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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,515 123 4.4 3.1- 6.2 632 23.3 20.9-25.8 1,219 47.8 44.7-50.8 541 24.6 21.9-27.5
-Eastern NC 884 48 6.6 3.4-12.4 239 23.8 20.2-27.9 411 44.9 40.0-49.9 186 24.7 20.5-29.5
GENDER
Male 359 12 6.3 1.8-19.6 100 24.2 18.9-30.5 171 44.9 37.3-52.6 76 24.6 18.5-32.0
Female 525 36 6.9 4.2-11.1 139 23.3 18.7-28.6 240 44.9 38.9-51.1 110 24.9 19.5-31.1
RACE
White 590 29 4.2 2.4- 7.3 154 22.5 18.4-27.1 294 47.7 41.9-53.5 113 25.6 20.3-31.8
African American 196 15 12.7 3.7-35.2 54 26.2 18.0-36.5 83 42.8 31.7-54.7 44 18.3 11.7-27.6
Other Minorities 92 4 6.0 1.7-18.6 31 26.0 16.3-38.9 31 35.0 23.1-49.0 26 33.1 21.6-47.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 26 1 6.5 0.9-34.1 6 31.8 14.6-55.8 8 31.2 14.3-55.3 11 30.6 15.1-52.2
Non-Hispanic 854 46 6.6 3.3-12.8 233 23.4 19.7-27.4 401 45.7 40.6-50.8 174 24.4 20.1-29.3
AGE
18-24 44 5 16.7 4.8-44.2 5 11.1 4.5-24.9 21 39.4 24.0-57.2 13 32.8 18.5-51.2
25-34 109 3 3.2 0.9-10.9 23 21.5 13.7-32.0 47 41.0 30.7-52.2 36 34.3 24.8-45.3
35-44 175 7 2.6 1.0- 6.3 47 25.0 18.2-33.4 82 52.4 43.3-61.4 39 20.0 14.1-27.6
45-54 237 9 4.1 1.8- 9.0 64 29.7 22.9-37.7 121 48.7 41.0-56.5 43 17.5 12.5-24.0
55-64 194 14 7.6 4.2-13.4 57 31.3 23.7-40.0 89 40.8 32.9-49.3 34 20.3 13.7-28.9
65-74 91 6 4.8 2.1-10.9 28 26.3 17.7-37.2 42 52.7 40.9-64.2 15 16.1 9.2-26.7
75+ 28 4 6.4 2.0-18.8 13 48.4 27.4-70.0 9 34.6 17.3-57.1 2 10.7 2.6-34.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 162 14 7.8 4.0-14.7 53 23.3 16.1-32.4 68 45.1 34.2-56.6 27 23.8 14.7-36.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 337 20 9.7 3.5-24.3 83 22.5 16.7-29.4 157 41.2 33.2-49.7 77 26.6 19.7-34.9
Some Post-H.S. 250 13 3.3 1.7- 6.5 64 24.1 17.8-31.7 118 47.1 38.9-55.5 55 25.5 18.5-34.0
College Graduate 134 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 39 29.1 19.9-40.5 67 52.7 41.2-63.9 27 17.9 10.9-28.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 159 13 7.3 3.3-15.4 45 33.0 22.6-45.4 76 42.7 31.4-54.8 25 17.0 10.4-26.6
$15,000- 24,999 181 11 5.3 2.4-11.1 52 22.3 15.3-31.3 78 43.9 33.7-54.6 40 28.6 18.9-40.7
$25,000- 34,999 116 9 18.1 4.6-50.3 33 21.7 12.8-34.4 44 37.5 23.9-53.3 30 22.7 13.3-35.9
$35,000- 49,999 121 6 3.8 1.3-10.6 27 19.4 12.1-29.7 64 53.7 41.9-65.2 24 23.0 14.1-35.1
$50,000-74,999 130 3 2.0 0.5- 7.7 32 23.3 15.6-33.2 63 42.3 31.7-53.7 32 32.5 22.1-45.0
$75,000+ 89 2 1.0 0.2- 4.3 28 33.4 21.8-47.4 42 45.0 31.3-59.5 17 20.6 9.4-39.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 407 28 11.0 4.6-24.3 104 23.2 17.6-29.8 187 42.4 34.9-50.2 88 23.4 17.6-30.5
No 472 20 3.2 1.9- 5.5 134 24.1 19.5-29.4 221 46.8 40.4-53.3 97 25.8 20.1-32.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 153 4 12.7 2.2-48.5 46 27.5 18.0-39.8 68 34.3 23.7-46.8 35 25.5 16.5-37.2
Non-Veteran 730 44 5.3 3.4- 8.1 193 23.1 19.3-27.4 342 46.9 41.7-52.3 151 24.7 20.0-30.0

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

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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