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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,776 2,183 15.5 14.6-16.4 695 5.4 4.8- 6.1 4,789 24.8 23.9-25.8 8,109 54.3 53.1-55.5
-Eastern NC 5,289 747 15.6 14.2-17.1 253 6.9 5.6- 8.5 1,617 25.7 24.2-27.3 2,672 51.7 49.7-53.8
GENDER
Male 1,916 295 16.5 14.2-19.0 113 8.6 6.4-11.5 769 29.8 27.1-32.6 739 45.2 41.7-48.7
Female 3,373 452 14.8 13.1-16.6 140 5.3 4.2- 6.8 848 21.9 20.2-23.7 1,933 57.9 55.6-60.2
RACE
White 3,549 540 17.1 15.3-19.1 131 5.1 3.8- 6.7 1,217 29.8 27.8-31.9 1,661 48.1 45.5-50.6
African American 1,220 137 13.7 11.0-16.9 83 10.4 7.0-15.2 281 19.2 16.6-22.1 719 56.7 52.4-60.9
Other Minorities 490 64 11.7 8.4-16.0 39 10.2 6.8-15.0 111 17.2 12.8-22.8 276 60.8 54.3-66.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 227 19 7.7 4.5-13.0 14 10.1 5.7-17.3 39 14.2 8.8-22.1 155 67.9 59.1-75.6
Non-Hispanic 5,040 724 16.2 14.8-17.9 239 6.7 5.4- 8.3 1,570 26.6 25.0-28.3 2,507 50.5 48.4-52.6
AGE
18-24 185 27 15.6 10.2-23.1 21 16.0 9.5-25.5 13 5.5 2.9-10.3 124 62.9 53.3-71.5
25-34 529 91 16.8 13.4-20.9 36 8.3 5.7-12.0 102 19.1 15.3-23.5 300 55.8 50.6-60.9
35-44 823 150 19.1 15.9-22.7 42 5.5 3.8- 7.9 149 18.8 15.4-22.7 482 56.7 52.4-60.9
45-54 1,022 203 20.5 17.5-23.8 64 6.1 4.6- 8.1 269 26.5 23.2-29.9 486 47.0 43.2-50.7
55-64 1,088 157 14.1 11.8-16.8 59 5.5 4.0- 7.5 396 38.5 35.1-42.0 476 41.9 38.6-45.4
65-74 936 88 8.6 6.8-10.9 17 1.5 0.9- 2.5 397 46.4 42.6-50.2 434 43.5 39.8-47.3
75+ 670 25 4.0 2.4- 6.6 12 1.8 0.9- 3.3 283 44.4 40.0-48.8 350 49.8 45.4-54.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 843 147 22.9 18.6-28.0 43 5.7 3.8- 8.5 249 24.9 20.8-29.5 404 46.5 41.3-51.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,642 287 19.0 16.3-22.1 99 10.1 7.2-14.0 481 23.9 21.2-26.8 775 46.9 42.9-51.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,425 215 15.6 13.2-18.3 67 6.3 4.2- 9.3 441 25.5 22.7-28.4 702 52.7 48.9-56.4
College Graduate 1,364 97 5.9 4.6- 7.6 44 4.2 2.8- 6.2 441 29.0 26.1-32.2 782 60.8 57.4-64.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 685 137 22.3 17.8-27.6 45 9.5 6.1-14.5 179 23.7 19.0-29.2 324 44.4 38.7-50.3
$15,000- 24,999 852 157 23.0 18.7-28.1 54 7.5 5.3-10.6 227 21.3 17.8-25.2 414 48.2 42.7-53.7
$25,000- 34,999 591 99 18.6 14.3-23.9 30 11.7 5.8-22.0 199 26.7 22.0-31.9 263 43.1 36.6-49.7
$35,000- 49,999 753 97 14.2 11.2-17.8 36 6.8 4.4-10.4 257 28.7 25.0-32.7 363 50.3 45.7-54.9
$50,000-74,999 771 105 13.3 10.4-16.8 33 5.5 3.5- 8.4 241 27.3 23.3-31.8 392 53.9 48.7-59.0
$75,000+ 937 73 8.9 6.5-12.1 29 4.1 2.5- 6.5 314 28.4 25.1-32.0 521 58.6 54.4-62.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,087 349 20.3 17.7-23.1 104 7.1 4.8-10.3 715 30.7 28.0-33.4 919 42.0 38.8-45.2
No 3,040 370 12.7 11.0-14.5 139 6.5 5.1- 8.3 867 23.6 21.6-25.6 1,664 57.3 54.6-59.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 949 125 12.6 10.2-15.6 46 7.7 4.2-13.8 450 40.5 36.2-44.9 328 39.2 34.7-44.0
Non-Veteran 4,337 622 16.3 14.7-18.1 206 6.7 5.4- 8.2 1,166 22.4 20.8-24.1 2,343 54.6 52.3-56.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

Due to small number of respondents no further breakdowns are available.

^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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