9-51.4
$35,000- 49,999 352 138 40.1 34.2-46.5 32 9.9 6.6-14.5 182 50.0 43.7-56.2
$50,000-74,999 247 89 37.9 31.0-45.3 18 7.2 4.3-11.9 140 54.9 47.6-62.0
$75,000+ 237 62 26.2 20.2-33.2 18 9.0 5.5-14.3 157 64.8 57.5-71.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 930 338 37.3 33.6-41.2 107 11.3 9.1-13.8 485 51.4 47.5-55.3
No 1,350 518 38.0 34.9-41.3 152 12.7 10.5-15.4 680 49.3 46.0-52.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 459 136 30.0 25.4-35.0 34 7.0 4.8-10.1 289 63.0 57.8-67.9
Non-Veteran 1,843 732 41.2 38.3-44.1 217 12.5 10.6-14.6 894 46.4 43.5-49.2
Currently Serving 59 27 40.3 27.1-55.1 15 32.6 19.5-49.1 17 27.1 15.7-42.6

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life.

^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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