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2005 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 16,723 3,485 22.2 21.3-23.1 13,238 77.8 76.9-78.7
-Eastern NC 5,376 1,195 23.4 21.9-25.1 4,181 76.6 74.9-78.1
GENDER
Male 1,857 389 22.8 20.2-25.6 1,468 77.2 74.4-79.8
Female 3,519 806 24.0 22.3-25.9 2,713 76.0 74.1-77.7
RACE
White 3,625 692 20.6 18.8-22.5 2,933 79.4 77.5-81.2
African American 1,289 370 29.3 25.9-33.0 919 70.7 67.0-74.1
Other Minorities 448 128 28.6 22.8-35.1 320 71.4 64.9-77.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 239 77 32.3 25.0-40.5 162 67.7 59.5-75.0
Non-Hispanic 5,132 1,117 22.7 21.1-24.3 4,015 77.3 75.7-78.9
AGE
18-24 264 94 34.5 27.5-42.3 170 65.5 57.7-72.5
25-34 749 192 25.1 21.5-29.1 557 74.9 70.9-78.5
35-44 962 227 23.2 20.0-26.6 735 76.8 73.4-80.0
45-54 1,102 248 20.7 17.9-23.7 854 79.3 76.3-82.1
55-64 1,012 231 22.8 19.8-26.0 781 77.2 74.0-80.2
65-74 741 135 19.1 15.9-22.8 606 80.9 77.2-84.1
75+ 522 60 13.1 9.8-17.3 462 86.9 82.7-90.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 822 191 25.4 21.2-30.1 631 74.6 69.9-78.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,766 354 21.8 19.1-24.8 1,412 78.2 75.2-80.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,382 308 23.3 20.4-26.4 1,074 76.7 73.6-79.6
College Graduate 1,400 341 24.6 22.0-27.3 1,059 75.4 72.7-78.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 729 189 25.4 21.5-29.8 540 74.6 70.2-78.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,002 250 26.5 22.8-30.6 752 73.5 69.4-77.2
$25,000- 34,999 680 151 24.8 20.1-30.3 529 75.2 69.7-79.9
$35,000- 49,999 770 162 21.1 17.8-24.9 608 78.9 75.1-82.2
$50,000-74,999 704 143 19.9 16.4-23.9 561 80.1 76.1-83.6
$75,000+ 741 161 22.6 19.1-26.5 580 77.4 73.5-80.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,835 466 27.1 24.2-30.2 1,369 72.9 69.8-75.8
No 3,507 721 21.9 20.1-23.8 2,786 78.1 76.2-79.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 873 194 23.3 19.7-27.4 679 76.7 72.6-80.3
Non-Veteran 4,498 1,001 23.5 21.8-25.3 3,497 76.5 74.7-78.2

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
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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