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2008 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 15,776 12,898 79.1 78.0-80.1 2,878 20.9 19.9-22.0
-Eastern NC 5,289 4,289 77.5 75.5-79.3 1,000 22.5 20.7-24.5
GENDER
Male 1,916 1,508 74.9 71.6-78.0 408 25.1 22.0-28.4
Female 3,373 2,781 79.9 77.8-81.8 592 20.1 18.2-22.2
RACE
White 3,549 2,878 77.9 75.6-80.0 671 22.1 20.0-24.4
African American 1,220 1,000 75.9 71.2-80.0 220 24.1 20.0-28.8
Other Minorities 490 387 78.1 72.4-82.8 103 21.9 17.2-27.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 227 194 82.1 74.5-87.8 33 17.9 12.2-25.5
Non-Hispanic 5,040 4,077 77.1 75.1-79.0 963 22.9 21.0-24.9
AGE
18-24 185 137 68.4 58.8-76.7 48 31.6 23.3-41.2
25-34 529 402 74.9 70.1-79.1 127 25.1 20.9-29.9
35-44 823 631 75.4 71.5-79.0 192 24.6 21.0-28.5
45-54 1,022 755 73.4 69.9-76.7 267 26.6 23.3-30.1
55-64 1,088 872 80.4 77.4-83.1 216 19.6 16.9-22.6
65-74 936 831 89.9 87.5-91.9 105 10.1 8.1-12.5
75+ 670 633 94.2 91.5-96.1 37 5.8 3.9- 8.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 843 653 71.3 66.1-76.0 190 28.7 24.0-33.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,642 1,256 70.8 66.8-74.6 386 29.2 25.4-33.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,425 1,143 78.1 74.7-81.2 282 21.9 18.8-25.3
College Graduate 1,364 1,223 89.9 87.5-91.8 141 10.1 8.2-12.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 685 503 68.2 62.2-73.6 182 31.8 26.4-37.8
$15,000- 24,999 852 641 69.4 64.2-74.2 211 30.6 25.8-35.8
$25,000- 34,999 591 462 69.7 61.6-76.7 129 30.3 23.3-38.4
$35,000- 49,999 753 620 79.0 74.6-82.8 133 21.0 17.2-25.4
$50,000-74,999 771 633 81.3 77.1-84.8 138 18.7 15.2-22.9
$75,000+ 937 835 87.0 83.4-89.9 102 13.0 10.1-16.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,087 1,634 72.6 69.2-75.9 453 27.4 24.1-30.8
No 3,040 2,531 80.8 78.5-82.9 509 19.2 17.1-21.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 949 778 79.7 74.5-84.1 171 20.3 15.9-25.5
Non-Veteran 4,337 3,509 77.0 74.9-79.0 828 23.0 21.0-25.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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