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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,574 7,410 46.2 45.0-47.3 8,164 53.8 52.7-55.0
-Eastern NC 5,209 2,570 48.1 46.2-50.0 2,639 51.9 50.0-53.8
GENDER
Male 1,847 1,126 55.6 52.3-58.8 721 44.4 41.2-47.7
Female 3,362 1,444 41.2 39.0-43.4 1,918 58.8 56.6-61.0
RACE
White 3,500 1,870 52.7 50.4-55.1 1,630 47.3 44.9-49.6
African American 1,203 479 39.4 35.8-43.1 724 60.6 56.9-64.2
Other Minorities 491 216 41.1 34.9-47.6 275 58.9 52.4-65.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 263 100 38.0 30.4-46.3 163 62.0 53.7-69.6
Non-Hispanic 4,936 2,463 49.1 47.2-51.1 2,473 50.9 48.9-52.8
AGE
18-24 235 84 36.0 28.8-44.0 151 64.0 56.0-71.2
25-34 631 253 43.2 38.6-48.0 378 56.8 52.0-61.4
35-44 846 369 45.3 41.1-49.5 477 54.7 50.5-58.9
45-54 1,042 551 54.0 50.3-57.7 491 46.0 42.3-49.7
55-64 1,043 588 59.4 55.8-62.8 455 40.6 37.2-44.2
65-74 787 442 56.1 52.0-60.2 345 43.9 39.8-48.0
75+ 588 268 45.4 40.7-50.2 320 54.6 49.8-59.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 854 449 52.1 47.0-57.1 405 47.9 42.9-53.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,683 854 50.0 46.5-53.5 829 50.0 46.5-53.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,325 678 50.9 47.1-54.6 647 49.1 45.4-52.9
College Graduate 1,340 584 39.3 36.1-42.7 756 60.7 57.3-63.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 662 353 52.7 47.6-57.8 309 47.3 42.2-52.4
$15,000- 24,999 901 449 49.6 44.5-54.6 452 50.4 45.4-55.5
$25,000- 34,999 667 329 49.3 44.2-54.4 338 50.7 45.6-55.8
$35,000- 49,999 744 384 53.3 48.4-58.1 360 46.7 41.9-51.6
$50,000-74,999 701 346 48.9 44.0-53.8 355 51.1 46.2-56.0
$75,000+ 759 346 42.3 38.0-46.8 413 57.7 53.2-62.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,971 1,098 55.5 52.6-58.4 873 44.5 41.6-47.4
No 3,068 1,398 44.5 42.0-47.0 1,670 55.5 53.0-58.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 886 574 64.3 60.1-68.4 312 35.7 31.6-39.9
Non-Veteran 4,312 1,991 44.4 42.3-46.5 2,321 55.6 53.5-57.7

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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.

** 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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