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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Regular Lights Ultra lights
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,986 1,026 39.6 37.0-42.3 1,356 45.6 43.1-48.2 604 14.7 13.3-16.3
-Eastern NC 1,058 379 40.2 36.2-44.4 461 43.8 39.7-48.0 218 16.0 13.6-18.7
GENDER
Male 426 178 43.4 37.4-49.6 186 45.6 39.5-51.9 62 11.0 8.3-14.5
Female 632 201 36.7 31.4-42.2 275 41.8 36.6-47.2 156 21.5 17.8-25.9
RACE
White 733 200 31.2 26.6-36.1 360 50.5 45.5-55.4 173 18.4 15.3-21.9
African American 217 136 68.7 60.1-76.2 54 22.1 15.5-30.5 27 9.2 5.9-14.2
Other Minorities 105 40 41.3 28.8-55.1 47 44.5 31.7-58.1 18 14.1 8.0-23.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 43 21 45.4 27.5-64.6 16 43.6 25.7-63.2 6 11.0 4.5-24.8
Non-Hispanic 1,014 357 39.7 35.6-44.0 445 43.9 39.7-48.2 212 16.4 13.9-19.2
AGE
18-24 59 31 50.7 36.1-65.2 24 43.2 29.1-58.5 4 6.1 2.1-16.2
25-34 153 61 39.3 30.4-48.9 72 50.2 40.7-59.7 20 10.5 6.5-16.6
35-44 209 76 39.3 31.3-48.0 94 43.7 35.6-52.1 39 17.0 12.0-23.6
45-54 283 105 40.8 33.7-48.2 132 44.7 37.7-52.0 46 14.5 10.4-19.9
55-64 198 67 34.8 27.3-43.0 82 39.1 31.5-47.3 49 26.1 19.3-34.2
65-74 114 30 31.2 21.6-42.7 45 37.5 27.7-48.5 39 31.3 22.4-41.8
75+ 36 5 15.9 6.3-34.6 11 31.4 16.6-51.2 20 52.8 34.3-70.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 179 89 50.3 39.8-60.8 72 42.3 32.1-53.2 18 7.3 4.1-12.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 392 152 45.1 38.4-51.9 161 39.1 32.8-45.9 79 15.8 12.2-20.3
Some Post-H.S. 304 100 35.3 28.5-42.9 140 48.5 40.8-56.2 64 16.2 11.9-21.8
College Graduate 178 37 23.6 16.4-32.8 87 50.6 41.2-59.9 54 25.8 18.8-34.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 179 87 49.7 40.1-59.4 58 28.9 20.9-38.4 34 21.4 14.4-30.4
$15,000- 24,999 210 91 51.6 42.6-60.5 85 37.1 29.1-45.9 34 11.2 7.4-16.8
$25,000- 34,999 143 56 41.2 31.0-52.1 63 46.5 35.8-57.5 24 12.4 7.7-19.3
$35,000- 49,999 164 40 32.8 23.3-43.9 88 51.2 40.6-61.6 36 16.1 10.3-24.1
$50,000-74,999 130 30 23.6 15.6-34.2 69 57.8 46.3-68.5 31 18.6 12.3-27.1
$75,000+ 103 23 30.4 20.6-42.2 49 44.8 34.4-55.7 31 24.8 17.0-34.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 433 170 42.8 36.6-49.2 172 38.7 32.8-45.0 91 18.5 14.5-23.2
No 609 204 38.6 33.4-44.2 281 46.9 41.4-52.5 124 14.5 11.6-17.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 175 83 47.0 37.3-56.9 61 40.5 30.9-50.9 31 12.5 8.1-18.8
Non-Veteran 883 296 38.4 34.0-43.0 400 44.7 40.2-49.3 187 16.9 14.2-20.0

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking daily or occasionally.

^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.

** 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.

***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.

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