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2006 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 15,569 12,436 77.9 77.0-78.9 3,133 22.1 21.1-23.0
-Eastern NC 5,209 4,103 76.5 74.8-78.1 1,106 23.5 21.9-25.2
GENDER
Male 1,847 1,396 73.8 70.9-76.4 451 26.2 23.6-29.1
Female 3,362 2,707 78.9 76.9-80.8 655 21.1 19.2-23.1
RACE
White 3,500 2,744 75.2 73.1-77.2 756 24.8 22.8-26.9
African American 1,203 966 77.6 74.2-80.7 237 22.4 19.3-25.8
Other Minorities 491 381 80.4 75.2-84.8 110 19.6 15.2-24.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 263 218 84.3 77.8-89.1 45 15.7 10.9-22.2
Non-Hispanic 4,936 3,876 75.6 73.9-77.3 1,060 24.4 22.7-26.1
AGE
18-24 235 173 73.0 65.6-79.4 62 27.0 20.6-34.4
25-34 631 469 72.2 67.7-76.4 162 27.8 23.6-32.3
35-44 846 626 74.0 70.2-77.5 220 26.0 22.5-29.8
45-54 1,042 747 70.9 67.3-74.2 295 29.1 25.8-32.7
55-64 1,043 840 80.6 77.6-83.3 203 19.4 16.7-22.4
65-74 787 668 85.1 81.9-87.8 119 14.9 12.2-18.1
75+ 588 550 93.3 90.5-95.3 38 6.7 4.7- 9.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 854 656 73.3 68.5-77.6 198 26.7 22.4-31.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,683 1,277 73.2 70.0-76.1 406 26.8 23.9-30.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,325 1,013 73.9 70.5-77.1 312 26.1 22.9-29.5
College Graduate 1,340 1,155 86.5 83.9-88.6 185 13.5 11.4-16.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 662 476 68.7 63.7-73.3 186 31.3 26.7-36.3
$15,000- 24,999 901 684 74.9 70.6-78.7 217 25.1 21.3-29.4
$25,000- 34,999 667 515 73.8 68.7-78.3 152 26.2 21.7-31.3
$35,000- 49,999 744 573 70.6 65.5-75.3 171 29.4 24.7-34.5
$50,000-74,999 701 570 78.6 73.8-82.7 131 21.4 17.3-26.2
$75,000+ 759 653 86.0 82.9-88.7 106 14.0 11.3-17.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,971 1,522 74.2 71.4-76.8 449 25.8 23.2-28.6
No 3,068 2,451 77.8 75.6-79.9 617 22.2 20.1-24.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 886 703 73.6 69.2-77.5 183 26.4 22.5-30.8
Non-Veteran 4,312 3,394 77.2 75.4-79.0 918 22.8 21.0-24.6

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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.

** 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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