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2005 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 8,128 2,744 37.0 35.5-38.4 798 12.0 10.9-13.2 4,586 51.0 49.5-52.5
-Eastern NC 2,715 931 38.0 35.5-40.7 290 13.1 11.3-15.1 1,494 48.9 46.3-51.5
GENDER
Male 1,133 371 37.9 33.9-42.0 120 13.6 10.9-16.9 642 48.5 44.6-52.5
Female 1,582 560 38.2 35.2-41.3 170 12.5 10.5-14.8 852 49.3 46.2-52.4
RACE
White 1,971 667 38.0 35.2-41.0 180 11.0 9.1-13.3 1,124 50.9 48.0-53.8
African American 541 180 35.4 30.3-40.9 81 16.3 12.5-20.9 280 48.4 42.9-53.9
Other Minorities 194 80 43.5 31.3-56.6 28 22.4 14.1-33.5 86 34.1 24.6-45.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 87 20 27.0 16.7-40.6 22 31.9 20.4-46.1 45 41.1 28.9-54.6
Non-Hispanic 2,625 910 38.7 36.1-41.4 268 12.0 10.2-13.9 1,447 49.3 46.7-51.9
AGE
18-24 103 54 56.6 43.8-68.7 28 25.8 16.4-38.1 21 17.6 10.6-27.8
25-34 315 162 49.6 43.0-56.3 54 19.5 14.3-26.0 99 30.8 25.2-37.1
35-44 439 220 46.3 40.7-52.0 53 14.0 10.1-18.9 166 39.7 34.2-45.5
45-54 622 250 41.9 37.1-46.9 74 11.5 8.8-14.9 298 46.6 41.6-51.6
55-64 574 150 26.3 22.0-31.0 59 10.0 7.5-13.3 365 63.7 58.7-68.4
65-74 411 69 14.4 11.1-18.6 16 3.7 2.1- 6.4 326 81.9 77.4-85.6
75+ 240 24 10.7 6.8-16.3 6 2.9 1.2- 6.8 210 86.4 80.4-90.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 430 151 40.4 33.9-47.3 50 15.6 10.9-21.7 229 44.0 37.5-50.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 965 372 42.4 37.7-47.2 106 14.6 11.3-18.7 487 43.0 38.7-47.4
Some Post-H.S. 744 262 38.4 33.9-43.0 88 12.0 9.4-15.1 394 49.7 45.1-54.2
College Graduate 572 144 26.2 22.1-30.7 46 9.3 6.6-12.8 382 64.6 59.7-69.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 404 155 40.8 34.7-47.2 50 15.7 11.1-21.7 199 43.5 37.6-49.6
$15,000- 24,999 517 210 42.3 36.6-48.3 70 18.5 13.7-24.5 237 39.2 33.6-45.1
$25,000- 34,999 349 129 46.6 37.7-55.7 42 12.8 8.3-19.1 178 40.6 33.1-48.7
$35,000- 49,999 383 137 38.8 33.0-45.0 36 9.8 6.7-14.0 210 51.4 45.4-57.4
$50,000-74,999 353 113 32.2 26.8-38.2 31 11.2 7.7-16.1 209 56.5 50.4-62.5
$75,000+ 330 75 27.7 21.8-34.5 28 9.6 5.9-15.3 227 62.6 55.6-69.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,051 355 39.4 34.7-44.2 112 12.4 9.6-15.7 584 48.3 43.9-52.7
No 1,592 545 36.7 33.7-39.9 168 13.6 11.2-16.3 879 49.7 46.5-52.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 570 149 30.6 25.8-35.8 45 8.3 6.0-11.3 376 61.2 56.0-66.1
Non-Veteran 2,138 778 40.1 37.1-43.1 245 14.5 12.3-17.0 1,115 45.4 42.5-48.3

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

^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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