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2006 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 7,405 2,424 36.8 35.2-38.4 709 11.0 10.0-12.1 4,272 52.2 50.6-53.8
-Eastern NC 2,570 856 38.3 35.7-41.0 250 10.6 9.0-12.5 1,464 51.1 48.4-53.7
GENDER
Male 1,126 360 37.0 33.3-41.0 91 10.1 7.8-13.1 675 52.8 48.9-56.7
Female 1,444 496 39.8 36.4-43.4 159 11.3 9.2-13.7 789 48.9 45.5-52.3
RACE
White 1,870 611 38.3 35.3-41.5 145 8.6 7.0-10.7 1,114 53.0 49.9-56.1
African American 479 167 42.9 37.0-49.0 70 13.9 10.4-18.3 242 43.2 37.6-49.0
Other Minorities 216 75 29.9 22.5-38.5 35 17.7 11.2-27.0 106 52.3 42.8-61.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 100 23 18.5 11.3-28.8 22 22.9 13.5-35.9 55 58.7 45.8-70.5
Non-Hispanic 2,463 832 40.0 37.3-42.7 228 9.7 8.1-11.4 1,403 50.4 47.7-53.0
AGE
18-24 84 48 56.8 43.6-69.0 14 18.0 10.0-30.4 22 25.2 15.3-38.6
25-34 253 114 45.4 38.1-52.9 48 18.8 13.7-25.2 91 35.8 29.1-43.1
35-44 369 181 49.0 42.7-55.4 39 8.4 5.9-11.9 149 42.6 36.4-49.1
45-54 551 224 41.7 36.7-47.0 71 12.1 9.3-15.8 256 46.1 41.0-51.3
55-64 588 159 26.5 22.5-30.9 44 6.2 4.3- 8.8 385 67.4 62.7-71.7
65-74 442 98 22.6 18.3-27.5 21 4.0 2.4- 6.7 323 73.4 68.3-78.0
75+ 268 26 10.6 6.9-16.0 12 4.1 2.1- 7.7 230 85.3 79.5-89.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 449 151 39.4 32.9-46.3 47 11.8 7.6-17.9 251 48.7 42.0-55.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 854 321 42.8 38.3-47.4 85 10.9 8.3-14.1 448 46.4 41.9-50.9
Some Post-H.S. 678 254 41.9 36.9-47.1 58 9.3 6.5-13.1 366 48.8 43.6-53.9
College Graduate 584 125 23.4 19.1-28.3 60 11.0 8.2-14.7 399 65.6 60.5-70.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 353 142 47.5 40.7-54.4 44 11.9 8.2-16.9 167 40.6 34.3-47.3
$15,000- 24,999 449 170 38.4 32.3-45.0 47 12.2 8.3-17.7 232 49.4 42.6-56.2
$25,000- 34,999 329 126 45.3 38.0-52.7 26 7.9 4.5-13.5 177 46.8 39.7-54.1
$35,000- 49,999 384 132 42.3 35.4-49.5 39 12.9 8.4-19.1 213 44.9 38.3-51.7
$50,000-74,999 346 104 35.9 29.0-43.4 27 7.9 5.2-12.0 215 56.2 49.0-63.2
$75,000+ 346 79 23.3 18.5-28.8 27 9.7 6.5-14.4 240 67.0 60.9-72.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,098 358 39.1 35.3-43.1 91 7.3 5.6- 9.5 649 53.5 49.6-57.4
No 1,398 471 37.5 34.0-41.2 146 12.3 9.9-15.2 781 50.2 46.6-53.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 574 148 33.4 28.2-39.1 35 7.7 5.1-11.4 391 58.9 53.3-64.3
Non-Veteran 1,991 704 39.7 36.7-42.7 214 11.6 9.7-13.9 1,073 48.7 45.6-51.7

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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.

** 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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